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Travel to Tyva: Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina Nature Reserve
March 29, 2019 00:27


“Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina” Nature Reserve (Republic of Tyva, Russia): exact location, interesting places, inhabitants, routes.

The “Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina” unique State Natural Biosphere Reserve is one of the key areas of the Altai-Sayan Ecoregion. This region, in turn, is included in the Global 200 list - a list of pristine or little changed ecoregions of the world accounting for more than 90% of the planet’s biodiversity.

Simply put, this is one of the few places on the planet where you can experience the feeling of traveling 500-1000 (or even more) years back in time. In 2003, the basin was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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The Ubsunur Hollow is characterized by the rarest combination of different representatives of the fauna: there are 83 species of mammals here. The Red Book of Russia and the reserve include Asiatic wild dog, snow leopard (irbis), wild sheep and Mongolian gazelle.

In 2003, the basin was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Especially protected natural areas of the Ubsunur Biosphere Reserve include the following clusters: Kara-Khol, Mongun-Taiga, Khan-Deer, Oruku-Shynaa, Aryskannyg, Ubsu-Nur, Tsugeer-Els, Ular and Yamaalyg.

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There are also natural territories of republican significance: Ayangatinsky, Balgazyinsky (biological), Derziksky, Durgensky, Kaaksky, Ondumsky, Sut-Kholsky, Tapsinsky, Ush-Beldirsky, Khutinsky, Chagytaisky (biological-hydrological), Chaa-Kholsky, Shansky, Sheminsky and Eerbeksky.

The recreation centre “Ala-Taiga + Health” is located on the territory of the Mongun-Tayginsky district that includes a part of the “Ubsunorskaya Kotlovina” biosphere reserve. In this place tourists are offered not only to spend a night in one of the wildest and most picturesque corners of the planet, but also to go hiking or horseback riding, engage in photo and ecotourism, extreme tourism. Accommodation facilities include yurts and tents.

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Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russian National Parks travel to Russia ecotourism Republic of Tyva Siberia 

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