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“Ergaki” Nature Park and “Sayano-Shushensky” Nature Reserve

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Possible tour dates:
  • 25.05.2020-02.06.2020
    1150 €
  • 16.06.2020-24.06.2020
    1150 €
  • 23.06.2020-01.07.2020
    1150 €
  • 27.07.2020-04.08.2020
    1150 €
  • 03.08.2020-11.08.2020
    1150 €
  • 17.08.2020-25.08.2020
    1150 €
  • 14.09.2020-20.09.2020
    1150 €
  • 19.10.2020-27.10.2020
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6 days
Date: May - October

“Ergaki” Natural Park is the pearl of Yenisei Siberia.  Its rocky peaks and transparent mountain lakes attract the attention of tourists from all over the world.  You are waited by picturesque mountain-taiga landscapes, spiky granite peaks, stormy and rapids rivers, emerald lakes surrounded by untouched taiga, valleys created by glaciers millions of years ago.

What awaits you:You will walk on Lake Rainbow at the foot of the Sleeping Sayan, find yourself at the Hanging Stone - the main attraction of these places, see the outlines of the Sleeping Sayan mountain range, plunge into the world of ancient warriors in the famous “Stone Town”.

You will also visit the Sayano-Shushenskoye nature reserve, see the most powerful hydroelectric plant in Russia, take a boat trip along the Sayano-Shushenskoye reservoir, watch wild animals in their natural habitat and admire fantastic landscapes.  Various trekking routes await you every day.  You will visit one of them in Tuva at the Azhig-Sug mineral spring-“arzhaan”, learn about its useful characteristics and traditions of Tuvan-style balneological procedures.

Physical fit: special physical training is not required.


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  • Meal as per the program
  • Equipment for rafting and field camp gear
  • Accommodation at the forest lodges
  • Guides and instructors services
  • Transport services on routes


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  • DBL accommodation in the forest lodge


  • cash (for souvenirs
  • shaman’s receptions
  • rites
  • and other personal expenses)
  • individual medications (if necessary)
  • warm trousers and jacket
  • sport pants
  • fleece jumper and sweater
  • waterproof hiking shoes (or other hiking shoes)
  • cotton socks (3-4 pairs)
  • wool socks (2 pairs)
  • T-shirts (2-3 pieces)
  • mosquito repellents
  • video and photo equipment in sealed packaging
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Program by day

Day 1

6.35 - 7.35 Group meeting at the airport of Abakan. 7.45 - 11.00 Transfer through the city of Sayanogorsk towards to the observation deck of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric station and coastal spillway. You will see the largest power plant in Russia. Boarding on a boat. 11.00 - 16.30 Travel along the Sayano-Shushensky reservoir along the route “Joyskaya Sosnovka – cordon “Golaya” with a walking tour to the “Katushka” waterfall (200 m along the trail from the boat). Lunch on a boat. On the way you will hear the history of the construction of the hydroelectric plant and the reservoir, about the fauna and flora of the reservoir and its shores. 16.30 - 23.00 Arrival on the cordon "Golaya". Dinner, evening program in the wardroom. Overnight accommodation in 2 and 3-seater cockpits of the floating base. Video and slide presentations about the reserve.

Day 2

Day 2: 6.00 - 7.00. Breakfast at the boat. 8.30 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. Travel across the Sayano-Shushensky reservoir along the route “cordon “Golaya”- cordon “Kurgol”. Lunch on a boat. Along the way, you will learn more about the reserve, its forest zones and high altitudes, you can watch from a boat how animals behave in natural habitat. There is a chance to see Siberian mountain goats that live on the banks of the reservoir. 14.30 - 17.30 Arrival at the Kurgol cordon, walking tour along the Pathfinder Trail. An interactive tour about the traces of the activity of animals and plants of the river valley. We will go to the observation points, where you can take fantastic photos. 17.30 - 18.30 Swimming in the bay of the river Kurgol. 18.30 - 23.00 Russian sauna “banya”. Dinner and evening entertainment in the fireplace room of the guest house. Overnight in the guest house of the reserve.

Day 3

5.00 - 5.30 Early morning. Boarding a boat. Today we are leaving for Tuva. 5.30 - 16.30 Boat trip across the Sayano-Shushensky reservoir along the route "Kurgol" - cordon "Sugur" – Yime (Tuva)”. Animals watching from the boat. If you are lucky, maybe you will even catch a photo of Siberian goats with goatlings. Breakfast and lunch on a boat. Walking tour to the cult-balneological mineral spring or, as the Tuvans call it, Arzhaan “Azhig-Sug” (5 km along a non-asphalt road). Here you will be introduced to the traditions of arzhan treatment in Tuva. Return back to "Kurgol". 16.30 - 18.30 Rest and dinner at the guest house. 18.30 - 21.00 Evening photo hunt. 21.00 - 23.00 Evening leisure program, viewing the materials of the past day. Overnight in guest house.

Day 4

6.00 - 7.00. Early morning. Boarding a boat. 7.00 - 17.00 Traveling along the reservoir along the route “Kurgol cordon” – the bay Joyskaya Sosnovka. Lunch, dinner on a boat. 17.00 - 19.00 Transfer from the bay Joyskaya Sosnovka to the park-hotel "The owner of taiga" with an overnight stay in the rooms of the park-hotel.

Day 5

9.00 - 10.00 breakfast in the cafe "The owner of Taiga" 10.00 - 16-00 Start of the trekking to the, Lake "Rainbow", "Hanging Stone" "Sleeping Sayan". “Hanging Stone” is the landmark of these places. Its name doesn’t come from nowhere: after all, this stone lies on the edge, hanging over Lake Rainbow. Next to this huge stone you feel all the power of nature. It seems that this huge colossus is about to stagger and fly down into the Rainbow Lake. But no, no matter how much tourists try to move the stone, it holds firmly to the surface of the rock at the very edge. According to a well-known legend, if a hanging stone falls, the Sleeping Sayan, a hero-rock, will wake up. 13.00 Picnic on the Hanging Stone. You will also see the outlines of the Sleeping Sayan mountain massif - it resembles a giant lying on its back. For locals, these mountains have long been considered a sacred place. Return to base. 16-00 - 19-00 Russian Sauna “Banya” 19.00 - 20.00 Dinner. Overnight stay in the parl-hotel “The owner of taiga”

Day 6

9-00 - 10.00 breakfast in the cafe " The owner of taiga " 10-00 - 16-00 Departure to the "Stone Town" (take away lunch is provided). During a walk along the narrow streets of a fantastic stone city, you will plunge into the world of ancient warriors who fought for their people with enemy tribes. The stone city is a legendary place for the Sayan people, who opposed the forces of the Tatar khan in an unequal battle. 16-00 - 17-00 Return from the "Stone Town", dinner at the cafe " The owner of taiga " 17-00 Transfer to the city of Abakan. The end of the tour.
We reserve the right to adjust and change routes. We make individual tours at the request of tourists.
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