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Journey to Cape Dezhnev
Journey to Cape Dezhnev

A summer tour to Chukotka

Journey to Cape Dezhnev
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 4 to 8 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

10 nights
1 night
Start date
5 August 2019
  • 5 August 2019
End date:
16 August 2019
221 679 RUB

Have you ever dreamed of going to the edge of the world? Cape Dezhnev is located on the shores of the Bering Strait in the farthest, the wildest and the most picturesque part of Chukotka. In this trip you will go to the blooming summer tundra, meet the locals who have adapted their life to the harshest natural environments of the North, see famous bird breeding grounds and swim in hot springs.

Journey to Cape Dezhnev
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 4 to 8 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

10 nights
1 night
Start date
5 August 2019
  • 5 August 2019
End date:
16 August 2019
221 679 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Summer tour to Cape Dezhnev

You will go to the farthest point of Eurasia. First you will come to Anadyr, the capital city of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. It has only fourteen thousand inhabitants; and yet it is the largest human settlement in Chukotka. During this trip, you will spend most of your time in the village of Lorino.

Marine motor boats will get you to the base of marine hunters; on the way, you will watch whales and ringed seals. You will visit the Lorino Hot Springs and swim there.

Lorino is the largest national village in Chukotka. Over 90% of its population are Chukchi. This village is sometimes referred to as the "whaling capital of Russia". Every year, some 60 whales are caught in this area. You will watch whale hunting and visit a bone-carving workshop. Also, you will visit Uelen village. It is the easternmost settlement in Russia and Eurasia. Everything it has is the "easternmost" specimen of its kind: there are the easternmost post office, the easternmost school, etc. It is the oldest settlement of Chukotka, more than two thousand years old now!

All data on the tour participants should be submitted minimum 50 days before the date of arrival in Chukotka. This time is needed for applying for the borderline zone permit.

Note: The order of days in the program can be shifted and the itinerary can be changed due to weather conditions.

Itinerary

The journey begins in Anadyr, where you must travel to on your own. We are ready to assist with the tickets purchasing. If necessary, leave a comment in your application.

 

Note that to be in Anadyr by the start of the program, you have to depart from Moscow the day before. The flight operated by Utair airline departs from Moscow, Vnukovo airport, at around 7 pm on Sunday. Contact our manager for details.

 

Weather in Chukotka is extremely volatile. Aircraft is the only mode of inter-district transport here. Flight delays due to weather are nothing uncommon. You have every chance to "get stuck" in Anadyr or Lavrentiya. To reduce risks, it is recommended to buy tickets to Moscow after you come back from Lavrentiya. The organizers can help you book the tickets for the closest departure of the Moscow flight.

Day 1 Anadyr tour

You will arrive in Anadyr at around 12:30 pm. Your English-speaking activity instructor will meet you at the airport, and you will have a transfer across Anadyr Bay to the city of Anadyr (approximately 1,5 hour). You will accommodate in a private apartment and have Russian dumplings for lunch.

 

After that, you will go for a walking tour of Anadyr. This northern town on the shore of the sea is the capital of Chukotka Autonomous District and the largest settlement in this area. You will  see the city and visit a wooden Holy Trinity Cathedral.

 

In the evening, you will have dinner with red caviar and other local delicacies.

Day 2 Museum Center and workshops in Anadyr

After having breakfast, you will visit Museum of Chukotka Heritage in Anadyr.

 

After lunch with home-made cooking, you will visit a bone carving or tailoring workshop. In the evening there will be a performance of a folklore group on your choice — throat singing or dancing. Then, you will have a home-made dinner.

Day 3 Flight to the village of Lavrentiya

After early breakfast you will be transferred to Anadyr airport (1,5 hour). From here, you will depart with a local flight to the village of Lavrentiya. After lunch, you will have a walking tour and will visit the local museum. 

 

Your next destination is the village of Loriono, where you will go with off-road vehicles. 90% of population in this settlement is indigenous people. Here you will stay in a private apartment and have a home-made dinner.

Day 4 A boat tour to the sea

This day, a boat tour to the sea is waiting for you. You will observe gray whales and learn the local traditions including whale hunting.

 

After lunch with seafood, you will have a walking tour of the village and visit the base of marine hunters.

Day 5 Lorino hot springs

Today, you will visit an underground glacier. Then, you will have a carving workshop. During tour to Lorino Hot Springs you will swim in the hot springs and have a picnic.

 

You will have dinner after returning to Lorino.

Day 6 Meeting with reindeer herders or a boat trip to Big Diomede Island

You can either spend a day in Lorino, or chose an optional service — visiting reindeer herders' camp or make a boat trip to Big Diomede Island (Russian for Ratmanov Island). These options are not included in the price of the tour.

 

By cross-country vehicles you will go to the reindeer herding brigade. You will photograph tundra along the route and have lunch on the road. After meeting with reindeer herders, you will exchange gifts and have dinner with traditional food. There will be a workshop of cooking venison dishes and throwing a lasso for catching reindeer. Reindeer herders will tell you their stories about life in tundra.

