Adventure Travel in Siberia – Russia 

Adventure Travel in Siberia

Adventure Travel in Siberia

Russia is the worlds biggest country, and it has probably the biggest unexplored territories in the world. The Siberia is covering almost all of north-eastern Asia. It extends eastward from Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and southward from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan and borders of China and Mongolia. To most people Siberia does not sound like an attractive holiday destination. When you think of Siberia, you think of the harsh climate and the labour camps where Joseph Stalin sent his enemies to. But, it does have its attractions, especially for adventure travellers.

Trans Siberian Express

Trans Siberian Express

First, there’s the Trans Siberian Express. Apart from the train ride itself, every city along the route has its attractions. And then, there’s Lake Baikal and its surroundings. A beautiful city, Irkutsk, and a lake with unique wildlife. The region also has an open air museum and tours to shamans.

There are almost endless destinations in Siberiafor adventure travelers. The Ural Mountains are the easiest destination. They are divided in Polar Urals, Northern Urals, Middle Urals

The Greater Altai

The Greater Altai

and Southern Urals. The Southern Urals are well populated and popular amongst tourists. The moderately high Ural Mountains (failing to top 2000 m anywhere) offer a lot of opportunities – hiking, rafting, spelunking and others. Because traveling independently to the Ural Mountains includes a lot of self preparation and can be difficult they are not very popular amongst foreigners.

The Greater Altai is probably the most popular travel destination in Siberia. It has to offer everything – from snow covered mountain tops to almost 7000 lakes. The Greater Altai also hosts Mt. Belukha (4056 m) which is Siberia‘s highest mountain. Like other destinations in Siberia traveling in the Altai requires a lot of preparation and considerable self-sufficiency.



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