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Putorana Plateau: The Lost World Fishing Paradise

Region: Russia, East Siberia, Evenkia, Putorana Plateau
Activities: taimen (and other species) fishing, rafting, motoboating, sightseeing, wildlife observation, hiking
Trip Category: regular. This tour is subject to book in early notice.
Team size: from 1 to 12 (for some itineraries up to 10 - to clarify). No joint helicopter tours as a rule. Waterfall Seeking tour - joint fixed dates groups are available (look at the schedule below).
Difficulty: easy, no need of special skill (kids from 14 years old are allowed).
New in season-2017: We offer 3 kinds of Putorana Waterfalls Seeking Tour: a) Genearal Putorana Watefalls Seeking Tour b) More adventurious Bolshoi Kureiskiy Watefall Toir (both 10 days long and Putorana Waterfalls World Tour (16 days)! Sukhaya Tunguska, Kochumdek, Vivi, Severnaya rivers (all of Nizhnaya Tunguska, Yenisei basin) added for Genuine Taimen fishing!
Dates: June-September, fixed departures from Krasnoyarsk (on Transsiberian railway, air connected with Moscow, pleliminary info, might be changed by 1 day):

Dates from/to Krasnoyarsk
Fishing trips (other dates are available!)* Putorana Plateau Waterfall Seeking (boating, fishing, hiking, wildlife observing) **
Arrival
Departure
Arrival Departure
01 19.06 27.06 26.06 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 05.07
02 30.06 08.07 26.06 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 05.07
03 10.07 18.07 26.06 Putorana Waterfalls World tour 12.07
04 21.07 29.07 03.07 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 12.07
05 31.07 08.08 03.07 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 12.07
06 11.08 19.08 10.07 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 19.07
07 21.08 29.08 10.07 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 19.07
08 01.09 09.09 10.07 Putorana Waterfalls World tour 26.07
09     17.07 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 26.06
10     17.07 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 26.07
11     24.07 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 02.08
12     24.07 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 02.08
13     24.07 Putorana Waterfalls World tour 09.08
14     31.07 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 09.08
15     31.07 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 09.08
16     07.08 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 16.08
17     07.08 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 16.08
18     07.08 Putorana Waterfalls World tour 23.08
19     14.08 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 23.08
20     14.08 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 23.08
21     21.08 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 30.08
22     21.08 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 30.08
23     21.08 Putorana Waterfalls World tour 06.09
24     28.08 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 06.09
25     28.08 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 06.09
26     04.09 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 13.09
27     04.09 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 13.09
28     04.09 Putorana Waterfalls World tour 20.09
29     11.09 Putorana Plateau Waterfalls 20.09
30     11.09 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall 20.09
legend: black - order available; yellow - few space available; red - full booked * - available upon request only (no joint groups) ** - joint groups

 

