Meet at Yakutsk airport and transfer to our hotel. Afternoon city tour including a visit to the Museum of History and Culture, the Mammoth Museum and the Treasury of Yakutia.
We depart on a scenic 8-9 hour journey from Yakutsk to Khandyga village (432km). Along the route are two ice crossings over the Lena and Aldan rivers. En route, visit the open air Cherkehsky Museum.
Transfer from Khandyga to Oymyakon (540km), passing through the spectacular Verkhoyansk mountain ranges on the iconic Kolyma Highway, the “Road of Bones”.
Morning tour of Oymyakon including a visit to the Pole of Cold monument and vodka tasting at an ice bar. Our festival experience kicks off with folklore performances and the annual Miss Pole of Cold contest.
Reindeer herder’s festival in Yuchyugey village. Meet the herders and their animals as they celebrate with decorated sleds, traditional costumes, reindeer races and the ancient song and dance of the Evens people. Overnight in the village in a local family home.
Our return journey to Yakutsk takes place over the next two day
Pole of Cold comes to an end. Fly out from Yakutsk airport.
|20 March 2016
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