Tours to Ergaki nature park


Tour to Ergaki, West Sayan, Krasnoyarsk krai

Tour to Ergaki
Grey line - trail to camp site. Red line - radial hikes.
Dates: 1-6 July 2017
Days: 6
meals on route
transfer from Abakan to West Sayan
tents, cans
picking up at airport
Excludes:international flights
visa fees
accommodation in Abakan
meals in Abakan
Length: 500km by car, 120km on foot
Start from Abakan
level: easy (no special training needed)
Conditions Accommodation during the tour in tents.
Cooking on fire. Weather is changeable.

West Sayan is 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 cosy town, capital of Khakassia. Then we will go by car towards Tuva (about 4 hours). Roughly in the middle we will cross majestic Sayan mountains.
We will pass by steep trails with exciting views.

How to go to Abakan
- flight Moscow-Abakan. There are two airlines: Vladivostokavia and S7.
- flight Moscow-Krasnoyarsk (check airlines on
Bus Krasnoyarsk-Abakan (depart every hour from bus station). (takes 7 hours).
If you want to go with comfort you can buy train ticket - platzkart (takes 9 hours).

List of equipment

- trekking shoes, light shoes for day's rest

day description km
1 Transfer from Abakan to Ergaki nature park. Start of trekking. Overnight at Svetloe lake. 8
2 Hike to Ptitsa ("Bird") pass and Marble waterfall 10
3 Hike to Tushkanchik mountain 12
4 Hike to Zolotarnoe lake and Vidovka mountain 9
5 Descent down to road, transfer to Abakan 9

Trekking to Siberia - Trekking tours to Russian mountains (Altai, Sayan).