How do you visualize paradise? Probably every person has his/her own picture. Gorny Altai could also be something that resembles the perfect land. Its mountains are wonderful.
The peak of Belukha mountain was considered to be one of those places on the planet through which the Earth receives the divine energy of the cosmos. Now we are going to go to its foot.
Locals are rather unfriendly and often drunk.
It reads "Katun river".