Transsiberian Express: Far East

Organizer: EGEA
Location: (Map)
Open for: Everyone

Outdoor activities



Natural park “River Chusovaya”, Yekaterinburg

Excursion along the ecological trail “Paths of ancestors” is dedicated to the Mansi ethnic group, the people who lived in this territory many years ago.

Moving along the path through the forest, you can observe the following objects: the bridge “Starukhin”, the sacred stone-altar “yalpyn-akhtas”, dedicated to the bear. In addition, you will  visit hunting barn “sumach”, Mansi the temple and cult of ambarchik “Ura-sumach”, inside which there is the statuette Kaltas-the Equus – an Old woman-Mother, or “Golden Baba”, a legendary object searches by many hunters in the Urals and Siberia. Along the way we can make a top for a lunch with a bonfire. After that you will have an opportunity to see  kurumniki, and visit the stone cross, laid out of boulders by the miners of the mine. Near the exit from the trail, you can visit the observation tower with a magnificent view of the surrounding areas.



Kungur Ice Cave, Perm

The Kungur Ice Cave is a special symbol of Perm Krai. It reached the finals of the Seven Wonders of Russia contest. The unique natural monument is located on the right bank of the Sylva river just outside Kungur.

Kungur Cave got its second name from the many years of cold and ice crystals on the walls. Experts consider it to be the only gypsum cave in the world with extensive glaciation. Moreover, it is in the top ten longest gypsum caves of Russia, ranked fifth: its length is 5.7 kilometers.

You will have a tour and see the most beautiful places of this cave.


Olkhon island, Irkutsk

Olkhon is the fourth-largest lake-bound island in the world. It is by far the largest island in Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia, with an area of 730 km² (280 sq. miles). Olkhon has a dramatic combination of terrain and is rich in archeological landmarks.

It is a great place to get away from civilisation, to feel the nature, to live right next to Baikal lake, and to enjoy the magnificent energy of the lake.

The main places on Olkhon island, that you will not miss, are Khuzhir — the main village, about 20 km from the ferry, Shaman cave — a sacred place in Khuzhir, on the shore of Baikal lake, beaches and yurt-camps, which are about 4 km from Khuzhir, Peschanaya village — a strange abandoned settlement, Three Brothers” rock, and mysterious and enchanting Khoboy Cape — the northest point of the island.

Bolshekhekhtsirsky Nature reserve, Khabarovsk

Bolshekhekhtsirsky nature reserve is located in the suburbs of Khabarovsk on the ridge Big Gehret.

Its mountain areas are simply interspersed with small plains, which gives a special beauty to the landscape. An important role is played by the full-flowing rivers Chirka, Amur, Ussuri with an abundance of fish, as well as a variety of reptiles and amphibians. Pearls of the reserve are the lakes Nymphaea, Surprise, Brazeniene that are impressing with their purity and beauty.