     Putorana Plateau ("Plato Putorana") is the huge (1.887 millions ha) basalt plateau raising on the north of East Siberia to the north of the Polar Circle, to the South-East from Norilsk city and to the East from Yenisei river. It is dedicated to Evenkia National District of Krasnoyarsky Krai (region), most of the Putorana's territory is belonged to Putorana Natural Reserve established in 1998. Putorana Plateau, due to it's very remote location, is still not disturbed by civilization - it is almost unpopulated area with no industry, roads and other infrastructure. According to the geomorphology, Putorana Plateau is an classical example of trappean, or stepped, shape (Swedish "trapp" means "stairs"). It is a complex of high flat-topped mountain massifs divided by deep and wide stepped canyons - the result of an elevation of ancient (Palaeozoic and Mesozoic eras) 1500 m deep lava plateau and giant tectonic faults. Next, the glaciers expanded the canyons and formed the present-days river gorges and deep narrow lakes (Lama, Keta, Glubokoye, Khantayskoye, Ayan, etc.) creating the unique appearance of the plateau. These exotic fjord-like lakes reaching 100-150 km in length and up to 400 m deep are considered to be largest in Siberia after Baikal and Teletskoye lakes. Another adornment of the plateau are numerous waterfalls, including the 108 m high waterfall in Kanda river gorge considered among the Russia's highest (also known as Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall). The highest point of Putorana Plateau is Mt. Kamen ("The Stone"), 1701 m. Most of the Putorana Plateau is covered by the Siberian larch taiga forests, Northern part- by sparse forests and mountain tundra. The flora list counts about 400 higher plants species, including several rare, relic and endemic forms. There are 34 mammal species including one of the most poorly known hoofed animal - the Putorana bighorn sheep (Ovis nivicola borealis). About 140 bird species have been noted in the reserve. Main part of them is nesting here, including rare prey birds like white-tailed eagle and merlin. The number of their nesting-places at the plateau is especially high. Numerous water reservoirs are stopover points for thousands of migrating birds. As for the fishes, due to the crystal clear water in all numerous rivers and lakes (thanks to the basalt relief!), it is real fishing paradise!  The spices list includes (but not limited to!) Salvelinus alpinus, Salvelinus Drjagini, Coregonus cylindraceus, Coregonus lavaretus pidschian, Coregonus nasus, grayling, lenok, pike, perch, burbot, roach, tugun, and, of course, the most desired trophy for any fisherman- genuine taimen (Hucho taimen)! Putorana Plateau brobably is the best place for taimen fishing with the guaranted catch. The taimen trophy size is considered to be 20 kg +, with the largest trophies over 40 kg! Very important feature of Putorana Plateau is that due to it's location over Polar Circle and the polar day respectively in summer, fishing is available day round.

     We offer several variants of taimen fishing trips, most of them includes helicopter charter flights to/from the fishing site (Variants 1...4), but for those who want to combine the waterfall sighseeing with the fishing, we also offer the trip Variant 5 where the helicopter is not involved, so it is sufficiently cheaper option. For the transportation on the rivers and lakes we offer special-designed moto-trimarans with a speed-boat capability to cross shallow parts of the rivers. The difference of the variants, aside of fishing spices and the size of fish, is the general trip idea: most of the trips include rafting along the river with overnight camping in different places, but some include motoboating up-and downstream from the BC. The 1st group of variants offers the tasty of various camping sites but the permanent BC apart the good place itself, allows you to stick on fishing.

Please take into account that for the given season the set of rivers available may vary (have a look at the fixed dates tours list of above)!

We also offer the following extra excursion which may be combined with some tours of below:

  • visit to the Russia Geographical Centre - the point which is equal far from the Russian borders. It is situated on the South-East shore of the giant and very remote and respectively difficult to aproach Vivi Lake. In 1992 the monument - 7 m high stella - was erected here as well as the St. Sergey Radonezhskiy Chapel. In 2015 after the Crimea re-join Russia, the monument was moved slightly South-West;
  • not far from this point on the Kureika river tributary, the giant and beautiful Beldunchanskiy Waterfall - the real pearl of Putorana Plateau - is situated. It is possible to visit the Geographical Centre and the watergall in one flight;
  • helicopter excursions to unique historical places: GULAG camps along abandoned Stalin's Transpolar Railroad Salekhard-Igarka (also known as "Object 503"), included visit to Kureika villge where Josef Stalin was deported by the Tzar in early 1900s. Also, you can visit the unique Permafrost Museum in Igarka.
  • Turukhansk cititour (very interesting and informative museum with the artefacts and photos from Nansen expedition, Old Mangazea settlement excavations and large ethographical part describes the way of life and history of Far North native population), monastery and river port.

 

Variant 1. Nimde or Muisma river (10 days). Rafting and fishing.

Perfect for taimen fishing, other species - grailing (usual 1,3 kg) and lenok. Most remote and difficult river (the river-bed is filled with a lot of stones), the fishing is possible up to the canyon (canyon itself is unaccessible). Rafting is 60 km long. The camp is moving with the group. Taimen catch: over 100 we lost the count... New possibility this year is the Nimde tribute - Muisma river. Fishing here is fantastic, but you need to raft this year, which made the trip even more adventurious!

