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"Chisty Les" Research Station

You have a unique opportunity to visit the “Chisty Les” research station which is independent department of Central-Forest reserve. V.S. Pazhetnov, the founder of the station and outstanding Russian ecologist devoted the whole his live to investigation of brown bear species. You will get to know many interesting facts about brown bears and wolves. You will research plant species and associations, birds and animals that is indicative for South taiga climatic zone. What for has the nature created peat bogs and how is our live related to them? Come and discover!

Our guides Эко-отель4

Photogallery of tour:

Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
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Brown bears
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Branch of mountain ash (Sorbus)
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Itinerary:

1 Day

21:02 Departure from Rijsky railway station by the train Moscow - Velikie Luki.

2 Day

5.05 - Arrival to Staraya Toropa railway station, transfer to biostation;
6.30 - accommoration in a guest house;
10.00 -breakfast;
12.00 - ecological trail around biostation;
14.00 - lunch;
15.00 - lection about bear with unique films demonstartions;
17.00 - zoological excursion;
19.30 - dinner;
Sauns can be organized on request;
23.00 - stars sky excursion. *.

3 Day

09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Introductory lection about scientific activity of research station. You will get to know about basic scientific works of station staff and International Rehabilitation Center for animal protection. You’ll see unique filmings dedicated to nurturance of bear cubs in artificial conditions.
11:30 Ecotrek around station. You will get to know about character vegetative associations in South taiga climatic zone, birds and animals
The territory is very interesting both in nature treasure and historical significance. You will see archaeological spots: ancient settlements and burial mounds dated 10-13 centuries. During this trek you will research plant associations, waterfowl species, beaver lodges and many others.
15:00 Lunch.
15:30 Acquaintance with Vladimir Bologov - research assistant of Biostation. He have researched wolves for many years. Talk with Bologov, lection and filmings about wolves.
Transfer to Toropets. Excursion around the town: site of ancient settlement, merchant houses, monument to a ticher, Korsunsko-Bogoroditsky cathedral, Kazanskaya church (one of the oldest buildings of Toropets)
21:00 Dinner. Transfer to Staraya Toropa.
22:25 Departure to Moscow by the train Velikie-Luki - Moscow.


Price:

Number of PAX 2
4
6
Price per person
12050
9950 9265
INCLUDED:
Option 1 - your own transport: accommodation, FB, Russian-speaking guide, excursions, recreation fee.
Option 2 - by train: accommodation, FB, Russian-speaking guide, excursions, recreation fee, transfers: station Staraya Toropa - reserve - station Staraya Toropa.
Option 3 - membership - by train: accommodation, FB, Russian-speaking guide, excursions, recreation fee, transfers: station Staraya Toropa - reserve - station Staraya Toropa.
NOT INCLUDED:
One way train ticket Moscow - Staraya Toropa (and return) - 3rd class Sleeper (platzcart) - approximately 770Rubles, - 2nd class Sleeper (coupe) - approximately 1500 Rubles, English-speaking guide / interpreter, optional excursions.

Equipment


 
(495)
232-14-43

General info:

2 days

guest house

FB

easy

2-6

car/bus

all year around

Dates Reserved Free
04.11.18-05.11.1806


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