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Tour to Bukhtarminskoe lake.

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The short description of a route of a tour along the river Bukhtarminskoe:

Ust-Kamenogorsk - the Bukhtarma reservoir - the settlement of Katon-Karagay - the settlement of Uryl - the settlement of Arshaty - the natural boundary Ust-Chindagatuy - the lake Bukhtarminskoe - Ust-Kamenogorsk.

Distance of the route: 1056 km.
Distance of an active part of a tour: 10 km.
Season: June - September.
The best time for an tour: June, July, August.
Duration of the tour: 3 days, 2 nights.

The detailed program of tour day by day from settlement Uryl to valley river Bukhtarma:

Side tour in Astana and Almaty.

Day 1. Ust-Kamenogorsk – Bukhtarminskoe lake (523 km).
Transfer: Ust-Kamenogorsk - the Kaznakovskay crossing (175 km). Arrival on Kaznakovskay a crossing, expectation of the ferry.
Crossing on the opposite coast of the Bukhtarma reservoir (4 km). Further transfer: The Kaznakovskay crossing - the settlement of Katon Karagay (206 km). A lunch in the settlement of Katon Karagay.
Further transfer: the settlement of Katon-Karagay the settlement - the settlement of Uryl (60 km). A stop in the settlement of Uryl, it is possible to visit shops here. Farther on our way shops will not be any more.
Transfer: The settlement of Uryl - the settlement of Arshaty - the natural boundary Ust-Chindagatuy - the lake Bukhtarminskoe (78 km). Arrival on the lake, pitch up a tent, a dinner and overnight.
Day 2. Lake Bukhtarminskoe. Walk on a northeast mountain ridge (8 km).
Breakfast. Walk on the northeast coast of the lake Bukhtarminskoye, ascension on east mountain ridge bordering on Ukok Plateau on height of 2732 meters above sea level. From east mountain ridge before us the majestic panorama of the ridge Listvyaga which is located in the West, Katun Range in the northwest, the ridge Southern Altai located in the south opens.
A lunch in way. In good weather in the northwest it is possible to see the dominating peak of Katun Range - Belukha, 4506 meters high above sea level. Return to the lake Bukhtarminskoe, dinner and overnight.
Day 3. The lake Bukhtarminskoe - Ust-Kamenogorsk (525 km).
Breakfast. Return to Ust-Kamenogorsk. Transfer: The lake Bukhtarminskoe - the Ust-Chindagatuy falls (9 km). Walk on falls (1 + 1 = 2 km).
Further transfer: the Ust-Chindagatuy falls - a stone Uytas (15 km). In this place to the right of the road there is the huge sizes a stone, walk in environs.
Transfer: a stone Uytas - the settlement of Arshaty - the settlement of Uryl (54 km). A stop in the settlement of Uryl, visit of shops
Further transfer: the settlement of Uryl - the settlement of Katon-Karagay (60 km). A lunch in cafe.
Transfer: the settlement of Katon-Karagay - the Kaznakovsky crossing (206 km). A crossing on the opposite coast of the Bukhtarma reservoir (4 km).
Transfer: The Kaznakovsky crossing - Ust-Kamenogorsk (175 km). Arrival in Ust-Kamenogorsk, end the trip. 

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Note:
Author program of Alexander Petrov. Copying and introduction -  from the sanction of the author  petrovsra@mail.ru

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