Nenet migration in Yamalia, 12-day expedition in Siberia

Join UIMLA-certified leader Ramon on a 12-day expedition and track the indigenous Nenet migration in Yamalia, Siberia.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range

Urals

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr

Type of Trip

Group

Highlights

 
  • Experience an ancient way of nomadic life with the Nenet people.

  • Follow the reindeer herders across northwestern Siberia.

  • Learn the striking and original culture of the Nenets.

 

Follow the indigenous Nenets, reindeer herders from the northern Russian region of Yamalia, as they migrate across the peninsula.

This voyage of discovery launches you into the striking and original culture of the nomadic Nenet, the arctic guardians of a rare and an ancient style of reindeer herding.

Accompany a Nenet family and live with them in a chum, sharing daily tasks with them on the tundra and Polar Ural Mountains.

Each spring, the Nenets guide their enormous herd of reindeer from the frosty wintery pastures towards the summer pastures of the Arctic Circle.

Thriving for more than a thousand years, in glacial winter temperatures of minus 50 degrees to summer heatwaves of 35 degrees, the migration of one of the largest indigenous groups in northern Siberia can range from 500-1,000 kilometers.

Crossing the frozen waters of the Ob River, and passing some of the most remote regions on earth, joining a migration is a truly unique nomadic experience.

Covering a vast territory of 2,000 kilometers, from the Kanin Peninsula at the White Sea in the west to the Taymyr Peninsula, the Nenet people also traditionally hunt, trap and fish. Located on the West Siberian Plain, it is the largest plain in the world.

It’s important to note that the program for the expedition and its activities may change or be adapted according to the group. The Nenets can move their camp at any moment, and so the locations of stay may only be known just before departure.

And with summer temperatures ranging between 5C-25C (with very cold winds) and winter temperatures that can reach below -60C, with an average of -25C-30C out on the tundra, it is extremely important to bring appropriate clothing.

Get in touch now to reserve your place on an incredible 12-day expedition in Siberia and be part of the nomadic Nenet reindeer migration.

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Price per person

 
Group of 4
3598 EUR

Group of 5
3080 EUR

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
 This is the price to join a group (minimum of 4). All the meals in the migration are included in the price. During the transfer and flight days only the Breakfast is included.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival to Moscow

    Arrive at Moscow Domedovo, transport to Airhotel Domodedovo***(double room).

  • Day 2Flight to Salekhard

    Breakfast and transfer to Domedovo Airport. 12:25 hs flight to Salekhard. Arrival at 17:10 hs and transfer to the hotel.  Overnight in hotel, double room. (B)

  • Day 3Transfer to Nenet Basecamp

    Breakfast and transfer to the Tundra or the Mountains. Departure with snowmobile to the Nenet camp location. Stay at Chum.

  • Day 4Migration days

    Living and travelling together with the Nenet family during their migration, Overnight in chum (sharing). (B,L,D)

  • Day 12Transfer to Salekhard

    After a shared breakfast with the family we will go with a snowmobile to the pick up location, where we will be picked up by car and transport to Salekhard. In the afternoon you’ll have the option to take a banya (Russian sauna). Overnight in hotel, double room. (B)

  • Day 13Flight to Moscow

    Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to the airport at 8:30 am. 10:00 am flight to Domodedovo airport. End of the program.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Domodedovo airport, Moscow

Accommodation

Hotels and tents.

More info

There is no cook on this trip, and so preparing the meal is a group task.

 

About the Guide

 
 

My father and grandfather taught me to love the mountains from a very young age. At 12, I did my first rappel...down the wall of the village church (the priest wasn't there). That's where it all started...

I'm passionate about nature, climbing, mountaineering and ski touring and have been calling the Lleida Pyrenees home for as long as I can remember.

As a UIMLA-mountain leader, I have led trips and expeditions in America (Peru, US and Canada), the Alps, the High Atlas and even Ladakh (Indian Himalaya) and Yamalia (Russian Arctic). Since 2014, I am in charge of snow and avalanche training at ACNA (Asociación Conocimiento Nieves y Aludes).

For me, guiding is not work: it is my passion. Each tour and expedition provides a new chance to discover and share what surrounds us. Respect for the environment, nature and local culture are at the basis of my philosophy of life, which I try to share with joy.

 
 
FROM 3080 EURper person
 

 

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