Getting there & away
From Gorno-Altaisk a strangely timed 2pm bus runs daily to Tyungur (R403, nine hours) arriving just before midnight. It returns at 8am via Ust-Koksa and Ust-Kan. Marshrutky run from Gorno-Altaisk to Ust-Koksa (R450) when full, usually two or three times each morning, departing from a corner of the bus station parking area. Departures are possible as late as 10am southbound but northbound all will have usually left by 8am.
Taxis plying the Ust-Koksa-Verkhny Uymon route charge R500 return with waiting time; buses only run twice a week. The Turbaza Vysotnik in Tyungur arranges transfers to Biysk.