Day 1 Arrival to Krasnoyarsk. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to airport. Flight to Turukhansk. Helicopter flight to Nimde river. Fishing. Camping.
Day 3 Fishing at Koto river mouth. Camping.
Days 4-7 Rafting from Koto mouth to the Teptey mouth. Fishing. Camping.
Day 8 Rafting from Teptey river mouth to the canyon. Fishing. Camping.
Day 9 Fishing up to the noon. Helicopter flight to Turukhansk. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 10 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Krasnoyarsk.

Cost: for an offer.

Included. Meeting, seeign off and transfers in Krasnoyarsk, airfare Krasnoyarsk-Turukhansk-Krasnoyarsk, charter helicopter flight Turukhansk- fishing site and return, motoboats, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Krasnoyarsk (***DBL BB), guides, interpreter and cook service, 3 times a day meals (hot breakfast and dinner, hot drinks and snacks for lunch, every boat has extra dry food stock on board) and tent (2 person tents w/inflatable matresses) accommodation on active part, dining/rest tent equipped with moskito net, tables and chairs, bania (Russian wet sauna), generator for charging the batteries, all permits and local fees.

Not included. Visa fees, airfare or railroad (Transsiberian) to/from Krasnoyarsk, meals at the cities, personal gear.

Options. Visa support, gear rental, SGL accommodation, excursions in Krasnoyarsk ("Stolby" rock climbing site is recommended).

Variant 2. Erachimo river (10 days). Motoboating and fishing.

Erachimo river is the right tributary of Nizniaya Tunguska (Down Tunguska) on the South of Putorana Plateau. It's source is situated near Polar Circle. The shape of the river gorge is very various: the upper part up to Left Holukan river contains a lot of shallows, the middle part is deep and quiet (about 40 km long), down part from Nikengdeken river is a rapid stream with shallows and rapid-shallows. The river width is 20-160 m, 0.8-2.5 m deep, current speed 0.2...1.2 m/s. The ground is mostly firm, the banks - gentle, swamped, the course is twisting, the spits on rapid parts are stony, on quit parts - sandy. The fishing is very various - usually the group catch is 20-30 taimens from 6 to 15 kg. Annually there are 5-6 trophy taimens (over 20 kg) catched. The main idea of this trip is establishing of the BC on the Erachimo bank in front of the side lake (accessible by the boats), on the quiet part (about 25 km long). There are dining/rest tent and the bania established in BC, as well as living tents. The fishing takes place down- and upstream using motocatarafts or from the banks. It is possible also to make side trips to the Erachimo tributaries.

Trophies catched on Erachimo river: taimen – 29 kg, lenok – 5,4 kg, grayling – 1,3 kg, perch – 1,3 kg, pike – 14 kg, sig – 0,8 kg.

Day 1 Arrival to Krasnoyarsk. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to airport. Flight to Turukhansk. Helicopter flight to Erachimo river. Fishing. Camping.
Days 3-4 Fishing upstream. Overnight in BC.
Days 4-5 Fishing downstream. Overnight in BC.
Day 7 Upstream or downstream fishing according the participant's wihes. Overnight in BC.
Day 8 Fishing at BC site or according participant's wihes. Overnight in BC
Day 9 Fishing up to the noon. Helicopter flight to Turukhansk. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 10 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Krasnoyarsk.

Cost: for an offer.

Included. Meeting, seeign off and transfers in Krasnoyarsk, airfare Krasnoyarsk-Turukhansk-Krasnoyarsk, charter helicopter flight Turukhansk- fishing site and return, motoboats, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Krasnoyarsk (***DBL BB), guides, interpreter and cook service, 3 times a day meals (hot breakfast and dinner, hot drinks and snacks for lunch, every boat has extra dry food stock on board) and tent (2 person tents w/inflatable matresses) accommodation on active part, dining/rest tent equipped with moskito net, tables and chairs, bania (Russian wet sauna), generator for charging the batteries, all permits and local fees.

Not included. Visa fees, airfare or railroad (Transsiberian) to/from Krasnoyarsk, meals at the cities, personal gear.

Options. Visa support, gear rental, SGL accommodation, excursions in Krasnoyarsk ("Stolby" rock climbing site is recommended).

