ATV tour to Zhigalan waterfalls

Tour description:
A ATV tour over the Northern Urals in which we will go through the Konzhak (one of the highest mountains of the Urals), see Zhigalan waterfalls and visit Kvarkush mountain range. The tour is suitable for people both with and without any special training!

ABOUT THE TOUR DIRECTION

85 000 Rub
Price (1 person - 1 ATV)
for group from 2 person
4 days/3 nights
Duration
Summer/Spring/Autumn
Seasons
ATV tour
Type of the tour.
300 km
The total distance
What You Can Expect
A route: Bayanovka Village– "Zvezda" Tourist base – Zhigalan waterfalls – Kvarkush mount Ridge"Zvezda" Tourist base – Mount Olvinskiy Kamen – Bayanovka Village

Day 1
Morning: transfer from Yekaterinburg to Bayanovka village (approx 480 km).
After meeting with organisers. You will have a lunch. After packing your personal belongings into waterproof bags and tying them to ATVs. Moving (on ATVs) to our overnight accommodations – 'Zvezda' tourist base (approx. 60 km.)
Also you will have dinner.

Overall distance
: approx. 80 km.


Day 2

8.00-10.00 am. Getting up, morning procedures, breakfast. Packing snacks, repellents, belongings etc. into baggage boxes.

10.00-12.00 am. Riding along a logging track before hiking. We will pass Europe-Asia Border on the way (marked by a sign). The road is heavily worn down: there are stones and holes throughout.

12.00-14.00 pm.
Hiking to Zhigalan waterfalls.
Zhigalan waterfalls once formed on the Zhigalan River which begins in the snows of the eastern side of the Kvarkush mountain range. Interestingly, while the stream is only 8 kilometers long, the elevation between its source and mouth is almost 700 meters! It's not surprising that there is a whole cascade of beautiful waterfalls. The length of this cascade is 550 meters. The lowest part is the most beautiful being almost 15 meters high. A roaring stream of water falls from giant stone boulders creating numerous splashes. The water in Zhigalan is pure, clear and very cold.

14.00-15.00 pm.
Lunch at the riverbank.

15.00-17.00 pm.
Going up the Kvarkush range along the stream. There are some parts of the trip where you might need instructor's help.
The Kvarkush mountain range is a vast plateau with small mountains above it. The main peak of the range is Mount Vogulsky Kamen (1066 meters). The Kvarkush stretches 60 kilometers from south to north. Its width in the center is 12 to 15 kilometers. In Komi-Permyak language, "kvarkush" means "the bare Urals". The Mansis call this range differently – "Purap".

17.00-19.00 pm. Going down the range. Returning to the 'Zvezda' tourist base.

19.00 – 23.00 pm. Dinner. Going to banya (Russian spa)

Overall distance: approx. 80 km.


Day 3

8.00-10.00 am. Getting up, morning procedures, breakfast. Packing snacks, repellents, belongings etc. into baggage boxes.

Route
Our destination for today is Mount Olvinsky Kamen, and we plan to go to the very top (1041 meters). First, we go over some swampy parts and reach gold prospectors' base at the Vagran River. After a short break, we continue going up towards the main part of the range.

18:00 (19:00) pm. Returning to the tourist base.

19.00 – 23.00 pm. Dinner. Going to banya

Overall distance: approx. 80 km.


Day 4

7.00-9.00 am. Getting up, morning procedures, breakfast. Packing equipment and belongings and tying them to ATVs.

9.00-11.00am. Riding our ATVs along the logging track to Bayanovka village.

11.00 – 20.00 am/pm. Transfer to Ekaterinburg.

20.00 pm.
Arriving to Ekaterinburg.

Overall distance (the route itself): 60 km.

Infrastructure: None (there won't be any regular toilets or showers as well as mobile networks or Internet access available along the route during the trips)

THE TOUR PRICES

Tour price includes:
  • Professional guide
  • ATV
  • Mechanic
  • Cook
  • Equipment
  • Meals along the route
  • Accommodation
What's not included:
  • Transfer from/to Yekaterinburg
  • Insurance
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