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POLAR URAL MOUNTAINS SKITOURING - with Nenet homestay

 

DATES: 03-14 MARCH, 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 Yamalkan, double room. (B)

Day 3: 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 4-8: 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 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. 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. In the afternoon you have the option to take a banya (Russian sauna).  Overnight in hotel Yamalkan, 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.

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.


 

Costs & Services


Included

Accommodation in Airhotel hotel Domodedovo*** (double rooms)

Accommodation in hotel Yamalkan (double rooms)
Meals as specified in the program
Transports as specified in the program
Homestay with local family
Herders Day Festival visit
Local Guide
Guide (International Mountain Leader UIMLA - Arctic specialist WGA)
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

      

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