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The Pole of Cold Festival
The Pole of Cold Festival

Event tour to Yakutia

The Pole of Cold Festival
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.
Age
12 y.o.
Group size
from 4 to 6 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
1 night
Start date
27 March 2019
  • 27 March 2019
End date:
3 April 2019
145 000 RUB

Yakutia is the "world" of the snowy kingdom, of frigid cold and permafrost, where temperatures reach incredible critical levels, often crossing the minus 70 degrees. The popular Cold Pole Festival is traditionally held in late March in Oymyakon, which is the coldest inhabited place on Earth.

The Pole of Cold Festival
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.
Age
from 12 y.o.
Group size
from 4 to 6 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
1 night
Start date
27 March 2019
  • 27 March 2019
End date:
3 April 2019
145 000 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Journey to the festival "The Pole of Coldness — Oymyakon"

In a few days you'll plunge into a completely different reality and become a part of the ethno-expedition. You'll see and try "cold schticks" — the phenomenon is only possible at extremely low temperatures.

 

You'll meet Evens herders, whose life is daily struggle for survival; learn their customs and mystical pagan rites at the festival "The Pole of Coldness — Oymyakon", which takes place here every year since 2001, embodying the uniqueness of the Yakut and Evenk cultures. At the festival you will meet with the ruler of the cold Chyskhan, performances of ethnogroups, competitions in national sports, competitions and exhibitions.

Route: Yakutsk – Khandyga village – the village of Oymyakon – Tomtor village – Khandyga village – Yakutsk.

To better adapt to the climate and prepare for the tour, you can arrive prior the start of the tour and extend the tour for 1-2 days and devote this time to excursions around Yakutsk or take a trip to the Lena Pillars (extra paid).

 

Note: for group of up to 3 people, the cost will be 188 000 rubles per person.

Itinerary

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

Day 1 Kingdom of Permafrost

Arrival in Yakutsk early in the morning. Meeting at the airport, transfer to «Lena» hotel, double accommodation. Transfer to the ethnographic complex «Chochur-Muran». Acquaintance with Yakutian Laika, dog sledding on the lake Ytyk Kuel. (max. 3 sledges)

Day 2 Trip to Oymyakon

Departure by itinerary: Yakutsk — Oymyakon (1000 km) by Toyota Hiacе or Hyundai Starex minibus. Overnight stop in Khandyga village (433 km). Travel time about 8-10 hours.

Day 3 The road on bones

Transfer to Oymyakon (567 km). Travel time about 12-14 hours through the Verkhoyansk mountain ranges along the Kolyma tract — «The Road of Bones», a unique road built by GULAG prisoners during the Stalin era. Stop for lunch near the weather station Vostochnaia. Arrival at Oymyakon late at night. Accommodation in private apartment.

Days 4-5 The Pole of Cold

These days you will spend in the villages of Tomtor and Oymyakon, where the festival "Oymyakon — the Pole of Cold" will take place. You will participate in spectacular program of the festival, which includes: a meeting with Chyskhan — the Lord of the Cold, performances of dance ethnogroups; racing on reindeer sledges - traditional northern competition, where reindeer herders demonstrate strength and skills; the Miss Pole of the Cold competition; an exhibition of folk crafts and much more.

Day 6 Departure to Khandyga

Drive to Khandyga village (about 470 km).

Day 7 Departure to Yakutsk

Breakfast. Early departure to Yakutsk. Visit to jewelry and souvenir shops in Yakutsk.

Day 8 Departure from Yakutsk

Airport transfer. Flight to Moscow.

The Pole of Cold Festival
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.
Age
12 y.o.
Group size
from 4 to 6 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
1 night
Start date
27 March 2019
  • 27 March 2019
End date:
3 April 2019
145 000 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

In Yakutsk you will stay at the hotel "Lena" 3*, in standard double rooms with cable TV, a wardrobe, work area, refrigerator and bathroom with toiletries, as well as free Wi-Fi. In Khandyga you will stay in a hotel, in double rooms. In Oymyakon you'll spend two nights in a home-like hotel, in double or triple rooms. In Tomtor you'll stay in the private house of a Yakut family.

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The Pole of Cold Festival

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.
Age
from 12 y.o.
Group size
from 4 to 6 person
Duration
8 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
1 night
145 000 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • Meeting and greeting at the Yakutsk airport

  • Double accommodation in «Lena» hotel 3* in Yakutsk

  • Transfers according to the program

  • Excursions according to the program

  • Accommodation in private apartments in Oymyakon, Khandyga

  • 3 meals a day

  • English-speaking guide

  • Insurance

  • Satellite mobile phone per group

Extra charge:
  • Airtickets to/from Yakutsk (from 20 000 Rub round-trip)

  • Meals in Yakutsk 

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Meeting and greeting at the Yakutsk airport

  • Double accommodation in «Lena» hotel 3* in Yakutsk

  • Transfers according to the program

  • Excursions according to the program

  • Accommodation in private apartments in Oymyakon, Khandyga

  • 3 meals a day

  • English-speaking guide

  • Insurance

  • Satellite mobile phone per group

  • Airtickets to/from Yakutsk (from 20 000 Rub round-trip)

  • Meals in Yakutsk 

27 Mar 2019, Wed — 3 Apr 2019, Wed
145 000 RUB
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