Variant 3. Tutonchana river (10 days). Rafting and fishing.

Tutonchana river is the right tributary of Nizniaya Tunguska (Down Tunguska) on the South of Putorana Plateau, 459 km total length (FYI: Vivi is 426 km, Erachimo- 218 km, Severnaya- 331 km, Kochumdek- 200 km, Tembenchi- 571 km). The river width en route is 30-240 m, 0.5-1.8 m deep, current speed 0.4...1.2 m/s. The ground is mostly firm, the banks - gentle, swamped, the course is twisting, the spits on rapid parts are stony, on quit parts - sandy. The river offers a variety of Siberian fishes - taimen, sig (a fish of Salmo species), grayling, lenok. The usual size of the taimen is 8...12 kg, sometimes- trophies over 20 kilo. Other spices to fish: perch, pike. The main idea of this trip is rafting along the river from one tributary mouth to another with camping on the river's bank every night at different place.

Day 1 Arrival to Krasnoyarsk. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to airport. Flight to Turukhansk. Helicopter flight to Tutonchana river. Fishing. Camping.
Day 3 Rafting from Muili to Samtogo river. Fishing. Camping.
Day 4 Rafting from Samtogo to Delingde river. Fishing. Camping.
Day 5 Rafting from Delingde to Khurichi river. Fishing. Camping.
Day 6 Rafting from Khurichi to Khuringda river. Fishing. Camping.
Day 7 Rafting from Khuringda to Podporozhnaya river. Fishing. Camping.
Day 8 Rafting from Podporozhnaya to Upper Khikili river. Fishing. Camping.
Day 9 Fishing up to the noon. Helicopter flight to Turukhansk. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 10 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Krasnoyarsk.

Cost: for an offer.

Included. Meeting, seeign off and transfers in Krasnoyarsk, airfare Krasnoyarsk-Turukhansk-Krasnoyarsk, charter helicopter flight Turukhansk- fishing site and return, motoboats, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Krasnoyarsk (***DBL BB), guides, interpreter and cook service, 3 times a day meals (hot breakfast and dinner, hot drinks and snacks for lunch, every boat has extra dry food stock on board) and tent (2 person tents w/inflatable matresses) accommodation on active part, dining/rest tent equipped with moskito net, tables and chairs, bania (Russian wet sauna), generator for charging the batteries, all permits and local fees.

Not included. Visa fees, airfare or railroad (Transsiberian) to/from Krasnoyarsk, meals at the cities, personal gear.

Options. Visa support, gear rental, SGL accommodation, excursions in Krasnoyarsk ("Stolby" rock climbing site is recommended).

Variant 4. Putorana Plateau World Fishing Tour (12 days). Rafting and fishing.

The idea of this trip is to cover as much rivers and lakes as it is possible at once and provide the possibility to fish almost all the spices available in the area. Thus, the Severnaya river basin was choosen for this trip. The system contains several rivers (Upper Niakshinda, Irbukon, Irbeken, Tymerokan, Delingde, Kulingda, Tanuko) which flow in deep (up to 900 m) canyons with up to 52 m high waterfalls to the chains of fjord-like lakes (Niakshinda, Upper Agata, Down Agata, Severnoye, Epekli) which are up to 200 m deep and 40...80 km long. These lakes are connected in one system by Niakshinda, Oron, Epeklisen and finally Severnaya rivers.

Day 1 Arrival to Krasnoyarsk. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to airport. Flight to Turukhansk. Helicopter flight to Niakshinda Lake. Camping. Fishing.
Day 3 Boating on Niakshinda Lake, then on Upper Niakshinda River up to 35 m waterfall. Fishing.
Day 4 Boating up the Irbukon river. Fishing. Boating through Niakshinda Lake up the Niakshinda river connecting the Niakshinda lake with the Down Agata Lake. Fishing. Camping.
Day 5 Fishing on Niakshinda river then boating the Down Agata Lake to the Temerokan river mouse. Camping. Fishing.
Day 6 Boating up the Temerokan river. Fishing. Sightseeing - river canyon and giant waterfalls. Camping.
Day 7 Boating down the Temerokan river, fishing. Boating the Down Agata Lake to Oron river, connecting Agata Lake with Severnoye (Northern) Lake. Fishing in Oron. Camping.
Day 8 Fishing in Oron river. Boating the Severnoye Lake to the Epeklisen river mouse. Camping. Fishing.
Day 9 Fishing in Epeklisen river and Epekly Lake. Camping. Radial hike to 45 m waterfall (optional).
Day 10 Boating on Severnoye Lake to Severnaya river. Fishing. Camping
Day 11 Fishing up to the noon. Helicopter flight to Turukhansk. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 12 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Krasnoyarsk.

