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Moscow - Magadan Expedition

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
26 Days
Highlights
  • Trip from the capital to the eastern confines of Russia
  • Visit of "Gold ring of Russia"
  • Discovery of the Baikal, the deepest lake on Earth
  • Visits of ghost-towns
  • Meeting with the first Russian folks
  • Visit of GULAGs
  • Trip through the permafrost and the Road of Bones
  • Visit of the biggests Russian cities
  • Crossing the border between Europe and Asia
Tour Overview

Russia is the biggest country in the world with a surface of 17 125 191 km². Each year, Russia welcomes around 30 million of foreign tourists and attracts more and more visitors thanks to its large open spaces, its cultural diversity, its unique History, its records and wild environment.  

In 2017, the travel agency BaikalNature has decided to give tourists a new opportunity to see Russia from another angle, launching a new expedition-tour “Moscow-Magadan”. The whole trip will be made in off-road vehicles.

This expedition will really lead you through the whole Russian territory. We will depart from Moscow to Magadan, for a 26-day adventure of 11 000 km, crossing nine time-zones. You will be able to experiment how this vast country changes from west to east: you will see the golden domes of the Kremlin and the huge buildings turn into small churches and wooden houses, a modern society at the cutting edge of innovation come back to its traditional roots and nature… The cities will be more and more far from one another to provide room for small villages and forests, while the internet and mobile connection will go more and more rare.  

All along the road, we will spend night in hotels, inns and under the tent. This is what makes the whole spirit of this adventure where “flexibility” is the key word: everybody does as he or she wants (hotel or tent, meals or not). If you choose a night under the tent, the organizers will provide the necessary equipment: tents, mattresses, first-aid kit, kitchen tools, camping stove, etc… But in all cases, we will spend some nights on the shores of lakes and rivers where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. We will also live according to the rhythm of the lively villages to the abandoned ones, a tour within the “real” Russia, a long immersion where men and equipments undergo the long distance. As long as the distance is concerned, our vehicles are the famous Land Cruiser from Toyota, and every one of them is equipped with a camera which will enable you to download the images on your computer or hard drive at the end of the day!

Concerning the program itself, we will visit Russia’s capital city ; the Golden Ring ; the Ural – natural border between Europe and Asia ; Siberia with the Baikal, deepest lake in the world ; Yakutia ; the Pole of Cold Oymyakon ; ghost towns  and ruins from the Gulags.    

We will visit each city. Our expedition will go through the most popular rivers in Russia: Volga, Ob, Yenissei, Angara, Lena, Aldan, and Indigirka. But also, we will move across the famous mountains: The Ural Chain, the biggest mountain chains in Siberia and of the Okhotsk Sea. Finally, we will drive on the most well-known roads of the country: Amour (M-7, M-51, M-55), Lena (M-56) and Kolyma.

The Lena highway (M56) is located on a territory stroke by the permafrost (soils are frozen permanently). The asphalt is only present on a small part of the road, in Tynda, Neryungri and Aldan. In some areas, there is no road surface and when the snow melts, or in case of heavy rain, it becomes difficult, even sometimes impossible to go around. That is why it was declared the most dangerous road in the world in 2006.  

The Kolyma highway links Yakutsk and Magadan (after that there is no road left, only the Kamtchatka region). We are going to the world’s end and the length of this part of the road is 2032 km long. Its nickname “The Road of Bones », comes from the time of its construction under Stalin’s dictatorship by the prisoners exploited by the Far-Eastern Russian mining operators. The entire process was made in awful working and living conditions, in the cold, while working hard and under the sadistic temper of the guards of this terrible enslavement working system. Needless to say that the mortality rate was very high and digging tombs was too hard for the already abused and tired prisoners who had to bury their fallen comrades under the same road they were trying to build. According to the legend, they actually became a part of the road themselves and the Kolyma became a mass grave for thousands of people, which inspired this terrible and mournful name…

The expedition route is already known but can also change (which is the spirit of an expedition) according to the weather, the state of the road or any unforeseen events and cases of force majeure. The flexibility of the trip makes it strength, as it is a real expedition. Regarding the nights under the tent, they are a reflection of the casual everyday life while camping, that is to say sharing the different tasks between the members of the expedition and participate to the proper upkeep of the camp (assembling/disassembling…).

