Nearest date: from 23 February to 03 March 2024

Expedition tour «Yakutsk – Oymyakon – Magadan»

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We invite you to take part in the unique tour on the Yakutsk – Magadan route. The Kolyma trakt, also known as the «road of death», is a federal highway whose history attracts travelers.

You will travel through Yakut settlements, plunge into ethnography, get acquainted with the life and traditions of the locals. You will visit the place where the most negative temperature was recorded -71.2 C, visit the famous Lena Pillars and of course learn the history of the «road on bones» built by Gulag prisoners during the Stalin era.



TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

the most famous places on the Kolyma highway

climbing the Lena Pillars 

visiting the ice gallery

traveling along the famous Road on Bones built by Gulag prisoners

meeting with a unique Yakut horse

receiving a certificate «Pole of Cold» from the lord of cold Chyshaan 

traditional Yakut villages

ice fishing on the Indigirka River

acquaintance with life and traditions of Yakut people

frosty impressive landscapes

long car trips of 8–14 hours

comfortable accommodation in hotels and guest houses

Difficulty: a consultation required
Group size: 8 pax
Participation with children: from 14 years old
Duration: 10 days
Accommodation: House — 3 nights Hotel — 6 nights

Tour dates:

from 23 February to 03 March 2024

from 08 March to 17 March 2024

350 000 RUB / person

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival in Yakutsk. Sightseeing tour

Arrival to Yakutsk, transfer to the hotel Alaas 3*.

Accommodation (twin rooms), breakfast, rest.

10:00 Sightseeing tour around Yakutsk city.

12:00 Transfer to the ethnographic complex Chochur-Muran, lunch in the restaurant of the complex (independent).

14:00 Visit of the ethnographic complex Us-Kut, purification ritual Algys.

15:00 Excursion in the ice gallery Permafrost Kingdom.

16:00 Visit to the Museum of Local Lore named after Yaroslavsky.

Dinner in the restaurant of national cuisine, walk to the hotel (1 km), rest.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Good mobile signal

Shower available

Day 2. Lena Pillars

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00 Departure to Lena Pillars Nature Park (200 km, 3,5 hours).

Ascent to the pillars, lunch in the house at the foot of the pillars.

20:00 Return to the hotel, dinner in the restaurant (independent).

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Shower available

Day 3. Khandyga

Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Check-out from the hotel. Visiting local market, shops.

Departure from Yakutsk to Khandyga settlement (420 km). Travel time is approximately 8–10 hours.

At the beginning of the way (Tattinsky ulus) it is possible to stop at the museum complex in Cherkeh village (approximately at 12:00–14:00).

Lunch on the way in a roadside cafe (on your own).

Arrival in Khandyga in the evening. Accommodation in a hotel (2/3-beds, facilities on the floor).

Dinner in a cafe (on your own), rest.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Shower available

Day 4. Oymyakon, Kolyma trakt

Breakfast and lunch in a cafe (on your own).

Departure to Oymyakon (520 km). Travel time is approximately 12–14 hours.

The route lies through the Verkhoyansk mountain ranges, along the Kolymsky Trakt – Road on Bones, a unique road built by Gulag prisoners during the Stalin era.

Arrival in Oymyakon late in the evening. Accommodation in a guesthouse (2/3-beds, toilet outside, there is a bathhouse (banya), no shower).

Dinner, rest.

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Accommodation in guesthouses

Day 5. Oymyakon, Pole of Cold. Ice fishing

Breakfast.

Visiting the horse farm, where you will see the unique Yakut horse, who spends the whole winter outdoors in the pasture and get food under the snow.

Here you'll know many interesting facts about the life of horse breeders.

Visit to the Pole of Cold monument where the most negative temperature was registered: -71.2 C.

Lunch in the guest house.

Ice fishing in the Indigirka River (15–20 km). Possibility to take part and obtain skills of ice fishing, fish cutting.

Entertainment program performed by children's ethnographic dance ensemble.

Presentation of the certificate Pole of Cold from the Lord of Cold – Chishaan.

Program Chips of Cold – experiments with cold.

Return to the guesthouse (2/3-beds, toilet outside, no shower).

Dinner, visiting bathhouse (banya).

