Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointGora Belukha (4506 m/14,783 ft)
CountriesMongolia (45%), Russia (27%), China (15%), Kazakhstan (13%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesAltai (16%), Xinjiang (15%), Gorno-Altay (10%), Tuva (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area741,569 sq km / 286,320 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,182 km / 735 mi North-South
1,832 km / 1,139 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long48° 45' N; 89° 36' E
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Map of Altai
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Altai.
Mongolia RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         AltaiLevel 3
         Hangay MountainsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Gobi Desert RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Na Hinggan LingLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Altai

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Gora Belukha450614,783 
2.Khüiten Peak435614,291 
3.Munkh Khairkhan423113,881 
4.Sutay Uul422013,845 
5.Tsast Uul419313,757 
6.Severo-Chuyskiy Khrebet High Point417713,704 
7.Pik Russkiy Shater411813,509 
8.Pik Tavan-Bogdo-Ula408213,392 
9.Harhiraa Uul404013,255 
10.Turgen Uul402913,219 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Altai

Gora Belukha
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"Rockinstraw" on Gora Belukha. Nice conditions, unlike the poor weather that kept Reinhold Messner from the summit. Photo not taken by Andy Martin, who has never set foot in Russia (2018-08-16). Photo by Andy Martin.
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Khüiten Peak
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Khuiten Uul seen from BC. (2009-10-15). Photo by Lars Holme.
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