Rafting along the lower Katun River from the mouth of the Kuyus river to the village of Manzherok

Rafting on the lower Katun will give you a feeling similar to riding a roller coaster. Sharp ascents and descents, splashes of water and the sound of the river will leave unforgettable memories in your soul.

Location

Novosibirsk, Barnaul
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US$ 296
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 11 Jul
    • 17 – 21 Jul
    • 27 – 31 Jul
    • 6 – 10 Aug
    • 16 – 20 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 24 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Unity with nature
We will spend the night in tents and cook over a campfire
A surge of adrenaline
We will sail more than 120 km on rafts and overcome several exciting rapids

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Auto transfer Novosibirsk – Barnaul – Biysk – S. Kuyus

    We meet in Novosibirsk and Barnaul, take the bus to the starting point of the active part of the tour.

    From Biysk, our way lies along the Chui tract, a famous mountain highway with sharp ascents, descents and serpentines.

    In the village of Ust-Sema, we turn onto the Chemalsky highway along which we drive to the village of Kuyus.

    We stay overnight in a tent campsite.

    By car (from Barnaul): 410 km. On the road for 6-7 hours (excluding traffic jams and sanitary stops).

  • Day 2 - S. Kujus – S. Chemal
  • Day 3 - S. Chemal – S. Cheposh
  • Day 4 - S. Cheposh – P. Limy
  • Day 5 - Izvestkovy settlement – Gorno-Altaysk – Biysk – Barnaul – Novosibirsk
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Tent camp 4 nights

In the active part, tourists are accommodated in 2-3-seater modern tents with an awning. In the 1,3,4 th and the tour, accommodation in tents on the territory of the tent campsite. Tents are set up and removed by the participants themselves (unless additional maintenance is agreed). If you don't know how to set up a tent, ask the instructor to give you a briefing.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 24 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Novosibirsk, Barnaul

Included in price

  • transport delivery to the tour from Novosibirsk, Barnaul and back, within the route crossings according to the program;
  • guide-instructor services;
  • meals from dinner on the day of arrival to lunch on the day of departure;
  • group equipment: raft, carrot (saved the end), general dry runs, a barrel for groceries, tents, awning, campfire and kitchen equipment, first aid kit;
  • Personal equipment: life jacket, helmet, paddle, dry run, neoprene overalls, windproof jacket, sleeping bag, sleeping mat (karemat); 
  • medical insurance and accident insurance (insurance for foreign citizens and citizens of the Russian Federation over 64 years old is paid additionally);
  • sauna, according to the program on the fourth day of the tour;
  • guided tours according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaisk and back;
  • insurance for foreign citizens (including CIS countries) and citizens of the Russian Federation over 64 years of age;
  • meals at roadside cafes, during the transfer;
  • services offered at the base parking lots and not included in the program;
  • any changes to the program that entail additional costs.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • neoprene shoes (boots) for alloy; sneakers with woolen, plain, and preferably neoprene socks; We do not issue neoprene shoes;
  • a neoprene wetsuit (half-overalls) of 3 mm is issued on the route. If you wish, you can take a neoprene jacket with you (not included in the price, we do not rent it, ask in advance). In case of bad weather, you can take a turtleneck, vest, shirt (not restricting movement) under the neoprene. We issue splash-proof jackets on top of the neoprene;
  • a set of clothes for moving in the car and relaxing in the camp – trousers, shirt, shorts, T-shirt;
  • replacement shoes for camping (sneakers, slates);
  • a warm sweater;
  • warm jacket (synthetic or down jacket);
  • warm hat (fleece or wool);
  • a cap or a panama hat;
  • gloves (even simple cotton ones will do);
  • socks – 2-3 pairs of cotton or linen, 2 pairs of wool;
  • a waterproof raincoat or suit that can withstand heavy rain;
  • bathing suit;
  • toilet and hygiene supplies. Including hygienic lipstick and sunscreen with a high protection factor;
  • sunglasses that protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays in the mountains;
  • small flashlight (headlamp);
  • individual medicines;
  • a camera or video camera (optional) with hermetically sealed;
  • tourist seat (hob);
  • personal tableware (bowl, mug, spoon);
  • we give out sleeping bags, but it is better to have your own (comfort -5;0), since the sleeping bag is an object of individual use.

It is mandatory to have a passport (birth certificate), a medical insurance policy and money for souvenirs, additional baths, etc.

  • Recommendations for filling an individual first aid kit:

    The group going on a rafting tour of the Altai rivers is provided with a common first aid kit, which is located with the instructor guide. However, each participant of an active tour of Altai must also have a personal first-aid kit, which must contain a supply of individual medicines (which you regularly take), as well as the following medicines:

  • patch for scratches, cuts and calluses (bactericidal (with "green") 6x10 cm is recommended, as it holds well on the skin and can be cut into pieces of different widths);
  • roll Band-aid (1 pc.);
  • a medium-sized bandage (1 pc.);
  • analgesic (in tablets) (1 pack);
  • aspirin (1 pack);
  • citramon (1 pack);
  • nasal congestion relief drops (1 pc.);
  • eye drops (Albucide) (1 pc.);
  • remedy for cold symptoms (for example, Coldrex, etc.) (2-3 packs);
  • antiseptic ointment or cream (for example, Levomekol, Baneocin, etc.) (1 pc.);
  • sunburn remedy (for example, Lifeguard, Boro-plus, Panthenol, etc.) (1 pc.);
  • elastic bandage (1 pc.);
  • remedy for sore throat (1-2 packs);
  • fast-acting remedies for indigestion (for example, Loperamide, Imodium, etc.) (1-2 packs);
  • enzyme preparation (for example, Mezim, etc.) (1-2 packs);
  • antihistamine drug that does not cause drowsiness (for example, Kestin, Claritin, Zirtek, etc.) (1 pack);
  • multivitamins (optional).
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 296
    7 – 11 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 296
    17 – 21 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 296
    27 – 31 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 296
    6 – 10 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 296
    16 – 20 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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