Southern Ural

Expedition dates:
June 24-30, July 1-7, July 8-14, July 15-21, July 22-28, 2018.

Mambet rock on the river Zilim, Katushka rock, Bolshoy Shatak mountain range, Inzer battlements.

Difficulty of the route:

Duration: 5 expedition days and 2 organizational days

Length of the route: 900 km




9:35 Departure from Moscow (SVO)**
13:35 Arrival in Ufa**
14:00-14:30 Reception at the airport/transfer
15:00-16:00 Check-in at a four-star hotel
17:00-19:00 Briefing
19:30-22:00 Dinner
23:00-07:00 Night at the hotel


07:00-09:30 Breakfast at the hotel
9:30 Check-out
10:00 Getting to know the car

** Need to check the timetable for flights from other cities

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Mambet rock on the river Zilim
Mambet is one of the highest rocks in South Ural, about 200 m. The steep cliff, stretched in crescent shape by the river Zilim, compels attention with its magnitude and inaccessibility. When climbing the narrow track to the top, make a stop at the viewing point to observe a thin ribbon of a river below and frozen waves of mountains from a bird’s eye view. Before you spend the night at the base of the rock you can inspect your surroundings and swim in the Zilim.

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Katushka rock, Bolshoy Shatak mountain range
The Bashtau range stretches for 40 km, has a diverse structure and is formed like a layer cake, demonstrating local geological history. Its highest point is Bolshoy Shatak, 1270 m above the sea level. It is here you can see “conglomerates of Shatak” – mountain slabs formed from boulders and gravel pressed by the ancient sea. The top of Katushka Mountain is just as impressive – it is covered with greenwood and mountain prairie. You can settle for the night here and take photos of the surroundings from the Katushka’s cliffs in the evening.


Inzer battlements
The Inzer battlements are a 10km long and 3 km wide mountain range in South Ural. It got its name from the river Inzer and the shape of rocky summits resembling battlements. The battlements consist of three parts divided by peculiar cols. There are many fractured rocks and fallen trees along the range. You take a rest at its base and then trek on the range itself. The most remarkable part of it is “the rocky circus” - sharp teeth-like rocks standing in the circle. This place gives you the feeling of being in an enchanted kingdom where a magic wind wanders above the mountains and the trees.



16:00 Return of the car
17:00 Check-in at a four-star hotel
19:30-22:00 Dinner
23:00-07:00 Night at the hotel


7:00-10:00 Breakfast at the hotel
12:00 Check-out
12:30-13:00 Transfer to the airport
14:35 Departure from Ufa
14:45 Arrival in Moscow (SVO)**

** Need to check the timetable for flights to other cities