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Nenets reindeer herders

Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
3 Days
March
Highlights
  • Visit of the Nenets nomad camp
  • Acquaintance with the Nenets culture
  • Tasting of the Nenets cuisine
  • Snowmobiling through the snowy tundra
  • Accommodation in the comfortable hotel
  • Tour accessible for everybody
Tour Overview

When you reach the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, you find yourself in the lost world of the endless tundra. At all times this territory was inhabited by the aboriginal people – the Nenets. Over the years the Nenets people created an original culture that is adapted for the peculiarities of the life in the Arctic region.

During this tour you will visit the chum (reindeer skin tent), get acquaintance with the traditions, legends and myths of the Nenets. You will snowmobile to the Nenets nomad camp where you will feed the reindeers. Moreover, you will visit the ethnographic museum and the capital of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug – Naryan-Mar city.

This tour is a good possibility to escape the noisy city, to have a refreshing rest and following the example of the indigenous people to live in harmony with yourself!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Arrival to Naryan-Mar
    Naryan-Mar
  • Day 2
    Day in the reindeer herders life
    Naryan-Mar
  • Day 3
    Nenets culture
    Naryan-Mar
  • 12:40
    Meeting in the airport and transefr to th hotel
    * The indicated time is approximate and can be easily changed according to your flight.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    The lunch will be served in the unique restaurant-museum where you will taste the dishes of the local cuisine.
  • 14:00
    Check-in in the hotel and rest
  • 15:30
    Naryan-Mar city tour
    You will visit the regional museum of natural history. Moreover, you will see the main sights of the city: the Post office building, Cathedral of The Epiphany and the Alley of Glory. If you wan you can buy the souvenirs made of reindeer leather.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Naryan-Mar
Accommodation
Accommodation in Naryan-Mar city
Twin room
  • 08:00
    Early breakfast
  • 09:00
    Departure to the reindeer herders camp
    Briefing, equipment and starting of the snowmobiling. En route we will make stops for making photos and a brief picnic.
  • 11:00
    Arrival and acquaintance with the nomads
    There will be a real immersion in the life of the nomad Nenets. You will visit the chum - tepee-like tents covered in reindeer skin. There, the hostess will tell you about the peculiarities of the nomad life in Arctic and the ancient traditions that are alive till today.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    You will taste the traditional dishes of the Nenets nomads.
  • 13:30
    Reindeer sledding
    After the lunch, you will get acquaintance with the work of the Nenets men - reindeer breeding. You will feed the animals and, of course, do reindeer sledding.
  • 16:30
    Return to Naryan-Mar
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Naryan-Mar
Accommodation
Accommodation in Naryan-Mar city
Twin room
Note

4 h snowmobiles  (20km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the Centre of the Arctic tourism
    The main goal of the Centre is to acquaint tourists with the regional culture and history. In the Centre there is a real chum - conical reindeer-hide tent. The hostess of the chum will tell you the legends and will give you a cup of tea and the venison broth. You have possibility to make photos with reindeers and in national Nenets costumes. We will tie a ribbon onto the branches of the Wish tree.
  • 12:00
    Lunch of the national dishes in the chum
  • 14:00
    Transfer to the Naryan-Mar airport
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Naryan-Mar
Note

cultural exploration  (30km)

Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Medical insurance
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Letter of invitation
  • Snowmobile and equipment rental
  • Meals according to the program
  • Russian-speaking guide services
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Airline tickets
  • English-speaking guide services
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The indicated price is for the group of 5-6 persons. If the group is smaller, the price won't change bu there will be only Russian-speaking guide. For children we can propose the special discounts. Please, let us know about the age of your children in advance. Single supplement is 2 250 roubles. In the hotel you can order the lunch (about 300 roubles/pers.) and dinner (about 600 roubles/pers.).

Reviews
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4.33
Total score
4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
5.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
4.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Alison
From 6 March 2018 to 12 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Points positifs : - très bonne ambiance de groupe - guide très sympa et très pro, connaît parfaitement le terrain - transports/transferts et nuitées très bien organisés - souvenirs inoubliables du Baïkal en hiver Points négatifs : - j'aurai aimé un plus petit groupe - pas assez d'infos sur la région, peuples, religions, culture, animaux... - programme non tenu : nous sommes allés au rocher
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BaikalNature's reply
Chère Alison, nous vous remercions de vos remarques constructives qui nous permettrons d'améliorer la qualité de nos prestations ! Premièrement, nous vous prions d'excuser le retard avec le départ pour l'île d'Olkhone. Un participant du groupe a perdu son bagage et il a été nécessaire de récupérer sa valise avant le trekking. C'est pour cela que le groupe est arrivé sur l'île plus tard et la visi
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4.67
4.67
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5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
5.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
YONGCHANG
From 2 March 2018 to 8 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
VERY NICE~
4.00
4.00
Total score
4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
3.00
Quality of meals
4.00
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5.00
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Jorg
From 2 March 2018 to 8 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Very nice tour, however there is possibility to improve; making the groups not troo big (mine was 14 guests which is too much for in tent dining p ex), also the trek on the lake could have been longer for me - now there was a part of the lake trek done by 4x4. A small remark to the guide too; maybe better to inform the evening at dinner what timing/activity there will be the next day and what to wear.
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BaikalNature's reply
Thank you for your comment! We have already planned the improvements for our ice camp for making it me comfortable. As for the trekking distance, we just wanted to balance between very sportif tourists and those who have no any experience. Hoping to see among our future clients!
3.50
3.50
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3.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
3.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
2.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Sandeep
From 3 March 2018 to 10 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Better coordination between the Guide and Back Office suggested.
4.17
4.17
Total score
4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
5.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
3.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Jiranan
From 28 February 2018 to 5 March 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourBaikal trip
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Overall for the trip is great I really do enjoy it, however if we can add more attractions in to the trip that would more valuable for the trip. Also the bus on the way to transaiberia train is quite too small, I suggest for the one with bigger seat.
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