Siberia's Kaa-Khem Trip Listed as 2011 Trip of the Year
We're starting off our 40th season with a bang: ECHO's trip to Siberia to raft the gorgeous Kaa-Khem river has just been named 1 of the 10 best trips of 2011 by Outside Magazine! Out of thousands of submissions for outdoor adventures including treks, rides, paddles and climbs, Outside chose ECHO's rafting excursion to Southern Siberia as a must-do in 2011, and here are 5 reasons why:
- A river trip that begins with an Mi-8 helicopter ride will make you feel more like James Bond than any martini ever could.
- The feisty graylings and legendary taimen (aka Siberian salmon) are trophies that any angler would love to wrestle into a raft.
- Arriving in the geographic center of the Asian-subcontinent, the furthest point from an ocean anywhere in the world, will ensure that you won't have to respond to any emails for at least 10 days. Anyone can raft Costa Rica, but imagine the legends you'll have to tell of rafting Siberia!
- Famed Russian adventurer, Vladimir Gavrilov will lead this trip to his homeland. Vlad is a scientist, author, teacher, certified bad-ass on the river, and all-around awesome dude that you'll love spending time with on the Kaa-Khem.
- With a length comparable to the Grand Canyon, the Kaa-Khem has a lot more action, including an amazing 10-mile section of whitewater called the Mel'zeyskiy Cascade. You'll also have vodka-clear water, stunning alpine scenery and pleasant temperatures that won't sap your stamina.
There's still space for you in the rafts, so click here to learn more or make your reservation!