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Caucasus Rivers

This young mountain region with the complicated and various reliefs without any doubts has the best white water in European part of the former USSR. The water of the glaciers feeds the rivers together with melting snow.

The parts of the rivers interesting for rafting are rather short (only 2 to 7days), but are extremely saturated with difficult places and obstacles up to Class 5 and 6, have big gradient and fast current. The best rafting seasons are May and August - October, because in June as a rule the time of the most intensive melting of glaciers and water in the rivers is extremely high and too dangerous for rafting.

The Caucasus is the part of several republics (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaydzhan, & Armenia) and is densely populated by the numerous nationalities: Georgians, Osetins, Cherkesses, Chechens, Avars, Lezgins and many others. Lots of settlements are situated on the riverbanks.

Very often their inhabitants are unbelievably hospitable, especially in Georgia. Unfortunately the conflicts between different ethnic groups are very common here. Therefore, before trip you have to get information about political situation in local region.

The Caucasus is an area of the ancient civilization. The culture monuments (churches, fortresses and cave cloisters) can be found in every corner of this wonderful country.

All of these together with hospitality and perfect Georgian wine will make your impressions unforgettable.

The best start points for travelling by water are Mineralnye Wody(North Caucasus), Tbilisi (Georgia, South) and Makhachkala (East Caucasus) cities. The road network is well developed and you are supposed do not face any problems when getting to the rafting start points.

RIVER

Class

Length, km(mi.)

Gradient, m/km (ft/mi.)

Volume,

cub.m/s (cfs)

Aksaut

3+

75 (46)

15(78)

25(875)

Alazani

3

120(74)

10(52)

 
Andiyskoye Koysu

5-6

152(94)

8.6(44.7)

100(3500)

Aragvi (Belaya & Pshavskaya)

4

90(56)

10(52)

30(1050)

Ardon

4-5

65(40)

20(104)

 
Baksan

3+

70(43)

11(57.2)

30(1050)

Belaya

6

55-60(37)

20(104)

60(2100)

Big Liakhvi

4+

100(62)

   
Big Zelenchuk

3+

27(17)

15(78)

30(1050)

Bol'shaya (Big) Laba

4-5

52(32)

10(52)

80(2800)

Bzyb'

6

     
Dzhurmut &Avarskoye Koisu

5-6

158(98)

15.2(79)

150(5250)

Kodori

3-5

75-80(50)

17(88.4)

30(1050)

Kuban'

4

57(35)

8.6(44.7)

80(2800)

Kura

3-4

127(79)

4(20.8)

100(3500)

Malka

4

126(78)

12(62.4)

15(525)

Paravani

5+

50(31)

13(67.6)

40(1400)

Rioni

4-6

130(81)

18(93.6)

80(2800)

Samur

4

100(62)

10(52)

80(2800)

Teberda

3

45(28)

12(62.4)

25(875)

Tskheniskali

5-6

75-95(47-59)

20(104)

60(2100)

Urukh

3-6

70(43)

15(78)

30(1050)


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