It is an extreme option of how you can reach camping "Altyn-Tuu" and is not suitable for everyone.
From Novosibirsk to Biysk - 348 km.
Next is a Chuysk path through Seminsky pass and Chikitaman pass forward to Aktash village (786 km. From Novosibirsk). Chuiski path is a federal highway covered by good quality asphalt. The road is very picturesque. There are hotels where you can relax along the way. Serpentine, many hided corners - you have to constantly check the speed limit.
From Aktash to Ulagan - 58 km. The road is gravel with sections of asphalt. It goes through Ulagansky pass serpentine. There is a last petrol station at the Ulagan, where you can refuel. The hotel located there as well.
From Ulagan road to s. Balykcha - 120 km. This is the most difficult and sometimes extreme section of road that you won’t forget. From Ulagan through Balyktuyul to Katu-Yaryk pass - 31 km. The road is not well maintained gravel road, serpentine with small ups and downs. The road is not difficult either in the dry or rain season.
Katu-Yaryk pass. Katu-Yaryk is a steep descent into the valley of the river Chulyshman, along the mountainside, the slope is nearly 70% (35 °). The height of the foot - 800 m, length - 3,5 km, 9 turns, the average slope - 18% (10 °), covering - soil, rocks. This pass is suitable for transport with good cross-country ability. There are no any fences but several side lanes for oncoming cars. During the rainy season landslides narrow roadway with large stones. During this period the pass is closed for a few days until the repair team with a bulldozer arrives from Aktasha. The lower section of the road is a straight road (1km) with a slope of 28 degrees. Brakes should be fully functional.
From the pass through to Balykcha - 76 km. The road is Gravel road along the left bank of the river Chulyshman, without difficult sections of road, except for a few small rivers that should be crossed in the shallow of the river. Cars should be 4 wheel drive.
There is a cellular communication MTS coverage area in the Balykshy, so you have to order a boat by phone Tel. 8-983-306-7400, to be picked up and transported to the camp "Altyn-Tuu", which is located on the right side of Chulyshman. Next move is to drive another 10 km till the meeting point with a boat, leave the car next to guard Paraev Pyotr Ivanovich house and reach a camping by boat.