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Sikhote-Alin (Сихотэ́-Али́нь)

 

Sikhote- Alin is an extensive mountain range that extends from the Khabarovsk Krai to Primorye Oblast in the Russian Far East. Parts of the area is under federal protection.

 

 

Location: Khabarovsk Krai  Map

 

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Description of Sikhote- Alin

 

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.

 

Sikhote Alin 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 till March.

 

The most popular hiking trails include:

Mis Severny (North Cape) lasts for about 3 hours

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.

 

 

Meteorites

Image of Sikhote-Alin Meteorites 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

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