The Chuya Alps are located about 80 kilometres in the east/ northeast of the Mt. Belukha.
Soviet Union 1987, Shavla Valley.
The stamp shows a view from the north (Shavla Lakes area) towards the north Ridge.
From left to the right Fairly-tale ('Skazka'), Dream ('Mechta') and Beauty ('Krasavitsa').
The stamp was issued in the series
"Natl. Sports Committee Intl. Alpinist Camps — Part II".
The Upper Shavla lake lies at the foot of the North-Chuya ridge with the peaks Fairly-tale ('Skazka' 3'600 m), Dream ('Mechta' 3'770 m) and Beauty ("Krasavitsa' 3'870 m). The Lower Shavla lake is 5 km away from the Upper Shavla lake on the height of 1725 m. This lake is 800 m long and 500 m across. Shavla lakes are one of the most popular tourist places in the Altai, the final destination of trekking adventure tours and horseback riding tours. The starting point of such tours is the village Chibit located at Chuysky highway. From this place the path rises up to the plateau Eshtykop (over the passover Oroy, 2'200 m height) and then goes down to the valley of the Shavla river.
Russia 2002, Shavla River & Krasavitsa (Beauty/3'870 m)
The stamp was issued in the series "Territories of the Russian Federation VI".