Следующее лето в Норвегии с ww-school.ru

Закончился мой месячный трип по Скандинавии. Фото и креативы будут чуть позже, а пока хочется сказать: Норвегия - фантастический регион для каякинга, лучшее место из тех, где мне удалось побывать, и следующий сезон я проведу именно там в составе команды WW-SCHOOL в качестве инструктора в школьных турах и в качестве ученика в путешествиях по сложным рекам. Присоединяйтесь!

А пока небольшое видео Алексея Кислова о том, как мы катались по лучшей на континенте белой воде. Осенью будет премьера большого кино  "Магия белого"

Altai FAQ

Fly in. There are several options. You can fly to Novosibirsk international airport via Turkish Airlines (they are kayak-friendly) with connection in Istanbul. There are also some other airlines offering flights to Novosibirsk. Other option is to fly to Barnaul or Gorno-Altaysk (domestic airport, closest point to Altai whitewater) with connection in Moscow.

Visas. Tourist visa required. It should be few paperwork to get it. Usually it takes two weeks. You will need Tourist voucher for it. I will make it for you.

Boats. We have good choice of modern Pyranhas, Zets, Lettmanns, Spades, Tunas, etc. in Moscow. I can deliver any of this boats to Altai for your trip.
My friend has renting service in Altai. He has only few boats (Diesels, Nomads, oldschool Prijons).
If you will bring your own boats it will be easier for everybody. It won't be a problem to sell it after your trip

Immunization. Altai ticks can carry bad brain infection - tick borne encephalitis. So, it is better to get immunization before your trip. Medical insurance is mandatory!

Accommodation: camping. Take your tent, mat and sleeping bag with you

Food: We will cook food by ourself, few basic restaurants are also available

Weather. Dry and warm at midday, cool at night, but really cold days also happen. So, typical day temperature is +30 C, at night +5 C.

Equipment: Drysuits are better. You will need all camping gear. Stoves and gas are not needed, because there are a lot of firewoods everywhere. I have big tarpoline and cooking set for our team. If you have any questions regarding equipment specific – feel free to ask me.

Logistic. We have 4x4 van with driver for full time of our trip. It is possible to keep useless gear in it.

River type. Mostly bigwater pool-drop bouldergardens. A lot of rivers are selfsupport expeditions

Altai trips - please take a look to our trip examples 


Our trips to Altai

There are few examples of trips we offer. Also we can arrange any type of rafting, kayaking or trekking trips in Altai according to your request.
Class III trip
Best time from June to August
Day 1. Arriving in Novosibirsk, driving to Altai Republic
Day 2. Cherga and Sema rivers. Low volume class II – III roadruns for warming up.
Day 3. Driving to Upper Katun
Day 4-5. Upper Katun, class II (III) bigvolume selfsupport run
Day 6. Middle Katun, huge water class III – III+. Half day run. Pooldrop.
Day 7. Ursul river. Сlass III. One hour run. Continuous bouldergarden. We will make few laps
Day 8. Lower Chuya. Class III-IV very pooldrop bigwater section
Day 9. Middle Chuya. Class III (IV) bigwater roadside run
Day 10. Driving to Bashkays river, Saratan gordge, class III (IV) committing gorge
Day 11. Middle Chuya or Middle Katun second run
Day 12. Reserve day or freestyle session on Lower Katun
Day 13. Driving to Novosibirsk, departure

Price: for groups of 5+ people price is 800 EUR per person. See below what is included / not included to the trip price

Class III – IV big volume Altai trip
Best time from mid. June to mid August
Day 1. Arriving in Novosibirsk, driving to Altai Republic
Day 2. Katun river. Huge water class III – III+. Half day run. Pooldrop. Ursul river after lunch. Сlass III. One hour run. Continuous bouldergarden
Day 3. Driving to Chuya valley. Lower Chuya. Class III-IV very pooldrop bigwater section
Day 4. Middle Chuya. Class III (IV) bigwater roadside run
Day 5. Driving to Bashkays river, Saratan gordge, class III (IV) committing gorge
Day 6. Driving to Chulichman
Day 7. Middle Chulishman. Class III - IV (V) selfsupport expedition. Continuous bouldergardens
Day 8. Middle Chulishman. One big portage (1 – 1.5 hours) around big class 5 “Kasha” rapid
Day 9. Kurkure river, short and very steep waterfall run (6 meters high slide, 2, 5 and 9 m falls). Class IV. Hike in one hour
Day 10. Lower Chulishman. Class III+ - IV bigwater pooldrop roadside run
Day 11. Trekking to Uchar waterfall (160 m high in beautiful valley), 6 hours walking
Day 12. Reserve day. We can make second run of Chuya or Katun river
Day 13. Driving to Novosibirsk, departure

