Russia - is the biggest country in the world with almost no end that spans 9 time zones and covers more than one eighth of the world's inhabited land area. No doubt this country offers great potential for all kind of travelers, explorers and adrenalin junkies. This country has an impressive amount of different mountain ranges and thousands of rivers what makes this country one of the best places for whitewater kayakers.
Not so many people know about Sayan Mountains, remote mountain range next to the biggest, deepest and oldest lake on the planet - Lake Baikal. The Sayan Mountains towering peaks and cool lakes southwest of Lake Baikal give rise to the tributaries that merge to become one of Siberia's major rivers, the Yenisei River, which flows north over 2000 miles to the Arctic Ocean. One of the sources of one of the worlds biggest water artery located high in Sayan Mountains has a name: Kitoy river. On its long way to the Arctic Ocean Kitoy river cuts deep gorges of East Sayan mountain system with the help of amazingly clean water. Only here you could see the combination of roughness, the uniqueness of the sceneries, color of the water and the color of rock, the amount of fish in the river, mushrooms and berries and just huge amount of fun that you are getting from the kayaking here.
Kayaking in Siberia is special as it is different from kayaking in other places on so many levels: there are not many roads around the rivers, no cities or villages, no people and you cannot find all these things what exist in modern world here, and what make you feel tired. Life is simple here - just you, your friends and kayaking. What else can beat this feeling?!
The Kitoy river with its tributary's is the best choice for expedition kayakers in this area. The length of the route is about 270km - 12 days of very good whitewater, lots of different waterfalls and rapids, unbelievable sceneries and amazing lifestyle.
After 12 days of paddling and seeing absolutely unique places and landscapes the big adventure is over and you are flying home tired, but happy. Because you know that a little part of your soul is still there, somewhere in deepness of Sayan Mountains, in Siberia...
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