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Tours-2017
 
White water rafting
 
Unknown Land of Tofalaria.  
Sayan Oka river rafting.  
Irkut river rafting, Eastern Sayan, Siberia.
Trekking, pass hopping, horse riding & backcountry skiing
 
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Trekking.  
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Horse riding.  
"Altai-The Golden Mountains. Aktru". Trekking.  
"Wild Altai". Altai. Trekking or horse riding.  
"Baikal: The Pearl among the Mountains". Siberia. Trekking.  
"Buddha in the Valley of Hundred Springs". Siberia. Sayan. Trekking or backcountry skiing.  
"Kuznetskiy Alatau: The Land of the Lakes and Flowers". Siberia. Teahouse trekking, trekking or backcountry skiing.  
"Kodar: The Siberian Alps". Siberia. Trekking.  
"Almaty to Lake Issyk-Kul". North Tien Shan, trekking.  
"To the Alakel lake". Terskey Ala Too, Central Tien Shan, trekking.  
"All the Hot Springs". Terskey Ala Too, Central Tien Shan, trekking.  
"To the Icy Giants of Central Tien Shan." Trekking.  
"Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes". Pamir Alai. Trekking.  
"Ak-Suu: The Asian Patagonia". Pamir Alai. Trekking.  
Mountaineering & climbing
 
"Belukha: The Heart of the Altai". Trekking with climbing.  
"Khan Tengri - The Lord of the Sky". Central Tien Shan, climbing.  
Pobeda peak climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Marble Wall climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Two Summits: Marble Wall and Khan Tengri North climbing. Central Tien Shan.  
Lenin peak climbing. Pamir.  
Lenin + Khan Tengri peaks climbing. Pamir and Tien Shan.  
Communism peak climbing. Pamir.  
Korjenevskoy peak climbing. Pamir.  
Two great summits: Communism and Korjenevskoy Peaks climbing. Pamir.  
Muztag Ata and Koskulak peaks climbing. Pamir.  
Lenin and Muztag Ata Peaks climbing. Pamir.  
"Fan Mountains: The Land of Blue Lakes". Pamir Alai. Climbing.  
"Big Walls of Pamir Alai". Pamir Alai, big wall climbing.  
Heliskiing
 
Heliskiing in Western Tien Shan  
Fishing
 
Lake Baikal fishing  
Altai rivers fishing  
Fishing in Kuznetski Alatau  
 
 
K2 Extreme: areas descriptions, fotoreports, useful info
 
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Altai  
Pamir  
Pamir Alai  
Tien Shan  
Caucasus  

Irkut River Rafting. 3-8 days.

Region: Russia, Eastern Siberia, Eastern Sayan, Irkutsk, Lake Baikal area
Activity: rafting, short hiking
Trip Category: regular, budget anti crisis travel
Difficulty: easy to medium, no need of special skill, kids from 14 years old are allowed.
Dates: May to late September

Eastern Sayan is the mountain massif in the south-west of Eastern Siberia which keeps the tracks of the ancient volcanic activity. This area is actually forgotten by modern civilization and keeps ecological purity. Travellers are meeting there with untouched wild nature, crystal clear rivers with a lot of fish: harius, lenok, taimen, and genuine Siberian taiga.
Irkut river which is not far from Irkutsk is perfect choice for those who haven't much time for vacation on one hand, other feature is a variety of possible itineraries - from entry-level "family" rafting - to dynamic 4-grade rapids adventure. Because there is a road along the most part of the river, it is possible to provide car support for the rafting team and don't spend much time for loading/unloading rafts!

Itinerary Variant 1. Down Irkut, 100 km, 2 grade, 5 days.

Down Irkut rafting is pleasant, easy grade trip in the picturescues foothills of Eastern Sayan Mountains. Recommended for those who prefer calm, not extremal rafting.
Perfect for family tour.

