Hiking in Sakhalin. Tonino-Aniva ring

Sakhalin is the largest island in Russia. The route goes around the Tonino-Aniva Peninsula, along the coast of the Aniva Bay and the Sea of Okhotsk. The main wealth of the island is nature: lakes, seas, waterfalls, forests and rocky shores. 

Hiking on Sakhalin resembles the program "In the world of animals": lurgha seals greet us from the water, sometimes they swim to the shore and bask on the rocks; cunning foxes strive to steal something from food and clothes, raccoons, cormorants and seagulls help them in this, followed by an eye and an eye. Well, if we're lucky, we'll even see killer whales.

There will be many interesting obstacles — rock clamps, fords, kurumnik and about 90 kilometers traveled. A route for true romantics who love nature, the sea, the sound of waves and sunsets!

Location

Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Duration
11 Days
10 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 Jul – 9 Aug
    • 11 – 21 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
  • Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 23 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Group meet at
Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Cape Evstafia
One of the most memorable capes of Sakhalin. Let's take picturesque photos!
Fresh fish and red caviar
Usually in August there are a lot of fish in the rivers, get ready for fresh delicacies
Numerous waterfalls
We'll see them right from the coast. Everyone will be able to swim in the waterfall!
Aniva Japanese Lighthouse
Boat drop at the start of the route and a boat trip to the Aniva Lighthouse ― two in one
Kruzenshtern Mountain
The highest point of the Tonino-Aniva Peninsula, 670 meters high
Arches and kekurs
On our way there will be unusual rocky outcrops, ledges, arches

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

    We arrive in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the morning at any convenient time. 

    A free program, your body needs to adapt to the change of time zone and climate. 

    How can I spend this day? Get some rest and sleep. After all, we have a difficult 8-hour flight from Moscow behind us. 

    Or you can visit local attractions and take a walk around Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk ― a city with a rich history, there really is something to see here! 

    In the evening at 20:00 we are going to the hostel for a briefing.

  • Day 2 - Drop-off at the coast, water excursion to the Aniva lighthouse
  • Day 3 - Crossing the peninsula to the Sea of Okhotsk
  • Day 4 - Crossing along the coast to the Gorbusha River
  • Day 5 - Cape Evstafia is one of the main attractions of the island
  • Day 6 - The incredible lakes of Sakhalin
  • Day 7 - Transfer to Chaika Bay
  • Day 8 - The long-awaited Cape Bird and Giant
  • Day 9 - A spare day or a day off at Cape Bird and Giant
  • Day 10 - Transfer to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Day 11 - Departure home
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The campaign has been assigned 3 difficulty categories out of 5 maximum. There will be no serious obstacles in the campaign that require special skills. But it's good if you have experience walking under a backpack and good physical fitness. Because the route is autonomous, we carry everything on ourselves from the first day of the hike and the mileage on some days is quite large.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    8 nights
  • Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in a hostel in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and in tents on the active part of the route.

Tent 8 nights

Accommodation in tourist tents.

Hostel in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 23 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Duration
11 days 10 nights
Group meets at
Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • 2 nights in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hostel;
  • three meals a day on the route;
  • transfer by boat to the beginning of the route;
  • sea tour to Aniva Lighthouse;
  • transfer Yuzhno-Sakhlinsk — Novikovo;
  • transfer Cape Velikan — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk;
  • rental of group equipment (burners, boilers, etc.);
  • airmail delivery to Sakhalin of modules with food and public equipment;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • instructor services;
  • accident insurance.

Paid extra

  • air tickets to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back — from 28,400 rubles;
  • airport transfer;
  • rental of personal equipment: backpack, sleeping bag, foam, etc.;
  • meals in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — from 2,000 rubles;
  • all expenses related to force majeure or emergencies.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

It is very important to choose the appropriate equipment for each hike, because this is the key to your good mood and comfort on the route. The weather on Sakhalin is changeable and often unpredictable. There may be sweltering heat, or you can get into real bad weather ― prolonged rains and strong winds. The temperature difference between day and night is quite noticeable, so warm clothes must be in the right amount. Personal equipment should weigh 10-15 kg and take up about 2/3 of the volume of the backpack. Do not forget that you still have to carry some of the public equipment and modules with food.

Equipment:

  • backpack for a long hike (90 liters for men, 70 liters for women) with a belt;
  • a cape on a backpack;
  • foam (travel mat, polyurethane foam mat, karemat);
  • the tourist seat;
  • headlamp LED flashlight;
  • trekking poles;
  • spring-autumn sleeping bag (comfort temperature 0/+5 ° C).

Clothes:

  • sleeping clothes;
  • lingerie;
  • swimming suit (swimsuit, swimming trunks);
  • thermal underwear;
  • undercarriage pants (leggings, leggings, thermal underwear);
  • upper running trousers (windproof and waterproof);
  • warm pants for the evening (fleece);
  • socks or thermal socks;
  • thermal socks are warm;
  • flashlights (gaiters, shoe covers);
  • T-shirt;
  • long sleeve shirt;
  • lightweight jacket (vest, thermo);
  • warm fleece jacket with a neck (thick wool sweater);
  • the jacket is windproof and waterproof (membrane);
  • gloves;
  • the cap is light;
  • headdress (panama hat, bandana, cap, hat);
  • rain cape with hood;
  • trekking boots;
  • flip-flops/crocs/sandals;
  • the down jacket is thin.

Personal items:

  • polyethylene or other waterproof bags;
  • passport;
  • money;
  • a set of dishes (KLMN);
  • reusable bottle;
  • toilet paper;
  • individual first aid kit;
  • sunscreen and lipstick;
  • personal hygiene items;
  • a light towel;
  • telephone;
  • medical policy;
  • sunglasses.

We recommend adding:

  • shorts;
  • thermos flask (1 l.);
  • photo camera;
  • matches;
  • thread and needle;
  • dress;
  • tent;
  • powerbank;
  • The whistle.
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Dates and Prices

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    30 Jul – 9 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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    11 – 21 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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