Day 1: Arrival at Salekhard and transport to the hotel. Salekhard, with 45,500 inhabitants is located on the banks of the river Ob. Constructed in 1595 as a Cossack fortress, the city bore the name Obdorsk - place on the Ob - until 1933. Salekhard means from the Nenets language "settlement at the Cape". Overnight in hotel, double room. (B)
Day 2: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer (1,5h) to Harp village, located north of Salekhard at the foot of the Polar Ural Mountains. Just north of the village we will start crossing the Polar Ural Mountains, skiing with our pulks into the valley. Overnight in tent (B,L,D).
Day 3-7: Skitouring with pulks through the Ural Polar Mountains, the Arctic Valleys, frozen rivers, Tundra; exploring this land called “The End of the World”. Overnight in tents (B,L,D).
Day 8: After a shared breakfast with the family we will go by snowmobile to rail road station “Polyarny” (ghost town), where we will take a train to Labytnangi, where we will be picked up by car and transport to Salekhard. Overnight in hotel, double room. (B)
Day 9-10: Living together with the Nenet family, who lead their traditional lifestyle, which has hardly changed over the last century. You will homestay with the indigenous peoples of the North, getting to know their way of life, cooking national dishes and helping to set up chums (tents) and perform rites.
You can immerse yourselves in the real life of nomadic people, stay in their chum and find out more about their unique culture and ancient traditions. Daily tasks like chopping wood, making fire, preparing food, making water and helping with the Reindeer can be part of your adventure.
During the day we will make snowshoe or skiing excursion to the beautiful Polar Ural Mountains.
Overnight in chum (sharing).(B,L,D).
Day 11: After a shared breakfast with the family we will go by snowmobile to Harp, where we will be picked up by car and transport to Salekhard. Overnight in hotel, double room. (B).
Day 12: Free day in Salekhard. You can visit museum. In the afternoon you have the option to take a banya (Russian sauna).
Day 13: Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to the airport at 8:00 am. Departure of the flight at 09:10h – arrival at Domodedovo airport at 10:00h. End of the program.
The program will vary depending on the weather, snow and ice conditions, presence of animals and the guides’ decisions at the time.
The accommodation in the Chums is on a sharing base. Depending on the groups size there will be a Chum available for the group only.
Note: The guide will adapt the program of activities according to the group.
The order and content of the expedition may vary. Adapt the route and content based on conditions and options offered each time. The Nenet can move their camp at any time, so final location of homestay will only be known just before departure.
During the expedition the co-operation of all participants will be crucial. There is no cook on this trip, preparing the meal is a groups task.
— Polar Urals skitouring expedition180000 руб.
Costs & Services
- Accommodation in Salekhard (double rooms);
- Meals as specified in the program;
- Transports as specified in the program;
- Homestay with local family;
- Local Guide;
- Activities according to program;
- Arctic safety/security equipment;
- Telephone SAT (in case of emergency);
- Crosscountry ski or snowshoes, tents, cooking equipment, first aid kit, sleeping bags.
- Flights to/from Moscow;
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tickets, phone calls, etc;
- Travel Insurance;
- Excess baggage;
- Individual clothing/equipment, backpack, cold-weather clothing, etc (contact us for advice);
- Any service in Moscow;
- All services not specified in "Included".
Price is based on 4 people traveling
Individual supplement: please inform
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