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Nenets reindeer herders. Winter Version

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
4 Days
February - 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 the Nenets Autonomous Okrug
    Naryan-Mar
  • Day 2
    Day in the reindeer herders life
    Naryan-Mar
  • Day 3
    First Russian city beyond the Arctic circle
    Naryan-Mar — Pustozersk
  • Day 4
    Nenets culture
    Naryan-Mar
  • 12:40
    Meeting in the airport and transfer to the 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 into the hotel and rest
  • 15:30
    Ethnographic programm
    You will get acquaintance with the Nenets culture: you will see the chum - the national dwelling (tepee-like tents covered in reindeer skin), narts (sledges), the reindeers. The guide will tell you about the Nenets' traditions and customs.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in chum Not included
    Feel like a real Nenets eating the local food in a traditional dwelling of the Northern people.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Naryan-Mar
Accommodation
Accommodation in Naryan-Mar city
Twin room
Note

transfer  (7km)

  • 08:00
    Early breakfast
  • 09:00
    Departure to the reindeer herders camp
    Briefing, equipment and starting of the snowmobiling. On 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
  • 11:00
    Pustozersk tour
    Pustozersk is a vanished city in the lower reaches of the Pechora. It became the first Russian city beyond the Arctic Circle and one of the main outposts of Russia in the development of the North and Siberia. Pustozersk was founded in the autumn of 1499 by decree of Tsar Ivan III and finally abandoned in 1962.
  • 13:00
    Picnic
  • 15:00
    Return to Naryan-Mar
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Pustozersk
Route
Naryan-Mar — Pustozersk
Accommodation
Accommodation in Naryan-Mar city
Twin room
Note

transfer  (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
Departures
February, 13 2020
Start
-
February, 16 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
813 $
Basic price per person
February, 27 2020
Start
-
March, 01 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
813 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • 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
  • English-speaking guide services
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Airline tickets
  • Medical insurance
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The indicated price is for the group of 4 persons. For the smaller group, the price per person will be recalculated.

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