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By hunting trails through the wild Sayans

By hunting trails through the wild Sayans

The trip goes through the places where one can very seldom feel the presence of a human being. The trip starts form the settlement of old believers on Kaa-Khem river. The uppers of Kaa-Khem river have  been inhabited by the old believers for more than 100 years. Carefully treating all the old traditions the old believers have kept in their life the main pillars of old Russian culture which have been lost in other parts of Russian folks.

From the settlement of old believers the trail goes up to the mountains, where it climbs on high passes and one can observe the magnificent ridges of the Eastern Sayan, or then descends along the mountain springs to the valleys of Sayan rivers.

The main trip target is the Springs of Maimamysh which are situated in one of the most picturesque place of Tyva. Taking a rest at a wild resort after a multi-day horse ride will be the very thing the travelers do need. The participants can take a warm bath (temperature is approximately 38 degrees in С) and drink healing mineral springs.                 

Coming back from the Springs of Maimamysh to the settlement of old believers will go by another route.

The end point of this horse trip coincides with the start point  - the settlement of the old believers, where the travelers can take original Russian baths on the bank of Small Yenisey, taste the dishes of native Russian cuisine prepared by a hospitable host.

Program

1st day.

Moving by UAZ car from Kyzyl to Ujep village which is situated on a picturesque bank of Kaa-Khem river (Small Yenisey). The length of this auto trip is approximately 170-180 kilometers, or 5-6 hours. Then we will take a glide on a motor boat upstream Kaa-Khem river from Ujep village to the settlement of Old Believers. To move upstream Kaa-Khem river, the old believers are using 10 meters in length motor boats, equipped with 2 x 30 horse powers motors which allow the boat to move against the river flow at a speed of 30 km/h. The length of this part of the trip is approximately 20 km or 1 hour by motor boat.

 Arriving at the settlement of old believers, taking a lunch and rest.

 

2nd day.

Having a rest at the settlement of old believers with a hospitable host, making preparations for a long horse trip.

The rest includes taking a steam bath in original Russian baths which are situated on the picturesque bank of Kaa-Khem river. You will be familiarized with culture and way of life of old believers. You will also visit a museum of old believers. During the whole time of you staying in the settlement of Old Believers you will be treated by the original dishes of Russian cuisine. All the foodstuffs are “ecologically clean” in the sense that nature contamination caused by human activities did not touch this area at all.

Part of the foodstuffs will be given by the old believers. This will give an opportunity to revise the trip menu according to the individual wishes of the participants. The travelers will also have a unique opportunity to live ecologically clean provisions that is absolutely impossible in modern cities. 

 3rd day

The beginning of horse trip. Covering long distances and climbing the mountains is much more comfortable and significantly easier if you ride a horse instead of walking.

At this stage of the trip, the trail goes up along Unjeiy river and then along a spring. Then the travelers will take a night rest in cedar forest not far from the border of forest zone.      

 

4th day 

Continuation of horse trip. The travelers will take a light rise behind the border of forest zone, then the trail will go on mountain ridges, passing nearby Djarul’bysh-Khol lake. After the descent from the pass to the valley of Agoiy river, the travelers will take a night rest at the border of the forest zone.

 

5th day

Continuation of the horse trip. The trail goes along the border of the forest zone and Agoiy river, then through the pass to the valley of river Tujema (Khadyn). Then the travelers will climb up to the mountain valley where the group will stay for a night. There are 7 kilometers left till Maimamysh mineral springs.

 6th day

A trip to Maimamysh mineral springs will take only 1 hour. Then the travelers will have a rest at wild resort and take mineral baths.

Mineral springs are situated in a very picturesque place where there is a magnificent cedar forest. Such powerful and lush cedars one can hardly encounter in the whole Tyva.

Maimamysh mineral springs are visited very seldom, mostly be local inhabitants. Tourists have never visited these springs.

 7th day

Having a rest on Maimamysh mineral springs.

 8th day

Coming back from mineral springs by a trail down Tujem river, then the travelers will cross the river, go up along Bora-Khem river and will have a night rest at the border of forest zone.      

 9th day

Crossing the pass and going down to the valley of Agoiy river along Kyzyl-Khem river. The travelers will take a rest on Kyzyl-Khem river which is considered to be on of the most beautiful rivers in the whole Russia.

 10th day

Returning along Kyzyl-Khem and Kaa-Khem rivers to the settlement of old believers.

 11th day

Having a rest in the settlement of old believers with a hospitable host, taking a steam bath in original Russian baths, treating original dishes of Russian cuisine.

 12th day

Coming back to Kyzyl, the capital of Tyva.

 

 

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