And as adage says: we know where it starts, we know where it ends, and in between, there is only the adventure!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Aquaintance with Russian capital
    Moscow
  • Day 2
    Cities of the Golden Ring of Russia
    Moscow — Suzdal
  • Day 3
    Kazan - capital of Tatarstan
    Suzdal — Kazan
  • Day 4
    Aquaintance with Kazan
    Kazan — Birsk
  • Day 5
    Arrival to Yekaterinburg
    Birsk — Yekaterinburg
  • Day 6
    Border between Europe and Asia
    Yekaterinburg — Yalutorovsk
  • Day 7
    Arrival to Omsk
    Yalutorovsk — Omsk
  • Day 8
    Aquaintance with the city
    Omsk — Novosibirsk
  • Day 9
    The biggest city of Siberia
    Novosibirsk — Krasnoyarsk
  • Day 10
    Aquaintance with Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk — Nizhneudinsk
  • Day 11
    Road to Irkutsk
    Nizhneudinsk — Irkutsk
  • Day 12
    Acquaintance with the Baikal lake
    Irkutsk — Vydrino
  • Day 13
    Buryats’ culture
    Vydrino — Ulan-Ude
  • Day 14
    Village of Old Believers
    Ulan-Ude — Naryn-Talacha
  • Day 15
    Country of the permafrost
    Naryn-Talacha — Skovorodino
  • Day 16
    Day on the road
    Skovorodino — Aldan
  • Day 17
    Departure to Yakutsk
    Aldan — Yakutsk
  • Day 18
    Acquaintance with Yakutsk
    Yakutsk
  • Day 19
    Kolyma road
    Yakutsk — Khandyga
  • Day 20
    Next destination - Tomtor
    Khandyga — Tomtor
  • Day 21
    Pole of Cold and Ghost town Kadykchan
    Tomtor — Kadykchan
  • Day 22
    Reserved day
    Tomtor — Kadykchan
  • Day 23
    Departure to the Sinegorye village
    Kadykchan — Sinegorye
  • Day 24
    Way to Magadan
    Sinegorye — Magadan
  • Day 25
    Acquaintance with Magadan
    Magadan
  • Day 26
    End of the programme
  • 11:00
    Transfer Airport - Hotel
    Arrival to the airport Sheremetyevo (SVO). Meeting with your driver and transfer to the hotel.
  • 12:00
    Accommodation in the hotel
    You stay in the hotel “Kosmos” where the Russian blockbuster movie “Night Watch” was shot. Check-in.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Free time
    Possibility to visit the centre of Moscow (Red Square, Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, State University of Moscow, Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Diner in the heart of the city, at the restaurant “Godunov”. Aquaintance with other tourists and discussion of the tour details.
  • Overnight in rthe hotel
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Route
Moscow
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transfer  (33km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Departure for Sergiyev Posad
    Check-out and departure for Sergiyev Posad, a city of the Golden Ring where is located the Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius. It is a monument of architectural beauty as well as a temple of art and culture inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Visit of the Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius, biggest monastery of the country and heart of the orthodox faith. The faithful stand in line for hours in order to be able to kiss the relics of the Lavra’s creator, Sergius of Radonezh.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Departure to Pereslavl-Zalessky
    The city was built in 1152 by the Great-prince Yuri Dolgorukiy and is also a part of the Russian Golden Ring. Visit of the city centre.
  • 16:00
    Departure to Suzdal
    Last stage of this day trip: Suzdal. Its construction date is still unknown and we can only guess it thanks to the archives that mention it (in the year 999). The city was born on the Kamenka river and is a part of the Golden Ring too. The Kremlin of Suzdal, the Cathedral of the Nativity and the monastery of Saint Euthymius are listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Visit of the city center.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Moscow — Suzdal
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transfer  (268km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Departure to Kazan
    Check-out and departure for Kazan through the cities of Semyonov, Zadvorka, Arda, Surok, Volzhsk. Arrival at Kazan, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan. It is one of the biggest religious, economic, political, scientific, educational, cultural and sportive centres in Russia. The city as a population of 1.2 million inhabitants and Islam is the main religion. Kazan is also known as the “Third capital of Russia”.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on the way Not included
  • 18:00
    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Suzdal — Kazan
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transfer  (704km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Kazan city-tour
    Visit of the city centre (Kazan’s Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque, Cathedral of the Annunciation, Alexandrovsky passage, Palace Square, Zemledeltsev Palace). Kazan’s Kremlin is also on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Departure to Yekaterinburg
    We start our road to Yekaterinburg. This day we pass a half of the way.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the hotel
    We will stay in the road-side hotel near the Birsk city.
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Route
Kazan — Birsk
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transfer  (400km)

