Rafting on the Chuya and Katun rivers from the village of Chibit to the village of Kuyus

An exciting tour of the two best rivers of Altai from the point of view of rafting: Chue and Katuni. 

At the beginning, we will have two days of slalom skiing with its difficult thresholds: "Petrel", "Behemoth", "Slalom", "Turbine", "Horizon".

Next, we will find ourselves in the waters of the Middle Katun, where almost all the key rapids of the river are located, such as Ilgumen, Kadrinsky Breakthrough, Shabash, Kayancha-1 and 2.

Rafting on the Chuya and Katun rivers is an adventure in which you can satisfy your thirst for extreme from passing river obstacles of various difficulty categories: from relatively simple to category 5 rapids.


city of Biysk
US$ 632
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9 Days
8 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 30 Jun – 8 Jul
    • 20 – 28 Jul
    • 9 – 17 Aug
  • Tent
    8 nights
  • Basic
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Up to 24 people
Minimum age
16 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
105 kg
Group meet at
city of Biysk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

A surge of adrenaline
We will pass the thresholds of different difficulty categories: from the third to the fifth
Living in nature
Let's take a break from the bustling metropolis and recharge
Let's study ancient rock carvings


  • Day 1 - Auto transfer Novosibirsk — Barnaul — Biysk — c.Chibit

    Meeting with other tour participants, getting to know the instructor.

    We take the bus to the Chuya River, passingThe Seminsky pass (the highest point of the Chui tract, height 1717 meters), the Chike-Taman pass (height 1460 meters), numerous serpentines, ascents and descents.

    Along the way, you will see stunning views from the windows, quickly replacing each other.

    Cedar forests, majestic mountains shrouded in haze and colorful meadow grasses on which cows and horses graze will not leave anyone indifferent.

    These peaceful landscapes will help you switch from the hustle and bustle of the city to rest.

    In the evening, you will have dinner and overnight at a tent camp on the banks of the Chuya River.

    The power is on: dinner.

    By car (to Barnaul): 620 km. On the road for 9-10 hours (excluding traffic jams and sanitary stops).

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  • Day 2 - S. Chibit — the "Petrel" threshold — the "Behemoth" threshold
  • Day 3 - Thresholds "Classic", "Slalom", "Iodrinsky"
  • Day 4 - Threshold "Turbine" — threshold "Horizon" — the mouth of the Chuya River
  • Day 5 - The day
  • Day 6 - The mouth of the Chuya River — "Wedding Meadow"
  • Day 7 - Wedding Glade — Petroglyphs parking lot
  • Day 8 - Petroglyphs parking lot — Kuyus village
  • Day 9 - Kuyus village — Gorno-Altaysk — Biysk — Barnaul — Novosibirsk
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

This tour is designed for tourists who have experience rafting on mountain rivers of 3 difficulty categories. Also, good physical training is required from tourists for the successful completion of the tour. 


  • Tent
    8 nights
  • Basic

On the active part of the tourists, tourists are accommodated in 2-, 3-seater modern tents with an awning. 

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 an instruction.

When using cabins, barrel bars, stationary tents, shelters and winter quarters, it is necessary to coordinate accommodation with a guide. Alternative accommodation options are paid additionally according to the price lists of the owners.

Participants' use of personal equipment, including tents, is not compensated.

Tent camp 8 nights

Accommodation in 2-, 3-bed modern tents with awnings.

Tour conditions

up to 24 tourists
Minimum age
16 years old
Maximum weight of the tourist
105 kg
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
city of Biysk

Included in price

  • transfer from Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaisk and back;
  • intra-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 of age are paid additionally);
  • sauna according to the program, on the eighth day of the tour;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • guided tours according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Biysk, Gorno-Altaysk 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;
  • sauna, possible on the seventh day of the tour;
  • 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 rafting; or sneakers (sneakers) with woolen, simple, or 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). 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 the 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, knife), metal or plastic;
  • 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 out on the route is provided with a common first aid kit, which is located at the guide-instructor. However, each participant of an active tour 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);
  • an antihistamine drug that does not cause drowsiness (for example, Kestin, Claritin, Zirtek, etc.) (1 pack);
  • multivitamins (optional).
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