Day 1 Arrival to Irkutsk. Meeting at the airport or railway station. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (***DBL BB).
Day 2 Transfer Irkutsk- Irkut river near Bystroye village (120 km, minibus). Preparation for the rafting, assembling of the catarafts. Lunch. Rafting in a deep gorge with giant cliffs on the river's banks. 2-grade rapids. Camping before entering the 2-grade "Small Rapid". Dinner. Rest.
Day 3 Breakfast. Most difficult day. Among others, "Big Rapid" is adrenaline-taking, with it's up to 1,5 m high waves. Lunch. Camping near Burlik stream. Dinner.
Day 4 Breakfast. Rafting down Shamanka village. Giant cliffs, genuine Siberian taiga on the banks! Immediately after the village, you can see the famous "Shaman Rock" with giant 2-km long red wall. Stop near the ferry. Lunch. Disassembling of the rafts. Transfer to Irkutsk. Hotel accommodation (***DBL BB).
Day 5 Transfer to airport or railway station. Departure from Irkutsk.

Cost: please for an offer!

Included: Meeting/seeing off in Irkutsk. 2 nights hotel accomodation (***DBL, BB basis) in Irkutsk. All transfers according the programme, 2-person tents with caremats, 3 times a day hot meals during rafting, rafting and camping gear, guides.
Not included: Travel to and from Irkutsk, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.

Options: visa support, schalet to ***** hotel accommodation in Irkutsk, cititour in Irkutsk, visit to Lake Baikal, additional excursions, SGL supplement, gear rental. Without Irkutsk accommodation, the programme might be shorterned to 3 days.

Itinerary Variant 2. Upper Irkut, 50 km, 3-4 grade, 3 days, rafting + hiking.

It is very dynamic, adrenaline-taking trip. 50 km of continuos rapids and beautifull mountain landscapes make you unforgettable impressions! Some short but pleasure hiking is included! Note: all the rafting is to be done on unloaded catarafts. All the gear is carrying by the car which accompanies the team all the way. It saves time for loading/unloading the vessels, improves the manoeuvrability of the catarafts and increase the safety level!


Day 1 Arrival to Irkutsk. Meeting at the airport or railway station. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (***DBL BB).
Day 2 Transfer from Irkutsk (Mondy village en route) to upper Irkut river (to the confluence with it's right tributary - White Irkut), 320 km, minibus. Lunch upon arrival. Easy but interesting hike along old abandoned Mongolian Way to the Nukhu Daban pass. The beaten trail gently ascends between a variety of flowers and Siberian Taiga species like "The Camel's Tail", "Sakhan-Dalia" medical herb, "Chabretz" and others. From the pass, the panoramic view to Munku-Sardyk (the highest summit of the Eastern Sayan) is open. You can also see the deep canyons of White and Middle Irkut rivers. Return to the camp. Dinner. Rest.
Day 3 Preparations for the rafting. Training. Lunch. Rafting about 30 km- cascade of plain rapids 2-3 grade. Stop for camping on the left bank glade in 2 km after the bridge to Mondy village. Dinner. Rest.
Day 4 Breakfast. Rafting down the bridge (about 20 km). The sequency of 3-4 grade rapids in a narrow canyon. Lunch. Transfer to Irkutsk. Hotel accommodation (***DBL BB).
Day 5 Transfer to airport or railway station. Departure from Irkutsk.

Cost: please for an offer!

Included: Meeting/seeing off in Irkutsk. 2 nights hotel accomodation (***DBL, BB basis) in Irkutsk. All transfers according the programme, 2-person tents with caremats, 3 times a day hot meals during rafting, rafting and camping gear, guides.
Not included: Travel to and from Irkutsk, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.

Options: visa support, schalet to ***** hotel accommodation in Irkutsk, cititour in Irkutsk, visit to Lake Baikal, additional excursions, SGL supplement, gear rental. Without Irkutsk accommodation, the programme might be shorterned to 3 days.