 

If you have chosen a trip to Big Diomede Island, you will have a boat journey today. This island is Russia's easternmost point with many stories about big travelers of the past. You will set a tent camp and spend a night here.

Day 7 Back to Lorino

After breakfast with reindeer herders, you will go back to Lorino. On the route you will have a picnic.

 

If you have chosen a boat trip to Big Diomede Island, after breakfast, you will have a trip back to Lorino. 

Day 8 Cape Dezhnev

Today there is a sea voyage to Cape Dezhnev in the program. It is the most eastern point of the Eurosian continent. You will visit village of Naukan and see the monument to Semen Dezhnev, an abandoned weather station and a lighthouse. 

 

Next location is Uelen settlement where you will visit bone carving workshop. After dinner, you will return to Lorino.

Day 9 Marine hunters' base

You will travel to Akkani, the base of marine hunters. Here is the rookery of seals — akiba and largha. You will get acquainted with the traditional marine hunting of indigenous people of Chukotka. Also, you will participate in a whaling competition with harpoon throwing, canoeing and hunting for walrus.

 

After coming back to Loriono, you will have dinner and visit a bath house.

Day 10 Fishing on Anadyr Bay

After early breakfastб you will be transferred to the village of Lavrentiya. From hereб you will have a flight to Anadyr.

 

In Anadyr, you will go fishing for salmon on Anadyr Bay. After picnic on the beach, you can buy caviar and other souvenirs.

 

In the evening there will be a farewell dinner at the restaurant "Otke House".

Day 11 An extra day

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

Day 12 Departure to Moscow

After crossing Anadyr Bay with ferry you will have an excursion to the abandoned military base of Gudym with a picnic in the military style.

 

You will be transferred to the airport. Flight to Moscow is at 3 pm. You will arrive to Moscow on the same day at around 3-4 pm.

Journey to Cape Dezhnev
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 4 to 8 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

10 nights
1 night
Start date
5 August 2019
  • 5 August 2019
End date:
16 August 2019
221 679 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

During the trip you will stay in double-basis private apartments. Days 1-2, 10-12 in Anadyr and days 3-9 in Lorino village.

 

In case you decide to visit a reindeer herders' camp on day 6, you will spend a night in a national raw-hide tent in the reindeer camp, or in an off-road vehicle. If on day 6 you chose a boat trip to Big Diomede Island, you will spend a night in a tent on the island. 

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Who will be my guide +

An experienced guide will meet you at Anadyr Airport and guide you throughout the journey

What to bring +

Summer-average temperature is about +10-15°С. However, as the tour mostly consists of sea trips, the perceived temperature is going to be around +5°С.
 

You should bring warm clothes:

  • a hooded storm jacket
  • a fleece jacket (for additional heat insulation)
  • a vest with a synthetic or down insulation
  • water- and windproof pants or bib-and-brace overalls
  • warm thermal underwear
  • a few pairs of warm socks
  • ankle or trekking boots
  • warm gloves
  • a hat
     

Other:

  • a swimsuit
  • a towel
  • slippers (crocs or something similar) for hot spring swimming
  • a waterproof backpack (o keep your cameras safe from seawater when boating)
  • sunglasses
  • individual medicines
Will I need a pass to the border area +

The Chukotka Autonomous Okrug is located in a border area, so the rules of stay are very strict. You will need a pass to enter Chukotka.

 

All data on the tour participants should be submitted minimum 50 days before the date of arrival in Chukotka, in time for application for the borderline zone permit.

 

Upon landing, the copy of your Chukotka permit will be checked by local border officers. The original one will be with the guide who will meet you outside the airport.

Booking

Journey to Cape Dezhnev

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 4 to 8 person
Duration
12 days

Accommodation during the trip

10 nights
1 night
221 679 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • accommodation as per itinerary

  • three meals per days 

  • visa support

  • borderline zone permit

  • flights Anadyr — the village of Lavrentiya — Anadyr

  • transfers as per itinerary

  • English-speaking guide/activity instructor

  • concerts and sightseeing program as per itinerary

  • museum entrance fees

Extra charge:
  • flights to/from Anadyr, starting at 50 000 RUB for a round-trip ticket

  • optional services available on the spot — visiting reindeer herders camp

  • optional services available on the spot  — a trip to Big Diomede Island (Russian for Ratmanov Islannd)

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • accommodation as per itinerary

  • three meals per days 

  • visa support

  • borderline zone permit

  • flights Anadyr — the village of Lavrentiya — Anadyr

  • transfers as per itinerary

  • English-speaking guide/activity instructor

  • concerts and sightseeing program as per itinerary

  • museum entrance fees

  • flights to/from Anadyr, starting at 50 000 RUB for a round-trip ticket

  • optional services available on the spot — visiting reindeer herders camp

  • optional services available on the spot  — a trip to Big Diomede Island (Russian for Ratmanov Islannd)

5 Aug 2019, Mon — 16 Aug 2019, Fri
221 679 RUB
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