Cost: for an offer.

Included. Meeting, seeign off and transfers in Krasnoyarsk, airfare Krasnoyarsk-Turukhansk-Krasnoyarsk, charter helicopter flight Turukhansk- fishing site and return, motoboats, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Krasnoyarsk (***DBL BB), guides, interpreter and cook service, 3 times a day meals (hot breakfast and dinner, hot drinks and snacks for lunch, every boat has extra dry food stock on board) and tent (2 person tents w/inflatable matresses) accommodation on active part, dining/rest tent equipped with moskito net, tables and chairs, bania (Russian wet sauna), generator for charging the batteries, all permits and local fees.

Not included. Visa fees, airfare or railroad (Transsiberian) to/from Krasnoyarsk, meals at the cities, personal gear.

Options. Visa support, gear rental, SGL accommodation, excursions in Krasnoyarsk ("Stolby" rock climbing site is recommended).

Variant 5. Putorana Plateau Waterfall Seeking Tour (10 or 16 days). Motoboating, sightseeing, hiking, wildlife observation and fishing. We offer 3 subvariants: a) Putorana Plateau Waterfall Seeking tour with the primary goal to visit numerous relatively easy to reach waterfalls - easy or no hike needed, easy rafting b) more adventurious Russian Biggest Waterfall - Bolshoi Kureiskiy with the primary goal to visit Russian biggest Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall (Big Kureika Waterfall, most powerfull Russian waterfall - about 300 cubic meters per second fall down, 13 m high) which involves more hike + a bit nore difficult rafting, the secondary goal here might be some other waterfalls not as difficult to approach and c) Putorana Waterfalls World tour which combines a) and b) but is 17 days long.

The primary objective of this trip is to reach several beautifull waterfalls of Putorana Plateau on Ende, Gagar'ia, Kureika, Neral, Dulismar and Yagtali rivers and Dupkun lake (Kureiskiy waterfall). It is an area of the inhabitance of the endemic mammal spice- Putorana bighorn sheep (Ovis nivicola borealis). On this trip you can get general impression of Putorana Plateau appearance, it's wildlife and also take great fishing experience (spices: taimen, Salvelinus alpinus, Salvelinus Drjagini, grayling, pike). Because for this trip we don't use helicopters, it is relatively cheap.

Variant 5a. Putorana Plateau Waterfall Seeking Tour (10 days). Motoboating, sightseeing, hiking, wildlife observation and fishing.

Day 1 Arrival to Krasnoyarsk. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to airport. Flight to Svetlogorsk (small settlement of Kureika Hydropower Station staff). Transfer to the start of the boating. Boating (comfortable speed motoboat) on Kyreiskoye Water Reservour then on Kureika river. Optional fishing on Kureika tributaries.
Day 3 Boating on Kureika river to the Dupkun Lake. Easty "8th" rapid en route. Possible fishing in the Emde river mouthe (left tributary of Kureika, easy to catch grayling, sometimes - taimen). After we enter the lake the surrending rocks lift up to 1100 m above lake level. We boat the Duplun Lake up to the the "cup" of 4-cascade Fokinskiy waterfall. Camping on the picturesque pebble beach on the Fokinskiy sream mouthe in 25 km from the beginning of the lake (here you can find the agates!).
Day 4 Boating along Dupkun Lake (130 km, the entire lake is 160 km long, width 2-3 km, up to 120 m deep) up to the one of the waterfalls - there are so many of them that it is not possible not even name them all. Optional fishing in the river's mouthes. Camping.
Days 5-7

Visit Duplun Lake waterfalls.