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Accommodation in guesthouses

Day 6. Ust-Nera

Breakfast.

Departure to Ust-Nera settlement (500 km). The road goes through the Olchansky pass.

Lunch and dinner in a roadside cafe (on your own).

Accommodation in a guest house (2/3-beds, toilet outside, there is a bathhouse, no shower).

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Accommodation in guesthouses

Day 7. Susuman. Gulag Museum

Excursion to the Gulag Museum.

Departure from Ust-Nera settlement to Susuman (390 km).

On the way visit to the dead town of Kadykchan.

Susuman is a town in Russia, the administrative center of Susuman district, Magadan region. The population is 5,865 people (2010). The city is located on the bank of the Bereleukh River (Kolyma basin). The name Susuman comes from Evenk «kukhuman» – «storm», «pozemka».

Accommodation in a hotel (1/2-beds).

Breakfast, lunch and dinner on your own.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Shower available

Day 8. Arrival to Magadan

Departure on the route Susuman – Magadan (593 km).

Arrival to Magadan in the evening, accommodation in the hotel Magadan (2-beds).

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Shower available

Day 9. Magadan sightseeing tour, visiting museums

Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Sightseeing tour around Magadan. Visit to the Museum of Natural History.

Continuation of excursion around the city.

Excursion to the Museum of Local Lore.

Lunch and dinner in a restaurant (on your own).

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Good mobile signal

Shower available

Day 10. The end of the tour

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to Magadan airport. Flight to Moscow.

The end of the tour.

Good mobile signal

+ What is included in the price

  • English speaking guide service
  • visa support
  • transfers according to the program 
  • transport service during the tour: 3 jeeps on the route, excursions by bus and group transfers airport – hotel – airport
  • accommodation in hotel 3* Alaas in Yakutsk (twin rooms with WC), accommodation in private hotels in Khandyga settlement and Oymyakon village (2/3-beds, facilities on the floor) 
  • excursions and activities according to the program
  • entrance tickets to places of visit 
  • ice fishing on the Indigirka River 
  • meals according to the program
  • satellite telephone communication IRRIDIUM (in emergency cases)
  • accident insurance for the tour

- What is not included

  • flight tickets to Yakutsk and back from Magadan
  • meals not included in the program (payd on spot)
  • personal expenses
  • alcohol drinks
  • tips

Price clarification

The standard price of the tour in a group of 8 pax – 350 000 RUB per person

Tour map

How to get there

The tour starts in Yakutsk, it's 6 hours by flight from Moscow.
Aeroflot, S7 Airlines and Yakutia Airlines operate direct scheduled flights from Moscow to Yakutsk.

The end of the tour is in Magadan city,  it's 8 hours by flight to Moscow.
Direct regular flights from Magadan to Moscow are operated by Aeroflot. 

Meals

Meals included in the tour:

Day 1 - breakfast, dinner
Day 2 - breakfast, lunch
Day 3 - breakfast
Day 4 - dinner
Day 5 - breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 6 - breakfast
Day 7 - meals not included
Day 8 - meals not included
Day 9 - breakfast 
Day 10 - breakfast 

Meals not included in the price of the tour are paid independently on the spot.

Essential equipment list

Must-have
Recommended

F.A.Q.

Answers to popular questions
Are flight tickets included in the tour?
No, flight tickets to Yakutsk and back from Magadan are not included in the tour price. You can book them individually or we can help you with it.
Can children participate in the program?
The expedition program is not adapted for children.
It is possible to participate from the age of 14 years old (accompanied by adults). 
Please take into account the long distances of the tour.
Parents are responsible for the safety and leisure of their children.
Who will accompany the group during the tour?
The group is accompanied by a guide-instructor, transportation is managed by experienced drivers. Communication between the vehicles is carried out by walkie-talkies.

TOUR DATES

from 23 February to 03 March 2024

350 000 RUR /person

from 08 March to 17 March 2024

350 000 RUR /person

Difficulty: a consultation required
Group size: 8 pax
Participation with children: from 14 years old
Duration: 10 days
Accommodation: House — 3 nights Hotel — 6 nights

Tour dates:

from 23 February to 03 March 2024

from 08 March to 17 March 2024

350 000 RUB / person
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