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Secrets of Arctic tundra
Secrets of Arctic tundra

Ethnotour to Yamal

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Secrets of Arctic tundra
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 2 to 6 person
Duration
11 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
4 nights
Start date
12 April 2019
  • 12 April 2019
  • 7 September 2019
End date:
22 April 2019
256 000 RUB

Nowadays when it is possible to reach the farthest corners of the world, you have a chance to see Yamal. This isolated Arctic region in Siberia keeps secrets of Nenets — indigenous people who live in the Far North for 2000 years. Reindeer give them food, home and transport. You will have a unique experience of taking part in the daily lives of nomads far above the Arctic circle.

New
Secrets of Arctic tundra
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 2 to 6 person
Duration
11 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
4 nights
Start date
12 April 2019
  • 12 April 2019
  • 7 September 2019
End date:
22 April 2019
256 000 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Journey to the camp of Nenets

The Nenets are reindeer herders who migrate across the Yamal peninsula. For thousands of years they have survived heavy frost and severe conditions of Arctic tundra. Temperatures in this part of Russia reach minus 50°C. Distance that herders’ families travel annually is up to 1000 km. As this indigenous tribe from Far North is dependent on nature, they believe that every plant and animal have a soul and worship their spirits.

In September there is a 98% chance to see the Northern Light in this region.

Living together with Nenets on «the edge of the world» will let you become a part of culture that stayed unchanged for several centuries. Sleeping in rawhide tents called chums, putting them down and taking up while traveling to new pastures, working with reindeer — by immersing yourself in this way of life you will acquaint with ancient traditions.

 

Note: There will be no fixed itinerary for the days in the nomad camp. Activities will depend on weather and other factors.

 

Photo by Petr Ushanov, Elen Schurova

Itinerary

The journey starts in Salekhard, where you must travel to on your own. The shortest way to get to Salekhardto from Moscow is by 3 hours flight. Trip by train «Polar Exspress» takes 2-2,5 days. The train arrives to the Labytnangi railway station.

 

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Day 1 Arrival in Salekhard

You will be met at the airport of Salekhard or Labytnangi railway station and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 Salekhard city tour

Today you will have Salekhard city tour with visiting museum and market.

Day 3 Yar-Sale village

Travel by TREKOL (all-terrain vehicle) to Yar-Sale village is waiting for you today (6-10 hours). Here you will stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 4 Arrival in the Nenets camp

Through tundra you will go with TREKOL or on snowmobiles to the Nenets camp (60-90 km, 3-5 hours).

 

On the first day in the camp you will meet with a family of reindeer herders. From today you will live in traditional chums (rawhide tents).

Day 5 Reindeer herd

This day you will work with reindeer herd and learn how to use a lasso for catching these animals.

Day 6 Daily life of nomads

Today you will work with the herd, collect firewood and ice and prepare to nomad. You will visit chums of neighbors as well.

Day 7 Moving to a new place

Together with the herders’ family you will take chums down and will start to nomad. After finding the new place you will put chums up there.

Day 8 Depart to Yar-Sale village

Today you will come back to Yar-Sale village where you will stay in the hotel.

Day 9 Back to Salekhard

This day you will return to Salekhard. All-terrain vehicles TREKOL will be used in the trip. In the city you will accommodate in the hotel.

Day 10 An extra day

Day 10 is an extra day in case of bad weather.

Day 11 Departure to Moscow

On the final day you will fly back to Moscow.

 

It is necessary to check the schedule in case you are having a trip by train. Trains do not go to Moscow every day.

New
Secrets of Arctic tundra
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 2 to 6 person
Duration
11 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
4 nights
Start date
12 April 2019
  • 12 April 2019
  • 7 September 2019
End date:
22 April 2019
256 000 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

National raw-hide tents in reindeer herders’ camp (4-5 person accommodation) — 4 nights

 

Hotel 89 in Salekhard — 4 nights. Located in the city center. Every room comes with a private bathroom fitted with a shower. All rooms have a TV with cable channels and free WIFI is provided.There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.  

 

Hotel in Yar-Sale village — 2 nights. Located in the center of Yar-Sale village. There are rooms of different categories, restaurant, sauna and pool in the hotel.

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Booking

New

Secrets of Arctic tundra

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 2 to 6 person
Duration
11 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
4 nights
256 000 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • Meeting at the airport

  • Hotel accommodation in Salekhard and Yar-Sale

  • Accommodation in traditional rawhide tents (chums)

  • Full board for the hole duration of the program

  • Activities according to the program

  • Salekhard city-tour

  • Visits of the museums of local lore in Salhekhard and Yar-Sale

  • All transfers according to the program

  • Professional English/French speaking guide for the whole duration of the program

  • Necessary formalities to obtain authorization for visiting frontier zone

Extra charge:
  • Airfare or train fare  to/from Salekhard

  • Meals in Salekhard

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Meeting at the airport

  • Hotel accommodation in Salekhard and Yar-Sale

  • Accommodation in traditional rawhide tents (chums)

  • Full board for the hole duration of the program

  • Activities according to the program

  • Salekhard city-tour

  • Visits of the museums of local lore in Salhekhard and Yar-Sale

  • All transfers according to the program

  • Professional English/French speaking guide for the whole duration of the program

  • Necessary formalities to obtain authorization for visiting frontier zone

  • Airfare or train fare  to/from Salekhard

  • Meals in Salekhard

12 Apr 2019, Fri — 22 Apr 2019, Mon
256 000 RUB
7 Sep 2019, Sat — 17 Sep 2019, Tue
256 000 RUB
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