TRAVEL WITH WILD RUSSIA?
other FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
travel with Wild Russia?
are a strong-minded team. We are proud of our integrity, personal
involvement in the trips, our great business and personal connections
in the most remote and incredible corners of Russia. We understand
western adventure travel management beeing involved with some
well-established American companies not only in office operations
but also out on the trips they run.
does the Wild Russia offer?
marvels of nature, which can be found nowhere but in Russian wilderness.
Ascent on Elbrus - the top of Europe, horse back trek in Altay mountains
- the geographical center of Eurasia, Kamchatka volcanoes and landscape
gazers - still active and the highest on the continent, kayaking
and camping on the lake Baikal - the deepest in the world. And on
the top of that - our environmental knowledge, professional skills
and peerless leadership - every step on the way.
are your guides and trip leaders?
the guides involved in our tours have at least 10 years experience
in their specializations. They are not only highly professional,
but also very much client service oriented, attentive and have absolutely
great personalities. They know how to bring your dreams into reality.
long have you been in business
and how many clients travel with you each year?
have been in adventure travel business since 1992. We started from
small expeditions to Tien-Shan mountains in Central Asia and had
about 30 individual clients during the first year. Today about 60
people travel with us in a year. According to our philosophy we
try to run quite uncommon adventures for a few but challenging and
exploring minded persons and any of our adventures are never similar
to each others.
is the main season for the active operations of Wild Russia?
main season of our operations starts on the beginning of June, when
most our remote destination become accessible to reach and finishes
at the end of October. Of course, due to so various geographical
locations the best season is specific for each destination. In fact
for the Elbrus trip it is from July to September, for the Altay
horse back trekking - August-October, for Kamchatka safaris - from
May to June. For every program we run it's well described in its
tools for land transportation Wild Russia uses?
it is the Soviet military track ZIL-130 ( 4x4 extremely powerful
engine) with a specially designed passenger's cabin. It allows us
to travel mostly off-road, cross the mountain rivers and high passes.
On the horse-back trek most of the luggage is carried by horses.
Where available we use Russian helicopters MI-8 and MI-8T, which
are broadly used now in Nepal and India due to its reliability.
In the "civilized" world we use comfortable "Mercedes" coaches,
which are usually supplied by air conditioners.
How's the food?
all our programs we make special arrangements to provide the best
food for our cutomers regardless of the location.
Any travel in remote terrain and up the hills, especially on ascent,
horse back or river rafting or kayaking on large bodies of water
has it's inherent physical dangers. Horses are never totally predictable
in their behavior and bad weather and rough terrain can compound
safety concerns. Some of the riding is over very rough, steep ground
and paddling conditions can change drastically with the weather.
At times we are several days from roads and even farther from hospitals.
All wilderness travel is dangerous to some degree and each individual
must decide if the rewards of experiencing new lands and cultures
are worth the risk. Your trip leaders and local guides take a conservative
approach to climbing, riding, rafting and paddling with safety foremost
in their minds but cannot guarantee that accidents won't happen.
Please discuss your concerns about safety with our office before
you join a trip.
there an age limit?
have had participants from 24 to 87. All applications are taken
on a case by case basis.
is included in the trip fee?
accommodations, meals, internal travel (air and land) horses, and
group camping gear are included. Visas, international and some regular
domestic flights are not included. Please see specific trip itineraries
for complete details.
is the advantage of Wild Russia compared to other ground operators?
are very proud of such our highest standards as the safety of
our trips and the people working for us locally from governments
to guides. It is that to make the difference in many cases.
can I ask about activities of Wild Russia among the leading adventure
Madness and Boojum Expeditions in USA
Wind Rose GmB in Germany
"Swail Dale Outdoor Club" and "Oban Mountaineering Club" in U.K.
McCue (An American travel guide, the author of "Trekking