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Autumn on Putorana Plateau

Destination: Putorana Plateau
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
11 Days
Highlights
  • Visit of the inhabited plateau - more then 250 000 km²
  • Possibility to observe the northern lights
  • Unique itineraries inaccessible alone
  • Thousands of lakes, rivers and waterfalls
  • Shamanism culture of Evenks
  • The most extraordinary massif of Russia
  • Fishing and Russian banya
Tour Overview

The Putorana plateau is a unique place that still saves from the civilization its solitariness and wildness. The area of this basaltic plateau is comparable with the territory of a European country. On the territory more then 250 000 km² there is no any settlements. Although the Putorana plateau is a geographical centre of Russia, there are a lot of places never before imprinted by the foot of man.

We propose you the unique tour meeting the nature itself! As there are no roads to the plateau, you will be delivered there by boats. You will see a lot of lakes and rivers with the purest soft water. Also there are canyons and countless number of overflowing waterfalls. It’s not for nothing that the plateau is also called “region of the waterfalls”. The rich program of visits is adaptable for the tourist with different physical training. The security of the itinerary is provided by the experienced Putorana biosphere reserve rangers.

This remote area can be interesting for all kind of travelers: photographers can make their best photo; the fishing fans can catch their biggest fish; people tired from the big city intense life can have a real rest without Internet and mobiles in wilds; for those who want some cultural discovery there is a possibility to get acquainted with the shamanism of the Evenks; the most active ones can make every day’s radial trekking along the wild trails. And, of course, of the most breathtaking experience of the tour to Putorana plateau is the possibility to observe the northern lights every evening when the weather is fine. This destination is not for everybody, but everybody who visited it would never forget the unassailable beauties of the most insufficiently explored plateau of the planet !

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    The Crying Rocks
    Lama lake
  • Day 2
    Up the river Hoicy
    Lama lake
  • Day 3
    In the Vekhikay river valley
    Lama lake
  • Day 4
    Place of power - Shaitan mountain
    Lama lake
  • Day 5
    Fishing and Polar sunset
    Lama lake
  • Day 6
    Journey to the Putorana plateau
    Norilsk — Lama lake
  • Day 7
    Lama lake by boat
    Lama lake
  • Day 8
    Following the ancient Evenk hunters
    Lama lake
  • Day 9
    Day at leisure
    Lama lake
  • Day 10
    Return to Norilsk
    Lama lake — Norilsk
  • Day 11
    End of the rpogramme
    Norilsk
  • 08:00
    Transfer airport - hotel
    Meeting in the Alykel airport à Norilsk. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest after a long journey.
  • 12:00
    Lunch in a cafe of the city Not included
    Not included, to pay on site.
  • 12:30
    Transfer to the Valyok port
    On the way you can buy everything you need for the tour. As during next 9 days there will no any shops, please, take care of the shopping in advance.
  • 13:00
    Departure to the Lama lake
    You will be delivered to the lake by the motor boat KS-100 (10-12 persons by boat). Firstly, we will navigate the long and calm river Norilka, and then we will go into the river Talaya – very fast, meandering with steep banks. Also we will navigate the Melkoye lake where the forest-tundra changes for the taiga. There will be the river Lama and the lake of the same name. The landscapes changes, the banks are steep and you can see the first waterfalls falling from the mountain terraces that are very typical for these places. These places are not accessible to vehicles. The mountains are over 1000 -1200 meters high. They surround the lake like the forbidding walls, they are indented by the canyons and break-ups with a lot of waterfalls.
  • 19:00
    Arrival to the resort "Bunisyak"
    Accommodation at the resort by 3-4 persons per room (it's possible to organise single and twin accommodation).
  • 20:00
    Dinner
    After the dinner at the resort, there are things to do. The owner of the resort will show you his unique collection and tell you about the history of the Dolgans, shamans and the Nganasans.
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Norilsk — Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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Note

6 h transfer  (165km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Deaprture to the Crying Rocks by motorboat
    In company with your guide and a park ranger you will navigate the lake by motorboat to the Crying Rocks (about 2,5 km). The Crying Rocks is a unique place where the rocks overtop the lake about 12-15 metres above water and go down the lake for 20-25 metres. The streams falling from the mountains form the waterfalls. At the same time little brooks flow down and it seems that the rocks cry.
  • 11:00
    Ascent to the rock along the stream
    Above the mountains there is a flat hidden area where more then 10 years ago the shamans did their rites. After the ascent there will be a panoramic view on the first 25 metres waterfall. if you go higher, there will the view on the Lama lake. More higher and there will be two more waterfalls. If you are in a good physical from, you can ascend the plateau, go around the waterfalls or to start the descent.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 17:00
    Return to the resort
    In the evening there will be the time at leisure. You can rent a boat for fishing or to walk around the resort's forest. In the evening, you have possibility to observe the northern lights - the most beautiful natural phenomenon!
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    The hot dinner with the dishes of the Dolgans and Nganasans cuisine.
  • 20:00
    Russian banya Not included
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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Note

