• Trip duration
    10 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    -
  • Best period
    Feb, Mar

Description

This 10-day Khibiny mountains ski touring in Kola Peninsula will take you skiing to 6 peaks in the Russian Arctic Circle.

Khibiny mountains are the highest in the Kola Peninsula and they are located in between two lakes, the Imandra and the Umbozero. These features make these mountains a very special place.

So after your arrival to St. Petersburg, we’ll take a train to Apatity from where we’ll take a bus and then snow mobiles to Kuelpor. But the long journey will pay off because in the next five days we’ll be climbing and skiing on 6 different peaks!

During our journey, you’ll get to know the local culture and traditions. We’ll be travelling from peak to peak, so you’ll get to discover the area and enjoy the scenery. Plus we’ll be moving around in snow mobiles, which will only add to the fun!

So contact me if you wish to join me on this 10-day Khibiny mountains ski touring program in Kola Peninsula. I promise you it will be an unforgettable adventure. 

And if you want to check some other adventures in the Caucasus, please take a look at my Ski Mountaineering expedition to Mt.Kazbek 5033m or my Ski Mountaineering program to Mt.Elbrus 5642m.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival to St. Petersburg and train to Apatity

Early arrival to Saint-Petersburg. Transfer to the railway station and train to Apatity. Night in the train.

Day 2

Arrival at the lodge

Arrival to Apatity in the morning. Bus to Kirovsk. Transfer with snow scooters through Kukisvumchor pass to Kuni’iok valley to Kuelpor hut or hotel (275 m). Luggage is transported with sledges. Night in hut or hotel.

Day 3

Ski day

Ski tour in Mt. Marchenko (1020 m) and then in Mt. Kaskasniunchorr (1180 m). Back to the hut. Night in hut or hotel.

Day 4

Ski day

Ski tour in the North Chorgorr pass (1080 m) with ascent/descent of the plateau of Putelichor or Indychvumchor (1165 m). Night in hut or hotel. 

Day 5

Ski day

We’ll Climb Mt. Rischor (1185 m) from the south and descend through the North to the pass Umba. Then we’ll climb back the north ridge and descent along the West couloir. Night in hut or hotel. 

Day 6

Ski day

Climb to the highest top of Khibiny, Mt. Chasnochor (1191 m) and ski down. Night in hut or hotel. 

Day 7

Ski day

Climb to Mt. Putellichorr (1165 m) and ski down. Back to the hut. Night in hut or hotel.

Day 8

Ski day and departure

Morning ski touring. Snow Scooters to Kirovsk and bus to Apatity. Night train to Saint-Petersburg. Night at the train.

Day 9

Arrival to St. Petersburg

We’ll spend most of the day on board of the train. Arrival to Saint-Petersburg at night. Transfer to the hotel. Night at the hotel.

Day 10

Departure

Transfer to the Pulkovo airport. Departure flight. 

Price per person

1 Person1185.00EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transport during the trip

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
?

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Saint-Petersburg.

Accommodation

Hotel “Nevskii Grand” in St.Petersburg and Hostel Ramzay in Kola Peninsula.

More info

- It is mandatory to have a visa to get into Russia. It is not possible to get it on arrival. So to obtain the visa send us your passport details and we'll send you the invitation letter and voucher, and the copies to the Russian Consular Department.

- Return train tickets from St. Petersburg to Apatity is not included. It cost 260€.

- Meals on the train are not included.