Trekking 3 day and Rafting 7 day
on the rivers Ilovir, Levaya Minya,
Bolshaya Minya and Minya. Return back
from river Minya to the settlement
Magistralny, then by railway to
Severobaikalsk (about 3 hours of railway).
You get by train N 5227 at 7-10 local time to "Davan" station
one hour). Then you are trekking for 3 days till you meet
river. Route is not difficult if you are taking part of
Route begins from Davan; it is up the road along the river
Goudzhekit till the base of geologists, then between the lakes
are feeding the river Gramna. Path from river Okunaika along
river Ilchir comes the pass (it is no a pass nothing but
Alpine Meadows!) and you are going to the river Ilovir.
The valley - nothing but Iceland/reindeer moss fields!
Rafting begins from cascade of waterfalls then obstacles for
taste! River Ilovir (length is 15 km) falls into the river
Minya. River Ilovir is simpler but rapids are also.
Character of the forest changed sharply. The larch disappeared
trace but appeared poplar. Instead of Iceland/reindeer moss
juicy grass and fern also bog-moss. It is a pleasure to go
opposite mouth of Ukuchikta - excellent views, your way is on
stone plates resembling ancient pangolin.
The river is broad quiet with great number of turquoise pools.
After there meeting with river Bolshaya Minya. Night camp.
After meeting Levaya Minya with Bolshaya Minya it is possible
"Lenok". Bolshaya Minya flows sufficiently quickly single
very picturesque mountain valley. After 3 hours of meetings
is possible to stay against brook "Bodopadny" - it is really
waterfall! Fishing is good. An old prospect-hole of
Character of the river don't change - sufficiently quickly
beautiful. We stayed at meeting of Malyaya Minya after 3 hours
departure, have a dinner. On the shore a lot of tracks of the
in cedar trees. We stayed at the brook Cedar on the right
hour. Good fishing.
Valley of the river broadens, a lot of branches appeared - it
better to move in field of direct vision, the river begins
dodge. Mountains after 6 hours of moving are left - you
them behind the trees, the river has almost plain view. It is
difficult to define the main stream but appear true sand
rock exits. We stayed on right side of the former river-bed,
The river flows in one stream but big Islands and small shingle
sandbars appear. After 3.5 hours we have met on the left side
the big cordon (inhabited). After 2.5 hours we saw a automobile
bridge - the ending of the rafting route. You can stay about
meter from the bridge on the right side. We finished on moving
11 d. - return back to Severobaikalsk by train N 5228 at 20-15.
1. You shall follow your route by a guide. The interesting
III-IV Class along the rivers Ilovir - Levaya Minya -
Minya - Minya, the rafting part is about 160 km!
2. It is possible to make tour on 4-place catamaran or 6-place
catamaran, depends on number of tourists. You shall have
3. Optimum dates are: 1 June, 15 June, 30 June, 15 July,
30 July, 15 August, 30 August, 15 September, 30 September.
Groups: 1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax.
Service team: guide, guide, guide, guide, guide
Price per person: $1111, $617, $467, $388, $341
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.