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Soloukha river waterfall

Route length: 2 km

Tour duration: 1 day

Mode of travelling: on foot

Tour description:

The tour starts at the mouth of the Soloukha River and goes along its right bank through huge stone placers and rocky cliffs. There are lots of waterfalls on the Soloukha. The largest of them is 25 km high. Its rapid flow produces a fascinating sound heard over several hundred meters away. The falling water divides into several falling streams which then rush into one flow pouring down into a bowl-like deepening. This waterfall is a natural barrier for fish swimming up to the river from neighbouring lakes.

The Soloukha river valley has an abundance of plants and trees; here one can see Allium Altaicum, cow parsnip, bergenia (badan), maral root, lilium martagon, dwarf willow, birch, spruce and larch. Along the route and on the neighbouring slopes one can sometimes see a bear coming to the river or a pika trotting among the boulders.