Rafting down the Mania River, 3rd category; +not very hard hiking tour. Circumpolar Ural is one of the very places, where the nature and the culture of north nations (Mansy, Komi, and Ziriane) retained at its primitive conditions. Ural Mountains are one of the oldest mountains in the world; they are more than billion years old.
Circumpolar Ural is one of the very places, where the nature and the culture of north nations (Mansy, Komi, and Ziriane) retained at its primitive conditions. Ural Mountains are one of the oldest mountains in the world; they are more than billion years old. Tourists like different landscapes at these Mountains: snow-covered peaks, high mountains with glaciers; variety of flora; rough streams and rivers where you can go fishing; sparkling waterfalls; many big and small lakes, pristine environment with lots of animals, berries, and mushrooms. The program invites everybody who likes something new, bright and unusual! During 10 days you will be able to value the beauty and energy of old Ural Mountains, to raft down the cleanest Mania River, through rapids and barriers. At the evening activities you will hear about Myths and Legends of Ural mountains gods.
Rafting trip length is 40km
Hiking trip length is 20km
Departure from Moscow to Khanty-Mansiysk from «Vnukovo» airport at 15th of July at 8:15pm, board ЮТ351, Utair airlines (flight block time — 2:55), arriving at 1:10am (+2 hours difference in time).
1st day. Meeting in Khanty-Mansiysk. Staying in the hotel.
2nd day. Round-up excursion in Khanty-Mansiysk, the town which is situated on seven hills, visiting «Torum Maa» museum. Departure to Berezovo settlement, board ЮТ237, Utair airlines at 4pm (flight block time — 1 hour), and excursion following the memorable places connected to life of prince Menschikov. Dinner in the hotel.
3rd day. Arriving to Saranpaul (Zairians’ village) (50 minutes flight) Staying at the Tent camp near Sertianka River. Lunch. Excursion in the settlement which was founded in 1842. Visiting the unique museum of quartz. Evening activities «Legends of Saranpaul».
4th day. A trip to the camp place at the circumpolar Ural Mountains by cross-country vehicle, building the camp, late supper.
5th day. Discovering the Parnuk River. Supper. Sauna. Evening activities «Legends about the creation of the World». You will hear magical stories: how this world was build (due to Obskie Ugri culture). Mythology of Obskie Ugri is similar to Indian legends and to «Kalevala». Staying in tents.
6th day. Climbing to Ruma Mountain. Evening activity «gods of Mansy». Staying in tents.
7th day. Fishing for umber. Lunch. Gathering medicine herbs. Secrets of Mansy health. Evening activity «Myths of «Neroika». Staying in tents.
8th day. A trip to a «clinking» cedar. «Clinking» cedar is a mythology tree, it gives health, it is described very good at works of V. Mergi «Anastasia». Supper, Sauna. Evening activity «Spirits of Ural mountains». Staying in tents.
9th day. Preparations. Hiking tour down rock canyons of Parnuk and Mania Rivers (12 kilometers). Late supper. Staying in tents.
10th day. Preparation for rafting. Instructions. Lunch. Rafting training. Supper. Evening activity «Myths of water spirit».
11th -12th day. Rafting down Mania River. Fishing. Supper.
13th day. Arriving to Saranpaul. Sauna. Evening activity «Goodbye ancient country». Staying in tents.
14th day. Departure to Berezovo. If you want, you can visit local museum. You will also have a chance to buy some souvenirs. Departure to Khanty-Mansiysk, board ЮТ238 at 2pm (flight block time — 1 hour). Free time. Staying in the hotel.
15th day. . Departure to Moscow, board ЮТ352 at 7:40am. (flight block time — 2:55), arriving at 8:55am (-2 hours difference in time).
Tour costs 700 euro per person if there are 15 people in a group.
Flight from Moscow to Khanty-Mansiysk and back to Moscow costs about 400 euro.
The tour cost consist of flights Khanty-Mansiysk-Berezovo-Saranpaul-Berezovo-Khanty-Mansiysk; living in a comfort two beds hotel rooms. Renting of all rafting equipment. You will get breakfasts at hotels. At the base we have breakfast, lunch and supper + snacks. We provide all excursions and in museums and activities in the tour.
The price doesn’t consist of flight Moscow — Khanty-Mansiysk — Moscow, also we don’t provide insurance.
Note: no age restrictions, but good physical condition.
You will have to take with you:
Rucksack, not less than 90 liters capacity; big waterproof bag for rucksack, or several small bags; Windproof and waterproof suit; warm sweater, summer shirt with long sleeves, shirt and shorts; 2 pairs of woolen socks, 3 pairs of other socks, tourist boots and snickers; CSPK (cup, spoon, plate and knife). Bedroom stuff; cap, 2pairs light gloves; matches and a lighter; waterproof, shockproof torch with good batteries. Sunglasses, sunblock cream, stuff from mosquitoes.
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