About our excursion to Chatyr Dag and Eklizi-Burun I wrote in the last article. Now it's time to tell about our main trip along the Crimean coast of the Black Sea through Tyrke Yayla and Karabi Yayla. The route is simple, but there are decent beauties, and most importantly, there are very few people along the way..
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Map and route
Route thread: with. Perevalnoe (Kurlyuk Su river) - motor vehicle Kurlyuk Bash - motor vehicle Vostochny Suat - motor vehicle Ai Aleksiy - motor vehicle Chigenitra - Rybachye.
Length of the path: About 35 km, day trips are optional, but it is easier to focus on the tourist camps (t / s), because there are springs there. Although they meet a couple of times on their own. We spent 5 days on this distance, but you can walk in 2-3 days.
Trekking budget: Minimum RUB 6500: RUB 5000 round-trip bus tickets, RUB 1000 hiking food and food on the bus, RUB 500 on site for travel and fruit. It took me 9000r, since we spent 4 more days on the shore and ate fruit, and also rented a room in Alushta for two nights.
Initially, the hike was planned to the Carpathians, but as in 2010 year everything changed to the Crimea. It's not my destiny to get to the Carpathians 🙂 And this time it also happened that we have united two groups: Andrey and Yana from Kharkov and Denis and Nastya from Moscow. I will not tire of long stories of inconsistencies and inconsistencies in our plans, in order to coincide at a single point in Crimea. By the way, the guys from Ukraine also keep a blog about travels and have already posted their report on our joint trip..
Moscow - Simferopol
We arrived in Crimea by bus. I do not recommend this to anyone, at least not with the Neva travel agency. The bus was, of course, a Mercedes, but the Germans still rode it during the war during the war. How he still keeps on wheels, I can’t put my mind to it. Honestly, after traveling in Thailand and Turkey, I have already forgotten what business is in Russian, when you are assured that the bus is modern, and then you go in a barn and without a toilet. Not to mention the unplanned three-hour change in Tula, the hassle due to the lack of an accompanying person (there are many buses and no one knows which one is going where, even the drivers), sanitary stops right in the field, etc..
Hike. The first day.
Kurlyuk-Su river - m / s Kurlyuk-Bash - ist. Sulukh-Oba
Our new friend drove us to the entry point, which is on the Simferopol-Alushta highway. It is difficult to find the Kurlyuk-Su channel, since there are no designations, and in August it dries up completely. There is some kind of substation, you can be guided by it. Here we just met with our Kharkov friends, and then we had to spend 3 days in each other's company.
After reaching the Kurlyuk-Bash parking lot a couple of hours and having a snack there, we nevertheless decided to move on and, not without difficulty, climbed Tyrka Yailu. The climb was decent and my body, pampered by computer work, begged periodically for mercy. But mountain views have already become available from a height, for the sake of which everything was started.
Tyrke Yaila is a very pleasant place with yellow meadows and red rowan berries on the background of pine needles, with the smell of herbs, baths and pine needles. The wind, however, sometimes is such that on the edge of Mount Stol-Gora (1240 m) I thought we would be carried away somewhere to Demerdzhi or immediately to the seashore. The first day turned out to be the longest in terms of the transition, then there were already small «dashes».
Second day. Hike.
Sulukh-Oba spring - m / s East Suat and radial to Kara-Tau mountain
Having passed literally an hour from the Sulukh-Oba spring, we set up camp on the East Suat m / s. The parking lot is huge - you can place several children's camps there, so there is peace and quiet. We stood at the very edge of it, where the spring turned into a stream. Having set up our tents, we set out on a radial sortie. It was the Kara-Tau mountain (1220 m) and the Terpi-Koba cave, located on the upper Karabi plateau. The cave, however, was not immediately found, they walked in circles for an hour, probably. I told more about our excursion with photos in the article. Mount Kara-Tau and Terpi-Koba cave.
At dinner, hours of debate took place, where science and faith in God, biology and vegetarianism, psychology and inner feelings were mixed. It's great that after that everyone survived and I finally dared to shoot the starry sky. Otherwise, more often than not, the parking lots are located in the forest and the stars are not visible, and then a whole small valley was at my disposal. True, the mountains were not visible ...
All the tips for beginners who are going on a hike in the mountains of Crimea, I have collected in the article Tourist routes of Crimea + tips for beginners.
P.S. Since there were too many photos, read the continuation in next article about our trip to the mountains of Crimea 🙂