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Rafting on the Katun river

Destination: Altai
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
7 Days
Highlights
  • Possibility to stay in the most beautiful places of journey
  • An itinerary presenting the opportunity for teambuilding and nature immersion
  • Rafting on the Katun River, the biggest of Gorno-Altai
Tour Overview

The Katun River, 688 km long, is the main river of Gorno-Altai. It is born in the southern ice slopes of Mt. Belukha (4,506 m) near the Gebler glacier and forms the Ob River after joining by the Biya River.

The tour "Rafting on the Katun River" is ideal for the amateurs of active trips, full of adrenalin. This rafting experience begins in the village Tungur to finish in Chemal, situated on the banks of the river Katun. During these seven days rich in emotions you will discover the Altai and enjoy physical activities, by discovering the white-water of Katun which reserves for you peaceful passages, advantageous for contemplation, and also other tumultuous as the Akkem Breach, one of the biggest and longest rapids in the itinerary, and the Shabash rapids, the most impressive on the river.

Supervised by nice and attentive monitors paying attention to your security at any time, you will go throw everything safely!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    The biggest river of Altai
    Barnaul city — village Tungur
  • Day 2
    Starting the Katun river rafting
    village Tungur — Argut village
  • Day 3
    Beauties of the Central Altai
    Argut village — Yaloman village
  • Day 4
    Departure to the "lost world"
    Yaloman village
  • Day 5
    Rapid Shabash
    Katun river
  • Day 6
    Free day
    Katun river
  • Day 7
    One more rapid and end of teh navigation
    Barangol village — Barnaul city
  • 07:00
    Arrival to the Barnaul airport
    *The indicated time is approximate and can be changed according to your flight.
  • 09:00
    Deaprture to the Katun River
    Your trip begins with the legendary road of Altai – the road of Chuya which we will follow during 616,7 km. One the way we will go along the biggest river of Gorno-Altai – the Katun River and cross the highest point at ther Seminsky pass from where you will have an exceptional view on mountains and the forest of cedars.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    En route (not included, to pay on site)
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the road
    Trip goes on through the valley of Ursul river, you leave the road of Chuya and go up to the pass of Yaboganski. By passing it, you’ll arrive at the steppe of Ust-Kanskaya and just after another small pass (Kyrlyk) to the steppe Abayskaya. It’s still the Gromotuha pass to cross and you are in the valley of Uymon. There, you have one hour of road up to the village Tungur.
  • 18:00
    Accommodation in the tents
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    near the fire
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Barnaul city — village Tungur
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Strarting the rafting
    Today you’ll pass the rapid of Akkem (IV category), the most difficult part in the upper stream of the Katun River.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    Outdoor picnic.
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
    After the lunch our navigation will calm enough. We will go till the embouchment of the Argut river. This place became the improvised museum of the tourists' arts.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Hot dinner near the fire.
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
village Tungur — Argut village
Note

5 h rafting  (35km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Rafting to the river Bolshoy Yaloman
    You have possibility to admire the beauty of the Central Altai. The region of the Yaloman village has a specific microclimate. As a result there are apple and plum gardens.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the navigation
    As soon as we get the endpoint, we have a rest and go fishing.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Argut village — Yaloman village
Note

6 h rafting  (45km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Starting of the rafting
    Continuation of rafting on the Katun River. The first rapid to pass is Igulmen (IV category), 500 meters long and where waves can be as high as 3 meters. You can also pass by the edge of the river.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
    Passage of the Kadrinskaya Truba rapid (IV category). After passing the Poganka rapid the group will stop for dinner and spend the night in the tent on the beach surrounded by huge pines "Zateriannyï mir" (Lost world).
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Yaloman village
Note

6 h rafting  (34km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Rafting on the Katun
    Active day. You’ll pass the most powerful and agitated rapid of the Katun River – Shabash (IV category).
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    Picnic on the beautiful sand beach.
  • 15:00
    Continuation of teh navigation
    We continue our navigation to the camp "Petroglyphs" situated in the pinewood.
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Katun river
Note

6 h rafting  (34km)

  • 10:00
    Free time
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Free time
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Katun river
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Navigation along the river
  • 12:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 13:00
    Departure to teh Barangol village
  • 16:00
    Russian banya
    Rest
  • 19:00
    Farewell dinner
  • 22:00
    Departure to Barnaul
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Barangol village — Barnaul city
Note

2 h rafting  (15km)

transfer  (390km)

Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Medical insurance
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Tent rental
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Letter of invitation
  • Raft and equipment rental
Price does not include
  • English-speaking guide
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Guaranteed departure from 6 participants. The price includes breakfast on Day 2-7, lunch on Day 2-7 and dinner on Day 1-7. English-speaking attendant services 25 000 RUB. To note: maximum weight to take part in this trip is 110 kg.

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Daniel
From 10 July 2016 to 3 August 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal, Altai
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Nous avons apprecié le circuit du Grand Baïkal avec ses beaux paysages et son côté nature immense et presque intacte notamment dans la partie nord du lac et ce malgré le temps un peu trop long passé dans les transports mais nous comprenons que la dimension des lieux et l'éloignement géographique justifient ces dépacements un peu pénibles. Nous remercions notre guide Natalia qui fût parfaite en
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Nous vous remercions pour les remarques que vous portez à notre attention. Pour les inconvénients que vous avez eu lors des longs déplacements dans la région de l'Altaï, je voudrais vous expliquer que vue que les distances entre les destinations proposées par ce voyage sont assez grandes, alors pour découvrir toutes ces endroits dans un seul voyage il est nécessaire de parcourir plusieurs kilomètres par jour. Cependant, nous sommes étonnés de recevoir un avis négatif sur votre séjour en Altaï, parce que les guides locales nous ont répondu de n'avoir eu aucun problème durant l'intégralité de votre séjour. Nous prenons en compte tous vos commentaires qui nous aident à travailler à l'évolution de nos programmes et à améliorer l'organisation de nos séjours. En espérant vous voir dans notre pays à nouveau, avec nos meilleurs salutations,
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Superbe voyage très dépaysant. Le guide Igor était très professionnel.
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Destination: Lake Baikal
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Tout était parfait, les transferts impeccables, Irina, Andrej, Janna et Anna furent des guides de qualité. Vous aviez parfaitement choisi les lieux de séjour et de repas La base Lada à Olkhone nous convenait parfaitement, nous avons eu l’occasion d’y rencontrer un charmant groupe féminin qui était aussi en villégiature pour quelques jours et qui comprenait une ancienne professeure de français…
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From 30 January 2017 to 9 February 2017
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From 2 March 2017 to 8 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Un séjour grandiose et inoubliable à tout point de vue. Dans la description, il faudrait peut-être quand même préciser que pour faire les 2 jours de marche sur le lac, il vaut mieux être entrainé à marcher vite en cas de mauvaise météo. Ceci a été le cas pour nous le dimanche, avant d'arriver au campement. Heureusement notre guide Andreï a été parfait et notre groupe était homogène pour avoir une
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