Rafting on the river Vitim
from the settlement Romanovka
till BAM Railway Bridge.
1 d. - you fly to Ulan-Ude from Nizhneangarsk at even day,
take railway route till Chita. Train 250 on even days,
departure at 14-24 (Moscow time)
2-6 d. - and arrive to Chita at 0-27 (Moscow time), you are
bus to Romanovka settlement. Begin rafting; and reach
village Krasny Jar on the left side of Vitim river
7-12 d. - you reach the village Ust-Karenga on the left side of
Vitim river (160km), it is on the river Karenga (left
tributary). Rest day.
13-15 d. - you reach the village Kalakan on the left side of
Vitim river (112km), it is on the river Kalakan (left
15-17 d. - The first 18 km after meeting with river Tsypa
flows surrounding with high forest hills, they are
close to the river. There difficult to find place
staying. After the exit of the river into the hollow
flowing of the river becomes quicker; in river-bed
are stone shallows, shoals, Islands. You reach the
village Bambuika on the right side of Vitim river
(140km), it is on the river Bambuika (right
18-19 d. - After 10 km river Vitim enters into mountains of
Uzhno-Muysky Khebret which crosses the river at 50
Flowing here is quicker than in a valley. Passing
requires capability to move across the waves.
Bridge over Vitim is seen after right curve; your
rafting route is all together 652 km!
At 14-00 you must catch the working train from
passing-track Shivery to Taksimo station; you fetch
train 955 Chara - Severobaikalsk here at 17-15
20 d. - You arrive to Severobaikalsk at 8-28 (local time).
1. You shall follow your route by a guide, the rafting part
is about 650 km! You shall have a life-belt.
2. Optimum dates are: 30 June, 24 July
Groups: 1 p., 2 p., 3 p., 4 p., 5 p., 6 p.,
Price per person: $1902, $1103, $857, $724, $643, $744,
Groups: 7 p., 8 p., 9 p., 10 p., 11 pax
Price per person: $630, $597, $566, $546, $525
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.
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!
Fredrik from Sweden on 8.09.2002 (e-mail: ---@telia.com):
> 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
Patricia Ormsby (Japan) to protect you from bites of tic; see
article on encephalitis.