Sikhote- Alin is composed
of volcanic field in the Mesozoic folding of the Pacific Rim.
It's total length is about 1200 km, width of 250 km and maximum
height of 2090 meters at the Mount Jani- Tordoki. Other high
peaks include Ko (2003 m), Thou, Jani (1955 m), Annick (1933 m)
and many others. The vegetation of the region ranges from
coniferous taiga to tundra at the highest points.
Sikhote- Alin Biosphere Reserve protects part of the
mountain range. Due to its untounched nature it is designated as the
UNESCO World Heritage List. The best time to visit Sikhote Alin is
between April and November when temperatures allow unhindered travel
through the region.
is inhabited by endemic Far Eastern leopard and Siberian tiger,
the largest specie of the cat family. Needless to say these huge
cats is a dangerous animal that can easily kill any man of any
size. Venturing into this virgin forests without any time of
firearms is foolish at best. Local tigers are known for hunting
man as well as other game. The climate in the region is fairly
mild due to cyclones that hit the region from the South East.
Snow cover usually lasts from November to March. The highest
danger from avalanches in the region usually lasts from January
The most popular
hiking trails include:
Mis Severny (North Cape) lasts for about 3
Ozero Blagodatnoye (Lake Peaceful) lasts for about 3 hours
Kluch Kabany (Boar Spring) lasts for 7 hours
Nature trails are also equipped with observation towers, observation
decks and wood pathways through the wetlands.