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Hiking to canyon Aksu.

Familiarization tour  to reserve Aksu-Zhabagly.

 “What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies” 

Jack Kerouac, «On the Road».

The short description of a route of tour on local sights of interest of reserve Aksu-Zhabagly:

Settlement Zhabagly - settlement Kumisbastau - settlement Eltay - pass Irsu - settlement Irsu (Raevka) - cordon Aksu - canyon Aksu - settlement Zhabagly.

Distance of route: 92 km.
Season: from April 1th till September, 30th.
 Best time for excursion: April - August.
Advanced reservation: for 48 hours.
Duration of the tour: 3 days, 2 nights.

The detailed program of automobile and foot tour in reserve Aksu-Zhabagly:

Adventure Travel in Aksu-Zhabagly reserve.

Day 1. Settlement Zhabagly.
Transfer to the guest house, accommodation. Walk on settlement and its vicinities, a dinner, overnight.
Day 2. Reserve Aksu-Zhabagly, trip to canyon Aksu (46 km). 
Breakfast. Transfer: settlement Zhabagly - settlement Eltai - settlement Iirsu - canyon Aksu (1620 meters above sea level around hunter cordon) (25 km). Descent in canyon to the river Aksu borrows 30 - 40 minutes. Walk in vicinities of canyon, here we observe flora of canyon Aksu. Lunch in canyon. Rise from canyon borrows from 0,40 1 hours. Canyon of the river Aksu beautiful and picturesque corner of the nature of reserve. 
Walking tour on a track northern a slope of a canyon (the right coast, a southern exposition) from cordon Aksu up to the bridge on the river Aksu. Walk passes through thrickets of the Skeleton Caucasian and juniper a light forest. On a steep rock of a slope of a southern exposition it is possible to observe a colony of rocky swallows.
The area is most interesting to supervision over birds of prey: a golden eagle, (Circaetus) serpent eagle, Circaetus, an eagle-dwarf, (Buteo rufinus) long-legged buzzard, (Neophron) neophron, griffon, the bearded man, kestrel, (Falco cherrug) saker falcon, etc. It is possible to meet mountain goats and a bear. Returning in settlement Zhabagly.
Day 3. Settlement Zhabagly.
Breakfast. Departure from settlement Zhabagly.

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Note:
Author program is Alexander Petrov. Copying and introduction - only from the sanction of the author - petrovsra@mail.ru The material for excursion is given by Evgeniy Belousov. http://www.aksuinn.com

Alexander Petrov
photos.