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Ecotourism in Russia: Vishersky Reserve
June 14, 2019 17:14

The Vishersky State Reserve, located on the western slope of the Northern Ural of the Perm Territory, was founded in 1991. Occupying an area of 2412 square  km reserve stretches from south to north for more than 90 km, from west to east - more than 30 km. The reserve has unique and typical only for the Northern Urals mountain landscapes. In addition, West Vishera is a natural habitat for 36 species of mammals (reindeer, sable, etc.), 155 species of birds, 3 species of amphibians and more than 12 species of fish (European grayling, Siberian taimen, etc.).

The Visherskaya cave, the Tabornaya and Svetly creek waterfalls, the Bobrovaya river, the Saklaimsori-Chakhl mountain, the Tulimskiy ridge, and the Ablizina glacier   are considered to be especially valuable natural objects of the reserve.

The protected area of the reserve is rather far from the nearest major cities of the Perm and Sverdlovsk regions: Krasnovishersk is located 170 km from the reserve, Solikamsk - 270 km, Berezniki - 300 km, Perm - 480 km, Severouralsk - 80 km, Ivdel - 150 km . The settlements closest to the Vishersky Reserve are the villages of Vaya and Veuls, located, respectively, 90 and 45 km down the Vishera River.

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Ecotourism in the reserve
The guests of the reserve are offered interesting ecological tours, for example, a combined water-hiking trip with visits to four Ural ranges, including Tula’s stone, conquering  the highest point of the Perm region and rafting along the beautiful Vishera river, or mountain trekking for the weekend with a visit to the Chuval ridge. Water-hiking trip is designed for 7 days, the cost of the tour is from 17 000 RUB per person. Mountain trekking is designed for 3 days, cost - from 9000 RUB per person.

Hunting, fishing, picking up mushrooms, berries, herbs and other items are prohibited on the territory of the reserve. For illegal fishing and violation of the rules of the reserve a fine will be charged.

Entrance to the reserve is allowed only after obtaining permission from the administration of the reserve.  


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: ecotourism Russian National Parks Perm Russian regions  

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