New Year's hike in the Urals

Winter in the Urals is real, snowy, and beautiful. And hiking in Taganay National Park is a great opportunity to see all this, enjoy the romance of snow–covered mountains and forests in comfort, since all overnight stays will be in heated houses – no one will freeze!

Location

Russia, Chelyabinsk
from
US$ 614
US$ 529
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 Dec, 2024 – 5 Jan, 2025
    • 2 – 8 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 22 people
Minimum age
13 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Chelyabinsk
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Hot bathhouse
Let's steam with brooms, and then plunge into an ice hole or snowdrift
Eating at the campfire
Let's try the special taste of soup and tea cooked over a campfire
Spiritual gatherings
Guitar songs, conversations, jokes, laughter and smiles
Gorgeous sunrises
Original photos in a dress in a snowy forest at dawn
Digital detox
Powerfully reboot without connection and Internet
New acquaintances
During the campaign we will find a friendly team

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. Departure to Taganay. Preparing for a hike

    We will meet in Chelyabinsk at 12:50 at the Museum of the Southern Urals, first of all we will study the history of the places we plan to visit. 

    After the tour, we take a transfer and go to Taganay. 

    There is no need to walk anywhere today, we arrive at the Central Estate and stay here for the night. 

    This is the main gate of the park, from which all official routes originate. 

    We will register and get the necessary permits, then check into the cabins, get acquainted, have our first dinner together and sleep. 

    Go camping tomorrow! 

    Moving by car is about 150 km. The height is 550 m.

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  • Day 2 - Taganai source "White Key". Climbing the Two-headed Hill
  • Day 3 - Kruglitsa Mountain. The Kialim cordon. Mt. Itsyl
  • Day 4 - The Far Taganai Peak
  • Day 5 - Return to the Taganay Shelter
  • Day 6 - Conquering the peak of the Responsive ridge
  • Day 7 - Departure
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

Hiking with full running days under a backpack, 7-15 km crossings, things with you, including food and public equipment.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation on the territory of the National Park.park in heated houses/tents/shelters.

The cost of the tour for 1 person:

December 30 – January 5, 2025: 48,500 rubles.

January 2 – January 8, 2025: 46,500 rubles.

Children from 13 to 17 years old: 38,600 ₽

Camp site 6 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 22 tourists
Minimum age
13 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Chelyabinsk

Included in price

  • transfer from Chelyabinsk to the beginning of the route and back;
  • accommodation on the territory of the National Park.Parks in heated houses/tents/shelters;
  • Chelyabinsk tour of the Historical Museum of the Southern Urals;
  • the fee for visiting the national park.the park;
  • delicious three meals a day and snacks (we cook on duty);
  • all necessary group equipment (boilers, gas burners, gas...);
  • a hot wood-fired sauna 2 times per hike;
  • medical insurance from the National Insurance Company;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • New Year's gifts from the club;
  • the services of experienced instructors.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Chelyabinsk and back;
  • clothing and personal equipment according to the list;
  • any expenses related to forced program changes or force majeure;
  • souvenirs (optional).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Equipment:

  • assault backpack (20-35 liters);
  • backpack for a long hike (90 l for men, 70 l for women) with a belt;
  • a cape on a backpack;
  • spring-autumn sleeping bag (comfort temperature -5 * C);
  • podpopnik (hob, tourist seat);
  • headlamp LED flashlight;
  • trekking poles;

Clothes:

  • sleep clothes;
  • undercarriage pants (leggings, leggings, thermal underwear);
  • upper running trousers (windproof and waterproof);
  • socks or thermal socks;
  • wool socks;
  • T-shirt;
  • warm fleece jacket with a neck (thick wool sweater);
  • windproof and waterproof jacket (windbreaker/membrane/ski jacket);
  • down jacket (warm jacket);
  • gloves;
  • mittens or gloves are warm and waterproof (ski, Gore-Tex);
  • the hat is warm;
  • flip-flops/crocs/sandals;
  • winter shoes;

Personal items:

  • passport;
  • thermos flask (1l.);
  • a set of dishes (KLMN);
  • toilet paper;
  • individual first aid kit;
  • sunscreen and lipstick;
  • bathhouse;
  • sunglasses;

We recommend adding:

  • warm trousers for the evening (fleece or polartek);
  • flashlights (gaiters, shoe covers);
  • money;
  • matches;
  • medical policy;
  • dress;
  • powerbank;
  • chemical hot water bottles;
  • EVA winter fishing boots.

In a winter hike, you need to approach the selection of equipment especially carefully! We take it at a minimum, but very thoughtfully. We spend the night in heated houses, so foam is not needed, and a sleeping bag is enough for spring and autumn. Do not forget that you still have to carry some of the public equipment and food, so personal items should take up no more than 70% of the backpack. The average volume of the public module is a full large package of Five, it should easily fit into your backpack.

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 552
    30 Dec, 2024 – 5 Jan, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • US$ 529
    2 – 8 Jan, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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