Hiking Tour to Astrakhan Region. 1-9 July

Dear friends!
The HSE Tourist Club invites you to an exciting journey to the Astrakhan oblast. During our trip you can visit the delta of Volga, lotus fields, the Caspian Sea, high-mineralization mud resort and salt lake Baskunchak, southern steppe, the former capital of Golden Horde – Saray-Batu, Astrakhan Kremlin, the memorial complex “The Battle of Stalingrad” in Volgograd and of course, you will enjoy fishing, swimming in Volga, sunbathing, riding camels, eating water-melons and many other nice things.

Date: 1-9 July 2015
Route: Moscow – Volgograd – Astrakhan oblast – Astrakhan – Moscow
Costs: tickets, food, 2 stays in hostels, museums and other entertainments – 12.000 – 15.000 Rub (depends on your private expenses during the trip)
Contact: Olga Kalincheva — olga@tkhse.ru, +79686812832

The Astrakhan oblast is situated on the South of Russia. It borders with Kazakhstan (you should set a stamp in your foreign travel passport in FMS before the trip). The region is located on altitude 30 m below the World Ocean Level. The climate is dry and hot, the middle temperature in July is +35° C, the temperature of water in Volga is +22 °C. Nights are warm and windless.

баск                богдо

astrakhan               дельта

There are a lot of fish in Volga and its branches, such as Akhtuba river. In Astrakhan reserve area there are rare species of birds. The region is rich in different kinds of fruits and berries, such as melons, water-melons, grape, peach, strawberry and others.

астр кремль

For the trip you will need:

– lights cotton clothes (shorts, T-shirts, etc.). One must have long sleeves against sun rays;

– cap;

– convenient shoes for hiking;

– flip-flops;

– swim wear;

– sun glasses;

– sun cream;

– fishing-rod (by wish)

Other equipment (tents, sleeping bags, fire and camping outfit) provides the Tourist Club.

Let’s discover Russia together!

сарай-бату           верблюды



Rope training. Every Sunday

Dear HSE students and everyone who is fond of sport, climbing and mountaineering!

The HSE Tourist Club invites you to attend indoor trainings which are held every Sunday from 10.30 till 15.00 at Biryulyovskaya Str, 7 A (metro station “Tsaritsino”)

Here you can master the skills of climbing, to manage with safety equipment and sure to enjoy the communication with your companions. Come and take friends with you!

You should have sport clothes, trainers or gym-shoes, sport thin gloves and some snack.
If you are going to participate, please, contact Olga Kalincheva (8-968-681-28-32) for providing you with the necessary climbing equipment.

If you are interested to participate in more than one event (weekly or something about), please also fill the member form at http://tkhse.ru/international/join and we will inform you via email.