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Off the beaten path of Plateu Putorana with Pavel Ageychenko

Destination: Putorana Plateau
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
10 Days
August
Highlights
  • Putorana Plateau - the geographical center of Russia
  • A unique route off the beaten path
  • Full immersion in nature and lack of civilization
  • Visit to the most powerful waterfall in Russia - Kureysky
  • Combination of water-walking route (1100 km by water and 50 km on foot)
  • Trekking to the most mysterious lake - Khantaysky
  • Helicopter flight
  • Amazing landscapes of the land of a thousand lakes and waterfalls
Tour Overview
A lot of people call the Putorana plateau as the lost world of Siberia. The lack of roads, human settlements, short summer and severe winter attract more and more true nature lovers. Translated from the Evenki language, Plateau Putorana means "a land of lakes with steep shores", and translated from Yukaghir - "mountains without peaks." The bizarre mountains of the Putorana Plateau are located on the highest part of the Central Siberian Plateau. Snow on the tops begins to melt in July forming numerous lakes and waterfalls. Stepped slopes descend into the valleys, where powerful rivers and cleanest lakes create a “face” of the plateau...

We intend to conquer the Putorana plateau again and head for the most hidden corners to the very heart, far away from popular tourist routes. Our way lies along the rivers and lakes of the Putorana plateau on a comfortable and safe catamaran boat.  Don't miss an opportunity to touch the pristine ancient lakes up to 100 million years old, and enjoy the bizarre landscapes. In the tour we do radial trekking to discover the most beautiful waterfalls from 10 to 47 m high! The highlight of our expedition is a visit of the Kureysky waterfall - the most powerful waterfall in Russia in the amount of water discharged per second (up to 1000 m3).

Full harmony and isolation from the modern world is guaranteed. Hiking, overnight in the tent under the starry sky, campfire songs, boat adventures and the riddles of wild world of Putorana await you. All you need is good physical condition and fighting spirit. An experienced team of guides, together with Pavel Ageichenko, founder of BaikalNature, will do everything to create a pleasant atmopsphere. The tour is a kind of an expedition, so the route can be adjusted depending on the conditions.

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Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Arrival in Turuhansk
    Turuhansk
  • Day 2
    Kureyskoe reservoir
    Turuhansk — Svetlogorsk
  • Day 3
    Welcome to Plateu Putorana
    Lake Dupkun — River Malaya Gusinaya
  • Day 4
    Most powerful waterfall
    Malaya Gusinaya — Kureysky waterfall
  • Day 5
    Canyon of the river Kureyka
    River Kureyka — Lake Dupkun
  • Day 6
    Putorana from above
    Putorana Plateu
  • Day 7
    Waterfalls of Putorana
    River Gagarya-2
  • Day 8
    Back to Svetlogorsk
    Plateu Putorana — Kureysky station
  • Day 9
    Flight to Turuhansk
    Svetlogorsk — Turuhansk
  • Day 10
    End of the programme
    Igarka
  • 11:00
    Arrival in Turukhansk and check in to the hotel
    Accommodation is not included in the tour price and it is paid on site. Please, ask your manager to book the hotel in advance.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
    Possible in any cafe of the city
  • 15:00
    Free time in the city
    You can visit the local history museum, the Turukhansk Holy Trinity Monastery, or take a walk along the banks of the Yenisei (not included in the cost of the tour).
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel Not included
Photo of the day
Route
Turuhansk
  • 07:30
    Breakfast Not included
  • 09:00
    Gathering a group at the airport
    In the morning we head to the airport to fly to the village of Svetlogorsk, where we will begin our journey to the center of the Putorana plateau along a unique and inaccessible route for many.
  • 09:10
    Departure to Svetlogorsk
    By helicopter we are flying to the village of Svetlogorsk. The flight duration is about 40 minutes, 130 km.
  • 10:00
    Crossing the Kureyka river
    After landing in the village of Svetlogorsk, your guide-instructor will meet you. Boarding a boat. Loading your things into the boat. At the beginning, our path will pass along the Kureyskoye reservoir. When the Kureyskaya hydroelectric power station was built, huge territories were under water, as a result numerous islands, different in size and shape, were formed. You can discover it from the window. After 100 km, we will enter the usual channel of the Kureyka River and begin to go upstream to Lake Dupkun. On the river we will meet 3 rapids that we can easily overcome.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    During our boat journey we will stop for a picnic on the shore!
  • 14:00
    "Gates" of Lake Dupkun
    After lunch we will continue our journey to the gates of Lake Dupkun, presenting a narrow of the lake. Then we discover the endless Putorana plateau, the land of a thousand lakes and waterfalls: giant mountains on both sides, unknown landscapes of the northern region. As you go further along the lake, the mountains will become bigger and bigger, and canyons appear on the slopes with countless rushing waterfalls. We find some picturesque place to set up a tent camp.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Campfire dinner.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
Route
Turuhansk — Svetlogorsk
Accommodation
Camping
Note

transfer  (330km)

  • 08:00
    Early breakfast
  • 09:00
    Putorana plateu
    We continue our journey from lake Dupkun. We are on the Putorana plateau. On both sides you can enjoy the view on huge ladders mountains, and as you move along the lake, the height of the mountains increases, canyons appear on the slopes,and countless waterfalls rush down. By lunchtime we will arrive at our camp, which is located at the mouth of the Malaya Gusinaya river.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the camp
  • 14:00
    Trekking to waterfalls
    After lunch, we go to explore the nearby waterfalls on the Malaya Gusinaya River. Trekking 4 km.
  • 19:00
    Campfire
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Lake Dupkun — River Malaya Gusinaya
Accommodation
Camping
Note

