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Travel to Oymyakon, Russia

Travel to the World’s Coldest Inhabited Place.

Oymyakon is the coldest residential place in the world, located in the eastern part of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Experience Russian holidays in a soft adventure tour in cold Siberian weather.

The coldest period is the midst and end of December, the early January, and the first half of February.

Route: Yakutsk – Khandyga – Oymyakon – Khandyga – Yakutsk.

 Round travel distance: ~2000 km with all short rides within settlements.

 Tour type: soft adventure, road trip.

 The tour starts and ends in Yakutsk, capital of Repiblic of Sakha-Yakutia.

 

Price for Winter 2018-2019: on request.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 7 days

Itinerary Hide all details

Day 1: Driving from Yakutsk to Khandyga

Drive distance: 432 km (accordingto our GPS track), 10 hours w/stopsen route.

Overnight in the privateapartment-based hotel in Khandyga(twin-triplerooms, shared kitchen, shared bathroom with shower).

We start our journey from hotel/sat 09:00 am. 

This day’s activity:

Crossing the Lena River on the ice road, 15 km one way. Stop for the group photo.
Stop on the opposite bank of the Lena River to overlook the river landscape with Yakutsk in background.
Passing bymany traditional Sakha villages. A few stops for photo shoots.
Crossing the Aldan Riveron the ice road, 10 km one way.
Two stops at roadside cafes (meals not included).

Day 2: Driving Khandyga to Oymyakon

Distance ~514 km (according to our GPS track), ~12 hours w/ stops en route.

Accommodation at family’s in Oymyakon a village-type wooden house (twin-triple rooms, shared kitchen, outdoor toilet, no shower).

We start journey at 08:00 am and arrive to Oymyakon late night.

We’ll do stops: 

Before approaching Verkhoyansk Mountains for breakfast in Teply Klyuch townand photo shoot.
At the memorial on the rock with the Cross dedicated to the victims of the Gulag system.
ZheltyjPrizhim (YellowNarrow Pass)with theview on picturesque mountain view.
Chernyj Prizhim (Black Narrow Pass)with the highest bridge on the ridge.
After Zajachja Petlya(steep mountain road).
Kyubyume Fuel Station with the “Cuba” road cafe and the fueltube where all adventurers attach expedition sticks.
Tomtor village for re-fuel at a gas station.
Two stops at roadside cafes (meals not included).

Actuallywe do many stops.Arrival to Oymyakon in the evening.

Late dinner (included).

Day 3: Day in Oymyakon

Accommodation at family’s in Oymyakon a village-type wooden house (twin-triple rooms, shared kitchen, outdoor toilet, no shower).

Activities:

Breakfast (included).
Experiments with the cold in the family’s backyard.
Visit to the “The Pole of Cold” Stellawith meeting Chyskhaan, Keeper of the Cold, and receiving the Pole of Cold Certificate from his hands.
Strolling acrossthe village.
Lunch(included).
Ice fishing on the Indigirka River. You’ll see the traditional net fishing method.
Dinner (included).
Sakha Culture Evening in the House of Archy

Day 4: Driving Oymyakon to Khandygawith the stop in Tomtor

Drive distance: ~514 km (according to our GPS track).

Overnight in the privateapartment-based hotel in Khandyga(twin rooms, shared kitchen, shared bathroom with shower).

After the sufficient breakfast(included), we leave Oymyakon family in the very early morning, at 07:00 am.

On the way to Tomtor, we’ll do stop by to visit Yakutian horse breeding farm, original Siberian breed (small and steady, and accustomed to live outdoor inthe extremely cold conditions).

In Tomtor, we’ll go inside the ice tunnel (former food storage) with giant ice crystals on walls and ceiling. When heading to Khandyga, we’ll see all the beauty of the nature landscape we missed when drove in darkness on Day 2.

Two stops at roadside cafes (meals not included) en route.

Arrival in Khandyga in the evening.

