Oymyakon is one of the most inclement inhabited places on Earth. It's the land of permafrost, where thermometers record the lowest temperatures in the world. Not only people, but also animals have to survive in such harsh conditions. You will see special breeds of Yakut horses and cows, go on dog sledding, try traditional Even cuisine and take part in the mysterious ethnic purification rite.
«I was wearing thin trousers when I first stepped outside into – 47 °C (-52°F). I remember feeling like the cold was physically gripping my legs, the other surprise was that occasionally my saliva would freeze into needles that would prick my lips» – Amos Chapple, New Zealand-based photographer.
In a few days you'll plunge into a completely different reality and become a part of the ethno-expedition. You'll see unusual phenomenan, which are only possible at extremely low temperatures.
An eventful excursion program is waiting for you in this yourney. You will go to the famous Lena pillars, visit the farms where Yakut cows and horses are bred. Get acquainted with the cultural, historical and natural heritage of Yakutia in various museums of the Republic.
You will observe how the evens-reindeer herders survive every day in extremely low temperatures. Get acquainted with their traditions and even participate in mystical pagan rites.
Getting to Oymyakon isn't easy: we'll have a long journey, so we will wake up early and depart at 7 a.m.
The tour' cost depends on the number of participants in the group: