(Amazing tour in Khakassia )
On this tour, we want to show you the amazing, beautiful Republic of Khakassia. In the west and south of the republic there are the Sayan Mountains, in some places they reach 2000 meters, and they occupy almost two-thirds of the entire Republic territory. The rest is occupied by steppes and taiga. Khakassia is rich in rivers and lakes - there are about 500 of them and the fifth part of all lakes is salty. The most famous lakes are Shira, Itkul, Bele, Tus, the Khankul lake and source.
Forests are one of the main types of Khakassia natural resources. They are predominantly birch and larch; pine forests are less common, and the total forest fund of the republic is about 4 thousand hectares!
The nature of the republic is unique, diverse, it surprises with its relief: shining snows in winter and contrasting colors in summer. There are state reserves and zoological reserves of republican significance. There are more than 100 natural monuments in Khakassia each of which is interesting for any traveler.
The fauna here is very diverse - 76 species of mammals, 317 species of birds, and such rare animals as the red wolf, snow leopard, argali are in the list of endangered species; 28 species of birds globally rare for Europe and Asia live here.
Among the fish there are such valuable species as grayling, taimen, lenok, Siberian sturgeon, sterlet, tugun and whitefish. Nelma and pike perch could also be found here.
85 plant species are endemic to the Altai-Sayan mountainous country and 28 of them are endemic to the Khakassian steppes. The pride of the inhabitants is the abundance of mushrooms and berries (blueberries, lingonberries, viburnum, mountain ash, raspberries, currants, honeysuckle, wild strawberries, strawberries). In spring, the meadows and steppes are in bloom, striking with a constant change of colors.
Khakassia is one of the rarest phenomena because its landscapes are shaped not only by nature, but also by humans. Steppe landscapes are complemented by burial mounds and menhirs (lonely standing stone steles), and many mountain peaks and rocky ridges keep traces of centuries of human activity.