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Sayan Oka River Rafting. 10 days.

Region: Russia, Eastern Siberia, Eastern Sayan
Activity: rafting, optional trekking (see below)
Trip Category: special, upobn demand
Difficulty: easy to medium, no need of special skill, kids from 14 years old are allowed.
Dates: July - August

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.

One of such the rivers is Sayan Oka. Rafting of class III-IV through interesting rapids down Oka river, virgin Siberian taiga, world deepest Lake Baikal and amazing fishing leave unforgettable impressions.

Day 1 Arrival to Irkutsk. Departure for 12 hour bus trip to the Orlik village. There are 2 stops en route. The 1st is fish market on the shore of Lake Baikal. You can try genuine smoked Baikal omul there! The 2nd is for lunch. Camping in tents on the river near Orlik.
Day 2 Preparing for rafting (assembling of the rafts, training of the members).
Day 3 Rafting down Sayan Oka River to the junction of Zhom-Balok river.
Day 4 Excursion to the waterfall on the Bulun stream. Rafting down to the enter of Orkho-Bom canyon. Camp near the mouth of Kharban-Khara-Gol river.
Day 5 Rafting through the main obstacles en route: rapids of class III-IV. Lunch after the "Integral" rapid. Visit to the "Tourist's Museum". Camp near the mouth of Khara-Gol river.
Day 6 Day of rest. Trekking to the mountains. Amazing fishing. Russian bania.
Day 7 Rafting down through rapids of less difficulty (class 2-3, but the stream speed is high) to the Zharmanbay river.
Day 8 Rafting down to the Ingnok river.
Day 9 End of rafting. Take out near the village of Verkhne-Okinsky. Bus to Irkutsk (6 hrs trip). Hotel accommodation.
Day 10 Departure from Irkutsk.

Cost: please for an offer!

Included: Transfers in Irkutsk, 1 night hotel accomodation (DBL, BB basis), meals during rafting, all transportation to the river and return, rafting and camping gear, guides, safety catamaran personnel.
Not included: Travel to and from Irkutsk, visa fees, alcoholic beverages and other luxuries, personal items.

Optional trekking: there are very interesting hot springs on the Sentsa river, beautiful mountain lakes and volcanic plateau with Topographov peak at the upper part of this river. The trekking up the Sentsa river is 5 extra days long and is available on special demand for extra cost. Fill in this demand in the booking form for this tour! Note: as the rule, this option is available only if all the participants of the trip chose it. So, ask your friends, co-workers, relativies to reach minimum group size (6 persons)!

Optional 3-days Baikal trip:

  • Bus transfer to Listvianka village. Visiting of Limnological Museum. Boat tour on Lake Baikal. Overnight in tents on the shore of Buhta Sennaya ("Hay Bay").
  • Trekking to the Bolshiye Koty ("Big Cats") village on a picturesque trail along the shore of Lake Baikal. Visiting the Biostation Museum. Return to the camp for the night.
  • Trekking to Mis Scriper ("Cape Scriper") with an amazing view of Baikal (400 m ascent). Excursion to the cave with paleolithic site on Cape Scriper. Return by boat to the Listvyanka village. Bus trip to Irkutsk. Hotel accommodation.
Lake Baikal. Fish market.
Siberia. Sayan. Rafting. Oka river.
The team is ready for rafting!
Siberia. Sayan. Rafting. Zhom-Balok river mouth.
The mouth of Zhom-Balok. Volcanic plateau on the background.
Siberia. Sayan. Rafting. Waterfall on Bulum stream, Oka river basin.
Waterfall on the Bulun stream.
Siberia. Sayan. Rafting. Oka river rapid.
In the rapid.
Sayan Oka rafting. Integral rapid.
Rapid "Integral".



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