Yamal Travel

Authentic Travels & Expeditions



DATES: 15-26 april, 2018  

Day 1: Arrive at Moscow Domedovo, transport to Airhotel Domodedovo***
(double room) 

Day 2: Breakfast, and transport to Domedovo Airport, departure of the flight to Salekhard at 12:25h. Arrival at 17:10h and transport to the Yamalkan hotel. Salekhard, with 42,500 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 3: Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Kharp. Just north of the village we will go with the sledges and /or snowmobiles into the vast wilderness, to the nomad encampment. Overnight in Chums (B,L,D)

Day 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Migrating together with the Nenet family, who lead their traditional lifestyle. End of summer they migrate south to the valleys of the Polar Ural Mountains, here the animals find food in the winter, then in the spring the nomads migrate back to the north to the Kara Sea. The Nenets have to work all day every day of their lives with the reindeer and they will not adapt their activities because of our visit. Daily tasks like chopping wood, making fire, preparing food, making water and helping with the Reindeer can be part of your task.  During the day, when migrating, we can join them on our ski´s our snowshoe optionally. 

Overnight in Chums (B,L,D)

Day 11: After a shared breakfast with the family we will go by sledge or snowmobile to the mountains, where we will be picked up by an all terrain vehicle and transport to Salekhard. In the afternoon you have the option to take a banya (Russian sauna).  Overnight in hotel , double room. (B)


Day 12: Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to the airport at 8:30 am. Departure of the flight at 10:00h – arrival at Domodedovo airport at 11:00h. 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.


Costs & Services


Accommodation in Airhotel hotel Domodedovo*** (double rooms)
Accommodation in hotel Salekhard (double rooms)
Meals as specified in the program
Transports as specified in the program
Homestay with local family
Local Interpreter
Activities according to program
Arctic safety/security equipment
Telephone SAT, Spot, solar charger.
Tents, cooking equipment, first aid kit
Snowshoes or crosscountry ski´s


Not included

International flights to/from Moscow

Personal expenses such as drinks, tickets, phone calls, etc.
Travel Insurance
Excess baggage
Individual clothing/equipment, sleeping mat, backpack, cold-weather clothing, etc (contact us for advice).
Any service in Moscow
Satellite phone calls (2 € per minute)
All services not specified in "included"

Price:  3.598 Euro / 2,950 GBP / 280.000 RUB
Published price is based on 5 people traveling 
Individual supplement: please inform