I am telling about rafting on the river Verkhyaya Angara.
rapids with small waves, clear passages, some rapids of
difficulty, maneuvering necessary - all these for I-II Classes
Route: Severobaikalsk - station Kukhelbekkerskya, train
hours. 500 - 700 m. from station Kukhelbekkerskya till r. V.
Angara. Departure of the train 622 "Severobaikalsk - Novaya
is on 13 h. - 15 min. (Moscow time). The length of navigable
V. Angara is ended in village Uoyan, it is 214 km from lake
Till the beginning of r. V. Angara about 100 km is left from
station Kukhelbekkerskya, now we are rafting down 120 - 130 km.
All the route is in the forest, there are not villages; it
necessary to protect against mosquitoes and other bloodsucking
insects ..., from tick encephalitis!
River V.Angara is ideal for rafting families. Rafting part
- 130 km, participants of rafting get skill of moving on not
dangerous rapids, eat a fish, get a sunburn. They use: 4-person
catamaran, boat for 3 people. Much better to have families with
children up 8 years.
1 d. - group arrives by train on the station Kukhelbekkerskya,
go on foot till the r. V. Angara.
2 d. - breakfast, get familiarity with environment. It is
to climb to some mountains and admire the scenery of
river V. Angara. After the dinner it is possible to
rafting and 3 - 4 hours till the mouth of the river
Yanchukan, there you can fish. River on this section is
bright (smart), there is no rapids. From the fish biting
well is grayling. To lovers of fishing it is necessary
have spinning rod and artificial (man-made) flays for
grayling catching and spoon-baits for catching other
3 d. - time for getting up, daily morning physical exercises,
swimming, morning fishing, breakfast. In environment it
possible regale oneself with berries of great
black currents. It depends from time of rafting; in end
August bilberries, black currents are ripe. Rafting down
till the mouth of the river Churo is 5-6 hours. Current
the river is smoothness, no rapids. In the mouth of the
river Yanchucan (left tributary of the river V. Angara)
is possible to have a dinner.
Beautiful beach, fishing on "korablik" (or
grayling is biting. In the August on the shore a ripe
cherry. Till the end of the day group reaches the river
Churo (right tributary of the river V. Angara).
4 d. - time for getting up, daily morning physical exercises,
swimming, breakfast. It is magnificent fishing on the
Churo. Particular lovers of fishing are to be up
the river Churo for 8-10 km - beautiful pits: grayling
biting and other fish!
5 d. - rafting down the current till the river Gonkuli (left
tributary of the river V. Angara). All day on shore
splendid beaches, for dinner it is possible to stay in
place. Fishing: it is beginning to bite pike, ide,
Stop for the night in the mouth of the river Gonkuli
tributary of the river V. Angara) or not reaching it on
6 d. - a very good view of Verkhneangarsky Khrebet. Rafiting
the bridge across river V. Angara. On shore again
beaches. Big pikes. If you stay early in the morning
have enough time to get into the train in station Novy
and reach Severobaikalsk.
It is necessary to take personal gear: tents, rugs, sleeping
Optimum dates are: June - till the middle of August.
Groups: 1 p., 2 p., 3 p., 4 p., 5 p., 6 p.,
Price per person: $462, $272, $204, $176, $157, $174,
Groups: 7 p., 8 p., 9 p., 10 p., 11 pax
Price per person: $160, $151, $143, $137, $132
Prices include all services: transportation, meals, guide,
commission for tour operator and travel agency.
Prices don't include your personal gear: tents, rugs,
sleeping bags, bedding.