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VOYAGE TO THE HEART OF SNOW LEOPARD COUNTRY REPUBLIC TUVA

Russian Federation

Kysyl

Présentation du séjour

The proposed tour will be done under the sign of the dynamic discovery and awareness for the protection of fauna and flora in the Natural park “Tuva” The tour will allow you: – To visit existing camera traps to collect snow leopard and argali sheep data and to set up of new camera traps. – To observe the intact nature and to watch the rare animals and birds such as a rock marten, a feathered-leg owl and a bustard. – To learn the nomads way of life, their legends and traditions. You will live in the camp and participate in checking/monitoring of the Snow leopard (Irbis) and Argali photo-traps in Siberian Altai mountains at 2300 m-3500 m elevation under the guidance of the scientific and labour personnel . According to WWF data, the total numbers of snow leopards on the proposed area (encompassing Chikhachev’s Ridge, Tsagan-Shibetu, Mongun-taiga and Bai-taiga) consists of about 15-20 individuals.

The expedition will be undertaken in a remote places of Tuva at 2,300 m-3,500 m elevation. A group of 4-6 participants with a driver, rangers and a translater will do the visual recording of argali across their entire habitat on Tsagan-Shibetu, Bai-taiga and Chikhachev mountain.
In the vicinity of the base camp Cordon of Tuva National Park you will be trekking to observe and to record argali and checking in photo traps for Irbis (snow leopard). The cameras worked here for about a 4 month, and documented such rare species of animals and birds as rock marten and feathered-leg owl; snapshots also documented wolves and Siberian mountain goats. Using the obtained data, experts have adjusted the positioning of the cameras and enlarged the research area.
The group will sleep in tents and in wooden houses and the expedition goods will be carried by the vehicle or on horsebacks, but placed and displaced by yourself. The tour will be done at 2,100 -3,500 meters elevation and the length of one day trekking routes will be about 15-30 km. Cooking will be done on the portable gas or primus camp stove or on the open fire.. Modification of the program is possible directly on the site, according to the meteorological conditions (fog, rain, etc
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Tour program
Flight Germany-Moscow-Abakan
Day 1
Arrival to Abakan.city – the capital of the Khakassia Republic, RF
Meeting at the airport , having breakfast and driving by minibus to Shui village of Bai-Taiga settlement. The distance is about 470 km
Arrival to Shui village, Bai-Taiga in the evening. Lunch on way.
Accommodation in the wooden house ( by 4 per ) of the Tuva National Park visit center. Dinner
Day 2
Breakfast, meeting the scientific personnel, get some information about work progress on monitoring Snow Leopard migration .
Breakfast, at 8 a.m. start trekking (about 5hs) 20 km along Shui river
Lunch at the mouth of the river. Sailik-Khem. Enjoying the nature around, bird watching Accommodation in tents.
Carrying out luggage on a horse back or by car.
Day 3
Breakfast, at 8 a.m. start trekking (about 5hs) 25 km
Trekking to the observation post (cordon) Crossing mountains rivers.
Lunch
Checking photo traps cameras on Ongulug-Oyukto river
Accommodation in the wooden house of the Park’s observation post (cordon)
Day 4
Early breakfast. Trekking about 3-4 hrs. Crossing mountain rivers, observing nature wonders around, the possibility exist to see wild animals (argali sheep and wolves)and birds ( Tetraogallus altaicuas). Having rest and meeting nomadic families, first acquaintance with yaks.
Traditional dinner with local organic food.
Accommodation in the wooden house of the Park’s observation post (cordon) Russian hot steam sauna (banya).
Day5
Early breakfast and set off for new adventures. Trekking 6- hs.
Crossing mountain rivers, observing nature wonders around, the possibility exist to see wild animals (argali sheep and wolves)and birds ( Tetraogallus altaicuas).
Visit existing camera traps to collect snow leopard and argali sheep data and set up new cameras. The rangers will cook hot dinner.
Accommodation in the wooden house( Cordon)
Day 6
Trekking to river Uzun-hem 24 km
Visit existing camera traps to collect snow leopard and argali sheep data and set up new cameras. Enjoying the nature around, bird watching.
Together with the Nature Reserve inspector you can try fishing for grayling in
a crystal clear mountain streams.
Accommodation in the wooden house( Cordon)
Day7
Hiking down the river. Shui 25 km
Crossing mountain rivers.
Lunch at the mouth of the river. Sailik-Khem
Accommodation in tents.
Day 8
After early breakfast you will continue hiking towards Shui Village .20 km Accommodation in the wooden house of the Tuva National Park visit center. Lunch. Dinner.
Day9.
Breakfast, driving to Abakan(about 470 km).
Lunch on the way..
Arriving in the evening
Dinner (not included)
Accommodation in the. hotel, enjoying hot shower!
Day 10.
Breakfast (included).
Launch and diner ( not included)
Sightseeing Abakan city with the guide- translater.
Accommodation in the. hotel.
Day 11 Flight- Abakan-Moscow-Germany

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11 DAYS

1500 euros

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