Tour “Photo-Hunting for a Bear”
5 days/ 4 nights since May 20 till October 20

Photo hunting is one of the most fascinating activities invented by man. It has an excitement of the real  hunt, but it is bloodless and brings trophies not in the form of skins and stuffed animals, but in the form of rare photos, on which various animals are shot in interesting or amusing perspectives.

To go to the photo shoot, track down and watch the animal at a safe distance and return with wonderful pictures to the envy of all friends, this option, for sure, will seem attractive to many of us. It is necessary to have only a patience and a physical training!

Any photo-hunting is carried by accompany of an armed huntsman – a guide. However, as a rule, an animal is so cautious that only the experienced guide will be able to show it to you, lead you to the animal unnoticed for shooting.

Despite poor eyesight, the bear has a very developed sense of smell and hearing, so he feels and hears the person almost always first and tries to go away. A mother-bear is behaving in another way – it is better to go back.

A detailed briefing will be held before each departure to the mountains with tourists: how to behave when you meet a wild animal.

Program. On request from 20 May to 20 October.

  • Day 1

    07:00 – Departure from Ust-Kamenogorsk city;

    10:00 – Arrival to Ridder. Departure to the settlement “Black Uba”;

    12:30 – Arrival to the settlement;

    13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch;

    14:00 – 18:00 – Leisure time. You can walk along the Black Uba, arrange a photo session on the background of a picturesque landscape, and right from the bridge throw a fishing pole into the river and catch a fresh grayling for dinner. Take a walk along the forest trails, look for mushroom berries, dial fragrant herbs for tea!

    18:00 – 19:00 – Dinner and warm tea.

    19:00 – 20:00 – View videos and slide shows about the nature of the East Kazakhstan region and get detailed instructions how you can and how you can not behave in the wild nature. Visiting the sauna (for an additional payment);

    – Night in the settlement.

  • Day 2

    08:00 – Breakfast;

    09:00 – On the cross-country vehicle, climb to the mountain lakes. The journey will take about 1.5 hours and will not be easy. But the views opened from there will make you forget about all the inconveniences;

    13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch;

    14:00 – 18:00 – After lunch, departure with the guide  to the nearest lake, near which bears like to be.

    Return to the camp for dinner;

    18:00 – Dinner. Night in the tent camp.


  • Day 3

    07:00 – Breakfast;

    08:00 – Departure to the route. The path leads to the distant lakes;

    13:00 – In the middle of the route – lunch;

    18:00 – Dinner. Night in the tent camp.


  • Day 4

    07:00 – Breakfast;

    Photo-hunting takes place on the slopes of mountains located in the opposite direction from the lakes.

    13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch;

    14:00 – 14:30 – Collecting the camp;

    14:30 – Departure on the cross-country vehicle in the settlement “Black Uba”;

    16:00 – Arrival in the settlement;

    16:00 – 18:00 – Leisure time;

    18:00 – Dinner. Bathhouse on request (extra payment). Night in the settlement.

  • Day 5

    07:00 – 08:00 – Breakfast cooked from farm products;

    08:30 – Departure to Ridder;

    11:00 – Arrival to Ridder. Departure to Ust-Kamenogorsk.