Offers trips to Altai, including Mt Belukha, and can help sort out a range of awkward permits. The staff speak English.
Packages Altai trips for local tourists, sold through numerous regional travel agencies. Minimal English. Runs direct weekend buses to...
Local Studies Museum
In an elegant mansion, the Local Studies Museum has Altai shaman coats, cutaway pioneer houses and some splendid religious artefacts.
Novosibirsk’s top spot for everything from Latin dancing to heavy-rock concerts. It’s above the Old Irish pub.
This canteen is cheap beyond belief, with pancakes at R19 and warming soups for R25.
Lonely Planet review
This hypnotic temple of a restaurant has Chinese, Japanese and Korean offerings and a range of beers, both Russian and imported (R80 to R150). Gets busy in the evenings, so book ahead.