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Mountains without peaks
Mountains without peaks

Expedition to the Putorana Plateau

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
to 8 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

4 nights
2 nights
Start date
5 July 2019
  • 5 July 2019
  • 30 August 2019
End date:
11 July 2019
148 500 RUB

The Putorana Plateau is one of the most amazing places in Russia. Here, there 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.

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
to 8 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

4 nights
2 nights
Start date
5 July 2019
  • 5 July 2019
  • 30 August 2019
End date:
11 July 2019
148 500 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Active tour to the Putorana Plateau

In the program of this journey there is trekking to the Kamennyi Peninsula, boat trips and active leisure on Lake Lama. You will learn about culture and life of indigenous people of the Taymyr Peninsula, have an excursion to an ethnographic museum in Dudinka and visit a house of White Shaman. And also, you will find out how to cook a traditional Siberian dish — slices of frozen fish served cold. 

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. 
The tour is organised together with the Russian Geographical Society
Advantages of this tour:
  • an easy transfer from Norilsk (only 2-3 hours with a runboat across Lake Lama)
  • comfortable living conditions: cosy 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 small group of participants — maximum 8 people
  • a varied program: trekkings, an ascent on the top of the plateau, a trip to the shaman, an excursion to Dudinka, a cooking workshop
  • additional activities: aquabiking and water-skiing
 

Itinerary

The journey starts in Norilsk, where you will need to travel to on your own. We are ready to assist with the purchase of tickets. If necessary, leave a comment in the order.

Day 1 Arrival in Norilsk

You will be met in the airport of Norilsk. After that, you will have lunch in one of the restaurants in the city. Then, you will be transferred to a berth. From here, you will start a trip to Lake Lama.

 

The way lies along the Norilskaya and Talaya rivers, as well as Lake Melkoe.  On arrival at Lake Lama, you will accommodate yourself in a recreation camp, have dinner and relax in sauna.

Day 2 A helicopter excursion or trekking to the Vitaminka 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. During a stop, you will have lunch. Then, you will continue explore the Putorana Plateau.

 

If you haven’t booked a helicopter excursion, today you will have trekking on the Kamennyi Peninsula. To the starting point of the route you will get with a runboat. 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, here there were two camps — for boys and girls.

 

In the evening, all the participants will meet in the recreation camp. You will have dinner. If desired, you can go to sauna or stay in a font with warm water outside.

Day 3 An excursion to the house of White Shaman

After breakfast, with a runboat you will go to the house of White Shaman. On the way the landscapes of Lake Lama will change from flat shores to magnificent mountains with a height up to 1200 meters.

 

During the tour around the house, you will learn about mysterious things happening on the Putorana Plateau. Also, you will see a collection of artifacts gathered by the Shaman. The house is situated opposite the Satan mountain. Since ancient times it is considered to be a place of power — shamans came here to communicate with spirits of nature and ancestors.

 

After excursion, you will have a boat trip around. Then, you will have lunch on cliffs near lake.

 

You will return to the recreation camp at around 17:30 pm. Before dinner, you can go fishing or chose aquabiking.  

Day 4 Trekking on the Kamennyi Peninsula

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 the route you will have a stop for lunch. For dinner, you will come back to the recreation camp. In the evening, you will have free time. If desired, you can go fishing or chose aquabiking or waterskiing.

Day 5 Fishing on the Kapchuk river

Today, a boat trip to the Kapchuk river is waiting for you. Here, you will have a chance to catch northern fish — grayling or char. After a trip with a boat, you will have a walk to a fishing spot. Then, together with a guide you will cook fish on fire. A flavored fish soup prepared following a traditional local recipe is waiting for you.

 

After lunch, you will return to the recreation camp. From here, you will be transferred back to Norilsk. Upon arrival, you will be met on the berth and brought to a hotel. You will have rest and then have dinner in a restaurant.  

Day 6 A visit to the ethnographic museum in Dudinka

After breakfast, you will go to Dudinka. Local citizens proudly call this town “a capital of the Taymyr Peninsula”. On the way, the guide will tell you many interesting facts about life and culture of local people.  

 

On arrival at Dudinka, you will go to the ethnographic museum. Here, you will see a unique exposition: a skeleton of a baby mammoth Zhenya that was found on the Taymyr Peninsula. Shamanic costumes and ceremonial objects of indigenous people. You will learn about Artcic exploration and polar expeditions. Also, you will participate in a workshop and find out how to cook a traditional Siberian dish — slices of frozen fish served cold. After lunch, you will have a walk along embankment of the Yenisei and see an unusual port. Then, you will go back to Norilsk.

 

In the evening, you will have free time for a walk around the city. Then, you will have a farewell dinner in a city restaurant.

Day 7 End of the journey

This day, you will be transferred to the airport in Norilsk, from where you will have a flight back home.

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
to 8 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

4 nights
2 nights
Start date
5 July 2019
  • 5 July 2019
  • 30 August 2019
End date:
11 July 2019
148 500 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

During the journey, you will spend 4 nights in Firebird Farmstead recreation camp. 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 double bedrooms 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 barbeque garden-house on the territory of the camp.

 

In Norilsk you will stay in Norilsk Hotel 3* for two nights. It is situated in the city centre. In a standard double room there is a bathroom, comfortable furniture, TV and the Internet. There is sauna, gym and snooker in the hotel.

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

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

Booking

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
to 8 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

4 nights
2 nights
148 500 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • accommodation in a recreation camp (2-4 people per room)

  • accommodation in a double room in Norilsk Hotel

  • three meals per day in a recreation camp

  • transfers with a ground transport and boats 

  • a runboat rental

  • services of guides and instructors

  • an excursion to the House of White Shaman

  • an excursion to the museum in Dudinka

  • a cooking workshop of preparing a traditional Siberian meal — slices of frozen fish

  • a gift beg with local fish and meat products

Extra charge:
  • international flights and a flight to Norilsk

  • lunches and dinners in Norilsk

  • one-day helicopter excursion (including processing of permission for the flight, admission tickets to the reserve and guide services; +86 500 RUB pp)

  • rental of fishing equipment, motorboats, jet ski and wakeboards

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • accommodation in a recreation camp (2-4 people per room)

  • accommodation in a double room in Norilsk Hotel

  • three meals per day in a recreation camp

  • transfers with a ground transport and boats 

  • a runboat rental

  • services of guides and instructors

  • an excursion to the House of White Shaman

  • an excursion to the museum in Dudinka

  • a cooking workshop of preparing a traditional Siberian meal — slices of frozen fish

  • a gift beg with local fish and meat products

  • international flights and a flight to Norilsk

  • lunches and dinners in Norilsk

  • one-day helicopter excursion (including processing of permission for the flight, admission tickets to the reserve and guide services; +86 500 RUB pp)

  • rental of fishing equipment, motorboats, jet ski and wakeboards

5 Jul 2019, Fri — 11 Jul 2019, Thu
148 500 RUB
30 Aug 2019, Fri — 5 Sep 2019, Thu
148 500 RUB
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