The Charysh River originates on the slope of the Korgon Range. From the border of the Altai Territory with the Altai Republic to the village of Charyshsky, there are the most beautiful places suitable for rafting and recreation.
It flows both over the mountains and over wide plains. Rapids and rifts meet here, and the mouth is located above the village of Ust-Charyshskaya pier. The water temperature in the river is not the same everywhere - at the bottom it rises to +20, and at the top it is quite cold.
You can start rafting down the river from the village of Sentelek, and finish either at the mouth of the Teplaya river, where the Zazubra base is located, or in the village of Charyshskoye, or go to the villages of Kharlovo or Maralikha. Kumir-Charysh-Korgon-Charysh is a route of the fifth category of difficulty, and the Charysh river itself belongs to the second category of difficulty.
You can go fishing on the river: grayling, taimen, pike, perches, chebaki - the waters of Charysh are rich in fish for every taste.
Places in the area of the Charysh River are attractive both for speleologists and simply for tourists who prefer speleo routes. For lovers of ancient finds and historical monuments, there are also many interesting things here. For example, the caves near the village of Ust-Kan, where the sites of ancient people were found.
Photo: Valery Stepanyuk