The most impressive valley in Russia
• The most impressive valley in Russia
There are places on the planet, one look at is enough to breath. Or because you have some memories associated with it, or simply - the picture is very impressive. Huge open spaces, mountains, crystal lakes, cliffs. And this good a lot, almost under his nose. Well, at least in the direct availability.
One of those places for me is the valley Chulyshman. This is an incredibly spectacular place - sheer cliffs broken off in the valley, at the bottom of which flows the river-snake. Cliffs, 800 meters deep will make even the most severe zatryastis knees. I invite you to walk along the edge of a cliff with me!
This year I have been there twice, and both during our tours. First time on holidays in May, the second - just a couple of weeks ago. In the August trip, we descended into the valley, and stayed there for two days. We wandered through the little valley, but the weather let us down this time, the sky is constantly drizzling rain.
But we still visited the gorgeous waterfall Curcuru, which fell with textured rocks. And that was worth the road there, on the banks of thundering Chulyshman ...
And yet, the most spectacular - a view of the valley from the top. Simply breathtaking, standing on the edge of a precipice, and watching the flight of birds in the way. Something in the pathos of longing) In general, for the sake of this kind, many travel long distances by car. Yes, you, I was not mistaken - this beauty is available to anyone with wheels
In the distance you can see how the valley wall of rain falls. Fall there began a little earlier, even the roadside bushes little yellowed.
In view of the other side is not less impressive. After the rain clouds crept along the slopes. Beneath their feet could be seen base point for tourists, where you can become a tent or rent a house. It has all the amenities, including bath and barushki. I was surprised when in August he saw a cloud of machines on the bases. People like gnats born flock to the valley. and all because there can be reached by car. As my friend says - here's the available tourism.
We scored on the crowd and set up tents in the distance from the base. But in direct access to the bath) If you are planning to go there savage - bring firewood, they are simply no
In May, the picture was completely different - all the vegetation has overgrown greenery, it was easy to fall feeling.
Another local attraction - a pass Katu-Yaryk. In the photo he is seen at the bottom right. Serpentine dirt road, a 3, 8 km long. then another test for inexperienced drivers or improper transport. Go down - all later, but upstairs, on the road for ISWM really can not. Therefore, the bottom of the bases there in a hurry service - transport by lifting the pass in tow. Ural tractor Belarus - running horses. And the money is worth it, by the way, well.
A little bit about the pass itself. Katu-Yaryk (in Turkic - Kathu - solid; jaryk - fissure, gorge, gorge Letters solid crack may Kattu- Jaryk - gorge, gorge, with manes, assemblies, layers...), A unique, unique and one of a way he passes. Construction of road Chulushmanskuyu descent into the valley in the tract Katu-Yaryk was started in 1987 on the initiative of Apsentiya Vasilyevich Sanaa (at that time - the director of the state farm "Soviet Altai"). Bulldozer Arkady Abramovich Ukhanov his son Anatoly and Victor R. Ukhanov nephew for two years and have done a great job in September 1989 passed the highway Katu-Yaryk completed - Balykcha (length 77 km).
Here is the pass is obvious from the cliffs on the opposite bank Chulyshman. Photos apparently quite ancient.