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Archipelago of discoveries
Archipelago of discoveries

Expedition to the Shantar Islands

New
Archipelago of discoveries
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
from 10 to 16 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

8 nights
2 nights
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This is going to be a life-changing journey! Many don't even have any idea where the Shantar Islands are, but one trip there is enough to convince them Russia still has many incredibly awesome places that have barely been imprinted by the foot of man.

New
Archipelago of discoveries
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
from 10 to 16 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

8 nights
2 nights
We update the dates and tour price.
Leave your email and we’ll notify you when get this info.

Experiences you'll have

A trip to the Shantar Islands

The nature of this place will awaken the explorer in you! Flying aboard a helicopter over the Sea of Okhotsk, you'll enjoy the picturesque bays of the archipelago. In the marine expedition, you'll witness breathtaking sceneries and wild nature as it is.

On August 11, the Travel Photography School will arrive. If mere sightseeing will not satisfy you, and you certainly want to learn wildlife photography, choose this day.

These realms, where it is hard to find a human being, are inhabited primarily by whales, seals, bears, foxes, and ermines.

Itinerary

The journey begins in Khabarovsk, and you have to get there on your own. To be on site on the day the program starts, you need to depart Moscow the day before.

Day 1 Arrival in Briakan

You'll ride a 45-seat bus to the village of Briakan overnight. 400 kilometers of the route is an asphalt road; after we pass Komsomolsk, it's another 300 kilometers of dirt road along the BAM. Time en route is 12 to 14 hours.

Day 2 Helicopter deployment at the Onchagan camp

The day starts with a 1.5-hour helicopter flight to the Onchagan camp. The Onchagan Bay is in the Tugursky peninsula. This landscape, complete with a large lake with a river flowing from it, is really picturesque. Red fish go to this river for spawning and whales come occasionally to the bay. One can also find bears and foxes there. The bay is protected from winds, so it's quiet there. A boat will get you to the closest islands in just five minutes. Here you'll relax and have a dinner.

Day 3 Nasha Bay

You'll go to the bay of the Bolshoy Shantar island, stopping en route to marvel at the most wonderful places.

Going along the shores of the islands, you'll see bears that come onshore to fish.

Day 4 Weather Station in the Bolshoy Shantar Island

You'll meet the only residents of the island: four men who record and transmit weather data.

Day 5 The Utichy Island

This island is some 2.5 kilometers long and under 500 meters wide. The biggest spectacled guillemot colonies of the archipelago are found here. In the 90s, the island was home to 17,500 couples of this species. You'll even be able to see seal rookeries and bird breeding grounds.

Day 6 Tugursky Peninsula Bay

The peninsula is on the western coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, in the Shantar Sea. It borders the Tugursky Bay in the West and the Ul'bansky Bay and the Akademii Bay in the East. This day is for you to explore the mountainous landscapes of the peninsula.

Day 7 Belichy and Ptichy Islands

First you'll come to the Belichy Island. It is about 70 sq.m. in area, 20 km in length, and 1,5 to 7 km in width. The Lindholm Strait separates it from the mainland, and the Opasny Strait separates it from the Maly Shantar Island. Larch forests cover this island. Together with the neighboring islands, it is a part of the State Natural Reserve of Federal Significance "The Shantar Islands".


Afterwards you'll go to the Ptichy Island. It's a small one, just 2,5 km long and 1,5 km wide. The beautiful shore is littered with shipwrecks, with the gorgeous boulders standing along it. The firn field is the gem of the island. Here you'll see large colonies of spectacled guillemot and other birds.

Day 8 Resting in the Ongachan Bay

On this day you won't leave the camp; instead, you'll watch whales, seals, bears, and foxes right there, or you can go fishing. Sauna is also an option.

Day 9 Departure from Ongachan

A flight back to Briakan.

Day 10 Arrival in Khabarovsk

You'll ride the bus to Khabarovsk.

Day 11 A reserve day

This day is reserved in cased of bad weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Day 12 Homecoming

On this day, you'll fly back to Moscow.

New
Archipelago of discoveries
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
from 10 to 16 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

8 nights
2 nights
We update the dates and tour price.
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Accommodation during the trip

You'll stay in small houses in the camp. There is a separate eating area, a kitchen, gas cookers, freezers, a generator and a laundry. The sauna will be ready for you every day.

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Booking

New

Archipelago of discoveries

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
from 10 to 16 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

8 nights
2 nights
205 000 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • Camp accommodation

  • Meals

  • Helicopter, boat, and walking tours

  • Transfer

Extra charge:
  • Flight to Khabarovsk, starting at 20,000 RUB for a round-trip ticket

  • Health insurance

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Camp accommodation

  • Meals

  • Helicopter, boat, and walking tours

  • Transfer

  • Flight to Khabarovsk, starting at 20,000 RUB for a round-trip ticket

  • Health insurance

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