Chara Sands

Zabaykalsky Kray
Chara Sands
Zabaykalsky Kray
7 days
Difficulty level
100 км
Group structure
10 человек


Chara – Chara Sands – Tayozhnoe Lake – Sinelga – Kodar Range – BorLag - Chara

Chara Sands desert is called a “wonder of nature”. This wonder has been given the status of a natural geological monument, and its strange and, kind of, “wrong” location (indeed, this desert is surrounded by taiga and endless bogs) is puzzling and invites many questions.

Most importantly, this is a real northern desert, in the middle of the permafrost realm! Also, this desert gets larger, it advances on the taiga, and its tallest sand dune rises 80 meters above the average level of the desert.

In the Kodar Mountains at the Stanovoye Upland, quite close to this remarkable desert, there existed one of the mysterious and most secret locations of the whole Soviet Union: a uranium mine where one of the first batches of weapon-grade uranium was mined in order to create the first Soviet atomic bomb.

Lenth: 100 km

Duration6 days

Initial meeting place: town of Chara

Price per person: 27 500 RUR

Minors (under 18 years of age) get a 15% discount only if they take the trip with a parent.

Club discount7%

Group consists of 6-10 people


* Trek program can be changed due the weather conditions, physical conditions of participants, other reasons


  • all transfers,
  • food,
  • instructor's service,
  • rent of common equipment (tents, cooking equipment, GPS, etc.)

Additional expenses:

  •  AirTickets to Chara or train tickets to Novaya Chara and back,
  • rent of personal equipment,
  • personal expenses
Do You want to go to this trek individually or with your family or friends only? We can find convinient dates for you and we will help you to buy tickets to the meeting point. Just call or write us!

Have any questions? Call +7 916 1765430 or send email on