Class V Rafting on the
down the Class V Argut River is a serious matter. This route is
for those who has tried oneself in whitewater rafting and is ready
for a river trip difficult enough to get the maximum dose of adrenalin.
You must have previous high water class IV rafting experience. This
difficult river has had many crazy stories
come from the limited number of journeys through its beautiful canyon.
This river is for experienced rafters who like power
of "heavy" water. This is not a technical river, but rather
one with big hydraulics requiring little maneuvering. The highlight
of this river are the narrow gorges and beautiful rocky canyons
with vertical walls. The banks of the river rise step by step and
shelf by shelf to the snowy Katun' range of the Altai
mountains. Another highlight of this rafting trip is the opportunity
to hike up Belukha Mountain.
Vlad has so much respect for the power of this
river that he named his feisty, untamed German Shepard after it.
Both the river and the dog are wild creatures.
Arrive in Barnaul and travel
by bus to the settlement of Kosh-Agach. Overnight in tents.
Travel by truck to the Put-in point on the Argut
Rafting the upper scenic section of Argut and camp above the Nadolby
4 and 5:
Rafting the class IV+ to V rapids Nadolby and Truba Sapozhnikova
(‘Sapozhnikov’s Tube’). Portage the Sapozhnikov
Running class III+ to IV rapids Ary-Yulskiy, Belyy (‘The
White’), and Zub Elo’. Portage of the Razdelnyy Rapid.
Running the class III to V rapids Tuganskii, Tikhonya, Atlanty
(‘The Atlantis’), Vorota (‘The Gate’). Camping
at ‘Cafe Argut’ – a place near the confluence
of the Argut and Katun rivers.
Lay-over day. Go for a hike in the nearby mountains and return
for a river sauna.
Rafting down the Katun to take-out at
the mouth of the Big Yaloman river.
Bus trip to Barnaul. Hotel
Departure to Barnaul airport.
to and from the Barnaul
night accommodation in Barnaul
charge to Gornyi Altai
We can run an Argut River trip at any time of the season with
a minimum of six participants. If a specific trip date has fewer
than six participants the tour price may be increased.
Meals to the put-in and from the take out are not included in
the tour price.
This is a class V river, previous class IV experience is required.