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Trekking to Kuznetsk Alatau mountains

Dates: 20 - 29 June 2022
(per person)
460 €
Includes:meals on route
transfer from Abakan to Luzhba
tents, cans
guide service
Excludes:international flights
renting personal equipment
visa fees
meals in cafes
accommodation in Abakan
Length: 200km by train, 70km on foot
Start from Abakan
level: difficult (trekking experience required). You have to carry personal equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mat) and 4kg of shared food

Kuznetsk Alatau features picturesque mountain area, various fauna, clear water and bright flowers. Best time to visit is June. You can see how summer is changing to spring season during going up.
We will see lots of flowers - violets, aquilegia, euphorbia, globe-flowers and much more. Golden Valley, beautiful area with lakes and snowfields is just below Karatash plateau.
Animals we've seen in Kuznetsk Alatau mountains: reindeer, roe deer, bear.
Estimate your fitness level for this trip. You have to carry all stuff and cross some streams on logs.

Height of Karatash pass is 1560 meters above sea level.
Highest point of Kuznetsk Alatau ridge is Verhy Zub (2180m).

Meeting point is Abakan, capital of Khakassia republic.
In the evening we are transported to Luzhba station by train. We cross Tom river before proceeding further into wilderness.

Average day temperature is +15..+25 Celsius. Night temperature is about 0..+10 Celsius.
Fog and low clouds are usual. It can be rainy, so take waterproof clothes and equipment.

Trekking 2018 pictures

Group meeting on 19th June in Abakan. Preparation for trekking, leaving Abakan by train in the evening.

List of equipment
- backpack, warm sleeping bag (with extreme temperature to -15 celsius), sleeping pad
- trekking shoes, light shoes for river wading and day's rest
- rain jacket, pants, fleece pullover, thermal underwear, socks (2 pairs of cotton and 1 pairs of warm trekking socks), cap, raincoat
- the dishes (mug, spoon, bowl and knife)
- forehead lamp
- matches, personal first-aid kit, dental paste with tooth brush, tissue

day description km
1 20th June. Leaving Abakan by train at 9 pm.
2 21th June. Arrival to Luzhba station during the night 2am, waiting few hours for boat transfer. Cross river Tom by boat, 8km by 4wd. Start of hiking. 12km on foot. Going up to Shorsky pass and descent to valley of Maliy Kazyr river.
3 22th June. Hiking along Maliy Kazyr river.
4 23th June. Climbing to Karatash pass, hiking at plateau, descend to the valley.
5 24th June. Short hikes, ascend to closest mountain. Nice views with snowfields, brooklets and lakes.
6 25th June. Rest day in Golden Valley.
7 26th June. Hiking in Golden Valley.
8 27th June. Climbing up to plateau, descent to Maliy Kazyr valley.
9 28th June. Descent to Tom river. Accommodation in lodge.
10 29st June. Transfer to Abakan by train. Leaving Luzhba at 9am, arriving to Abakan at 5pm.


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