Evalar's manufacturing facilities are located in Biysk, Altai Territory. The plantations of the company are located a little further - in the foothills of Altai.
Altai's nature is unique. Most of the territory is made of mountains, river valleys and intermountain pits. In Altai, there are over 200 thousand rivers and lakes, and most of them are mountain rivers - with clear water, strong currents, steep rapids and strong drops.
The most famous peak of Altai and the highest peak in Siberia is Mount Belukha. Its height is 4506 meters. Snowy peaks, glaciers, mountain lakes and alpine meadows create an indescribable picture of the nature’s greatness. The Katun River, the longest river in Gorny Altai, originates from the slopes of Belukha, which, merging with Biya and forms the great Siberian river Ob.
Lake Teletskoye is another pearl of Altai - second only to Baikal in terms of fresh water supply. This means that it is of a great importance for all life on our planet. Since 1998, Lake Teletskoye, like Katun, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The entire territory of the Altai region occupies a little more than 167 thousand sq. km.
6 natural zones are represented in such a relatively small space at once: tundra, forest, steppe, semi-desert, subalpine and alpine zones.
Hence the diversity of the plant world, which helps Evalar to produce high quality natural products. In total, there are over two thousand plant species in Altai, of which 144 are listed in the Red Book. More than 100 endemic plants are found here, whose ranges have been limited by climatic and geological barriers for millions of years. Among them there are especially valuable medicinal plants, such as golden root (Rhodiola rosea), maral root (Safflower leuzea), Maryin root (Siberian peony). Evalar uses many endemics in the manufacturing of natural food supplements and medicines.
Altai, equal to Sochi in terms of the number of sunny days per year, is excellent for growing medicinal plants. But the sun alone is not enough, because the cultivation of wild plants is a rather long and laborious process. For example, the very popular Altai endemic - the root of Rhodiola rosea - is gaining medicinal properties within five years. Today, it is extremely rare to find it in nature.
Evalar is the only pharmaceutical manufacturer in the world that has managed to grow Rhodiola rosea on an industrial scale, but without interrupting its natural habitat and without harming nature.
Altai's climate is distinguished by its variegation and contrast. So, in the northern regions, summers are warm and dry, and winters are mild and with little snow. On the other hand, in the mountains, summer is hotter, winter is more severe.
The coldest point of Altai is the Chuya steppe. The average winter temperature is kept at minus 32ºC. The absolute minimum of the region was also recorded at minus 62ºC. Cold regions also include the Ukok plateau and the Kurai hollow.
But Chemal, Kyzyl-ozek, Bele and Yaylyu are considered warm regions of Altai. In winter, temperatures rarely drop below minus 10ºC. This is due to the fact that these areas are located near Lake Teletskoye and there are often blowing dry and warm winds.