  • 10:00
    Continuation of the trip towards Yekaterinburg
    The city was built in 1723 by order of Peter I, and is nowadays the centre of the Ural Federal District. 1 477 350 people live in Yekaterinburg, also known as the “Ural’s capital city”.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on the way Not included
  • 16:00
    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Birsk — Yekaterinburg
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transfer  (440km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    City-tour to Yekaterinburg city-centre
  • 12:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 15:00
    Departure to Omsk
    Today, we will cross the natural border between Europe and Asia. To immortalize this moment, we will take a detour to the Obelisk “Europe-Asia”, the first monument ever built in the Ural mountain chain. It was erected in spring 1837 on the old road to Siberia, near the city of Pervouralsk. At first, it was a pyramid made of wood, on which was written “Europe-Asia”. Then, in 1873, the wooden monument was replaced by the marbled obelisk mounted on a stone pedestal. On the top of it sits the golden two-headed eagle. After the visit of the obelisk, continuation of the journey to Omsk by the road E-22 (European road from Holyhead in Great-Britain to Ishim, Tyumen Oblast).
  • 17:30
    Overnight stop in the Yalutorovsk city
  • Overnight
    Night under the tent or in a hotel along the road (the group will choose whether to camp or go to the hotel, payment on sport).
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Route
Yekaterinburg — Yalutorovsk
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2 h transfer  (200km)

  • 10:00
    Continuation of the journey to Omsk
    The European road E-22 ends in Ishim. We will then take the road E-30 which begins in Cork (Ireland) and ends in Omsk.
  • 17:00
    Arrival to Omsk
    Omsk is one of the biggest cities in Russia and administrative centre of Omsk Oblast, located at the junction between the rivers Irtysh and Om.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Yalutorovsk — Omsk
Note

7 h transfer  (550km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Visit of Omsk city centre
    At first, Omsk was created as a Cossack fortress in the beginning of the 18th century. Today, it is a fast-growing city with a lot of tourist attractions: the edge of the river Irtysh, the Dormition Cathedral, the Drama Theatre.
  • 12:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 13:00
    Departure to Novosibirsk
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • 20:00
    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Omsk — Novosibirsk
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transfer  (655km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Novosibirsk city-tour
    Visit of the city centre. Novosibirsk is the biggest city in Siberia with approximately 1.5 million inhabitants. It was built in 1893 and obtained the official status of “city” in 1903. Today, it is the third biggest city in Russia in terms of population.
  • 12:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Departure to Krasnoyarsk
    After lunch, departure for Krasnoyarsk by the well known “Road of Siberia” (R-255).
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • 21:00
    Arrival to Krasnoyarsk
    Accommodation in the hotel and rest.
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Novosibirsk — Krasnoyarsk
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transfer  (790km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Krasnoyarsk city-tour
    Krasnoyarsk was built in 1628; it is the biggest of the ancient cities of Siberia. One of the main attractive places in the city is the Chapel Paraskeva Pyatnitsa, which is printed on the Russian ten-ruble banknote. Krasnoyarsk has been chosen to host the world academic winter Olympiads in 2019.
  • 12:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 13:00
    Departure to Irkutsk
    Today we start our way to Irkutsk. We will stop for the night in the middle of the way - in Nizhneudinsk city.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel or in tent
    The stop place will be chosen according to the weather conditions. If we will stop in the hotel, the payment is to be completed on site.
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Route
Krasnoyarsk — Nizhneudinsk
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transfer  (544km)

