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Winter Tour to Khakassia
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Where you can stay
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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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Dates & Rates
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- Accommodation as part of the tour
- All tours are COVID-19 secure and offer flexible booking options. Visit our Covid-19 information page to find out more
- English speaking guide (other options available)
- Entrance fees to museums (as part of the tour)
- Food and drink (as mentioned in the tour itinerary)
- Russian Tourist Visa Invitation
- Transport (as specified in the tour itinerary)
What’s not included
- Food and drinks (unless specified)
- International flights / transport
- Optional excursions and activities
- Personal costs (souvenirs, additional snacks etc)
- Tips for drivers/guides/in restaurants
- Travel / medical insurance
- Visa processing and service costs
- All travellers are asked to check the vaccination requirements before travel. Visit our Vaccines and Health page to find out more
- Any dietary or allergy requirements will need to be disclosed before the start of the tour
- Carrying a water bottle with you is recommended
- Medication should always be taken with you and kept on your person
- Please ensure that you keep any personal documents and valuables on your person at all times
- WIFI will be available at most of the hotels, although mobile coverage may vary in rural areas
- You will need to have warm, appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear for hiking
- Your local guides will recommend stops where you can go souvenir shopping during your tour
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