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Journey to the Putorana Plateau

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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 8 to 12 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

1 night

Languages

EN
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The Putorana Plateau is one of the most amazing places in Russia. Here are bottomless canyons, magnificent mountains and thousands of lakes. By falling from cliffs, rivers form the highest waterfalls in the country. Summer is the best time to admire them.

Most popular
Mountains without peaks
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 8 to 12 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
1 night

Languages

EN
guide
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Experiences you'll have

Active tour to the Putorana Plateau

Hiking to the Kamennyi Peninsula, boat trips and active leisure on Lake Lama are waiting for you in this journey. You will learn about culture and life of indigenous people of the Taymyr Peninsula, take part in the shamanic rituals and try to create a traditional souvenir made of horns of a wild reindeer.

This is one of the most popular routes in our travel collection. Our travel expert, Aleksandra Kormiltseva, shares her impressions from the info tour to the Putorana Plateau that took place in July, 2019

At an additional cost you can have a helicopter excursion to get around the most picturesque corners of the Putorana Plateau. In this trip you will see the highest waterfalls of Russia. As well as canyons — they are so deep that it is easy to hide the Eiffel Tower there. 
 
 
 
Advantages of this tour:
  • an easy transfer from Norilsk (only 2-3 hours with a runboat across Lake Lama)
  • comfortable living conditions: cozy two-storey house and two separate wooden houses
  • spacious wooden sauna and heated Finnish font outside (they are available 24/7, included in the cost of the tour) 
  • three meals per day prepared by a professional cook
  • a varied tour program: hiking routes, an ascent on the top of the plateau, fishing in mountain rivers, acquaintance with the national culture and tasting of local cuisine
  • additional activities: aquabiking and water-skiing
Alena Ivanova, a professional photographer from Taimyr, will participate in the tours, starting on August 31 and September,14, 2020. She will show and explain you how to take pictures of the Northern lights — there is a high probability to see this unique natural phenomenon at the Putorana plateau exactly at this time.
Alena Ivanova is the founder of the creative association of photographers and videographers of Taimyr "Territory". She will accompany the group on all hiking routes and will share her knowledges concerning the landscape photography.
 
Note: Border permit is required for this tour. Personal data should be submitted minimum 35 days before the date of arrival.

Itinerary

The journey starts in Norilsk, where you should travel to on your own. We are ready to help with the tickets purchasing. If necessary, leave a comment in the application.

Day 1 Arrival in Norilsk

In the morning you will be met at Norilsk airport and taken to the cafe for breakfast (extra charge). On the way to the pier you will stop at a shop where you can buy the necessary equipment, food or drinks. At 12:30 pm you will start a boat trip to Lake Lama.

 

The way lies along the Norilskaya and Talaya rivers, as well as Lake Melkoe. Upon arrival at Lake Lama, you will stay at the tourist base, have lunch and get some rest.

 

Further you will go hiking to the Kamenny Peninsula. To the starting point of the route you will get with a boat. Upon your arrival at the peninsula, you will start hiking to a waterfall on the Vitaminka river. It is located in a valley between Pavel and Elena mountains. The tops got these names in the Soviet years: that times, there were two camps — one for boys, another one for girls (8 km on a boat, 8 km on foot).

 

In the evening you will return to the base, have dinner and go to the sauna.

Day 2 A helicopter excursion or fishing on the Kygam river

If you have booked a helicopter excursion, after breakfast you will have a flight to the Putorana Nature Reserve. Flying over deep canyons and picturesque waterfalls is waiting for you in this journey. 

 

If you haven’t booked a helicopter excursion, today after breakfast you will have an ethnic program. You will  take part in a traditional ceremony in a chum, which will be held by a local shaman from the native peoples of Taimyr. After that you will participate in a master class on creating a national souvenir from the horns of wild reindeer.


For lunch, the whole group will gather at the base, and then go to the river Kygam to fish for grayling. In the evening you will return to the base and have dinner. If you want you can go to the sauna or or relax in a font with warm water outside.

Day 3 Hiking along the mountain river

You will cross the lake and will come to the mouth of the Nikita-Yuryakh river. Here you will make a fire and cook meal for lunch. Then you will start a hiking route to the waterfalls with the experienced guides.

 

After the end of the route you will return to the camp and have lunch. Also it will be possible to fish in the river.


In the evening you will return to the base, have dinner, relax and go to sauna. After that you will gather in the chum, where you will continue to learn about the culture of the indigenous people of Taymyr.

Day 4 Climbing the Festivalnaya mount

This day you will have an easy ascent to the Festivalnaya mountain, which is located on the Kamennyi Peninsula. The top of the mountain offers amazing views of the Putorana Plateau, Lake Lama and Lake Kapchuk.

