The school of water tourism in Altai. Rivers: Chuya – Ursul – Katun.

The school of water tourism in Altai is an excellent option for active recreation, which energizes and gives a lot of thrills. In this tour, you will find theoretical and practical exercises, the adrenaline of passing the thresholds, the beauty of the May Altai and a complete break from civilization.


Russia, Novosibirsk
US$ 388
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9 Days
8 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 29 Apr – 7 May, 2025
  • Tent
    7 nights
  • Basic
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
18 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Novosibirsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Rafting on the stormy rivers of Altai
We will take training in rafting on rough water
Campfire Songs
We celebrate our stay in Altai every evening
Ancient petroglyphs
We will visit the archaeological complex of Adyr-kan
Blooming Altai
Let's capture the valleys of Katuni and Chuya framed by pink mountains of blooming rhododendron


  • Day 1 - The Boki tract. The first training session

    Meeting in Novosibirsk on April 29, 2024 at 06:00 and transfer to the bus. 

    Tourists from other regions of Russia join here. 

    Along the way, photos of the Katuni and Chuya valleys framed by pink mountains of blooming rhododendron. 

    Arrival in the evening at the Boki tract on the Chui tract. 

    Dinner in the clearing.

    Collecting equipment. 

    A short lecture on the theory of water tourism. 

    Training on the water on a plot of 3 km. to the Petrel threshold (3 k.s.).

    Organization of insurance.

    Passing the Petrel threshold.

    Photo and video shooting. 

    If necessary, re-passage of the Petrel threshold.

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  • Day 2 - Training for passing the lower stage of the Petrel threshold by self-melting. A master class on knitting knots
  • Day 3 - Passage of the thresholds Behemoth (5 k.s.), Turbine (4 k.s.) and Horizon (4 k.s.). Petroglyphs
  • Day 4 - Rafting the mouth of the Chuya – Ilgumen threshold. Excursion to burial mounds of Scythians and Mongols
  • Day 5 - Passage of the Ilgumensky threshold (4 k.s.) and the Sabbath (5 k.s.). Passage of the Kadrinskaya pipe gorge
  • Day 6 - The day
  • Day 7 - Spare day
  • Day 8 - Passage of the lower canyon of the Ursul River
  • Day 9 - Departure
Tourists require hiking experience or special skills, such as: climbing, extreme rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The alloy has 3 difficulty categories with elements of 5 k.s., the thresholds are relatively simple. Training for passing rapids on rough water. The experience of rafting on calm rivers is desirable.


  • Tent
    7 nights
  • Basic

The cost of the tour for 1 person is 35,000 rubles.

Tent camp 7 nights

The tour includes accommodation in a tent.

Tour conditions

up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
18 years old
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Novosibirsk

Included in price

  • transfer from the railway station to the starting point of the rafting and back;
  • car tracking along the entire route;
  • accompanied by an experienced instructor;
  • excellent three meals a day;
  • guided tours according to the program;
  • rental of tourist equipment (sports catamaran, tent, sleeping bag, foam, safety vest);
  • equipment for the organization of insurance;
  • photo and video shooting.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Novosibirsk and back;
  • for tourists from Perm: tickets for the Perm – Novosibirsk – Perm train (meeting at the railway station).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour


  • certified water helmet with a working clasp;
  • full dry or wet wetsuit (top, bottom, sneakers, gloves);
  • trunk / hermetic bag /backpack 85-110 l. (required leave a reserve for general equipment of 25-35 liters);
  • a hermetic bag for the entire volume of the backpack (it is possible to pack everything in thick plastic bags as a last resort).
  • in addition, a small 3-5 liter hermetic bag is desirable for personal items "at hand".
  • sunscreen (mountain sun + water are cruel), sunglasses.
  • Reftamide Green repellent;
  • headlamp flashlight;
  • personal documents and money in a hermetically sealed package;
  • thermos for at least 0.5 liters;
  • knife, spoon, plate, mug;


  • thermal insulation seat (hob, podpopnik);
  • hygienic lipstick, baby cream or ointment Boro-Plus;
  • watches, hermetically sealed matches, lighter;
  • knee pads (it is convenient to stand on them in stops), elbow pads;

By clothes:


  • jacket and trousers, storm or membrane, waterproof;
  • insulated jacket, a down jacket is desirable (at night it may be -10);
  • balaclava/bandana/balaclava for a water helmet on the water;
  • carefully hermetically packed spare set of clothes;


  • bivouac shoes (sneakers or light shoes);
  • sweatshirt (jacket) fleece;
  • thermal underwear;
  • warm windproof hat (windblock, polartek);
  • underwear and socks in an amount that meets your hygienic requirements.
  • toiletries;
  • bathing accessories.

The equipment should be light, comfortable and easy to handle.

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  • US$ 388
    29 Apr – 7 May, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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