  • 10:00
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the cafe on road Not included
  • 17:00
    Arrival to Irkutsk
    Arrival in the city in the afternoon. Irkutsk was built in 1686. The city centre is even on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Nizhneudinsk — Irkutsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Angara
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transfer  (521km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Irkutsk city tour
    Visit of the historical centre of the city (Nizhnyaya Naberezhnaya, Square Kirov, District 130).
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Departure to Ulan-Ude
    After lunch, departure for Ulan-Ude. The route goes through the “Baikal road” (R-258). During the trip, we will take a detour by the Baikal coasts (near Vydrino). The Baikal is the deepest lake as well as the biggest reservoir of fresh water on Earth. The water in the lake covers the same surface as Belgium (around 31 000 km²).
  • 17:00
    Arrival to the Vydrino village
    Setting up camp for the night. Possibility to spend the night on the coasts of the lake.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the tent
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Route
Irkutsk — Vydrino
Note

transfer  (187km)

  • 09:00
    Free time
    Rest on the Baikal coasts.
  • 12:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 13:00
    Departure to Ulan-Ude
    Departure for Ulan-Ude after lunch. Detour to see the Ivolginsky Datsan Temple. This temple has a very special place in the Buryats’ culture and is the heart of Buddhism in Russia. Visit of the open air ethnographic museum, which presents to the public Russians’, Buryats’, Cossacks’ and Evens’ architecture and lifestyles.
  • 18:00
    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Vydrino — Ulan-Ude
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transfer  (276km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure for Chita
    On the road, detour through the countryside and the village of the Old Believers, Tarbagatai. They are Christians from the Orthodox faith, who refused the reforms of the Patriarch Nikon and still live like they did at the moment of the schism. Possibility to meet the local residents and listen to their sacred songs.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the road towards Chita
  • 18:00
    Stop near the village Naryn-Talacha
    Near the village, we will set our camping for the overnight.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the tent
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Route
Ulan-Ude — Naryn-Talacha
Note

transfer  (736km)

  • 10:00
    Departure to Skovorodino
    Departure from Naryn-Talacha to Skovorodino. The route goes through the “Amour” highway (R-297), which ends in Vladivostok.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • 20:00
    Arrival to Skovorodino
    In the evening, arrival in Scovorodino, historical crossroad where the M-56 highway (« Tynda-Yakutsk »), well known as the “Lena” highway, begins. The road goes mainly through a territory where the soil is always frozen (permafrost). Setting up of the camping and rest
  • Overnight in the tent
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Route
Naryn-Talacha — Skovorodino
Note

10 h transfer  (799km)

  • 10:00
    Departure from Skovorodino to Aldan
    Aldan was built in 1924, when the Yakut gold digger, M.P Taraboukine, who was searching for gold with his gang, met the Latvian V.P Bertin (head of the first labour-union) at the “Invisible Creek” where the mine of the same name was settled. Gold mining is the first economic resource of Aldan.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on the way Not included
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • 20:00
    Arrival to Aldan city
    Setting up our camping.
  • Overnight in the tent
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Route
Skovorodino — Aldan
Note

transfer  (649km)

  • 09:00
    Starting the road
    Departure for Yakutsk. The city was built in 1632 and is the capital city of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). Yakutsk is the biggest and oldest city in Yakutia, as well as one of the oldest in Siberia.
  • 17:00
    Arrival to Yakustk
    Check-in in the hotel. Rest.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Aldan — Yakutsk
Note

