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Russian National Parks: "Bashkiria"
June 13, 2019 16:24


National Park "Bashkiria"  is the perfect place for nature lovers. Tourists are attracted by picturesque forests, fast rivers, and many mysterious caves. The national park "Bashkiria" was formed in 1986, and is located in the south-eastern part of the republic.

How to get there

First, take a flight to Ufa. There are daily flights from  Moscow airports - Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo - to the capital of Bashkortostan. From Ufa you need to travel to Meleuz or Salavat, buses leave from the Southern Bus Station and from the Iremel shopping center, the ticket costs about 400 RUB. Finally, take a transfer  to the village of Nugush.

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The climate in the park is continental. The average air temperature in July is +20 ° ,   but it can reach +41 ° . In winter, temperatures sometimes drop to -48 ° C.

Natural Monuments

Every year, the park is visited by tens of thousands of people. The most attractive places for tourists are the Belaya and the Nugush rivers, the Nugush and Yumaguzinsky reservoirs, and the Kutuk tract. Kutuk is one of the three natural monuments located in the park. The list also includes the Kuperl karst bridge (remnants of a collapsed karst cave) and Bear Glade. There are laid foot and equestrian routes to all the monuments.

The underground halls of the 36 caves of the Kutuk-Sumgan tract are rich in stalactites, stalagmites, grottoes, and cave pearls.

Kutuk tract

In fact, it is a speleological museum-laboratory. Here along the river valleys you will find  karst caves, a tunnel, a bridge, funnels of various sizes, wells and numerous springs. In the underground halls of about 40 caves you can see stalactites, stalagmites, grottoes, chambers, calcite dams, and cave pearls. The Kutuk-Sumgan tract is a hydrogeological monument of nature. Sumgan cave, the longest in the Urals, attracts tourists with its stone beauties and the scale of underground architecture. The total  length of the strokes is 9860 meters, and the depth is 134 meters.

Bridge "Kuperlya"

Nature spent millions of years on the creation of the Kuperlya karst bridge: the river Kuperlya, having disappeared into the underground channel, began to carve its way under the ground, developing a cave. Gradually, the roof of the cave became thinner and finally collapsed, leaving part in the form of a bridge. The length of the bridge is 35 meters, the width in the middle right above the river is slightly more than a meter, the height of the span is 16 meters.

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Bear Glade

Bear Glade is a botanical natural monument, created in 1985 specifically for the protection of onion - Allium obliquum. This is an ancient plant that has an isolated relic range in the Southern Urals. Allium obliquum looks like a garden garlic. 

Visiting Info


Prices for guide services in the national park, as well as in museums:
Excursion to the museum, 1 person - 30 rubles;
Excursion route “Nugush-Kuperlya”, 1 person / day - 200 rubles;
Excursion route “Nugush-Sumgan”, 1 person / day - 400 rubles;
Horse riding route "Mysterious Sumgan", 10 days, a group of 1-7 people - negotiated;
Horse-riding route “Reserved Bashkiria”, 8 days, group of 1–7 people - negotiated;
Horse-riding route “Karst Bridge Kuperlya”, 5 days, a group of 1-7 people - negotiated;
Horse riding route "Tally", 1 day,  1 person - 900 rubles .;
Horse riding route "Tally 2", 1 day,  1 person - 1,100 rubles;
Riding route "House of the beekeeper  1", 1 day, 1 person. - 1,900 rubles;
Horse riding route "House of the beekeeper 2", 1 day,  1 person. - 2 400 rubles;
Guide services, 1 hour - 200 rubles.
Prices for visiting the national park and use of parking
In the National Park "Bashkiria" tourists should pay for a visit to the equipped excursion and tourist trails and routes, viewing platforms, places for recreation and a picnic. Parking is allowed only on specially equipped places.
Payment for visiting the park for tourism and recreation is 100 rubles.
Water tourist route "Kashelya-Sergeevka" (rafting on the Nugush river), Kuperlya Karst Bridge, for 1 person - 200 rubles;
Water tourist route "82 block - Kapovaya Cave - Kutanovo" (rafting on the Belaya river), Kapovaya 1, Kapovaya 2, for 1 person / day - 150 rubles;
The coast of the Yumaguzinsky reservoir:  Sukurui, Akkavaz, Rakhilya, Bakhtiyar, Karangi, Sakaska, Kazmysh, for 1 person / day - 150 rubles;
Coast of the Nugush reservoir: Yalanui, Backwater, for 1 person / day - 150 rubles.
Equipped recreation areas
Tourists are provided with a shed, fireplace, toilet, trash bin and firewood.
For a visit to this parking lot for a group of up to 6 people, payment for 1 day (only during daylight hours, but not more than 8 hours) in the amount of 500 rubles is charged. For each additional person you need to pay 50 rubles per day.
Pay per visit
1 parking / day - 1000 rubles;
Extra bed for 1 person, 1 day - 100 rubles.
Rent of transport and parking:
On the territory of the national park, you can rent motor boats and UAZ cars of various modifications, as well as horse-drawn vehicles or Buran snowmobile with sleds.
Accommodation in hotels and tourist houses
Mini-hotel in  Nugush (up to 6 beds), 1 person / day - 600 rubles;
Tourist houses "House in the mountains" (up to 16 beds) in the village Irgizly, 1 person / day - 300 rubles;
Cordon "45 quarter", 1 person / day - 350 rubles;
Cordon "House of the beekeeper", 1 person / day - 300 rubles.
Fishing, hunting and boating
For  fishing you will have to obtain a permission from the administration of the national park. The use of motor boats, boats and jet skis on the reservoirs of the park is allowed only by prior agreement with the administration. Hunting, and even staying in the territory with weapons, in the national park is prohibited.
Tourist routes
To visit the park, travel routes and eco-trails in the National Park "Bashkiria", you  should send an application for a visit to the park in advance   by e-mail: or to the address: 453870, Republic Bashkortostan, Meleuzovsky district, village Nugush, st. Abubakirova, d. 1. Permission can also be obtained personally, coming during working hours. In the application it is necessary to indicate the name and passport details of the group leader, a contact phone number and the type of transport.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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