Taganay – Turgoyak: a big hike

Hiking in the Taganay National Park, sung by the bards, with access to the legendary Turgoyak Lake.

Route thread: The Central estate of the Taganai National Park – Bely Klyuch – Rattlesnake Key – Taganai shelter – Kiplimsky cordon – Taganai-Gora weather station – Turgoyak Lake – Miass.

Location

Chelyabinsk region, Zlatoust
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 Jul – 3 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Group meet at
Chelyabinsk region, Zlatoust
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Taganai Mountain
We will conduct our meteorological observations at the highest mountain weather station in the whole Urals
Lake Turgoyak
Let's meet the dawn with a cup of coffee on the shore of a beautiful lake
Kruglitsa Mountain
Let's make a wish at the highest point of the Taganai mountain range
Campfire gatherings
In the evenings we will enjoy solitude with nature and warm friendly company around the campfire

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Zlatoust – White Key – Two–headed hill – White key - Rattlesnake Key

    At 08:00 we meet with all the participants of the hike at the Central estate of the Taganay National Park, on the outskirts of the city of Zlatoust. 

    Zlatoust is a Ural city surrounded by mountains, famous throughout Russia for its knives – real works of art. 

    Approximately 08:30 – registration of the group, distribution of group equipment, preparation for the route; 

    Transfer to the Bely Klyuch shelter (6.5 km). 

    Bely Klyuch is a spring known for its clear, tasty and always cool water.

    It got its name from the white quartzite that covers the bottom of the spring. 

    From here, leaving our backpacks, we will climb to the top of the Two-headed hill (1.5 km in one direction).

    The climbing route starts on a metal ladder and continues along a rather steep path winding between birch trees. 

    At the top, being at an altitude of 1033 m above sea level, we will see the famous "feathers" (rocks, so named for their characteristic shape) and admire the panoramas of the Response Ridge and Kruglitsa Mountain.

    Descent to the White Key, lunch snack; 

    Transfer to the Rattlesnake Key shelter (2,5), setting up a camp, dinner, evening gatherings around the campfire.

    On foot: 9 km with backpacks, 3 km light;

    Meals: lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 2 - Rattlesnake Key – Taganay Shelter – Kruglitsa Mountain – Taganay Shelter
  • Day 3 - Taganai Shelter – Kialimsky cordon – Taganai-gora weather station – Kialimsky cordon
  • Day 4 - Kialimsky cordon – mount Itsyl – Kialimsky cordon
  • Day 5 - Kialimsky cordon – Sukhokamenka River – Kushtumginsky glades
  • Day 6 - Kushtumginsky glades – Lake Turgoyak
  • Day 7 - Lake Turgoyak – Miass
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

Difficulty: 6 out of 10.

This tour is suitable for all lovers of outdoor activities in good physical shape, who do not have serious health problems.

The weight of the backpack is 17-22 kg.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour includes overnight stays in tents.

Tent camp 6 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Chelyabinsk region, Zlatoust

Included in price

  • payment for stay in the territory of the Taganay National Park;
  • meals on the route (6 hot breakfasts, 5 lunch snacks, 1 hot lunch on the lake. Turgoyak, 6 hot dinners);
  • group equipment (tents, awning, cooking utensils, communication and navigation equipment);
  • payment for accommodation in a tent camp at the campsite "Lesnaya Polyana" (lake.Turgoyak);
  • sauna at the campsite “Lesnaya Polyana”;
  • transfer Lake Turgoyak — Miass;
  • the work of instructors;
  • consultations on the selection of clothes, ticket purchase;
  • a signature buff.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Zlatoust and from Miass;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • sauna on the territory of the national park (approximately 300 rubles/person);
  • medical insurance;
  • tips for the guide.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Equipment:

  • backpack 80-100 l.;
  • a cape for a backpack from the rain;
  • travel mat;
  • sleeping bag;
  • trekking poles;
  • a tourist seat with an elastic band (hob). 

Clothing and shoes:

  • trekking boots (ankle is fixed, thick sole);
  • gaiters / "lanterns" (worn over boots);
  • sandals (with a fixed heel);
  • the jacket is wind and moisture proof;
  • pants are wind and moisture proof;
  • raincoat (membrane is better, the budget disposable option is polyethylene);
  • insulated jacket or vest;
  • fleece hat, buff, panama hat/cap;
  • insulated jacket (fleece);
  • T-shirt or long sleeve shirt;
  • 1-2 T-shirts (preferably synthetic);
  • trekking socks (3 pairs, synthetic)+1 pair of warm socks;
  • lightweight running pants, you can also use shorts;
  • underwear;
  • a set of thermal underwear;
  • bathing accessories.

What else to take:

  • 1 kg of breadcrumbs (can be placed in a tetrapack of juice for 1 liter.);
  • plate, spoon, mug (not ceramic), knife, matches;
  • personal first aid kit, in case of chronic diseases (the instructor will have a public first aid kit with a standard set of medicines) + elastic bandage, sterile bandage — 2 pcs., hydrogen peroxide, a wide tissue-based roll patch;
  • personal hygiene products (toothpaste, brush, soap, toilet paper, accessories for girls, etc.);
  • thermos flask (0.5-1 liter);
  • water bottle or hydrator;
  • sunglasses that do not pass ultraviolet light;
  • sunscreen spf 20-30;
  • lipstick is hygienic;
  • a flashlight (preferably a headlamp) + a set of batteries.

Documents:

  • passport;
  • n/a insurance policy;
  • money for souvenirs and additional expenses.

Additionally:

  • camera (video camera);
  • a set of threads with a needle;
  • a rope of 5 m with a diameter of 5 mm (for drying clothes, repairs).
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 337
    28 Jul – 3 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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