Akkem Lake and Mt Belukha.

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Mt Belukha

Top choice in Kazakhstan

Right on the border between Kazakhstan and Russia, the myth-rich, snow-tipped peak of Mt Belukha (4506m) – Altay's highest – attracts true mountaineers. Even if you're not looking to bag the peak, it's possible to organise multi-day treks to the foot of the mountain from Rachmanov springs.