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Reindeer Trip in Oymyakon, Russia

Winter trip through Siberian wilderness. Winter adventure tour for active people!

Embark the world-class exclusive reindeer sleigh ride through the wilderness of Oymyakon area, the coldest place in Russia’s.

Siberia. Route: Yakutsk – Khandyga – Reindeer Herders’ Winter Camp in Oymyakon Valley – reindeer expedition – back to the Winter Camp – Khandyga – Yakutsk.

Group size: 1-3 travellers.

Travel season: 01 December – 15 April. New Year holidays are not included. December, January, and February are the coldest months. March is soft, from -25C in the daytime.

Cost for Winter 2018-2019:
3 travelers = on request.
2 travelers = on request.
Individual = on request.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 9 days

Itinerary Hide all details

Day 1: Arrival at Yakutsk Airport

In the morning. Transfer to hotel. 12:00 – Meeting a guide. Lunch in the city (not included). 14:00 – 19:00 – Shopping extra warm clothes and city sightseeing (by car).

Day 2: Drive from Yakutsk to Khandyga

Departure from hotel at 09:00. 453 km for ~9 hr. Overnight in the appartment-based private hotel in Khandyga.

Day 3: Drive from Khandyga to Herder’s Winter Camp in Oymyakon District

Through Verkhoyansk Mountain Passes. 350 km for 9-10 hrs. Arrival to the reindeer’s winter base in the evening. Dinner. Overnight in a stove-heated wooden cabin at the herder’s place.

Day 4: Reindeer Sleigh Expedition

Breakfast. Preparing for the start of reindeer sleigh ride. Packing stuff on sleds and tying reindeer to sleds. Lunch. Reindeer sleigh ride (a traveler sit on a separate sled with 2 reindeer in the caravan). Distance to ride is ~30 km. Stop at the temperary overnight spot. Setting up tents. Dinner in a tent. Overnight in a tent.

Day 5: Reindeer Sleigh Expedition

Breakfast in a tent. Preparing reindeer and sleds for the ride. Lunch. Reindeer sleigh ride on the way back to herders’ place on the different route. 50 km. Arrival to the camp in the evening. Dinner. Overnight in a stove-heated wooden house at the herders’ camp.

Day 6: Herder’s Winter Camp

Free day. Lasso throwing training. Hiking and riding (by reindeer sleigh or snowmobile) in the nearby mountain area. Some hunting and other herder’s daily activities. Breakfast, lunch, dinner are included. Actually, we can do a day trip to Uchugei and Oymyakon villages.

Day 7: Drive from the winter base to Khandyga

Breakfast. Packing belonging for the way back. Brunch. Transfer by a car from the herders’ place to Khandyga. 350 km for ~9 hr.

Day 8: Drive from Khandyga to Yakutsk

Arrival in Yakutsk by the evening.

Day 9:

Transfer to Yakutsk Airport. Flight from Yakutsk.

What's included

  • visa support;
  • transfer from Yakutsk Airport to hotel on the Day of Arrival and transfer from hotel to airport on the Day of Departure;
  • English-, German-, French-, Spanish- or Chinese-speaking guide for the whole period;
  • 6-hour transport hire for shopping additional warm clothes and sightseeing;
  • 4WD transport with a driver for 7-day trip en route Yakutsk – Khandyga – Reindeer Herders’ Winter Camp in the wilderness of the Oymyakon valley – Khandyga – Yakutsk;
  • accommodation at private hotel in Khandyga (twin room w/ shared facilities);
  • accommodation at reindeer herders’ camp in a wooden cabin (breakfast, lunch, dinner);
  • reindeer herders’ service at the winter camp and during sleigh expedition;
  • meals and drinks during 2-day reindeer sleigh expedition;
  • tents, stove, generator, and reindeer skin (serves as floor cover in tents) rent;
  • sleeping bags;
  • sattelite phone for emergency calls;
  • day drive from herders’ winter camp to Oymyakon;
  • VAT/tax.
Not included in the price
  • air tickets to/from Yakutsk;
  • accommodation, meals and entry tickets to venues in Yakutsk;
  • meals at roadside cafes during driving days en route Yakutsk – Khandyga – Winter Camp and Winter Camp – Khandyga – Yakutsk for 4 days;
  • extra warm clothes;
  • personal travel insurance policy;
  • tips & gratitude.
Additional info

Oymyakon winter reindeer sled trip is recommended for people, who is older than 18 y.o. and who has no health issues.

Such trip might be too tough for people, who are over 65 y.o.

Recommendation on clothes might be given while corresponding.



Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Far East : Yakutia
Yakutia it is A country of permafrost, where temperature lowers below minus 60° in the most severe winters, and where the topsoil can get frozen up to a half of a meter. Read more
The village of Khandyga is one of the youngest regional centers of Yakutia. In 1939, at the mouth of the Hospital key, geologists placed the first tent on a new, uninhabited place - on the banks of the Aldan River and 18 km from the Khandygi River. Today, a small village divides in two the federal road "Kolyma", to which it owes its foundation. Read more
Yakutia : Oymyakon
Oymyakon is a small Yakut village, famous all over the world, which is considered the coldest inhabited place of the planet. This is truly an unusual place, which is becoming more popular with tourists from all over the world. Read more
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