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Trekking to Ergaki nature park

Dates: 2-6 July 2024
(per person)
250 eur
Includes:meals on route
transfer from Abakan to Ergaki and back
tents, cans etc
Excludes:international flights
visa fees
accommodation in Abakan
meals on the road and in Abakan
Length: 500km by car, 70km on foot
Start from Abakan
level: medium (some fitness required)

West Sayan is a scenic spot of Russia with alpine forms of mountains. Deep valleys divide ridges. Lakes reflect sky like a mirror. Waterfalls make a noise into crevices.

We will meet in Abakan, small and green town, capital of Khakassia. Then we will go by car towards Tuva (about 4 hours).

Ergaki ridge is a part of West Sayan mountains. For years it attract backpackers, campers and hikers. We invite you to explore this destination.

Height vary during the treks from 1500 to 2000 meters. No need to be careful of altitude sickness.

Weather is very changeable, rains are frequent. Day temperature in July vary from 15 to 30 celsius, night temperature is 10..15 celsius.

Itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions.

Please note there are no porters, horses or mules. You have to carry all your things plus part of shared food (about 5 kg)

List of equipment
-backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
- trekking shoes, light shoes for 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 Transfer from Abakan to Ergaki nature park. It takes about 4 hours. At first we will see steppes of Minusinsk hollow. Then steppes will be replaced by woods and mountains. West Sayan ridge divides Khakassia and Tuva republics. Roughly middle of Sayan ridge is Ergaki trekking area. Start of trekking. Hiking for 4 hours, overnight at Svetloe lake. Accommodation: tent 8
2 Hiking to Mramornoe lake (Marble lake) and waterfall. Accommodation: tent 13
3 Ascent to Ptitsa pass with view to Parabola mountain and central part of Ergaki ridge. Returning to Svetloe lake. Accommodation: tent 12
4 Descent to road (7km), transfer to Tormozakovskiy bridge (20km). Accommodation: guesthouse. 8
5 Hiking to Visyachiy kamen (Hanging Stone) . Departure to Abakan (220km) 10


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