Chuya - Katun
Rafting the two most popular and yet so unlike rivers of the Altai - the Chuya and the Katun - is an opportunity to try one"s strength. The Chuya (the right tributary of the Katun) is a winding mountain stream with rapids named "Storm petrel", "Hippopotamus", "turbine", "Horizon", which are hard to go through in terms of technique and which are of the degrees of difficulty 4 and 5. The Chuya is a site of regular Russian Cup aquatic all-round competitions. The Katun - the prime waterway of the mountainous Altai - will get you dumbfounded with its magnificence and power of rapids of difficulty classes 3 and 4.
Having set out to this route you"ll be overwhelmed with emotions and flooded by adrenaline. All along the way you"ll be backed by highly skilled guides who"ll see to your safety, making your holidays unforgettable and eventful. You are to find out what a field "blackwise" bath is, to taste delicious Altaic fishes - taimen and grayling (salmon family, Salmonidae) and, with a bit of luck, native Altaic lamb dishes.
- Duration - 11 days. Rafting - 8 days.
- Rafting difficulty class - 4, sometimes 5.
- Day"s marches - 3 to 6 hours.
- Rafting skills would not be superfluous.
- Admittance age - 18.
- Number of persons in a group - 5 at the minimum, 12 at the maximum.
- The rafts are convoyed by a stand-by catamaran.
- A group is serviced by 3 to 4 guides and a cook.
Arrival date schedule
26.07 ? 05.08, 05.08 ? 15.08