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Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Nature Reserve

Established: 17 March 1976.

In 1985 the status ‘Biospere’ was given to the Reserve by UNESCO.
Reserve Area - 3 904 km². 
In 2001 it was established the Ermak reserve affiliate – biosphere testing zone ‘Grey Sayan’. This affiliate is responsible for assistance in economical development and rational using of nature resources of adjoining to the Reserve area of the Ermak district of the Krasnoyarsk territory.
‘Grey Sayan’ area - 5 914 km².

Tours of one day and several days duration are arranged to the ‘Grey Sayan’. Comfortable cutters and launches are available for the voyages on Sayano-Shushensky reservoir (May – October). On the reservoir banks you will surely see such a rare animal as the Siberian Ibex, possibly bear, and if traveling through the Sayan mountains you will run across the Maral, Roe Deer and Musk Deer.  
For those who search for sportive activities exotic horse and water routs are designed to the western Sayan (June – September).
In the Reserve there are comfortable floating camp with Russian baths, hotel with sauna, camps in the Sayan taiga, there are also available jeeps and motorboats, sportive and fishing outfit.   
If you like to experience true local life at the bottom of the Sayan mountains, it is offered accommodation in private houses of villagers, including very remote villages of ‘old-believers’, who preserved traditions and life style of pre-Peter the Great Russia. Such accommodation is available all the year round. You will get a splendid possibility to enjoy picturesque Siberian meadows, mountains lakes and falls, impetuous mountain streams braking their ways among rocks and impenetrable Siberian taiga. 

 Travelers are met at the airport of Krasnoyarsk or Abakan – the capital of the Khakass republic and then transferred to the village Shushenskoye, where the central camp and the hotel complex are located. It is quite difficult to choose the words to describe the beauty of the nature of the Sayan mountains, it is better to come and see it with your own eyes and the Reserve is pleased to offer you this opportunity.
Following your requests we will be delighted to design a very nice individual rout to you, giving careful attention to all your wishes, or if you like, you wii be included into a regular group.   
The cost of your tour will depend on group size, rout complexity, transportation used and services provided. 

Fauna of the Reserve
Many factors determine rich and diverse fauna of this area. It is ecology and the location of the Reserve on the borderland where the Siberian taiga and dry continental steppe of the Central Asia meet, and also quite complicated history of fauna formation. 

There are Siberian grayling, sterlet, sea trout, goldilocks, sig, and there were formerly Siberian sturgeon. Some species are almost extinct, as sturgeon, for instance, others became rare (sea trout, goldilocks, sig). However, in the new reservoir it is recorded the increase in the number of such species of freshwater fish as perch, pike, dace, id, burbot, ruff, minnow and others. Recently, it has also appeared bream.

Two species of amphibians  frog and common toad are quite rare in the pre-Yenisei part of the Reserve. In the steppe and the forest-steppe regions there can be found such reptiles as  chicken-snake, quite numerous, and common mamushi.. Also, it is widely spread viviparous lizard and common adder. On the Yenisei banks there are found sand lizard.

The Reserve fauna is quite representative (50 species) in comparison to the fauna of the West-Sayan physical and geographical sub-region (63 species) and to the Sayan region (78 species). Fauna main body is constituted of the species in general widely spread in the Siberia. They are sable, squirrel, moose, wolf, wolverine, lynx and others. The mountain and steppe area are inhabited by mainly Mongolian species – Siberian ibex, snow leopard, manul, long-tailed hamster, Altai marmot. Three species of predators found in the Reserve – snow leopard, red wolf and manul, are entered the Red Book. Weasel, ermine, Siberian weasel, а American mink, fox and badger are quite rare here, however sable is great in number.
Among the big predators brown bear, wolverine, lynx and wolf are predominate over others. Weasel, ermine, Siberian weasel are found mainly in the Chulaksinsk hollow and in some parts of the river Big Ura flood-lands. Ermine also inhabits in sub-Alpine dwarf Arctic birch.
In the Reserve there are semi-aquatic predators such as American mink and otter. They were not numerous, however lately traces of these animals has been met oftener, and especially in the rivers’ mouths. Before the reservoir appeared fox and badger were met often in the pre-Ynisei low placed where grew pines and birches. Lately, their range has dramatically reduced and their number noticeably decreased.



1. Common shrew
2. Arctic shrew
3. Pygmy shrew
4. Altai mole
5. Eurorasian shrew

1. Common Squirrel
2. Chipmunk
3. Long-tailed Gopher
4. Russian Flying Squirrel
5. Large-toothed redbacked vole
6. Northern redbacked vole
7. Large Japanese field mouse
8. Long-tailed Hamster

You can see birds in ornithological Tours

RAFTING for family groups. North-East Tuva. The Khamsyra river. North-East Tuva. The Khamsyra river. The Khamsyra is categorized as the river of 3rd level of complexity. Rafting length is 540 km. No limitations on age and physical conditions of the tourists. This tour is especially recommended for family groups..
MOUNTAINOUS TAIGA, REINDEER Nomad camp and Fishing in the Tuva Sayan. Within one trip you will explore the wild taiga, mountain rivers and get acquainted with tough life of reindeer-breeders. The route ends in steppe - the land of original TuviniansТ culture. North-east of the Republic of Tyva. Foothills of eastern part of the Sayan range. Southern slopes. Basin of the Khamsyra river. Nomad camp is located on the bank of one of the river branches amidst the mountainous taiga. Herd numbers 150 reindeer. It is the only place in the south Siberia where it is reserved such livestock and traditions of reindeer breeding and riding.
TUVA TRANSIT. On-Horseback and On-Foot Tour. Exiting On-Horseback and On-Foot Route. It gives an opportunity within one tour to explore various landscapes and climate zones Ц arctic (mountain area), tundra, forest-tundra, alpine zone, taiga, forest-steppe and feather-grass steppe. And moreover, to raft down the taiga river, which is full of rapids, to meet the Old-Believers, who have been keeping their traditions from the times of Peter the Great Ц first Russian emperor (18 c.) and to get acquainted with the original TuviniansТ culture.
PHOTO Safari at the Kamchatka Peninsular. Kamchatka Bear Feeding on the Spawning Rivers. During this tour you can watch not only the brown bear, but also many other animals - reindeer, sable, wolverine, ermine; and birds - eagle, various owls, waterfowl and sparrow species; as well as various species of salmon.
From Europe via Lake Baikal to the Geographical Centre of Asia. From Europe via Lake Baikal to the Geographical Centre of Asia.
Horse-riding tour УGold Ring of KhakassiaФ Horse-riding tour УGold Ring of KhakassiaФ
The unique Ecological tour "In the track of the Tiger The unique cognitive ecological tour "in the tracks of a tiger". The objective of the tour is to get acquainted with the flora and fauna of the Far East in its" natural conditions and to study the vital functions of an Amur Tiger, also photohunt.
Snow Leopard. Offer a unique opportunity to visit in places of dwelling of a snow leopard mountains Tjan Shan. Accompanied by skilled huntsmen, you can visit places years not visited people. You will see traces, the rests of a meal and other attributes of ability to live ирбиса. The probability and meetings with this predator in the afternoon is great.

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