Our Katun' rafting guides will meet you in the morning at the Barnaul
Airport. You will then take a 500 km (10 to 12 hour) trip on a comfortable
bus to the River. Breakfast of sandwiches, dairy food, fruit, and
juice is in the bus and lunch is on your own in Srostki Village.
We will spend the night on a sandy beach along the Katun'. With this in mind, make sure that you have everything you need. This is because even if you have money or your credit card with you, purchasing from stores might be a long shot in this place.
We will begin the day with breakfast around 9 a.m. alongside the
Katun' and then pack our personal effects into waterproof dry bags.
This will be followed by a safety talk by the river rafting guides
who will explain how to conduct ourselves on the water. After a
quick lunch we will start rafting down the river to the Ilgumen'
Rapids. After scouting and running the rapids we will float down
to our campsite on a clearing at the mouth of the Ailagush River.
We will put-in after breakfast and soon reach the Kadrinskaya Truba
(The Pipe of Kadrinsk) rapids. After these we will run the Shabash
(Sabath) rapids which are some of the most impressive on the river.
Our day on the river will end by floating through pine forest and
stopping across from the mouth of the Ursula river. Fishermen will
want to cross the river and fish the clean Ursula water.
Today several nameless class III rapids are run including the Shiver
rapid. We will camp along the Kayancha river on a big clearing on
the right-hand bank.
5 to 7:
Rafting more challenging rapids including the Teldekpen and Yeladinskiy
rapids down to an unfinished hydroelectric project. We will finish
the Katun' rafting trip at a highway to the Chemal Village.
Departure for Barnaul on
a comfortable bus. We will stop for lunch in the village of Srostki
where you can buy famous Altai honey. Once in Barnaul, we will stay
at the Hotel Barnaul.
to and from the Barnaul
night accommodation in Barnaul
Scheduled trip date: July 4-11, 2010 and July 11-18. 2010.
We can run a Katun' 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 to and from the take out are not included in the tour