transfer  (541km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    City tour
    Visit of the city centre. “The Old Town” is an historic architectural complex, a district in the city centre, in which the buildings looks like the old Yakutsk.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Excursions to the museums
    We will visit two legendary museums: The Mammoth Museum and Kingdom Permafrost. The World’s Mammoth Museum was created in 1991 on the initiative of Petr Alexandrovitch Lazarev, specialist of mammoths. The word “world” is indeed necessary, because the paleontological exhibit of unique objects as a worldwide significance and is a part of a priceless heritage for humanity. The Kingdom Permafrost opened in 2008. Behind a simple door on a mountain slope is hidden a real miracle made of ice. In summer, the temperature in the museum does not rise above -4°C, but in winter, it goes under -10°C. This museum is the main attraction in Yakutsk.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Yakutsk
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Starting of the road
    Today we take the « Kolyma Road » (R-504). Nowadays, it is one of the main roads of the Russian Far East. It is a link between the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and Magadan Oblast. It is also the only “real” road between the eastern part of Yakutia and the eastern-central region of Magadan Oblast, which enables to have an opening onto the Pacific Coast.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the road
    Aside from the “Kolyma”, there are two other alternative roads, historical ones. One of them is mainly located in Yakutian territory (Kyubeme – Tomtor – Kadyktchan), also known as “The Old Kolyma” or “Oymyakon”. It is the historical track of the Kolyma, built a long time before the “main” road and is currently abandoned. The other one crosses Magadan Oblast (Kyubeme – Ust-Nera – Kadyktchan – Bolshevik). Our expedition will take the first route, more interesting on a historical point of view but also the most difficult of the two itineraries. Crossing of Khandyga village, ancient central pole of the GULAG.
  • Night under the tent
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Route
Yakutsk — Khandyga
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transfer  (420km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Starting of the passage
    Departure for Tomtor village, a challenger for the “Pole of Cold” title. Its main competitor is currently Oymyakon. Besides, since 2001, the village has reunited hundreds of people every year for the “Pole of Cold” festival, which welcomes all the most important Santa Clauses in the world. From the Finnish “Joulupukki” to “Ded Moroz” from Veliky Ustyug, the most popular Russian Father Christmas, they are all present for this event. “Chyskhaan”, the terrible Yakoutian “Keeper of the Cold” is also there, but only by default, because he lives here, in a sacred cave in the mountains Ebe-Khayya.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 19:00
    Arrival to Tomtor
    Rest after the road. Accommodation in the hotel or in tents. *the overnight in tents is only in case of bad weather conditions. Not included, to pay on site.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Night under the tent
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Route
Khandyga — Tomtor
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transfer  (512km)

  • 09:00
    Excursion to Oymyakon
    Early transfer to Oymyakon village. Oymyakon is considered to be the coldest place of the the Northern hemisphere. It's one the inclement places of the world where people live and work all the year round. According to non-official data, the record minimal temperature of -77.8°.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 15:00
    Visit of the town of Kadyktchan
    In the afternoon, road to the ghost town of Kadyktchan. The ghost town: parks, schools, libraries, hospitals... Before, 7000 people lived in the town located near two coal mines, in which all the citizens were working. But in 1996, an incident in one of them killed 6 workers and the mines were declared too dangerous to work in anymore and got closed. All the private sector was burnt so the citizens wouldn’t come back to the city. Today, only a man with his two dogs still lives there.
  • Night under the tent
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Route
Tomtor — Kadykchan
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transfer  (337km)

  • 09:00
    Free time
    A day to rest in case of bad weather or unforeseen events. If this day is free, it can be replaced by a longer stop on the road in one of the most beautiful places on the itinerary (discovery of the lake Jack London for example).
  • 15:00
    Visit of the Jack London lake
    The lake is situated among the mountain chain. It's considered as one of the most beautiful and the biggest lakes of the region. Near it there are a lot of other lakes with the lake of dancing gray lings.
  • Night under the tent
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Route
Tomtor — Kadykchan
  • 10:00
    Starting the road
    Departure for Sinegorye village. It is a very picturesque road meandering between the mountains before going through deep forests and crossing pass, valleys and constricted gorges.
  • 15:00
    Arrival to Sinegorye
    Setting up of the camp. Rest.
  • Night under the tent
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Route
Kadykchan — Sinegorye
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transfer  (302km)