Day 5: Driving back to Yakutsk

This is driving day.We leave the hotel in Khandyga at 08:00 am. Do stops at roadside cafes in the villages of Uolba and Churapcha/Tyungyulyu(meals not included). We might have time to visit History & Architecture Outdoor Museum in the village of Cherkekh (entry tickets are not included). We arrive back to Yakutsk by the evening.

Free time in the evening.

What's included

  • Visa support (Letter of Invitation)
  • 1 guide for all tour days
  • Winter-prepared transport/srentalfor 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 toTomtor Ice Tunnel

 

VISIT YAKUTIA LLC

Russian Tour Operator Registration #MBT 018223

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#414, 17 Lenin Avenue, Yakutsk,

Russia 677000

Postal address: Apt 27, 19 Dzerzhinsky Street, Yakutsk, Russia 677000

www.visityakutia.com

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TOUR COST

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Pole of Cold Certificate.

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Ice fishing on the Indigirka River.

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Sakha Culture Evening in Oymyakon.

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Visit to Yakutian

horse breeding farm.

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Visit to

Tomtor Ice Tunnel.VISIT YAKUTIA LLCRussian Tour Operator Registration #MBT 018223Officeaddress:#414, 17 Lenin Avenue, Yakutsk, Russia 677000Postal address: Apt 27, 19 Dzerzhinsky Street, Yakutsk, Russia 677000www.visityakutia.comcontact@visityakutia.comTel. +7 (4112) 25-99-30Mob. +7 (924) 765-99-30This is driving day.We leave the hotel in Khandyga at 08:00 am. Do stops at roadside cafes in the villages of Uolba and Churapcha/Tyungyulyu(meals not included). We might have time to visit History & Architecture Outdoor Museum in the village of Cherkekh (entry tickets are not included). We arrive back to Yakutsk by the evening.Free time in the evening.TOUR COSTGROUP SIZECOST PER PERSON4 –7 travelers96000RUB per personWe provide discount for the early birds.Package includes:-Visa support (Letter of Invitation).-1 guide for all tour days.-Winter-prepared transport/srentalfor 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 toTomtor Ice Tunnel.VISIT YAKUTIA LLCRussian Tour Operator Registration #MBT 018223Officeaddress:#414, 17 Lenin Avenue, Yakutsk, Russia 677000Postal address: Apt 27, 19 Dzerzhinsky Street, Yakutsk, Russia 677000www.visityakutia.comcontact@visityakutia.comTel. +7 (4112) 25-99-30Mob. +7 (924) 765-99-30This is driving day.We leave the hotel in Khandyga at 08:00 am. Do stops at roadside cafes in the villages of Uolba and Churapcha/Tyungyulyu(meals not included). We might have time to visit History & Architecture Outdoor Museum in the village of Cherkekh (entry tickets are not included). We arrive back to Yakutsk by the evening.Free time in the evening.TOUR COSTGROUP SIZECOST PER PERSON4 –7 travelers96000RUB per personWe provide discount for the early birds.Package includes:-Visa support (Letter of Invitation).-1 guide for all tour days.-Winter-prepared transport/srentalfor 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 toTomtor Ice Tunnel.

Not included in the price
  • Air fares to/from Yakutsk
  • Transfers from airport to hotel and from hotel to airport
  • Accommodation and mealsin Yakutsk
  • Yakutsk City Tour
  • Food at roadside cafes during drives en route Yakutsk –Khandyga – Oymyakon and Oymyakon –Tomtor –Khandyga –Yakutsk. Reserve 1500-2000 RUB/day per person for meals at cafes
  • Other activities in Oymyakon
  • Visit to reindeer herders’ winter camp & reindeer sleigh ridew/ traditional lunch in the area of Uchugey(5000RUB per person)
  • Extra warm cloth rental
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal items
  • Beveragesand snacks
  • Tips and gratitude

Price

Visa

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

Sights included in program

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Yakutia : Lena river
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