Price: for groups of 5+ people price is 800 EUR per person. See below what is included / not included to the trip price

Class IV - V trip. Book of legends
Best time from mid of July to end of August
Day 1. Arriving in Novosibirsk, driving to Altai Republic
Day 2. Middle Chuya. Class III - IV bigwater roadside run for warming up.
Day 3. Majoy gorge of Chuya. 15 kilometers of class IV steep continuous whitewater, then 5 km of class V bigwater pooldrop in committing gorge.
Day 4. Driving to Karagem river. Easy hike in to put in (6 km, nice trail)
Day 5. Karagem. Steep-continuous class IV glacier river. Selfsupport expedition
Day 6-7. Argut. Huge water class IV (V) pooldrop glacier river, selfsupport expedition
Day 8. Driving to Chulichman river
Day 9. Yazula gorge of Chulishman. Class IV – V pooldrop run
Day 10. Driving to Bashkaus, start of Book of legends section. Class V pooldrop selfsupport expedition
Day 11 – 12. Bashkaus river
Day 13. Reserve day. We can make second run of Majoy gorge
Day 14. Driving to Novosibirsk, departure

Experts only. This is not commercial trip. We will share our charges.

Want to travel to Russia? Contact me:
Sveshnikov Anton

The price includes:

  • Transfers during all the trip, from the airport to the airport
  • English speaking guide and safety-kayaker
  • All meals during the trip
  • Camping equipment
  • Visa support, invitation
  • Entry fee to National parks
  • Camping and banya (souna) fees
The price does't include:
  • Fly fare
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Personal equipment rent

English version

Russia is one of few places on the planet remained exotic.
It is due to variety of reasons: great territories, underdeveloped infrastructure, language barrier, specific background and history. More and more foreigners come to Russia every year to discover this wonderful world. Some of them go sightseeing to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg; some go to Sochi to alpine skiing; some travel Trans-Siberian railway. And others explore the most breath-taking whitewater rivers in Russia.
Altai is a mountains system located at the south of Siberia, where Russia, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and China all come together. ‘Altai’ means ‘Golden Mountains’ translated from Turkic. True, it’s totally a pure gold.
Altai is definitely the best region for kayaking in Russia:
  • Wide variety of rivers, whether short and easy or fast-flowing and of the highest level of difficulty
  • Altai mountains are beautiful and fascinating. This is for sure one of the ‘must visits’ for everyone
  • Relatively well-developed tourism infrastructure: Novosibirsk International Airport, smooth roads, camping sites, local travel agencies
  • Safe and friendly environment
  • Altai is a very special place, come and feel the magic

Altai is unrivalled for its big volume rivers multi-day runs. Kayakers from all over the world keep coming to Altai to paddle such famous rivers as Argut, Chuya, Chulyshman, Bashkaus.
To be sure, Altai slowly but steadily is becoming whitewater Mecca especially for big volume fans.

To arrange the trip to Russia by oneself could be rather complicated. The language barrier to start with. Almost nobody speaks English in Siberia and don’t even try to understand the Cyrillic alphabet. This is the reason you need local guide to make your trip doable.

About me

My name is Anton Sveshnikov, I’m 32. I’ve started paddling at age of 5, when my parents put me to the canoe at the first time. I’ve been kayaking since my 21st birthday. I spent several seasons on Altai paddling local rivers and working as a guide. I also paddled rivers of Nepal, India, Norway, Europe, USA, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica and of about 20 more countries. Yet Altai always was and still is my home region.

If you’re looking for someone to organize your trip to Altai, I’m the guy you need.
Personal qualities:
  • Fluent English. Not as perfect as to read Shakespeare in the original, yet just enough to discuss works of Dostoevsky.
  • Western guide pattern. I have a large experience in working with foreign tourists gained in India and Nepal.
  • Certified raft-guide, safety-kayaker and trip leader by International Rafting Federation
  • Wide grasp of Altai specific. I wrote Altai whitewater guidebook, based on information I have been collected since 2009. English version is coming soon
  • Full range of services: from invitation for your visa on out to transfer to the airport; from boats rent on out to the most remarkable rivers guiding.
  • Ad hoc approach: meet your need; bring to life what you dream about.

Altai trips - please take a look to our trip examples

If you’d like to visit truly exotic and amazing place and enjoy multi-days big volume rivers paddling – Altai is the right place to come.

In case you are a group of 5 or more people, I’m ready to take upon me the entire organization and managing of your Altai adventure.