Rafting on the Chuya River
river trip runs through a wide valley and offers spectacular views
of every type of terrain the region has to offer. You will see the
North Chuya Range covered with ice and snow, wide hollows between
the mountains, gulches and canyons, and the dense taiga forest.
The weather is usually good during the river rafting season, with
air temperatures around 25 degrees centigrade (83 F), and water
temperatures around 11 to 14 degrees centigrade. Rain is relatively
rare here. Most of the water comes from glaciers and because of
this, the water level is highest in the early part of July.
There are many great rapids on the Chuya. The first
of them is Begemot (Hippo), a powerful Class 5 rapid beginning
with a huge drop under the bridge and having a couple huge, powerful
holes. After many Class 3-4 rapids we will reach a few more Class
4 and 5 rapids including The Turbine and Tourist Club
Below these rapids the Chuya is still a very fast
and exciting river. We will have fun on Class 3 rapids all the way
to the confluence with Katun’.There
is a road called the Chuyskiy Trakt that runs along a good portion
of this river, with a number of villages along the way. At no time
will you be more than an hour and a half from a village and for
the most part you will feel as if you are out in the wilderness
The Chuya and Lower Katun'
were among the first rivers explored by Western river rafting groups
in the former Soviet Union. We also offer a custom trip that combines
both the Chuya River and the Class 4+ to 5 Lower Chulyshman River.
Arrival in Barnaul City
and meet our guides. We will then depart on a 12 hour bus trip to
2 to 5:
River rafting down the Chuya River. During these days we will run
three great class V rapids as well as numerous other rapids.
Rafting down the Lower Katun'
River with famous Class IV to IV+ rapids "Shabash"
and "Tel'decpen." Day 7 is a lay-over day with a real
Russian river sauna. The trip ends in the Chemal Village.
Departure to Barnaul City.
Lunch is in Srostki village and meals in town are on your own. Hotel
accommodation in Barnaul
Departure from Barnaul.
to and from the Barnaul
night accomodation in Barnaul
Scheduled trip date: July 21-30, 2010.
We can run a Chuya River rafting 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 in Stroski and Barnaul are not included in the tour price.
Class IV to V
July to Aug