10 reasons to visit the Altai MountainsBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/10-reasons-to-visit-the-altai-mountains
Altai lies on the border with Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and China and includes the Republic of Altai and the Altai Territory. It is a large but sparsely populated region with over 7,000 lakes, snow-capped mountains, forests, rivers, and animals such as bears, wolves, and even snow leopards. Altai provides tourists with great opportunities. So, here are 10 reasons to visit Altai.
1. The golden mountains of Altai separate Siberia and Central Asia. It is there that you can meet the purest blue lakes, the most beautiful slopes covered with coniferous forests, waterfalls, rivers, bright green meadows, and snow on the tops of the mountains. It is here that the border of Russia with Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and China passes. It is here that the way of life of different nationalities is concentrated.
2. In Altai, especially in the Altai Territory, there are many sanatoriums. Rest in Altai in a sanatorium is a wellness treatment and unity with nature. After all, the mountain air itself and its purity and non-gas content is already a great rest for our body.
3. The Altai Mountains are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
4. Diverse nature influenced the culture and religion of the population, as Altai was home to many peoples, from the Scythians to the Turks.
5. Altai is home to the highest mountain in Siberia - Mount Belukha. Its height is 4506 meters.
6. The Ukok Plateau is also a World Heritage Site. In 1993, the mummy of Princess Ukok was found here. The plateau is also home to endangered snow leopards.
7. The transport artery of the Altai Territory is the Chuyu road, which is in fifth place in the list of the most beautiful roads in the world.
8. Teletskoye Lake is the pearl of Altai. The lake is located on a tectonic fault and is a reservoir of icy clear water, which is cold even in summer.
9. There are many glaciers in Altai. Most of them are near Mount Belukha, which climbers and tourists love it. There are more than 1400 glaciers in Altai.
10. In the Altai Mountains you can find many caves, the number of which is over 400. Each cave has its own microclimate and its own flora and fauna. The deepest cave is the Ecological mine, the depth of which is almost 350 meters.