 

On route you will have a stop for lunch. For dinner you will come back to the base. In the evening you will have free time. If desired, you can go fishing or choose aquabiking or water skiing.

Day 5 Hiking route to the top of the plateau

Today you will have the most difficult hiking route to the top of the plateau. After breakfast you will take a boat to the foot of Yuzhnaya mount. From here you will go first to the waterfall, then you will pass along the mountain gorge, where the snow does not melt for a year.

 

Climbing to the top, you will admire the magnificent views of the endless Putorana plateau. Returning to the base, you will have dinner and relax in the bathhouse.

Day 6 Route to the Southern Nerelah waterfall

Today you will visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls of these places, located on the Southern Nerelah river. You will have lunch on cliffs here and return to the base. You will have grilled meat and fish for dinner, and after that will participate in the ceremony called "the conqueror of the plateau".

Day 7 A city tour in Norilsk

After breakfast you will take a boat back to Norilsk. At the city pier you will be met and taken to the hotel, where you will have a rest. Further a city tour of Norilsk is waiting for you. In the evening you will have dinner (extra charge).

Day 8 Departure

Today you will be taken to the airport of Norilsk to depart home.

Most popular
Mountains without peaks
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 8 to 12 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
1 night

Languages

EN
guide
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Accommodation during the trip

During the journey, you will spend 6 nights in "Firebird Farmstead" tourist base. It is located on the shore of Lake Lama. There is a two-storey wooden house and two smaller wooden houses. A toilet is located outside. On the first floor of the big house there is a living room with a fireplace, a kitchen, a lounge with a TV and a game console. On the second floor there are two bedrooms with double beds, a TV, a sofa and an extended enclosed balcony with panoramic windows.

 

In every smaller house there are two bunk beds for four people. There is a spacious sauna, a heated Finnish font and a barbecue garden-house on the territory of the camp.

 

The last night of the journey you will spend in Norilsk Hotel 3* situated in the city center. In a standard double/twin room there is a bathroom, comfortable furniture, a TV and the Internet. There is sauna, gym and snooker in the hotel.

 

Photo by Alena Ivanova are used in the gallery

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During the journey you will be accompanied by professional guides and instructors.

Meals +

The cost of the tour includes three meals per day during your stay in a recreation camp. While staying in Norilsk at day 7, participants pay for lunches and dinners by themselves.

Required data for border permit +

To participate in tour it is necessary to submit the following information not later than 35 days before start of the tour:

  • copy of passport
  • full name of employing Company and job position
  • address of current residence
  • city of birth (with country indicated)
  • phone number

 

The issue of border permit is included in the tour.

Booking

Most popular

Mountains without peaks

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 8 to 12 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
1 night

Languages

EN
guide
2 585 EUR
What's included in the price:
  • accommodation at the tourist base at the Putorana Plateau (2-4 people per room)

  • double accommodation in Norilsk Hotel

  • three meals per day in a recreation camp (with tasting of local fish and meat products)

  • transport services according to the program (cars or minibuses, boats)

  • services of guides and instructors

  • visiting sauna at the base

  • a gift beg with

Extra charge:
  • international flights and flights to Norilsk (starting at 30 000 RUB for a round-trip ticket)

  • lunches and dinners in Norilsk

  • one-day helicopter excursion (including processing of permission for the flight, admission tickets to the reserve and guide services): starting at 60 000 RUB (860 EURO) per person, optional

  • rental of fishing equipment (+35 EURo per person for the tour), motorboats, jet ski and wakeboards, optional

  • 2-day rafting on the Mikchanda river, optional

  • quad bike tour to 12 waterfalls of the plateau, optional

  • permission for entry of foreign citizens (+70 EURO per person)

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • accommodation at the tourist base at the Putorana Plateau (2-4 people per room)

  • double accommodation in Norilsk Hotel

  • three meals per day in a recreation camp (with tasting of local fish and meat products)

  • transport services according to the program (cars or minibuses, boats)

  • services of guides and instructors

  • visiting sauna at the base

  • a gift beg with

  • international flights and flights to Norilsk (starting at 30 000 RUB for a round-trip ticket)

  • lunches and dinners in Norilsk

  • one-day helicopter excursion (including processing of permission for the flight, admission tickets to the reserve and guide services): starting at 60 000 RUB (860 EURO) per person, optional

  • rental of fishing equipment (+35 EURo per person for the tour), motorboats, jet ski and wakeboards, optional

  • 2-day rafting on the Mikchanda river, optional

  • quad bike tour to 12 waterfalls of the plateau, optional

  • permission for entry of foreign citizens (+70 EURO per person)

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