Mountain Pass Katu-Yaryk

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Dmitry B.
Novosibirsk, Russia9 contributions
Must see it and must be there.
Jul. 2019
Better start your trip to Katu-Yaryk Passage from Aktash (788 km of R-256 "Chuysky Trakt" from Novosibirsk). Make your tank full of gas in Aktash before you start. Be ready to overcome then about 50 km (depends on season and weather) of highly-likely off-road part of road - sandy mostly:). The way from Aktash to Katu-Yaryk passage is about 100 km and could last 2-2,5 hours one way. And it's worth it. Beautiful site of Chulyshman Valley, and the Passage as itself. If you'll wish to pass your way down to the valley (or even up then) make your mind about 4WD option of the transport - it would be good idea.
Written 25 May 2020
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Bristol, UK46 contributions
A hidden gem
Aug. 2016
Getting here is quite a challenge. But what you will see will leave the deepest impression for a lifetime. Remains mostly untouched by civilisation as it's quite remote and feared by many. Preserve Altay, don't travel here. :)
Written 16 August 2016
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Geneva, Switzerland22 contributions
Spectacular View + Thrilling Road in the Center of Asia
Jul. 2016 • Couples
Once you reach the pass, you have travelled many hundreds of km's and you are far away from the nearest urban settlement. It is exactly what it feels like, a very isolated place, beautiful and spectacular. As we were told by locals, here the climate is defined by 50 days a year +0 Celsius temperatures, the rest below Zero, Coming from Ulagan, you are indeed travelling along a dead end leading to the shores of Lake Teletskoye. You need a sturdy vehicle and a sense of Adventure. This is off road travelling.
Written 26 July 2016
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Istanbul, Turkey5,314 contributions
Breathtaking Landscape
Aug. 2014 • Friends
Katu Yaryk was the highlight of our Altai trip in many terms: first, it had a historic meaning for us. This is the place that Ergenekon saga (the saga about how Turks started their 3 centuries long migration to Anatolia) talks about. The epic story says that Turks melted the iron on the mountains to escape from where they were trapped. In fact, the geographical formation of the mountains can easily trigger one's imagination in line with this saga. So, this spiritual meaning was overwhelming for me.

Second, the raw beauty of this place is breathtaking. No pictures, no movies, no words can describe how you feel there vis-a-vis this view. It's really larger-than-life...

Third, we were given two options: either we could climb it with cars (and cars could not stop during the commute as the hill is very steep) or we could climb it on foot. I opted for the second option and gosh.... that was so difficult... The physical effort required was overwhelming....

There is nothing "urbane" around (no kiosks, no WC, no shops, nothing....), so be prepared to be "tête-a-tête" with nature...

In short, this was one the places I have been on earth that impressed me so much... If you are ever nearby, don't miss that chance to visit it... It will be a once in a life time exprience...
Written 25 July 2015
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