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Chulishmansky plateau: gigantic wildlife sanctuary

The high altitude lake Dzhulukul (which is about 7000 feet above sea level) can be found right in the center of the Altai National Park. The small valley, in which the lake is located, is called the Dzhulukul Basin.
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Ivan Dementievsky

The high altitude lake Dzhulukul (which is about 7000 feet above sea level) can be found right in the center of the Altai National Park. The small valley, in which the lake is located, is called the Dzhulukul Basin.
It is a truly unique place - a so-called "nature's laboratory". If you spend some time observing it you can easily learn the history of Altai's glacier covering process.

Ivan Dementievsky

It is a truly unique place - a so-called "nature's laboratory". If you spend some time observing it you can easily learn the history of Altai's glacier covering process.
It's rather hard to get there. The road is located several tens of kilometers away from the border of the national park, and you can't enter it by car. However, there is a much easier (but more expensive) way to reach the lake - by helicopter.

Ivan Dementievsky

It's rather hard to get there. The road is located several tens of kilometers away from the border of the national park, and you can't enter it by car. However, there is a much easier (but more expensive) way to reach the lake - by helicopter.
The weather here is completely unpredictable. If the sun is shining, you can get a sunburn in under thirty minutes, whereas if a cloud comes floating over from a nearby mountain you can easily find yourself in a snowstorm with hail showers.

Ivan Dementievsky

The weather here is completely unpredictable. If the sun is shining, you can get a sunburn in under thirty minutes, whereas if a cloud comes floating over from a nearby mountain you can easily find yourself in a snowstorm with hail showers.
Dzhulukul is not an ordinary lake - many rare fish can be found there. Not only do the local fishermen like to illegally fish here, but the birds do too.

Ivan Dementievsky

Dzhulukul is not an ordinary lake - many rare fish can be found there. Not only do the local fishermen like to illegally fish here, but the birds do too.
The lake is located right on the Chulishmansky plateau, which is also interesting because it acts as a gigantic observation deck - a wonderful panorama of the Altai Mountains can be seen from it.

Ivan Dementievsky

The lake is located right on the Chulishmansky plateau, which is also interesting because it acts as a gigantic observation deck - a wonderful panorama of the Altai Mountains can be seen from it.
This wildlife sanctuary, the land near the Chalyshman River attracts tourists from all over Russia.

Ivan Dementievsky

This wildlife sanctuary, the land near the Chalyshman River attracts tourists from all over Russia.
You have to be extremely careful as this lake is protected by law and people are rarely found here. The birds feel rather "at ease" and you can always find a bird's nest with several eggs right under your feet - the future descendants of this "light-minded" mother.

Ivan Dementievsky

You have to be extremely careful as this lake is protected by law and people are rarely found here. The birds feel rather "at ease" and you can always find a bird's nest with several eggs right under your feet - the future descendants of this "light-minded" mother.
Around Dzhulukul you can find more than 300 shallow lakes with squashy shelving shores, which are covered in sedge.

Ivan Dementievsky

Around Dzhulukul you can find more than 300 shallow lakes with squashy shelving shores, which are covered in sedge.
This territory is regarded as tundra steppe - an ancient landform, which used to extend all throughout Siberia.

Ivan Dementievsky

This territory is regarded as tundra steppe - an ancient landform, which used to extend all throughout Siberia.
January 17, 2014
Tags: nature, tourism, sightseeing

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