The Ivanovskiye Lakes are located on the eastern slopes of the Kuznetsky Alatau, between the Bobrovaya and Ararat peaks. They take their name from a well-known Siberian gold manufacturer, Ivanitsky, who had a gold mining business in the area.
The Ivanovskiye Lakes are four lakes of karst origin. The upper lake is connected to the lower lake by a forty-meter waterfall. The lakes are surrounded with snow fields that do not melt even in summer, alpine meadows, mountain streams, and waterfalls.
In the summer, the Ivanovskiye Lakes attract hikers to the mountain slopes. People forage for mushrooms and berries here and even go fishing. In winter, extreme sports lovers come here to descend the mountain slopes near the lakes.
Description of the trip
|Length of the trip:||2 nights, 3 days|
|Amount of participants:||3-8|
|Fee:||from 115 €|
|Average weather in Yeniseisk:||summer + 22 C; winter – 25 C|
|Departure||Friday evening/ Saturday morning|
1st day. Friday
Departure from the school to Yeniseisk. Duration: about 5 hours.
Spend this time enjoying the magnificent north Siberian view: endless taiga forests, impressive Yenisey river, traditional old Russian villages and small industrial towns.Spend your time on the way playing word games and having fun with our professional tour guides and Russian teachers.
You will have two stops on the way: in the Большая Мурта (Big Murta) village and Lesosibirsk (a small town on the left bank of the Yenisey river).
Evening departure to Yeniseisk, dinner in the Шахматное (Chess) café, accommodation a single room in the small hotel Шахматное (Chess), in the city center by the Yenisey river.
2nd day. Saturday
Breakfast in the hotel.
Guided walking tour around the town with its unique old-wooden houses, famous churches and mosques. Visit the museum Фотоизба (the photo izba), the Yeniseisk Local History Museum.
Visit the Museum of Hand Planes which displays the biggest collection of hand planes according to the Guinness book.
Have traditional Russian dinner and spend the night in the hotel.
3rd day. Sunday
Breakfast in the hotel.
Visit the old Russian Monastery with a beautiful small lake and wood around it.
Lunch-time in the wooden café.
Departure from Yeniseisk. Arrival to Krasnoyarsk at 20.00.
Since studying beginner Russian with Michael it has given me a bit more of an understanding into learning Russian. I had already learnt a small amount of Russian before our lessons but I had many unanswered questions so it has been excellent to start from the very beginning in a well structured manner so that I could cover the bases. Michael was very patient with my sometimes bizarre questions and was very helpful. I look forward to carrying the lessons on when I return back to Krasnoyarsk.