Hunting in Altai

Hunting area

Mountain Altai - is the land of shamans, the country of the Golden Mountains! The nature of Altai is so beautiful that it was called "Russian Tibet". Harsh mountains with snow-white caps go into the sky, and along them streams of ice flow. The lakes reflect the blue, and the green grass, like silk, covers the meadows.
Most of the territory is occupied by mountains, entirely cut by river valleys and intermountain pits. There are more than two hundred thousand rivers and lakes in the Altai, and in the majority are mountain rivers with the purest water, strong current, steep rapids and strong swings. Here is the highest peak of Siberia - Belukha Mountain.

The climate of the Altai: the climate of the region is sharply continental: here is cold, long, snowy winters and short, warm, sometimes hot summers. The warmest summer month is July. Its average temperature changes from 6-7°C in the highlands to 20°C on the plain. Day air is heated to 25 to 40°C.

Often at night the dew fall, and in late summer - frost. The maximum temperature in summer reaches 40 degrees above zero Celsius. In winter the average temperature ranges from -17-18°C in the plains to -21-25°C in the mountainous part of the region. Maximum winter temperature reaches -50°C.  frost Resistant, the duration of which reaches 130-160 days, determine the long heating season, which lasts in the region from 200 to 260 days.

Trophy animals

Siberian ibex (Capra Sibirica sibirica)

Hunting  season: 01 August - 30 November.
The best time for hunting: September - October.

Maral (Cervus elaphus sibiricus)

Hunting season: 01 September - 30 November.

The best time for hunting: 15 September  - 15 November.

Siberian ROE deer (Capreolus pygargus)

Hunting season: 25 August - 20 September.

The best time for hunting: September.

Brown bear (Ursus arctos)

Hunting season: 1 April - 30 May and 1 August - 30 November.

The best time for hunting: 15 September - 30 October.

Hunting season: September 01 to November 15. Tour duration: from 7 to 13 days. Number of hunters: 1 to 3.

Place to hunt:

Mountain Altai - a large part of the hunting lands located in the highlands in the Altai mountains, Kosh-Agach and other areas. The traditional habitats of trophy animals is a wild and mountainous taiga terrain, with rocky areas are located at altitudes from 2000 to 3000 meters above sea level.

Weather conditions in places hunting is unpredictable. Hunting is carried out in the mountain-taiga zone, where the temperature ranges depending on time of year and height above sea level. In early October, the mountain tops snow fall.

Method of hunting:

Hunting for Altai Republic is carried out from the approach, accompanied by a professional hunter-Rangers. Captured animals are removed in inaccessible places on steep slopes and cliffs at an altitude of 3000– 3300 m. Hunting requires good physical and firearms training.

Shot on a trophy animal is made from a distance of from 200 to 500 meters, often at a steep angle up or down. Recommend hunters to use a rifle with ammunition 338LM, 300Win Mag, 300WSM, 300RUM, 7 Rem Mag.

About region

In the center of the Eurasian continent at the crossroads of natural areas, at an equal distance from the Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans, nature has created an amazing Altai. The land of blue lakes, high cliffs, impassable taiga, dry steppe and vast and rich meadows.


The total area of Altai: 169 100 sq km

Coordinates: 53.48’ North latitude and 83.38’ East

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT): + 3 hours.


Monetary unit: Russian ruble. The ruble is the only legal tender on the territory of Russia, but US dollars and Euros are also accepted for payment.


Visa requirements: Citizens of some CIS countries in accordance with intergovernmental agreements on mutual visa-free trips of citizens, a visa is not required. Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine (90 days) for entrance to Russia the visa is not required.

Citizens of the EU and the United States with tourist visas to stay in Russia.

Customs regulations: No additional documents allowed as the import and export of cash Russian and foreign currency, as well as traveler's checks and Bank drafts totaling up to $10 thousand. Import and export of cash, as well as road checks and Bank drafts in excess of these standards, is only possible when declaring the entire amount. The Declaration must be kept until departure from the country. Customs inspection can be long and detailed.

Accommodation on hunting

Altai 1
Hunting camp
"Altai 1"

The hunters stay in our own hunting bases.

Altai 2
Hunting camp
"Altai 2"

The hunters stay in our own tent camps and hunting bases.

Altai 3
Hunting camp
"Altai 3"

The hunters stay in our own tent camps and hunting bases.

The hunters stay in our own tent camps and hunting bases. You have got everything you need in order to gain strength before finding a great trophy. Transfers between camps are carried out on horses or off-road vehicles.


Hunters must wear clothing and footwear suitable to weather conditions in the region, convenient for sea hunting. Need to bring backpack, sleeping bag and Mat for a temporary camp. It is advisable to carry sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as a minimum stock of medicines, including for acclimatization.

Required documents:

Arriving hunters are provided with all the necessary documents:

- visa support (if required)

- permission to import-export of hunting equipment

- permit for the export of trophies, including CITES and the veterinary certificate (primary processing)

- permission to enter the border zone.

The cost of hunting

Siberian Ibex (Capra sibirica sibirica) - price on request

Maral (Cervus elaphus sibiricus) - price on request

Siberian ROE deer (Capreolus pygargus) - price on request

Brown bear (Ursus arctos) - price on request

The application must be submitted at least 3 months before the hunt.

Advance payment of 50% of the cost of the hunt is paid.

In case of refusal of hunting, the amount paid hunting is not refundable.

When wounded trophy and the rejection of dobor wounded animal, the cost of hunting is counted in full.

In case of exhibiting of a trophy animal to the distance of the guaranteed shot, a miss or refusal of the client from the shot, hunting is considered valid without the return of the trophy's cost.


- Meeting and seeing off at the airport of Gorno-Altaisk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk.

- Transfer by a comfortable SUV: Airport – Base camp – Gorno-Altaisk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk – Airport.

- Hire of horses for hunting.

- Coaching and support of professional Rangers 1v1.

- Accommodation in tent camps.

- 3 meals a day in base camp or dry rations for hunting.

- A license and permission to hunt.

- Pass in the border zone.

- Primary treatment and packing of trophies.


  • Flights to Moscow - Gorno-Altaisk, Barnaul, Novosibirsk - Moscow.
  • Accommodation in hotel and meals before and after hunting.
  • Helicopter rental (if necessary).
  • Insurance.
  • Permit for import / export of weapons.
  • Veterinary certificate.
  • CITES.
  • Shipment the trophy.
  • Additional hunting day – price on request.
  • Porter service (if necessary).
  • Alcoholic drinks, including beer and cigarettes.
  • Professional video.