Chemalsky region (region Chemal)
As well as Maiminsky region Chemalsky region is considered as the most popular and famous among the tourists of all over the world. owing to its availability, advantageous climate conditiions, unique picturesque landscape and cultural and historical places of interest. Every year the number of the tourists who visit this region exceeds the local inhabitants twenty times as much. But the touristic potential of Chemalsky region is not exhausted. here there are great opportunities of eco- and ethnotourism development as well as for the development of health-related recreation.
Ust-Koksinsky region (region Ust-Koksa)
Ust-Koksinsky region is located in the south-west of Altay Republic in the mountain-hilly zone. On the region's territory there is the highest Siberian mountain - Belukha (4506 m), in the surroundings of which the nature park "Belukha" was created in 1997. The park is a part of the nature-reserved foundation of Altay Republic. The lakes Kucherla and Upper Ak-Kem as well as the mountain range Belukha are considered the nature monuments.
In the south part of the region near the border with Kazachstan the Katun Reservation of 150000 hectars adjoins to the national park "Belukha". This is the highest part of Altay Republic (from 1300 m to 3300 m above the sea level).
On the territory of the Katun Reservartion there are more than 130 picturesque lakes of glacial origin. Here a lot of alpine rivers - the tributaries of the Upper Katun -flow down the mountains. Ust-Koksinsky region has the perspectives of the sight-seeing tourism, fishing tourism, alpine hiking, herbs collection tourism and ecotourism.
Turochaksky region (region Turochak)
Sightseeing: Korbu Waterfall, Teletskoye lake
Turochaksly region is located in the north-eastern low-mountain part of the Altay Republic. On the territory of this region there is the northern part of the world-famous Teletskoe lake - the main object of the tourists' pilgrimage. Around the lae there is the main part of the region's infrastructure.
Along the territory of the Turochaksky region there flows the river Biya - the second largest river after Katun. The Biya starts from the Teletskoe lake and creates the river Ob confluencing into the Katun near the town Biysk. Teletskoye lake region welcomes its quests all the year round. Here one can stay for recreation at different campings, cottages or just in common tents at the bank of the lake. During the high season the accomodation of different type is available: quest rooms, apart cottages, or comfortable rooms at the local hotels.
Kosh-Agachsky region (region Kosh-Agach)
Kosh-Agachsky region takes the south-eastern par of the Altay Republic. This is the biggest region in the whole Altay. Chuysky highway connecting Altay with Mongolia crosses the Kosh-Agachsky region in its northern part. The region has the borders with Mongolia, China and Kazachstan.
The region differs by its exotic landscapes many of wich have more similarities with the neighbour mongolian territories rather than with the rest Altay regions. The main region territory is a semidesert valley that is located on the height of 2000 m above the sea level. and surrounded by mountain ranges. In the Kosh-Agachsky region there are a lot of nature and cultural historical monuments: two natural areas Sailugemsky and Shavlinsky, a piece zone "Plateau Ukok" that was included into the World Natural Heritage sites of UNESCO and a lot of archeological and historical monuments of different eras and ethnoses.
In the Kosh-Agachsky region there happened plenty of archeological discoveries. Sensational discovery of the 90th of the last century in the Ukok plato shook the scientific society. In 1993 during the archaeological excavations of the burial mound "Ak-Allakh" the archeologists found an embalmed body of a young pazyryk woman called the Ukok princess (Ice Maiden) who lived here about 25 centures ago. This founding was considered as the world discovery of the XX -th century.
Kosh-Agachsky region has great potential for developing of different types of tourism. In spite of mostly the abcence of touristic infrastructure the number of russian and foreign tourists who visit this region has increased greatly. Shavla lakes, the Blue lake in Aktru glacier surroundings, Maashei glaciers and Big and Small Aktru glaciers are of great popularity among travellers.
Other Altay regions
Sightseeing: Manzherok lake, Kamyshlinsky waterfall, Altay botanic garden, Seminsky and Chike-tamansky passovers, Kaminnaya, Ust-Kanskaya caves, Uchar waterfall, Stone Mushrooms, Katu-Yaryk passover
Maiminsky region (region Maima) is located in the north-western part of Altay Republic. On its territory there is the capital of Altay Republic - Gorno-Altaysk. Maiminsky district is the smallest among other Altay regions but is one of the most popular among tourists owing to developed infrastructure and transport network.
Choisky region (region Choya) is limited by the Sumultinsky range from the east, by Iolgo range from the south, by Sugulsky range from the west and by the rivers Isha and Biya from the north. This land is rich by powerful and calm rivers, fertile fields, сranberry marshes and innumerable resources of mineral deposits. The main wealth is ancient cedars and mixed mountain ashes and bird cherry trees.
Shebalinsky region is located in the mountain-hilly zone of the north-western Altay Republic. Not far from the bridge where the river Sema flows into the Katun there starts the picturesque route to the Kamyshlinsky waterfall. Here there is also one of the archeological monuments - Ust-Seminsky ancient site.
Ongudaisky region (region Ongudai) is located in the mountain-hilly zone of the central part of Altay Republic. Here there is the highest peak of the Federal Chuysky highway - Seminsky passover (1894 m above the sea level) - the border between the North and the Central Altay. Beyond the region center Ongudai start the second most popular and picturesque passover - Chike-tamansky passover.
Ust-Kansky region is located in the mountain-hilly zone in the west of Altay Republic. You can get here from Shebalinsky region from the road leading from the village Cherga and from Ongudaisky region. In this region there are a great deal of unique archeological monuments, a lot of cave drawings and paintings as well as ancient people's sites were found. In the region; there are also many caves some of which served as home for an ancient human being. A lot of archeological discoveries were made in the cave Denisova (Denisov's cave), in the Cave Strashnaya (Awful Cave) and Cave Ust-Kanskaya.
Ulagansky region (region Ulagan) is located in the south-east of Altay Republic. It is one of the furthest Altay regions. The regions borders with Tyva Republic. In the Ulagansky district not far from the village Balyktuyul there are the famous Pazyryk burial mounds. The embalmed bodies of ancient kings, their wives, horses as well as various accessories from wood, leather, cloths and felt were found in the Pazyryk mounds.
Along the Chulyshman valley you can go by car across the Katu-Yaryk passover that connects the village Ulagan with the Teletskoe lake. At the tributaries of the river Chulyshman there are a lot of waterfalls one of them is the powerful cascade waterfall Uchar on the river Ulcha. On the right bank of the Chulyshman you can find a natural landmark Akkurum - a popular place for guided and sightseeing tours. Here on the slope of the mountain you will find one of the most popular nature sightseeing - Stone Mushrooms - unusual forms of the relief appeared as a result of the heterogeneous rocks' erosion.