POLE OF COLD EXPEDITION TO OIMYAKON MODEL PLAN

Summer season:May, 15 – October,25 (by road and ferry)

Winter season:December, 5 – March 30 (by snow road and iced river)

 

Date

City

Transport

Time

Program

Meals

Day 1

Yakutsk

 

Arrive to Yakutsk by SU

 

 

 

 

 

Meet guide, transfer to YKT hotel, breakfast

hotel

 

 

 

Rest at hotel till 12:00.

 

 

minivan

12:00

Meet a guide at hotel, depart for YKT city s/s

 

 

 

 

Lunch at local café (Yakutian cuisine)

 

 

 

 

 

Yakutsk city sightseeing: main streets and squares, Stariy Gorod, Yakutia Treasury (priceless collection of precious stones and metals).

 

 

 

 

 

Visit to local museums: Mammoth museum, Homus museum.

 

 

 

 

 

Shopping at city market and product shops for provision on the way.

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight at hotel in Yakutsk.

 

 

Day 2

 

 

 

Breakfast at hotel

 

 

 

minivan

9:00

Depart from YKT to Khandyga settlement (420km, 10h)

 

 

 

Visit to open-air museum Cherkekh - wooden houses, church, Yakutian Urasa and Balagan (Yakutian summer and winter dwelling). Shaman forest, Serge (Yakutian kind of horse hitching-post)

boxed

 

 

19:00

Arrive to Khandyga, accm at hostel

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner at hostel

hostel

 

 

 

 

Overnight in Khandyga hostel

 

 

Day 3

Khandyga

 

 

Breakfast at hostel

hostel

 

 

minivan

 

Transfer from Khandyga to Oimyakon (510 km, 12h)

 

 

 

Crossing the Kolyma Road (far-famed road built on the bones of the prisoners constructed the road in Stalin epoch) 

 

 

 

 

 

Short stop at Shaman Hot Springs (130km from Khandyga)

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch not far from Meteorological Station Vostochnaya

boxed

 

Oimyakon

 

 

Arrive to Oimyakon, accommodation in guest houses (wooden village houses with all necessary facilities)

 

 

 

 

Dinner at guest house

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight at guest house in Oimyakon

guest house

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4

Oimyakon

 

 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner at Guest house

guest house

 

 

minivan

 

Possible tour program for choice:

 

 

 

 

1. Visit to family: way of survive in Oimyakon, the way to lead the household, heating the house, traditions, customs, rites, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Yakutian horses and caw farm. The way of domestic animals breeding.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Ice-fishing and peculiarities of hunting.

 

 

 

 

 

4. The way of storing-up firewood and iced water for winter.

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight at guest house in Oimyakon

 

 

Day 5

Oimyakon

 

 

Breakfast, lunch, dinner at Guest house

guest house

 

 

 

AM

Visit to local school and club: folklore (songs, dance, homus playing) and handicrafts traditions (embroidery, fur and fish skin processing, etc)

 

 

 

minivan

PM

Ceremony of awarding with certificates confirming the visit to the coldest point on Earth where people live. The ceremony is held by the local Administration and congratulated by Yakutian Frost Holder - Chiiskhan. Photo-session with Chiiskhan.

 

 

 

 

Visit to wooden banya (optionally)

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight at guest house in Oimyakon

guest house

 

Day 6

Oimyakon

minivan

 

Breakfast at guest house

guest house

 

 

10:00

Depart ack to Ust-Nera (400 km, 8h) via Tomtor settlement (40 km from Oimyakon)

 

 

 

 

 

Visit to local museum and Permafrost Cave with 8 rooms of ice-sculptures inside.

 

 

 

 

 

Boxed lunch on the way.

boxed

 

Ust-Nera

 

20:00

Arrive to Ust-Nera, dinner, overnight

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight in Ust-Nera hostel

hostel

 

Day 7

Ust-Nera

 

 

Breakfast at hostel

hostel

 

 

 

10:00

Transfer Ust-Nera – Yagodnoye sttl. 500 km 10h full day on the way.

 

 

 

minivan

 

Boxed meals or at local cafés

boxed

Dneprovskiy

Visiting on the way:

remote settlements Palatka, Karamken,Yabloneviy.

Iron mines “Dneprovskiy”, “Kheta”

Balneological resort “Talaya”

Waterfall Gerbinskiy

View point at the water spring “Kaskadniy”

Visiting in Yagodnoye:

Museum of WWII, museum “To the memory of political repressions”

Yagodnoye

Overnight in Yagodnoye hostel

hostel

Day 8

Yagodnoye

Breakfast at hostel

hostel

Transfer Yagodnoye sttl. - Magadan 500 km 10h full day on the way.

Boxed meals or at local cafés

boxed

Visiting on the way:

Remote settlement Gorniy, Orotukan, Sporniy

Susuman

Bridge over Kolyma river

Museum named after Shalamov in Debin settl.

Sinegorye settl and Kilymskaya hydro-electric station and museum “Kolymenergo”

Visit in Susuman settl:

Natural History museum

Gold mine visit

Miauzhan settl, Kadychan settl, local monuments

 

Magadan

20:00

Arrive to Magadan

 

Overnight at hotel in Magadan

hotel

 

Day 9

Magadan

Breakfast at hotel

hotel

minivan

Full day Magadan city sightseeing: “Grief mask” monument, local Natural History museum, sea shore view point.

Lunch at local café/restr

restr

Magadan

Dinner and overnight at Magadan hotel

hotel

 

 

 

 

Breakfast at hotel

hotel

Day 10

Magadan

minivan

8:00

Transfer to airport

 

 

 

10:50

Depart Yakutsk for Moscow by SU

 

 

Moscow

11:50

Arrive to MOW

 

 

  1. Hotel and hostel as indicated in the program 9 o/n
  2. Foreign language speaking guide escort throughout the itinerary
  3. Minivan transfers and escort throughout the itinerary
  4. Meals: full board
  5. Excursions and entrance fees according the program
  6. 1 FOC