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Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka

Listed under Rafting in Irkutsk, Russia.

  • Photo of Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka
  • Photo of Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka
  • Photo of Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka
  • Photo of Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka
  • Photo of Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka
  • Photo of Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka
  • Photo of Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka
  • Photo of Raft Siberia's Sayan Oka
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The Oka River runs 188 miles through green ranges of the Sayan Mountains in a remote area near the Mongolian border. There are several Oka Rivers in Russia and the most famous is a large river in Central Russia. The one that we'll visit originates in the Sayan Mountains and flows throught the famous Orkho Bom canyon and into Lake Baikal.

The Orkho Bom canyon is known for great campsites, magnificent cliffs, and excellent Grayling fishing, as well as more than sixty rapids. Most of the rapids are Class III and there is an occasional Class IV rapid to spice things up. The canyon's slopes are covered with dense cedar taiga and full of different animals including sable and bear.

This is a fantastic river trip for fly fishermen due to clear water of the Oka River and famous grayling. The grayling is a more active fish than a trout and is entertaining to both fish for and watch people fish for. We can keep the fish we catch and eat them on the trip.

For a guided trip, visit http://www.echotrips.com/labs/oka/

Written by  Zach Collier.

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