"Victoria" Waterfall. The name of the waterfall is given after the V figure formed by 2 main streams. The approaches to the waterfall are not easy (steep canyon) so only the people in good shape may get very close to the site, but everyone can get as close to see the entire picture. Moreover, one can observe from the waterfall the breathtaking panoramic view of the Dupkun Lake surrounded with the high mountains.
"Two Brothers" Waterfall. This waterfall is situated on Gagaria-2 river. It consists of 2 powerfull streams failing in parallel from 50 m high cliff and these streams are as similar as the twins (so is the name). Approache is easy and 1 km long. In sunny day one can see the rainbow in the waterfall's circus, sometimes even few. Brave people may try to stay under the stream but it is difficult due to the large water mass failing. It is wort to take the spare dry clothes with you (or wear waterproof clothes) 'cause there are water dots filling the entire circus so one gets wet very fast. On the way back - beautifull panoramic view on the lakeside as well.
"Kosoi (Obligue)" Waterfall. The stream falls verically 1st then run on the obligue gutter making fancy view.
Giant "Chashki (Cups)" Waterfalll. Multisteps vertical waterfall. The stream falls from one giant "cup" to another and so on. This waterfall is situated on the minimal vertical distance from the lake level.
Numerous Gagaria-1 river waterfalls leave a good impression with their diversity.
Most interested are "Lazurniy", "Ametistoviy-1", "Ametistoviy-2", "Maliy Gusiniy (Small Goose's)". One can see the fascinating basalt-like granite 6-faces pillars in the waterfall circus. Their shapes are so diverse then one can only be surprized with the Mother Nature's mastership. The geology here is very interesting: you can find agates, quartz crystals, ametists, datolites, apholites, cleophanes, prenites. We recommend to take the minerals guide book with you to be sure what you find. Many people take with them these nice crystals as a best Putorana Plateau souvenirs.

Day 8 Return from the route. Boating Dupkun Lake then Kureika river. We need to pass 340 km route to Svetlogorsk. One can either relax observing the beautifull landscapes or, on the short stops, try to catch a fish to add delicious fish dishes to the menu. After 12 hrs boating we stay overnight camping not far from Svetlogorsk.
Day 9 Boating on Kureika river and Kyreiskoye Water Reservour down to Svetlogorsk. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 10 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Krasnoyarsk.

Variant 5b. To the Russian Biggest Waterfall - Bolshoi Kureiskiy (10 days). Motoboating, sightseeing, hiking, wildlife observation and fishing. Adventurious trip!

Day 1 Arrival to Krasnoyarsk. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to airport. Flight to Svetlogorsk (small settlement of Kureika Hydropower Station staff). Transfer to the start of the boating. Boating (comfortable speed motoboat) on Kyreiskoye Water Reservour then on Kureika river. Optional fishing on Kureika tributaries.
Day 3 Boating on Kureika river to the Dupkun Lake. Easty "8th" rapid en route. Possible fishing in the Emde river mouthe (left tributary of Kureika, easy to catch grayling, sometimes - taimen). After we enter the lake the surrending rocks lift up to 1100 m above lake level. We boat the Duplun Lake as far as possible to reach the Kureika River mouthe. Camping here.
Day 4 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall. Boat upstream the Kureika gorge to Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall - Putorana Plateau and the entire Russia biggest waterfall. This part is full of shallows and rolls. After join the right tributary - Yagdaly river - we enter the picturescque canyon of Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall. The beautifull side waterfalls fall from the vertical canyon walls. In about 4 km from the Bolshoy Kureiskiy Waterfall we accost the left bank. Then we climb up the canyon and hike 4 km further to the main waterfall. After visit the waterfall, we descend to Yagdaly river where camping overnight.
Days 5-6

Boating downstream Yagdaly river to joining Dulismar river. Pick the Base Camp (BC). Radial hike to Dulismar river waterfalls (10 km one way). Radial hike to Oranda river waterfalls (17,5 km one way). If time permits. it is also possible to visit side Yagdaly streams waterfalls. Fishing in the rivers mouthes.

