Southern Ural

Snowshoe trek in Southern Ural Mountains

Snowshoe tour to the reserve of the ancient Ural mountains will give you an unforgettable experience with maximum comfort. Frosty mountain air, fabulous scenery of the winter taiga, climbing the sacred Iremel mountain. Accommodation in warm houses with a stove. An advantage of the trek that it is universal, we can travel on ski, on snowshoe or by foot. Snowshoe walking/ skiing about 6-8 hours per day.
  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
  • Avaliable: December — March
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Group: from 4 people
  • Border permits: no needed
Languages: English German French Italian
  • Transfer time: 2,5 hours, 150 km
  • Ski distance: 90 km
  • Elevation gain: 4700 m
  • Snowshoe/Skiing: about 6-8 hours per day
  • Accommodation: wooden 4-10 bed houses with a stove, tourist bases
  • Flight to: Chelyabinsk/Ekaterinburg
Day 1
Flight from Moscow to Chelyabinsk (to Ekaterinburg - optionally). Meeting the group at the airport. Transfer to Zlatoust (2,5 hours, 150 km). Accommodation at the “Central Estate” of the National Park "Taganay".
Day 2
Start of the route. Passage on snowshoe/skis to the "Belyi Kliuch" shelter. Radial route: climbing the mountain “Dvuglavaya Sopka” (1034 m). Passage to the “Gremuchyi Kliuch” shelter. Accommodation in houses.
Day 3
Snowshoe/skis passage along the upper path to the Kruglitsa mountain past the Otkliknoy Greben’ (1155 m). A small stop and a photo session overlooking the rocks. Climbing the Kruglitsa mountain (1178 m). After we descend to the tourist shelter "Taganay".
Day 4
Snowshoe/skis passage to Dalniy Taganay. This is the most northern point and the most extensive peak of the Big Taganay Range. Staying overnight at a tourist shelter of the meteorological station.
Day 5
A long route back to the “Central Estate” of the National Park (25 km). The minibus takes us from the “Central Estate”. Transfer to the Zyuratkul village (75 km). Accommodation at the guesthouse in the "Zyuratkul" National Park.
Day 6
Radial route with ascent to the Zyuratkul Range (height 1175 m). A part of the way can be traversed on snowshoe/skis, but it will be necessary to walk along the stone run on the final stretch of the path. Return to the guesthouse
Day 7
Move to the village Tyulyuk. The trekking routes to the second highest peak of the Southern Urals - Mount Big Iremel (1582 m) begin from here. Accommodation at the tourist shelter. A sightseeing walking through Tyulyuk.
Day 8
Today is an important day – we are going to climb Mount Iremel, which is considered a sacred mountain among Bashkirs and was previously closed to ordinary tourists. The trip on the snowmobile is 8 km, the hiking route after is 8 km (+16 km return route). You can see mountains and ridges of Avalak, Bakty, Yamantau, Zigalga, Nurgush and many others.
Day 9
Transfer to Chelyabinsk. Departure to Moscow
  • Invitation for a tourist visa
  • English/german speaking guide
  • All transfers
  • Dropping of backpacks by a snowmobile
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • Entrance tickets to the reserves
  • All group equipment rent
  • Russian bath-house (sauna)
Not included
  • Flights to Chelyabinsk and return tickets
  • Tourist visa fees
  • Individual equipment (backpack, sleeping bag)
  • Single accommodation
  • Snowshoe/Ski equipment
  • Expenses for souvenirs
  • Additional paid services
Price from 1440
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Snowshoe trek in Southern Ural Mountains
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