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Weekend flatwater rafting on Lukh river

Region: Central Russia
Activity: rafting, canoeing
Season: May — September

Dates: Departure every Friday in May, June, July, August, September

Lukh is a small river that flows through the wild forest and fields of the western Nizhniy Novgorod region, away from villages and settlements.

You’ll discover 25 miles of clear water and sandy beaches, with plenty of fishing and folk singing around the campfire guaranteed!

Nizhniy Novgorod is one of Russia’s most ancient towns, founded 1221. Now it’s a large industrial center, population about 2 mln people. The town lies at the confluence of two long rivers, the Volga and the Oka, 250 miles to the north-east of Moscow. A 7-hour journey on a luxury train or 1 hour by plane. In addition to the adventure tours, we can arrange accommodations and excursions around Nizhniy.


Day 01. Friday. 9:00 a.m. depart N.Novgorod by charter bus from the Team Gorky office. Two hours driving to the put-in near the village of Frolishi. Rafting for 1 1/2 hours. Welcoming dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 02. Saturday. Rafting down the river in rafts and kayaks. Swimming, fishing and fun.

Day 03. Sunday. Continue rafting down the river. Take-out near the village of Perovo on the KliazmaRiver. Charter bus for two hours to N.Novgorod, arriving around 7:00 p.m.

Cost: 9 700 rubles. Children under 5 years are free. Teenagers 5-12 years old have 50% discount.

What’s Included

  • all arrangements in the field, including camp meals, cook staffs,
  • group gear (rafting and camping),
  • meals on route
  • ground transportation
  • Team Gorky guides

Not included:

  • visa fees
  • registration at OVIR ( need only if you spend a nights at hotel in Nizhny Novgorod)
  • alcoholic beverages
  • personal expenses


There are a number of convenient trains from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod and back. Around 7 hours on the way. You can arrive Nizhny Novgorod by train Friday morning. Team Gorky representative meet at train station and accompany to Team Gorky office.  After trip you can leave to Moscow by evening train and will be in 4 hours.

Optional you can stay in Nizhny Novgorod for sightseeing.

Nizhny Novgorod was founded at 1221. Located at the confluence of two most important rivers of his principality, the Volga  and the Oka. Population about 1,5 million people. It is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and also the administrative center of Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and Volga Federal District.


Trip balance due 10 days prior departure date. In special agreement possible to pay by cash at arriving in Team Gorky office.

Cancellation policy

Notice given less then 4 days prior to departure – No Refund.

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