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Yamalia Nenet Migration

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Amaroq Explorers

  • Locations

    Salekhard, Russia

  • Activities

    Adventure, Skiing, Snowshoeing

  • Price
    €3080 EUR per person
  • Duration

    13 days

  • Avg Distance

    +/- 60 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    April 15th - April 27th 2016

  • Starting Location

    Salekhard, Yamalia, Siberia, Russia

  • Price Includes

    Accommodation in Airhotel hotel Domodedovo*** (double rooms), meals as specified in the program, transports as specified in the program, homestay with local family, local guide, international accredited guide, activities according to program, arctic safety/security equipment, telephone SAT, Spot, solar charger, tents, cooking equipment, first aid kit

  • Notes

    Groups: 4/8 Min/Max Published price is based on 5 people traveling Individual supplement: please inform. Not included: flights to/from Moscow, personal expenses such as drinks, tickets, phone calls, etc., travel Insurance, excess baggage, Individual clothing/equipment, sleeping mat, backpack, cold-weather clothing, etc (contact us for advice). Any service in Moscow, satellite phone calls (2 € per minute), all services not specified in "included"

Highlights

  • If launching yourself on adventures is just something you do, then this voyage of discovery should fit your interests.
  • On this journey you will see some of the least trodden and remote regions of the world.
  • Here you accompany a Nenets family with its reindeer, and live in a chum sharing daily tasks with them.
  • This expedition is an opportunity to return to the basics and enjoy exploring the tundra and the Polar Ural mountains.
  • An exclusive insight into the ancient traditional ways of life in the tundra and the life of the Nenet nomads today

Trip Info

On this journey, you will see some of the least trodden and remote regions of the world. This experience will reward you with a stunning combination of the region’s amazing arctic environment, the polar Ural mountainscapes and an exclusive insight into the ancient traditional ways of life in the tundra and the life of the Nenet nomads today. This expedition is an opportunity to return to the basics and enjoy exploring the tundra and the Polar Ural mountains.

During the first part of the trip, we will traverse the arctic tundra and Ural Mountains on ski´s, sleeping in tents, heading for the nomadic encampment. Here you accompany a Nenets family with its reindeer and live in a chum sharing daily tasks with them.

The Yamal is the territory of the traditional habitation of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North: Nenets, Khanty, Selkup and Komi (Zyryane). Inhabiting the high latitudes for thousands of years, the indigenous peoples of the Yamal created a striking and original culture adapted to the maximum to the severe Arctic nature conditions. The Nenets people of the Siberian arctic are the guardians of a style of reindeer herding that is the last of its kind. Through a yearly migration of over a thousand kilometers, these people move gigantic herds of reindeer from summer pastures in the north to winter pastures located in the south of the Arctic Circle.

While summer temperatures range between +5C and +25C (but can still be cold due to the wind), winter temperatures can go below-60C. Out in the tundra, the average winter temperature is -25-30C.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Moscow Domedovo, transport to Airhotel Domodedovo*** (double room)

Day 2
Breakfast, and transport to Domedovo Airport, departure of the flight to Salekhard at 12:25h. Arrival at 17:10h and transport to the hotel. Salekhard, with 42,500 inhabitants is located on the banks of the river Ob. Constructed in 1595 as a Cossack fortress, the city bore the name Obdorsk – place on the Ob – until 1933. Salekhard means from the Nenets language “settlement at the Cape.” Overnight in hotel, double room. (B)

Day 3
Breakfast and transport to Tundra or Mountains. Departure with snowmobile to the Nenet camp location. Stay at Chum.

Day 4-11
Living and travelling together with the Nenet family during their migration, overnight in chum (sharing).(B,L,D)

Day 12
After a shared breakfast with the family we will go by snowmobile to the pick up location, where we will be picked up by car and transport to Salekhard. In the afternoon you have the option to take a banya (Russian sauna). Overnight in hotel, double room. (B)

Day 13
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to the airport at 8:30 am. Departure of the flight at 10:00h – arrival at Domodedovo airport at 11:00h. End of the program.

Please note:
The program will vary depending on the weather, snow and ice conditions, presence of animals and the guides’ decisions at the time. The exact location of the Nenet can vary. Also the movement of the Nenet during their migration will depend on reindeer and that means that they do not necessarily move every day. The accommodation in the Chums is on a sharing base. Depending on the groups size there will be a Chum available for the group only.

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