Day 7 Return from the route. Boating Dupkun Lake then Kureika river. We need to pass about 400 km route to Svetlogorsk in 2 days. If time permits, we can visit some of the numerous Gagaria-1 river waterfalls en route. One can see the fascinating basalt-like granite 6-faces pillars in the waterfall circus. Their shapes are so diverse then one can only be surprized with the Mother Nature's mastership. The geology here is very interesting: you can find agates, quartz crystals, ametists, datolites, apholites, cleophanes, prenites. We recommend to take the minerals guide book with you to be sure what you find. Many people take with them these nice crystals as a best Putorana Plateau souvenirs.
Day 8 Cnt. boating downstream Dupkun Lake and Kureika river. One can either relax observing the beautifull landscapes or, on the short stops, try to catch a fish to add delicious fish dishes to the menu. After 12 hrs boating we stay overnight camping not far from Svetlogorsk.
Day 9 Boating on Kureika river and Kyreiskoye Water Reservour down to Svetlogorsk. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 10 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Krasnoyarsk.

Variant 5с. Putorana Plateau Waterfall World Tour (16 days). Motoboating, sightseeing, hiking, wildlife observation and fishing.

Day 1 Arrival to Krasnoyarsk. Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2 Transfer to airport. Flight to Svetlogorsk (small settlement of Kureika Hydropower Station staff). Transfer to the start of the boating. Boating (comfortable speed motoboat) on Kyreiskoye Water Reservour then on Kureika river. Optional fishing on Kureika tributaries.
Day 3 Boating on Kureika river to the Dupkun Lake. Easty "8th" rapid en route. Possible fishing in the Emde river mouthe (left tributary of Kureika, easy to catch grayling, sometimes - taimen). After we enter the lake the surrending rocks lift up to 1100 m above lake level. We boat the Duplun Lake up to the the "cup" of 4-cascade Fokinskiy waterfall. Camping on the picturesque pebble beach on the Fokinskiy sream mouthe in 25 km from the beginning of the lake (here you can find the agates!).
Day 4 Boating along Dupkun Lake (130 km, the entire lake is 160 km long, width 2-3 km, up to 120 m deep) up to the one of the waterfalls - there are so many of them that it is not possible not even name them all. Optional fishing in the river's mouthes. Camping.
Days 5-7

Visit Duplun Lake waterfalls.

"Victoria" Waterfall. The name of the waterfall is given after the V figure formed by 2 main streams. The approaches to the waterfall are not easy (steep canyon) so only the people in good shape may get very close to the site, but everyone can get as close to see the entire picture. Moreover, one can observe from the waterfall the breathtaking panoramic view of the Dupkun Lake surrounded with the high mountains.
"Two Brothers" Waterfall. This waterfall is situated on Gagaria-2 river. It consists of 2 powerfull streams failing in parallel from 50 m high cliff and these streams are as similar as the twins (so is the name). Approache is easy and 1 km long. In sunny day one can see the rainbow in the waterfall's circus, sometimes even few. Brave people may try to stay under the stream but it is difficult due to the large water mass failing. It is wort to take the spare dry clothes with you (or wear waterproof clothes) 'cause there are water dots filling the entire circus so one gets wet very fast. On the way back - beautifull panoramic view on the lakeside as well.
"Kosoi (Obligue)" Waterfall. The stream falls verically 1st then run on the obligue gutter making fancy view.
Giant "Chashki (Cups)" Waterfalll. Multisteps vertical waterfall. The stream falls from one giant "cup" to another and so on. This waterfall is situated on the minimal vertical distance from the lake level.
Numerous Gagaria-1 river waterfalls leave a good impression with their diversity.
Most interested are "Lazurniy", "Ametistoviy-1", "Ametistoviy-2", "Maliy Gusiniy (Small Goose's)". One can see the fascinating basalt-like granite 6-faces pillars in the waterfall circus. Their shapes are so diverse then one can only be surprized with the Mother Nature's mastership. The geology here is very interesting: you can find agates, quartz crystals, ametists, datolites, apholites, cleophanes, prenites. We recommend to take the minerals guide book with you to be sure what you find. Many people take with them these nice crystals as a best Putorana Plateau souvenirs.

