Chasing The Cold! ONLY ONCE! The land of Permafrost!
Dare to make history, and join this one-of-a-kind dog sledding expedition to the remote Far North of Russia, led by a WORLD -FAMOUS POLAR EXPLORER!
The expedition starts:
PRICE 18 000$
We will cross the entire 1300 km in husky sleds, 80 km a day, with mechanized land and air support. We will sleep in cold weather tents and eat heated sublimated meals.
We will follow in the footsteps of Russian trailblazers of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, who set out in search of the mysterious Sannikov Land.
While this land was most likely a mirage seen by the exhausted Sannikov and Gedenschtrom, the lifeless permafrost they traversed contains many wonders: preserved mammoth remains, and as of yet undiscovered natural and evolutionary curiosities.
We will pass through the Russian Far North, through lands covered in centuries-old permafrost and leading straight to the heart of the arctic. We will witness glaciers, icebergs, endless fields of drifting blue ice and, nested among them, man-made ice ports. We will visit historical arctic exploration sites and have safe encounters with the local polar bears.
The major stops on our route will be:
Moscow – Yakuts – Tiksi
Tiksi – Yakutsk – Moscow
The village of Tiksi is the entry point into the Northern Sea Route and one of the most populated villages in the Russian Far North.
Day 1: Transfer via air Moscow – Yakutsk – Tiksi.
Program curriculum briefing.
Safety briefing and expedition rules.
Participants meet up with team members and guides.
Gear, equipment testing and preparation.
Dog sled management training.
Lessons on psychological, physiological adaptation to low temperatures.
Day 2, 3, 4, 5: From Tiksi we will head to remote Stolbovoy island. Distance to the destination is 300 km. Daily distance 80 km. Everyone drives their own dog sled. At 7 pm will set up an arctic ice camp.
Day 6, 7: From Stolbovoy island we will head to Kotelnikov island, the biggest among New Siberian islands archipelago. Will visit a grave of Hermann Walter, the member of the legendary scientific arctic expedition under the guidance of Baron Eduard von Toll that ended tragically. At 7 pm will set up an arctic ice camp.
Day 8: Will spend a day exploring the island. At 5 pm we will set up arctic camp.
Day 9: From Kotelniy island we will drive dog sleds to cross Bunge Strait. Daily distance 80 km. At 7 pm will set up an arctic camp.
Day 10: From Bunge strait will head to Big Lyahovskiy island, the biggest among Lyahovskiy islands archipelago, where 6 bodies of completely preserved mammoths were found. Daily distance 80 km. At 7 pm set up arctic camp.
Day 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17: From Big Lyahovskiy island will head back to Tiksi along the coast of the Arctic Ocean. The total distance to the destination is 400 km. Daily distance 80.km. every day at 7 pm we will set up arctic ice camp. On 17th day we will reach Tiksi. A hot sauna and festive dinner will be served in a guest house. A memorable certificate will be issued.
Day 18, 19: Those days reserved in case of bad weather.
If the route will be covered in 17 days (subject to favorable weather), then for 18−19 days a cultural program is provided in Yakutsk.
Day 20: Departure by an organized group via air Tiksi – Yakutsk – Moscow.
Price not includes:
- EVO insulated boots.
- Down parka with a hood (- 30 C proof).
- Thick wool scarf.
- Thick wool socks.
- Wool buff.
- Wool hat.
- Down pants ( – 30 C proof).
- Polartec fleece hoodie / pants.
- Base layers all 3 grades.
- Down Gor- tex mittens.
- Layer gloves.
- Mid layer gloves.
- Gor-tex gloves.
Before you pay non- refundable deposit of $500:
A credit card convenience fee of 3 % will be added .
We will liaise with you in depth regarding the expedition you have joined upon receipt of your booking form.
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