  • 09:00
    Visit of the hydroelectric dam of the Kolyma
    In the morning, overview of the hydroelectric dam of the Kolyma from the viewing platform. The whole structure is a mix of hard labour and complex engineering. All the mechanisms of the hydropower dam are located in a big rock. Only the dam itself and the turbines are in the river. It is the first provider of electric energy in Magadan Oblast with 95% of the production of electricity.
  • 11:00
    Departure to Magadan
  • 18:00
    Arrival to Magadan
    Accommodation in the hotel. Rest.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Sinegorye — Magadan
Accommodation
Accommodation in the Magadan hotel
16 m2, twin beds, TV, telephone, Wi-Fi
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transfer  (471km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Magadan city-tour
    Program of the visits in the morning: Regional History Museum of Magadan with its 5 halls reserved for the GULAG history (must be paid on spot).
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    Departure for “Krutoy” hill, where is located the “Mask of Sorrows”. It was built by Ernst Neizvestny and dedicated to the victims of political repressions. Panoramic view on the city and the two bays of Nagaev and Gertnera.
  • 19:00
    Farewell dinner
    Dinner in the restaurant of the hotel.
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Magadan
Accommodation
Accommodation in the Magadan hotel
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Transfer o the airport
    End of the programme.
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Note

transfer  (51km)

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  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Medical insurance
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Tent rental
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Letter of invitation
  • Camping outfit rental
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Sleeping bag rental
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price given is for a group of 3 people (for one car) Total number of vehicles: 2 to 4. If there are less than 3 persons in the car, the price of the expedition will be recalculated. The accommodation in a hotel room is booked for the following cities: Moscow, Suzdal, Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Yakutsk (2 nights), Magadan. For the other nights, the accommodation will be negotiated between the members of the group, either under the tent (no extra charges), either in a hotel along the road (extra charges on spot). Meals included: breakfasts in the hotels (see the involved cities above), diners for the first (Moscow) and the last day (Magadan). All the other meals will be negotiated with the group members once on spot (additional charges). The itinerary of the expedition can be changed according to the road or weather conditions as well as unforeseen events.

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Michel
From 7 March 2017 to 17 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
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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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Catherine
From 2 March 2017 to 8 March 2017
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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Frédéric
From 5 March 2017 to 11 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Très belle découverte que ce voyage. Qualité des prestations : en préparation (merci Anna); à Oulan Oudé, excellente guide (Natacha) Une simple recommandation : le guide principal devrait faire un débriefing chaque jour pour le lendemain afin que chacun puisse s'organiser; cela semblait par moment improvisé au dernier moment. Enfin, nous avons fait le circuit à l'envers et le début est un peu
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Thierry
From 26 February 2017 to 9 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Excellent séjour. Qualité de l'hébergement spartiate mais correcte. On ne s'inscrit pas à une randonnée si on veut du logement 5*. Accueil sympathique sans flagornerie de l'équipe de mushers. gastronomie simple et énergétique. Logement sympathiquement primitif et frais le matin (on ne traîne pas au lit). Encore une fois, on est pas sur du balnéaire. Bonne qualité du programme sur la traversée.
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Hélène
From 3 March 2017 to 12 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Voyage très bien organisé et original (logement et repas chez l'habitant très bien). Confort un peu rudimentaire, mais c'est normal dans cette région et il faut l'accepter. Par contre à Khakoussy il était noté sur le programme toilette et douche à l'étage. De douche il n'y en avait pas, et les toilettes, c'était dehors. D'ailleurs, nous n'étions pas dans l'hébergement prévu. Les repas étaient
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BaikalNature's reply
Bonjour Hélène, merci pour vos précieux commentaires. En ce qui concerne votre logement à Khakoussy, nous avons dû remplacer votre hébergement car les chambres de l'hôtel initialement prévu au programme sont actuellement en réparation. Toutefois, nous vous prions de bien vouloir nous excuser pour ce désagrément qui est indépendant de notre volonté. Nous vous remercions pour vos appréciations du travail de votre guide et de l'organisation du voyage. Et, cela nous fait plaisir d'apprendre que malgré les blessures vous gardez un bon souvenir de ce voyage.
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