Rafting on the river Verkhnyaya Angara from Dzelinda hot springs to Lake Baikal.

1 d. - you go in a car about 2 hours. After swimming in hot springs in Dzelinda you begin rafting.

2-3 d. - you reach the village Verkhnayaya Zaimka.

4-5 d. - you reach the Yarki Island.

6 d. - you reach the life-saving station of Nizhneangarsk settlement, here you phone on the telephone: 21560 or 3-6229 for help in a car to fetch for Severobaikalsk.


1. You may be the the whole family (take your children or mother and father).

2. You shall follow your route on the map in Russian "Pribaikalye", it is a book of maps; scale in 1 sm - 2 km. You can get this book from me.

3. It is possible to make tour on kayak-paddling from Dzelinda river, rafting distance is about 95 km.

You may be alone or two on 2-seat kayak "Taymen-2", you may be 4 or 5 on 2-seat kayak "Taymen" and 3-seat kayak "Taymen-3"; you can take 4-seat catamaran or two 6-seat catamarans. You shall have a life-belt.

Fredrik from Sweden on 8.09.2002 (e-mail:

> will there be meny mosquitos on these tours, thats something
> to try to awoid, from some of my stay in russia i know
> they can
> ruin your vacation.

I recommend for defence from mosquitos to use protect gauze. Also it is absolutely necessary to follow instructions of Patricia Ormsby (Japan) to protect you from bites of tic; see her article on encephalitis.

4. Optimum dates are (tour begins): 30 May, 10 June, 20 July, 1 July, 10 July, 20 July, 1 August.

   Groups on kayaks:  1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax.
   Price per person:  $305,  $167,  $121,  $167,   $140

   Groups on
   catamarans:        4 pax, 5 pax, 6 pax.
   Price per person:  $116,  $122,  $107
Prices include all services: transportation, commission for tour operator and travel agency.

Prices don't include your personal gear: tents, rugs, sleeping bags, bedding.

Also you prepare your food; it is good to have your own gas-stove and gas-cylinder (or benzine stove and benzine), and kitchen utensils. You also to have a fishing-tackle if you are fisherman!



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