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Oymyakon Private Winter tour Tour
5 days, 4 nights from £1617
Travel to the World’s Coldest Inhabited Place! In winter 2017-2018, we will launch a BRAND NEW all- inclusive and customized tour to Oymyakon, Russia’s Siberia. It’s the world’s coldest inhabited place located in the Eastern part of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). Experience Russian holidays in soft adventure tour through the cold Siberian weather. Travel with us! Adventure tours to Oymyakon, Russia’s Siberia, will be done from 01 December 2017 till 07 April 2018. The coldest period is the midst and end of December, the early January, and the first half of February.
After having your breakfast at the hotel in Yakutsk, your exciting journey begins! We will be departing from the hotel at 09:00 am, and the whole road trip for today will be a 10h / 432 km drive from Yakutsk to Khandyga. First, we are going to cross the Lena River on the ice road, which may be your once in a lifetime experience! There will be time for you to take group photos before we continue our journey. The next stop will be the opposite back of the Lena River, which overlooks the river landscape with Yakutsk in background. You will see a lot of traditional Sakha villages and will have time to take some unforgettable pictures. Next, back to the car, our next stop will be the bank of the Aldan River before moving on to cross the River. Lunch and dinner are going to be at road cafes en route, and you will stay overnight in the private ‘Angara’ apartment-based hotel in Khandyga.
Today, we are going to drive from Khandyga to Oymyakon, stopping-over in Kyubyume. Today’s journey will be starting at 08:00 am, after your breakfast in the ‘Angara’ apartment in Khandyga. We are going to have our first stop (approximately 100km away from Khandyga) for an early lunch and photo shoots before approaching Verkhoyansk Mountains. Then we will be stopping at the memorial for the victims of the Gulag system, followed by our third stop at Chernyj Prizhim (which literally means the Black Narrow Pass with the highest bridge on the ridge). Next, we are going to Kyubyume Fuel Station where you can have your dinner at the ‘Cuba’ road café. After that, we are going to head over to Tomtor village for a re-fuel at a gas station, and we will be arriving in Oymyakon at late night. You will be staying at a local’s house/flat tonight, a great opportunity to fully experience the local customs. Late dinner can be enjoyed upon arrival.
Today you will spend the whole day in the coldest inhabited place on Earth, Oymyakon! You will have your breakfast at your host’s and have the rare opportunity to do some experiments with the cold air in their backyard! You will have the chance to visit the ‘The Pole of Cold’ stella and meet Chyskhaan who is the keeper of the Cold; you will receive the Pole of Cold Certificate from his hands. Being in the world’s coldest inhabited place, you can walk around the village and truly experience the ‘Siberian winter’. Furthermore, you could do ice fishing on the Indigirka River. You will be shown the traditional net fishing method. You can also try to catch a fish with a rod yourself. After a long and fascinating day, you are going to have a Sakha Culture Evening in the House of Archy, which will make your visit to Oymyakon much more ‘authentic’.
Today we will drive approximately 514 km from Oymyakon to Khandyga, with the stop in Tomtor. We will start our journey as soon as you have had your breakfast at your host’s in Oymyakon. On our way to Tomtor, we will stop by to visit Yakutian horse breeding farm where you will see the original Siberian breed horses (small, steady, and accustomed to live outdoor in the extremely cold conditions). Once we arrived in Tomtor, we will get to the Ice Tunnel which was formerly a food storage. We are going to go inside to the ice tunnel where the whole tunnel is covered in ice apart from the floor. It has got giant ice crystals on walls and the ceiling. Back to the car, we will be heading back to Khandyga, and we will arrive late at night. Accommodation will be provided by the ‘Angara’ private hotel in Khandyga.
Our adventure comes to an end as we arrive back in Yakutsk.
Oymyakon Private Winter tour 2017/2018 prices
|prices per person
based on 2 passengers travelling together,
|prices per person,
based on 3 passengers travelling together,
|prices based on 1 passenger
travelling alone, excluding flights
Season 01 DECEMBER 2017 - 7 APRIL 2018
|2579.43 £||1808.16 £||4857.65 £|
|JANUARY SALE 10% off, valid until 31 JAN 2018||2579.43 £ 2321.49 £||1808.16 £ 1627.34 £||4857.65 £ 4371.89 £|
Special discount for bookings made 90 days or more before travel,
|257.31 £||185.95 £||487.68 £|
- 1 guide for all tour days
- Transport rent for 5-day Oymyakon trip, including fuel, night parking in the heated garages-
- Accommodation in Khandyga (no breakfast)
- Accommodation at family’s in Oymyakon (w/ breakfast, lunch, dinner)
- Pole of Cold Certificate
- Ice fishing on the Indigirka River
- Sakha Culture Evening in Oymyakon
- Visit to Yakutian horse breeding farm
- Visit to Tomtor Ice Tunnel
- Satellite phone for emergency calls
Does NOT include
- Visa support
- Air fares to/from Yakutsk
- Transfers from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport
- Accommodation and food in Yakutsk
- Food at roadside cafes during drives en route Yakutsk – Khandyga – Oymyakon and Oymyakon – Tomtor –
- Khandyga – Yakutsk.
- Other activities in Oymyakon
- Visit to reindeer herders’ winter camp & reindeer sleigh ride
- Warm cloth rent
- Personal insurance / personal items
- Alcoholic beverages
- Tips and gratuities
Tour is booked, when the deposit amounting to 35% of tour cost is pre-paid
Balance payment is due no later than 45 days before the start of the tour.
If the tour is booked less than 60 days before the start of the tour, full pre-payment is required.
10% discount is granted for the early booking, which is no later than 90 days before the tour start.