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Top Choice Mountain in Altay Mountains

Mt Belukha

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 o…
Top Choice Lake in Altay Mountains

Lake Markakol

This gorgeous lake is a thriving habitat of over 200 different bird species. Apart from its attraction for birdwatchers and general scenic beauty, there are a couple of rustic hiking trails along the southern shore …