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Winter Tour to Khakassia

Overview

Explore the un-matched beauty of the heartlands of Khakassia with this awe-inspiring Winter tour. Trek across beautiful winter wonderlands and spend your time in the sprawling Siberian Taiga around the Western Sayan Mountains. If you are looking for a perfect winter camping experience, then this tour has everything you need and more. This 5-day experience offers a variety of activities including several days in campsites surrounding the Western Sayan Mountains, a hiking trip to the Bridge of Love, and sightseeing in the capital of the Khakassia Republic, Abakan.

  • Abakan Local Lore Museum

  • Camping in winter taiga forest

  • Hiking trip to the Bridge of Love

  • Khakassian village visit

  • Shushenskoye Ethnographic Museum Reserve

  • Sightseeing excursion in Abakan

Itinerary

Abakan

Abakan is the capital city of the Republic of Khakassia, Russia, founded in the 17th century at the confluence of the Yenisei and Abakan Rivers. The city is home to several important landmarks including the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, “Good Angel of Peace” sculpture, the Park of Topiary Art, and the Khakas National History Museum. Abakan marks an important junction and terminal station on the Abakan-Tayshet Railway.

Day 1

Arrival in Abakan

After arriving in Abakan, you will meet your driver who will take you to your hotel for an early check-in where you will have some time to refresh and have some breakfast.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Sayan Mountains

  • Camping experience

Travel to

Siberian Taiga

A large ecoregion situated in the heart of Siberia; the Siberian Taiga is a vast region stretching over 1,500,000 square miles. The East Siberian taiga has a subarctic climate with high continentality and is known for its extremely cold winters and often warm summers. In contrast, the West Siberian Taiga is made up of bog and wetlands. The Siberian Taiga is known for its characteristic deciduous, boreal forests of exquisite natural beauty and remains an area of mystery and fascination worldwide.

Day 2

Hike to the Bridge of Love

After breakfast you will spend the day around the campsite before going on a 2 ½ hour hike to the well-known suspension bridge known as the ‘Bridge of Love’.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Bridge of Love

  • Exploring the Taiga

  • Camping experience

  • Prominent Landscape

Day 3

Visit to a nearby Khakassian village

Today you will leave the Snow Leopard campsite and continue your journey to Shushenskoye village

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Transfer

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Khakassian Village

  • Khurtuyakh tas monument

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

Travel to

Shushenskoye Village

A popular village situated at the confluence of the Yenisei and Big Shush rivers, Shushenskoye is best known as the site of Vladimir Lenin’s exile between 1897 and 1900. In 1970 a museum dedicated to Lenin’s time in Shushenskoye was opened and remains a popular destination for tourists along with its beautiful nature reserves. It has since become the site of the Music and Crafts of Siberia festival which takes place every July.

Day 4

Exploring the Shushenskoye Ethnographic Museum Reserve

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast followed by an enlightening day exploring the Shushenskoye Ethnographic Museum Reserve, a real Siberian village of 19-20th centuries.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Shushenskoye Ethnographical Museum

  • Cultural Immersive Experience

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • City Tour

  • Local Lore Museum

Day 5

Departure from Abakan

After breakfast you will check out of your hotel in Abakan and meet your driver for the departure transfer to the airport or railway station where this tour will end.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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