We invite You to visit the following interesting places
Krasnaya (Red) mountain, maral complex
You can have a tour to the sacred spring at the foot of the «Krasnaya» mountain by horse or by bicycle. You can have a car tour to “Bolshaya” and “Malaya Gromotukha” mountain rivers.
Bolshaya Gromotukha is a feeder of Koksa, the rivers run into one at the Gromotukha mountain pass. The name of the river is explained by rapid flow here. Water comes down from a great height producing noise and rumble – that provides the name of the pass and the pond. It is a pleasure to walk along the banks of this rapid river and to rest in the pavilion situated on its bank. Total length of the river is 24 km.
You can also visit the maral complex situated in a picturesque place and walk nearby.
Deep in the mountains enclosed with wild taiga there are Multa lakes kept in a state of nature. The lakes are a part of the Katun reserve. Their names are derived from the name of the river in the head of which they are located. The river forms successively three lakes: Verkhnee (upper) Multa, Srednee (middle) Multa and Nizhnee (lower) Multa. The lakes were formed as a result of moraine dam. Their source is glaciers. In the near vicinity of the lakes, there are many berries: blueberries, currants, raspberries. The lake is rich in graylings.
The cascade of the three Multa lakes is situated in the western part of the Katun mountain range, in Ust-Koksinsky district of the Altai Republic. The lakes are joined by means of Multa river flowing from the Verkhnee Multa lake and connecting the Srednee and Nizhnee Multa lakes.
Confluence of two rivers – Katun and Koksa.
You will get into the world of clear, glacier water and will see wild untamed birds.
Connate glacier water thaws from the glaciers of the sacred Belukha mountain and fills the Koksa river (translated as “Blue water”). Water is a universal carrier of energy and information. Unique relief directs the large water flows against the magnetic poles and fills the environment with excess fine energy. This very water makes the Uymon valley so rich.
The place where the two rivers – Koksa and Katun – meet spellbinds. The bright turquois Katun river meets with the languishing sapphire Koksa river. One river is rapid, prankish, light. The other is calm, languishing, deep.
Old Belief Museum
Old Belief Museum (in the Verkh-Uymon village). The great value of the museum is in the good nature and hospitability of the hostess, who will cherishingly and quiveringly tell you about the life of the Uymon valley Old Believers. This is an unusual and one of the brightest Altai museums situated in the former Old Believer land. It has two rooms: izba and upper room. Ancient jugs, pots, bowls and other household items and crockeries are exhibited. There is a cradle in the corner. There are many woven mats, towels, belts, old parchment books, icons.
In 1926, N.K. Roerich lived in Verkh-Uymon village about 2 weeks during his Central-Asia Expedition to Altai. World-class artist, pedagogue, archeologist, philosopher, public and cultural character, traveller and Orientalist. One of the museum halls is fully dedicated to the expedition of the Roerich Family to Altai; here you can see letters, photos, personal properties, as well as the original sketch of “Runner. Down the river” graduation work (1890). 2 museum halls are dedicated to the history of the village, Old Believers, history, household and traditions of the Altai people.