3 h transfer  (100km)

1 h trekking  (4km)

  • 07:30
    Early breakfast
  • 08:00
    Departure by boat
    Today we have radial trekking with overnight at the waterfall. Let's head to one of the famous waterfalls of the Putorana Plateau. We will go the mouth of the Yaktali River, the waters of which form hundreds of waterfalls of the Putorana Plateau.
  • 13:00
    Lunch-picnic
  • 14:00
    Trekking to the Big Kureysky waterfall
    Start trekking to the most powerful waterfall of the Putorana Plateau and Russia. One day hike includes overnight stay in the vicinity of the waterfall, so we take the necessary equipment. The route lies through difficult terrain.Finally, we will discover the majestic Kureysky waterfall. The amount of discharged water per second is about 300 cubic metres per second, in floods up to 1000 cubic meters per second. Just imagine the power and majesty of this waterfall, when tons of water fall from a 13-meter height!
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Malaya Gusinaya — Kureysky waterfall
Accommodation
Camping
Note

5 h trekking  (7km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
    Early wake up and breakfast.Setting of the camp. It is possible to take a couple of photos of the Big Kureysky waterfall in the morning sun.
  • 11:00
    Return way to the boat
    Aftre breakfast, we continue our way along the picturesque canyon of Kureyka.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Canyon of Kureyka river
    We go to explore the Kureyka canyon on foot. Along the way, we will sometimes approach the canyon to take photos. Here, the canyon walls reach 10-20 meters in height with waterfalls of various heights and shapes. From above you can see the numerous rapids of the river. Then we go down the river by boat to the base camp, where we will set up camp for the overnight stay.
  • 19:00
    Campfire
    After dinner, you can relax in the mobile sauna.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
Route
River Kureyka — Lake Dupkun
Accommodation
Camping
Note

3 h trekking  (7km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trekking to the observation point
    It's time to see the upper world of Putorana. Today we will ascend to the mountain next to the camp. To the first observation point, which is located at an altitude of 650m above sea level almost everyone will be able to reach. Those who wish can go with the second instructor to the 3-observation point, the height of which is 995 m above sea level. Gorgeous views will not leave anyone indifferent.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Returning to the camp
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the camp
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Putorana Plateu
Accommodation
Camping
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure to the river Gagarya-2
    After breakfast we go to the Gagarya-2 river, 6 km by boat. Explore the river canyon with waterfalls. First we will visit the waterfall "Kosoy" 10 meters high. After 3 km, we discover the stunning waterfall "2 Brothers" with a height of 47 meters.
  • 13:00
    Lunch - picnic
  • 15:00
    Return to the camp and mobile banya
    Upon arrival in the camp, you have a rest or do fishing. Also, the mobile banya will be ogranised.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
River Gagarya-2
Accommodation
Camping
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Departure to Svetlogorsk
    Our journey comes to an end and we head for the village of Svetlogorsk along the familiar path.
  • 13:00
    Lunch-picnic
  • 17:00
    Camping
    We will stay overnight in the vicinity of the Kureiskiy HPS. Have a rest and free time.
  • 19:00
    Dinner on fire
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Plateu Putorana — Kureysky station
Accommodation
Camping
  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Departure to Svetlogorsk
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Arrival to Svetlogorsk and flight to Turukhansk
  • 17:00
    Check-in the hotel Not included
    Upon arrival, check-in. Accommodation in Turuhansk is not included in the cost of the tour. Please, contact us to book it advance. Payment on site. Free time and rest.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel Not included
Photo of the day
Route
Svetlogorsk — Turuhansk
Note

7 h transfer  (230km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel Not included
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the airport Not included
    * You can continue your journey along the Yenisei River by ship to Krasnoyarsk (4 days on the way). Or go by plane to Krasnoyarsk. Please contact us if you need help buying boat or plane tickets. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Igarka
Detailed description
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Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Letter of invitation
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price given is for a group of 4 people. If there are less than 4 persons, the price of the tour will be recalculated. It is possible to get to the Turuhansk city by plane or ship from Krasnoyarsk. Airline tickets from 14,000 rubles (price 2021) The cost of ship ticket is from 6,000 rubles to 28,000 rubles depending on the category of the cabin (prices 2021) Accommodation and transfer in Turuhansk is not included on 1 and 9 days. Opptionally, we can arrange it for you. Payment on site in cash. Please note that the weather conditions on the plateau Putorana are changeable. Also, there can be a lot of insects in the summer, make sure to take repellents. Please, follow our check-list before the departure. The tour includes easy radial hikes to the waterfalls (500 m to 2 km), however during trekking to the Big Kureysky waterfall with an overnight stay, equipment will be divided between all participants. This route is a kind of expedition, so the itinerary can be changed according to the weather conditions as well as unforeseen events. ***IMPORTANT: For the foreign residents it's needed to get a special entry permit. The documents should be filed 2-3 months before the departure. For getting this document we need: - the notarised translation of your passport in Russia (all pages); - the copy of the visa. Don't hesitate to contact us for all details. TERMS OF PAYMENT AND CANCELLATON POLICY: For booking the tour you need to pay 30 % from the cost of the tour. The rest amount should be paid two month before the departure. in case of tour cancellation from 30 to 14 days before the departure, the cancellation fees in amount of 30 % is due; in case of tour cancellation less than 14 days before the departure, the cancellation fees in amount of 100 % is due

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