Trekking in Russia
Level : Medium
Autumnal forests of the Sikhote-Alin, rafting on Kema river towards the shore of the Sea of Japan. Train travel from Vladivostok to Vanino, ferry to Sakhalin. Trekking to Aniva lighthouse.Detail
Level : Very difficult
Koryakiya: land of the Koryaks from one sea to another
Koryakiya is the northernmost part of Kamchatka. From the Sea of Okhotsk to the Bering Sea we cross on ski Koryak highkands. Thi is the old route that was used by cossaks of Atlasov, koryak reindeer breeders, and first bolsheviks of Kamchatka.Detail
We trek on the northern part of Murmansk region - Sredniy [Middle] and Rybachiy [Fishermen's] Peninsulas. The tundra beyond the Artctic circle, dark Barents Sea, coastal batteries and trenches of the Second World War...Detail
Hiking to the Cape Dezhnev, the easternmost point of Eurasia. This is a two-week trip. Sugar loaf mountains, the shore of the Bering Sea, hunting, encountering bears. Only very few people come hiking to this area!Detail
We shall visit the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchisarai, walk through the cave town of Chufut-Qale, tour ancient fortresses – Mangup-Qale and Syuren, see the location where Crimean partisans camped during WWII, climb the Ai-Petri mountain to get a breathtaking view of Alupka and the Black Sea, in which we can swim later.Detail
This is one of the best hiking routes across central Armenia. We shall ascend from the ancient Ghegard monastery along the Garni gorge towards Geghama highland. There we shall admire ancient volcanoes: Azhdahak, Aknasar, Shishtepe. Towards the end of the route we shall descend to lake Sevan which is called “Armenian Sea”.
The Solovetsky islands, or Solovki, are part of Russia’s history, culture and faith. For centuries this area was the bulwark of our country on the shores of the White Sea. Northern woods are hiding the Kremlin built using huge boulders, monastic cells, “Babylons” made by the Saami, and what is remaining of GULAG bunkhouses.Detail
Let us do a trip to the gem of the Russian North—the Vologda Region. We shall visit Ferapontovo, Kirillo-Belozersk and Belozersk. We shall see old Russian villages and submerged churches.Detail
The higher shore of the Don river in the Voronezh Region features chalk deposits that are many meters thick and they are cut trough with ravines and uphill slopes. We shall see here the whitish cliffs called “Divy” [Marvels] as well as ancient caves and sites of prehistoric humans with structures built using mammoth bones and tusks.Detail
Hundreds of Scythian burial mounds, ancient Slavic hill forts and pagan shrines were discovered on the high shore of the Voronezh river. All around them there are century-old oak forests growing on top of the ruins of Vantit, an ancient city.Detail
Chara Sands, the northernmost desert in the world, is located in the north of the Zabaykalsky Krai [Region]. The Stanovoye Upland is very close from it, as well as the Kodari Mountain and the abandoned Soviet labor camp called BorLag.Detail
These are legendary mountains in the center of Asia. Belukha is the highest mountain in Siberia. We shall get here from Kazakstan, along the Belaya Berel river.
Discovering hidden pages of Soviet history when visiting abandoned Finnish bunkers, passing by the fighting positions and trenches of Soviet troops and over anti-tank obstacles.Detail
During our trip through the Mari El Republic we will visit both the hill and the meadow parts of the republic. We will ascend the Alamner hill at the shore of the Volga, try to unravel the mysteries of the Karman-Kuryk hills, go swim in one of Russia’s natural wonders—lake Mushyl (Morskoi Glaz, or Sea Eye), and rest for a while at the Pugachov’s oak tree.Detail
We follow the old forest roads of XV century in Moscow region. We are going to visit abandoned villages and churches. and to camp at Klyazma River.Detail
We shall go on a walking tour to one of the most rigorous, yet most beautiful areas in the European part of Russia—the Khibiny Mountains. It is located north of the Arctic Circle, and summer lasts only two months here.
During the seven days of the trek we shall pass by Maly Vudyavr Lake, Petrelius and Rischorr mountain passes, Marchenko Peak and ascend Yudychvumchorr, the highest mountain in the European north of Russia (1201 m).Detail
White Sea coast of the Kola Peninsula is famous for its ancient labyrinths created by the Sami (Laplanders), its fishing tonyá hamlets founded by the Pomors and its old wooden churches that were built by the monks from the Solovetsky islands.Detail
We cross the Ural Mountains from Europe to Asia, heading to the east from Perm kray to Sverdlov region. This route was firstly passed by Russian Cossacks in XVI-XVII centuries.
This trip is along the eastern shore of the biggest sweet-water lake on Earth. We shall pass through cedar forests and deciduous forests of Buryatia, along mountain creeks and rock-strewn beaches…Detail
This trip will lead us to the Vottovaara Mountain, a holy place for the ancient Saami people. Mysterious Seyda stones and altars, cliffs and lakes. We will find ourselves in prehistoric, otherworldly realms…Detail
Eastern Crimea is a realm of the steppes where ancient Greeks established the Bosporan kingdom. The boundary between nomadic and the settled societies known as the Cimmerian Wall was erected to extend, north to south, for about 40 km. We shall take a trip from the Azov Sea to the Black Sea.Detail
The route of this expedition leads through the Eastern Sayan Range, on territories of Tyva and Buryatia republics. We have a chance to see a Siberian Bear, Hogs, Lynx, Deer.Detail
We are leaving for one of the most mysterious places in Russia—to Otorten and Kholat Syakhl mountains where a group of hikers led by Igor Dyatlov perished in 1959. From there we shall hike to Manpupunyor, the fairy-tale giant buttes that make up the crown of North Urals.Detail
North Ossetia is the land of ancient Alans. One thousand years ago it was the realm of the mediaeval Kingdom of Alania, and until this day one can still find its watch towers, ruins of its old towns and necropoleis.Detail
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