To the border of Europe and Asia: Chusovoi, Gubaha, Mount Kolpaki, Mount Kachkanar – Road.Travel

To the border of Europe and Asia: Chusovoi, Gubaha, Mount Kolpaki, Mount Kachkanar

Road Trip Route. Go snowboarding or skiing in Gubaha, Walk along the Stone Town near Usyva and reach the Usyva Pillars., Climb Mount Kachkanar and visit a Buddhist monastery on its summit..

There's plenty to do and see along this route: two towns, two mountains, a ski center and many other attractions. In summer, instead of the Gubakha ski centre, you can visit the semi-abandoned village of Verkhnyaya Gubakha, the Russian and Ladeinaya caves, and the scenery of the film "The Heart of Parma". It's better to go to the ski center at the weekend. Skiing is more expensive on weekends, but the slopes are open until 21. On weekdays they close at 18:00. This route involves spending a lot of time driving, especially on the last day on the way home - for confident drivers.

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Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Chusova and Lips

Today you can walk around Chusovoye, visit the observation deck at the top of the White Stones cliff and go skiing or snowboarding in Gubaha.


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Old Town in Chusovoi

We'll begin our journey with the town of Chusovoi. The most interesting part of it is the Old Town. Here you should walk along Lenin Street, which is built up with Soviet-era houses. Once you've reached the end of the street, turn to the crossing. Matrosov Street starts behind him. There are original Soviet-built houses on it, too.

Café "Hi, lunch!"

At the end of our route on Matrosova Street there's a cafe called Hello, Lunch! It is open from Monday to Saturday. If this cafe doesn't appeal to you, there's a cafe next door called Magnit.

Белые камни

From Chusovoye, turn to Berezniki. Approximately one kilometer after the turn to Gremyachinsk on the right side of the road will be a natural monument White Stones. It is a rock above the trees, steep from the forest side and with a gentle rise from the road side. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Basegi Range.

The art object "Happiness is here."

The art object is clearly visible when approaching the village of Osva. You can leave your car at the cafe near the stop and go up. In summer, a trail leads to the site.

The art object "Happiness in the mountains"

This art object meets everyone who came to Gubaha to go skiing or snowboarding. It is installed at the bottom of the slopes for skiing.

Tourist Center "Gubaha"

Tonight we're going to spend at Gubaha Ski Resort. It is located on the outskirts of Gubaha on the slope of Mount Krestovaya. There are 18 skating tracks, equipment rental, changing booths. It is possible to order a lesson with an instructor. Routes of various levels and lengths from a hundred meter training course to a kilometer high-speed descent. There are freeride tracks, there's a snowpark. In the evening, the tracks are lit up. The tourist centre has three cafes, a hostel and a hotel, a children's playroom, a luggage room, three free and one paid parking lot.

Café Montblanc.

It's one of three places in the ski area. The cafe is located at the top of the slopes for skiing. It has a good representation of oriental cuisine.

Day 2: From Europe to Asia

It's time to go! Ahead of you - the rocks Stone City, Usvinskie Pillars, Mount Kolpaki, then you will cross the border of Europe and Asia and reach the city Kachkanar.

Cafe "Plov Love"

In the morning, many cafes and restaurants are still closed in Gubaha. Café "Plov Love" is open from 9 o'clock and is located very close to the road to Stone Town.

Каменный Город

Stone City is located near the road to Shumikhinsky village. The place where the trail to it starts is easily found by cars standing on the edge of the road. The Stone Town is located on the top of one of the mountains of the Rudyan Spoy Ridge and represents a lot of rocky remains. The natural monument is remarkable because the rocks have flat "walls" and approximately the same height.

Усьвинские столбы

After the Stone City we go to the Usva Pillars. These are the rocks on the right bank of the river Usva. A trail from the village of the same name leads to them. It starts from the railway bridge above the river. There's a place near the bridge where you can leave your car. From here it's about 4 km to the rocks.

Cafe "Iskra"

We've traveled halfway to our current goal, Kachkanar. It's time for lunch. There are several roadside cafes near Gornozavodsk. But it's better to drive into town, it's small, and to eat in the centre in the cafe "Iskra".

Obelisk "Europe - Asia"

This is one of the biggest obelisks on the border of Europe and Asia, its height - 16 meters, looks impressive! It is located 9 km from the village of Promyshl.

Gazpromneft filling station #57

Ahead of the Gazpromneft filling station. A good reason to make a stop: refuel with quality fuel, drink coffee and just warm up.

Café Pomegranate

Dinner tonight will be at one of the best cafes of Kachkanar "Grenade". It perfectly cooks Georgian and Armenian cuisine.

Shop "Products"

There are no cafes or restaurants near the hotel where we will spend the night, and at the foot of the mountain Kachkanar, so we will need to buy groceries for breakfast and snacks at the top of the mountain.

Is village

The trail to Mount Kachkanar starts from the village of Kosya. Go to it via the village of Is. From the town of Kachkanar, there is a shorter road, which your navigator can show you. But it's a forest road, and it's passable for cars only in summer.

Day 3: Kachkanar Mountain and return journey

On this day you will climb the Kachkanar mountain and go down to the Pasha cave.

Kachkanar Mountain and the Buddhist Temple Shedrub Ling

On this day it is necessary to wake up early in order to have time to ascend Kachkanar Mountain and go back to Perm. The ascent to the mountain is now possible only from the side of Kosya settlement. The access from the city side is blocked by the Kachkanar mining and processing plant, which started digging a new quarry not far from the peak in 2020. In Kosya, at the end of Gornaya Street, there is a guest house built for the Buddhist monastery Shedrub-Ling, which is located on the mountain. There is a place near it where you can leave your car. The monastery is built almost on top of the mountain. Behind it, there are many rock outcroppings of the most bizarre shapes. The most famous of them, Camel Rock, is named after its resemblance to an animal. Approximately 200 meters away from Camel Rock is the top of the mountain. There is a low rock on it, from which there is a fine view of the monastery. When climbing, it is important to consider the weather conditions - if it has rained or is raining, the trail to the Temple will be wet, with many underground streams, so it is necessary to choose appropriate footwear.

Is village

From Mount Kachkanar, as yesterday, it is better to drive through the village of Is.

Café Pomegranate

We'll have lunch at the Pomegranate Cafe, which we already know.

The border of the Perm Krai and the Sverdlovsk Oblast

Two steles are installed here: "Sverdlovsk Oblast" and "Perm Krai". It is worth taking pictures of at least one of them.

Cafe "Yermak"

Not far from Chusovoye there is a good roadside cafe "Ermak". Here you can have a hearty snack and have a little rest from the road. Just about halfway home.

Gazpromneft filling station #505

There's a gas station ahead! It will be possible to make a comfortable stop, resupply fuel and drink coffee.