Shamanic stories and the best freeride in the country – Road.Travel

Shamanic stories and the best freeride in the country

Road Trip Route. Valley of Kings, Archaeological cave, Trout farm and fishing, Path of ancestry, Freeride on Ivanovo lakes, Siberia's oldest astroobservatory., Tuim Failure, Sun Mountain.

You'll find miles of winter landscapes in the region. Winter holidays in the republic are famous for speleology and freeride - both are waiting for you. You will be able to climb into the Archaeological Cave, where the remains of an ancient man were found and, who knows, maybe you will also manage to discover something new in this world. Of course, you will also walk along the Ancestral Trail and enjoy a magnificent view of the region. And since there are not many places to eat in the region in winter, there is a trout farm waiting for you to catch fish for dinner. And since the region is famous for freeriding all over Russia, an unforgettable clock is waiting for you on the slopes of the mountains on skis, snowboarding or even on a snowmobile - choose a transport to your liking and a hide with a breeze from the mountain! A walk through the oldest astroobservatory in Siberia awaits you - such a place can not be missed, and at 331 sunny days a year it will play for you bright winter colors. At the end of the route you will have a light hiking trip to the Sun Mountain, with fantastic views of the Yenisei and the nearby mountain ranges of Oglakhty, Suhaniha and Tepsei.

Active Leisure, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Abakan

Anna Semochkina. Travel Expert.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Caves and some shamanism.

Today will be dedicated to speleology - two caves and the Valley of Kings are waiting for you. The barrow was built in the III century BC. Then the height of the earth pyramid reached 25-30 meters. There are more than fifty mounds of Tagar rulers, shamans and priests. And finally, you'll stay at the trout farm to fish for dinner.


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There's a valley of ancient kings waiting for you. The Salbyk mound, like the Egyptian pyramids, still holds many mysteries. The other name of this place is "Valley of Kings". It is believed that from here the spirits on the mountain trails went to the heavenly world.

Borodino cave

The cave is available all year round. The cave is not categorized, but there are complex areas.

Pancake Cafe

Be sure to have a snack, and take food with you, as there are not many open places on the road during the winter.

Archaeological cave

Visit the Archaeological Cave - it is a small cave, there are no dangerous areas in it, no special training is required. The cave is home to a large colony of bats, who sleep peacefully under the ceiling and on the walls.

Royal Soya Trout Farm

The trout farm is open until 8 pm, I suggest stopping by and fishing for dinner. Here you can cook your own caught fish on the grill, or boil an ear, and if the catch is less than expected, buy a chilled trout. To avoid freezing during fishing, immediately ask to brew you herbal tea. Please note that there is a fine for released fish, and only non-cash payments are made at the fishing farm.

Guest house Call of ancestors

In the region in winter, despite all the beauty of almost everything is closed, so for dinner I advise to buy food in a store located a few minutes from your yurt. And I advise you to enjoy the hospitality of the locals. You can book a yurt at [site](http://www.зовпредков.рф). I recommend contacting the accommodation facility in advance.

Day 2: Best freeride in the country and hiking.

After the change of seats yesterday, today will be held in a more relaxed atmosphere, but in active sports. First you will have a light hiking session and afterwards you will enjoy snow and freeride on the most beautiful lakes of the region.

Path of ancestry

In the morning you'll have a walk along the Ancestral Trail. It starts practically in the village of Efremkino and goes along the ridges of Togyz-Az massif over the White Iyus River. There are many grottoes on the trail, where the remains of ancient people were found.

Hotel complex Azhur

Stop for a snack and leave your things in your room, as this guest house will be your home for tonight.

Ivanovo lakes

The pearl of your journey is Ivanovo Lakes. The mountain peaks surrounding the lakes reach a height of 1700 meters and it is madly beautiful. From the end of October the skiing season opens here, which lasts until June. And freeride is the first most popular among skiing sports here. Extreme downhill skiing, snowboarding or snowmobile are waiting for you. The slopes of Bobrovaya, Semeynaya, Dolovaya, Transvaal and others are simply ideal for downhill skiing on untouched snow - choose any and enjoy freeride and alpine nature.

Hotel complex Azhur

Dinner is waiting for you and a quiet night at the hotel, after skiing and nature you will sleep just great. I recommend booking in advance, just choose the dates you are interested in on [site](

Day 3: Astronomical observatory and the mad beauty of the landscape

Today you will spend the day at the ancient Siberian Astrological Observatory, after which you will have a look at the Tuimsky Failure and finish the day with a hiking and a view of the main river of the region - the Great Yenisei.

Hotel complex Azhur

Have breakfast here and embark on new adventures in snowy Khakassia.


This is the oldest in Siberia astroobservatory, the relief of the rocks here is created by human hand. For Khakas, the Sunduki is a mystical meeting place for spirits. On the top of the first chest - the throne of a shaman and climbing it is very easy even for children, and from here you can see a magnificent panorama for tens of kilometers around.

Tuim Failure

On your way to failure you will also pass Lake Shiri. Make sure you stop and take some pictures. The next stop on your way home is the Tuim Failure itself. In summer, bungee jumps here, and in winter, madly beautiful ice is formed here. The failure was caused by the collapse of underground mines, that is, there used to be a mine here.


The cafe works only for takeaways, but here you can bring baked goods, hot and even soup and eat on the road.

Podkuninskaya writer

At the top of the mountain is an ancient fortress, which offers a stunning view of the Yenisei valley. Here you can also see stunning rock paintings. The ascent takes about 30 minutes.

Gazpromneft filling station #276

There's a gas station ahead! It will be possible to make a comfortable stop, resupply fuel and drink coffee.