trekking  (5km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trekking along the Vekhikay river
    Firstly, you will go to the picturesque canyon situated in 1,5 km away from the resort and jagged by the river's bank. You will climb to the place that offers to you the panoramic view on the waterfalls cascades of the left Vekhikay confluents.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the trekking
    Although this excursion is accessible for everybody, please, pat attention that the itinerary takes from 4 to 8 hours (about 15 km)
  • 17:00
    Return to the resort
    For those who want there is all necessary equipment for the fishing - tackle and boats. Once it's dark, don't miss your chance to observe the northern lights !
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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Note

trekking  (14km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the Shaitan mountain
    Today you will go for 6-8 hours trekking (about 17 km according to the level of training of the group). You will visit one of the most mysterious places of the Putorana plateau - the Shaitan mountain. This name was given to the mountain because of the representation of face that appears on the mountainside. From the earliest times, the shamans performed there their rituals and ceremonies. It's said that the rare visitors of these places saw different abnormal phenomenons.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    For those who want there will be the ascent to the top of the mountain where you will see the great almost vertical basaltic wall. Higher, you can admire the view on the valley of three rivers from the brink of the plateau. Then, all group return to the resort.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Fishing and free time
    For those who wants we propose fishing from the bank or from the boat (you can rant it on site). If you don't like fishing, you can go for a walk along the nearby forest. The Putorana plateau is a mountain massif. Its most part is situated above the Polar circle. Thousands of rivers and lakes, canyons and waterfalls - these landscapes cut the breath ! During thousand of years it's a habitat for the animals of tundra, forst-tundra, taiga and mountain. There are more then 43 species of fishes, 184 species of birds, 39 species of mammals. There is the Putorana snow sheep, inscribed into the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  • 13:00
    Lunch at the resort
  • 17:00
    Northern lights and Polar sunset
    September offers to you not only possibility to observe the northern lights but also the sunset of the spectacular beauty. Before the departure for the Polar night the sunsets are very special with various colours.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Excursion un the river Hoicy
    The distance of the itinerary is 15-25 km according to the physical conditions of the group's participants. Departure to the mouth of the river Hoicy by boat. The first part of the itinerary goes by the terraces of the river. Then, you ascend to the grand canyon. The height of its rocks is more then 15-20 metres and it extends for a few kilometres.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    Return to the resort by the same road.
  • 18:00
    Russian banya Not included
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    During the dinner you will know about the history of the local people,of shamans and shamanism.
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Transfer on the motor boat to the mouth of the Neralah river
    In company with the park rangers, you will go to the mouth of the Neralah river by motor boat. After this, you will go up to the canyon with the great loud waterfall. You will ascend to the terrace covered by larches and birches.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Crossing of the lake and return to the resort
    You will cross the lake till the isthmus between lake lama and Kapchug. This isthmus is covered by the northern taiga with a lot of reindeer moss.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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Note

transfer  (38km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the Evenks site
    This day you will visit the places where the Evenks lived. Now the plateau is inhabited but earlier the shamans believed that these places have special forces. To our time the plateau saves this energy. You will visit the unique place - the shaman gates. There are two ancient idols symbolizing woman and man.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    You will lift to the flat terrace from where you will see the big craters. The origin of these craters isn't clarified until now. According to the legend, it's a place where the civilisation lived and hid their origin underground. return to the resort by the river Bunisyak.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Time at leisure
    Day at leisure before the departure. If during the tour any excursion is put off because of bad weather conditions, it's possible to organise it today.
  • 13:00
    Lunch at the resort
  • 18:00
    Russian banya Not included
  • 19:00
    Farewell dinner
  • Overnigh tat the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak"
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  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Way to Norilsk
    The first part of the itinerary you will go on boat. In the city there will be transfer by car.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic en route)
  • 17:00
    Accommodation in the hotel and rest
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Lama lake — Norilsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel "Norilsk"
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  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the airport
    Check-out of the hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Norilsk
Detailed description
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Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Letter of invitation
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Beverages
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The accommodation at the resort "Bunisyak" can be organized by 1 or 2 persons. For the foreign residents it's needed to get a special entry permit. The documents should be filed 3 months before the departure. For this tour you need waders. You can buy them in Norilsk (about 2 000 roubles). The itinerary of the tour can be changed according to the weather conditions as well as unforeseen events.

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Superbe voyage très dépaysant. Le guide Igor était très professionnel.
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Tout était parfait, les transferts impeccables, Irina, Andrej, Janna et Anna furent des guides de qualité. Vous aviez parfaitement choisi les lieux de séjour et de repas La base Lada à Olkhone nous convenait parfaitement, nous avons eu l’occasion d’y rencontrer un charmant groupe féminin qui était aussi en villégiature pour quelques jours et qui comprenait une ancienne professeure de français…
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Destination: Lake Baikal
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Un séjour grandiose et inoubliable à tout point de vue. Dans la description, il faudrait peut-être quand même préciser que pour faire les 2 jours de marche sur le lac, il vaut mieux être entrainé à marcher vite en cas de mauvaise météo. Ceci a été le cas pour nous le dimanche, avant d'arriver au campement. Heureusement notre guide Andreï a été parfait et notre groupe était homogène pour avoir une
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