Itinerary Variant 3. The Big Irkut Rafting. 150 km, 6 days, 3-4 grade.

The entire Irkut river rafting! Note: The upper Irkut rafting is to be done on unloaded catarafts. All the gear is carrying by the car which accompanies the team all the way. It saves time for loading/unloading the vessels, improves the manoeuvrability of the catarafts and increase the safety level!


Day 1 Arrival to Irkutsk. Meeting at the airport or railway station. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel (***DBL BB).
Day 2 Transfer from Irkutsk (Mondy village en route) to upper Irkut river (to the confluence with it's right tributary - White Irkut), 320 km, minibus. Lunch upon arrival. Easy but interesting hike along old abandoned Mongolian Way to the Nukhu Daban pass. The beaten trail gently ascends between a variety of flowers and Siberian Taiga species like "The Camel's Tail", "Sakhan-Dalia" medical herb, "Chabretz" and others. From the pass, the panoramic view to Munku-Sardyk (the highest summit of the Eastern Sayan) is open. You can also see the deep canyons of White and Middle Irkut rivers. Return to the camp. Dinner. Rest.
Day 3 Preparations for the rafting. Training. Lunch. Rafting about 30 km- cascade of plain rapids 2-3 grade. Stop for camping on the left bank glade in 2 km after the bridge to Mondy village. Dinner. Rest.
Day 4 Breakfast. Rafting down the bridge (about 20 km). The sequency of 3-4 grade rapids in a narrow canyon. Lunch. Stop for the camping on the right bank shore. Dinner. Rest.
Day 5 Transfer to Bystroye village. Preparation for the rafting, assembling of the catarafts. Lunch. Rafting in a deep gorge with giant cliffs on the river's banks. 2-grade rapids. Camping before entering the 2-grade "Small Rapid". Dinner. Rest.
Day 6 Breakfast. Most difficult day. Among others, "Big Rapid" is adrenaline-taking, with it's up to 1,5 m high waves. Lunch. Camping near Burlik stream. Dinner.
Day 7 Breakfast. Rafting down Shamanka village. Giant cliffs, genuine Siberian taiga on the banks! Immediately after the village, you can see the famous "Shaman Rock" with giant 2-km long red wall. Stop near the ferry. Lunch. Disassembling of the rafts. Transfer to Irkutsk. Hotel accommodation (***DBL BB).
Day 8 Transfer to airport or railway station. Departure from Irkutsk.

Cost: please for an offer!

Included: Meeting/seeing off in Irkutsk. 2 nights hotel accomodation (***DBL, BB basis) in Irkutsk. All transfers according the programme, 2-person tents with caremats, 3 times a day hot meals during rafting, rafting and camping gear, guides.
Not included: Travel to and from Irkutsk, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.

Options: visa support, schalet to ***** hotel accommodation in Irkutsk, cititour in Irkutsk, visit to Lake Baikal, additional excursions, SGL supplement, gear rental. Without Irkutsk accommodation, the programme might be shorterned to 6 days.

Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut river gorge.
Upper Irkut gorge. Siberian taiga.
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut river.
Upper Irkut: still snow in May...
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut river.
Foggy mountains.
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut river. Cliffs.
Cliffs.
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut river. Campfire.
Cooking on the campfire.
Baikal area rafting. Irkut river rapid.
Baikal area rafting. Irkut river rapid.
In the rapid.
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut river. Canyon.
Canyon on Irkut river.
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut gorge.
Upper Irkut gorge.
Baikal area rafting. Irkut river. Camping.
Stop! The day job is done!
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut river rapid.
Upper Irkut rapid.
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut shivera rapid.
Baikal area rafting. Upper Irkut shivera rapid.
Upper Irkut "shivera" rapid.
Baikal area rafting. Down Irkut river.
Down Irkut.
Baikal area rafting. Down Irkut cliffs.
Down Irkut cliffs.

 

 
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