Day 8 Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall. Boat upstream the Kureika gorge to Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall - Putorana Plateau and the entire Russia biggest waterfall. This part is full of shallows and rolls. After join the right tributary - Yagdaly river - we enter the picturescque canyon of Bolshoi Kureiskiy Waterfall. The beautifull side waterfalls fall from the vertical canyon walls. In about 4 km from the Bolshoy Kureiskiy Waterfall we accost the left bank. Then we climb up the canyon and hike 4 km further to the main waterfall. After visit the waterfall, we descend to Yagdaly river where camping overnight.
Days 9-11 Boating downstream Yagdaly river to joining Dulismar river. Pick the Base Camp (BC). Radial hike to Dulismar river waterfalls (10 km one way). Radial hike to Oranda river waterfalls (17,5 km one way). If time permits. it is also possible to visit side Yagdaly streams waterfalls. Fishing in the rivers mouthes.
Days 12-13 Return from the route. Boating Dupkun Lake then Kureika river. We need to pass about 400 km route to Svetlogorsk in 3 days. If time permits, we can visit some of the numerous Gagaria-1 river waterfalls en route. One can see the fascinating basalt-like granite 6-faces pillars in the waterfall circus. Their shapes are so diverse then one can only be surprized with the Mother Nature's mastership. The geology here is very interesting: you can find agates, quartz crystals, ametists, datolites, apholites, cleophanes, prenites. We recommend to take the minerals guide book with you to be sure what you find. Many people take with them these nice crystals as a best Putorana Plateau souvenirs.
Day 14 Cnt. boating downstream Dupkun Lake and Kureika river. One can either relax observing the beautifull landscapes or, on the short stops, try to catch a fish to add delicious fish dishes to the menu. After 12 hrs boating we stay overnight camping not far from Svetlogorsk.
Day 15 Boating on Kureika river and Kyreiskoye Water Reservour down to Svetlogorsk. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Krasnoyarsk. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 16 Transfer hotel-airport. Departure from Krasnoyarsk.

Cost: for an offer.

Included. Meeting, seeign off and transfers in Krasnoyarsk, airfare Krasnoyarsk-Svetlogorsk-Krasnoyarsk, comfortable speedboat, 2 nights hotel accommodation in Krasnoyarsk (***DBL BB), guides (boating and fishing guides and trekking guides where applied), interpreter service, food, utensil and fuel for 3 times a day meals (hot breakfast and dinner, hot drinks and snacks for lunch, every boat has extra dry food stock on board) and tent (2 person tents w/inflatable matresses and sleeping bags) accommodation on active part, all permits incl. Putorana Natural Reserve permit and local fees.

Not included. Visa fees, airfare or railroad (Transsiberian) to/from Krasnoyarsk, meals at the cities, personal gear.

Options. Visa support, gear rental, SGL accommodation, excursions in Krasnoyarsk ("Stolby" rock climbing site is recommended).

Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Putorana Plateau aerial views.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Putorana's trappean shape.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Motocataraft on the river.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Camping on the river's bank.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Bania (Russian sauna)
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Inside the dining tent.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Dinner on open air.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Meal.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Fish cooking.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Campfire and guitar singing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Flyfishing from the river's bank.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Big fish ready to catch!
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Short stop for fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
The fishers and the catch.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Flyfishing in the rapid.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Fisher in the stream. Success!
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Big catch done from the boat.
"Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Flyfishing in the shallow.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Fish plays.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
An temptation...
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Motoboat loading.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
The Catch.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Helicopter takes off the river bank
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Camping in a sea of zharki flowers.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
The rapid.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Sunset.
River Hotel on Dupkun Lake
River Hotel boat on Dupkun Lake. Autumn..
Putorana plateau. Waterfall. Rainbow.
Waterfall rainbow.
Putorana plateau waterfall
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Russia. Siberia. Putorana Plateau. Taimen fishing.
Putorana's waterfalls.
 
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