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Ecotourism in Russia: Basegi Reserve (Permsky Krai)
April 18, 2019 14:59


The State Nature Reserve Basegi, opened in 1982, stretches along the slopes of the eponymous mountain range of the Perm Territory on an area of ​​37,957 hectares. There are more than 520 plant species in the reserve, including 45 endemics, 51 mammal species, more than 150 bird species, 2 reptile species, 17 fish species and 3 amphibian species. Among the rare plants of the reserve there are species listed in the Red Book of the Middle Urals, as well as plants that are not found anywhere else in the world except the Urals.

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The reserve got its name from the Basega Ridge, which stretches from north to south and is part of the Main Ural Ridge. The highest point of the reserve is the peak of Sredny Basega with a height of 994 meters. 11 small rivers flow on the territory of the reserve, the Usva and the Vilva are the largest. The greatest interest for tourists are the so-called stone rivers, which are terraces with the stone scree. At the top of the Basega, famous outcroppings are located  - stone pillars of weathering with considerable scientific value.

Routes and attractions

The most visited places in the reserve are the Korostylevka cordon, the Usva river and the Oslyanka mountain. The guests of the reserve are offered interesting ecological tours, for example, a walking, skiing or bus tour along the route “To the Top of the Northern Base”, as well as a walking tour “Towards the first South Stone”.

The cost of walking tours start from 550 RUB, bus - from 6500 RUB. Excursions to the reserve are possible only when accompanied by a guide, upon prior request and in a group of up to 10 people.

How to get there

The Reserve Basegi is located 240 km from Perm and 60 km from Gremyachinsk. You can get to the reserve on your own, or by car rented in Gremyachinsk. 


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russian National Parks ecotourism Russian regions Perm  

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