Type of tour: Dog sledding tour on the Lena river
Region: Siberia, Yakutia
Duration of tour : 8 days/7 nights
Group size : 1-6 persons
Period activity : 15 February-15 April
Photo by A.Varlamov
Type of tour : “The dog musher’s school”
Region: Siberia, Yakutia
Northern nature, indigenous culture of the North, dog sleds (1-2 person in a dog sled)
Group size: 2-4 people (up to 4 teams of dogs)
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Period of activity: 20.02. – 10 .04.2012,
Special Requirements and skills: physical and psychological readiness to cold temperatures, winter sport activities at low temperatures.
Meeting at the airport of Yakutsk in the morning, transfer to the tourist complex “Chochur-Muran” where you will accommodate in a guest house “Ambarchik” (shower, toilet, 1 double room with 2 beds and 1 room for 4 people in sleeping bags), a very cozy wooden house near the dogs farm. A little rest after long flight, tea and coffee.
Walking to the tourist complex “Ytyk Khaya ‘(200m) where you will meet a national rite of “Algys” (a traditional Yakutian ritual of blessing and purification).
Lunch at a restaurant “Chochur-Muran.”
After lunch, you will be introduced to the Yakutian Laika, the history of the breed, training and maintenance. Practical training in mushing the dog-sled: The practice of commands and driving the dog sled on the frozen lake Ytyk-Kyuel next to the complex.
A visit to the complex “Kingdom of the permafrost,” a glacier in the mountain Chochur Muran (200 m). Meeting with The Lord of the Cold Chyshkaan.
Dinner in the restaurant “Chochur-Muran.”
Overnight in a guest house “Ambarchik”
Hotel accommodation in the city of Yakutsk, and transfers to / from Yakutsk are available for an additional charge.
After breakfast, we load the dogs on to a car and drive to point Kangalassy (40 km), which is the start point of our expedition over the frozen river Lena (15 km) to the point Sottintsy where the open-air museum “DRUZHBA” located. Lunch along with hot tea (coffee) during the transition. Visit to the museum.
Return from Sottintsv by car to the complex Chochur Muran.
Dinner in a restaurant Chochur Muran.
Night at the “Ambarchik.”
Breakfast in a complex “Chochur-Muran.”
Today we are going to the trip across snow-covered taiga.
The dog sleds will take you from “Chochur Muran” to the Hunter’s hut (33 km, 6-8 hours) with a short stop at the shaman tree. Snowmobile or a car will accompany you, so you’ll be able to spend a short rest in the case of fatigue or extreme temperatures. Lunch on the way
By the end of the evening arriving to a Hunter’s hut.
Dinner and overnight at the hut. Hunter hut, small hut with a heating stove, accommodation with sleeping bags.
After breakfast we are taking route back to the “Chochur-Muran” by dog-sled. Lunch along on the road. Arrival to “Chochur Muran” in the evening. Rest.
Dinner in the restaurant “Chochur-Muran”. Night at the “Ambarchik”
After breakfast depart by car to the city of Yakutsk for a day excursion. During the tour you will visit the museum of History and culture of Yakutia, the exhibition “Treasury of Yakutia.”
Return to Chochur-Muran for a lunch.
After lunch be prepared to take part in a dog sled racing on the Ytyk Kyuel lake in the following kinds:
– Weight pulling
After race a farewell dinner in the restaurant “Chochur-Muran” and receiving “The Certificate of a dog musher.” Night at the “Ambarchik”
After breakfast say good bye and transfer to airport for departure from Yakutsk.
Tour operator reserves the right to change the itinerary due to weather conditions (temperature, wind, etc.)