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The Nenets are reindeer herders, migrating across the Yamal peninsula, thriving for more then a millennium with temperatures from minus 50°C in winter to 35°C in summer. Their annual migration varies from 500 to over a 1000 km.
Every spring, the Nenets move their enormous herds from winter pastures on the Russian mainland, north to summer pastures in the Arctic Circle.
For centuries Nenets have survived the harsh conditions of the Yamal Peninsula. They have adapted to be able to live and travel in the freezing temperatures. Joining a reindeer migration is a real experience living the nomadic life of the Siberian people.
3050 EUR per person
Price is based on 2-6 people traveling
Arrival at Salekhard and transfer to the hotel. Check-in the hotel, Salekhard city tour, dinner, overnight in hotel.
Breakfast and transfer to the Nenet camp (Polar Ural mountains). Meet with Nenet family. Stay overnight in the nomads camp in the chum (individual sleeping bags are provided).
Living and travelling together with the Nenet family during their migration,
You will homestay with the indigenous peoples of the North, getting to know their way of life, cooking national dishes and helping to set up chums (tents) and perform rites.
After a shared breakfast with the family we will go to Salekhard. Overnight in the hotel.
Free day in Salekhard: visiting the museum, banya (russian sauna), dinner, overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure to the airport. The end of the program.
The accommodation in the Chums is on a sharing base. Depending on the groups size there will be a Chum available for the group only.
Note: The guide will adapt the program of activities according to the group.
The order and content of the expedition may vary. Adapt the route and content based on conditions and options offered each time. The Nenet can move their camp at any time, so final location of homestay will only be known just before departure.
During the expedition the co-operation of all participants will be crucial. There is no cook on this trip, preparing the meal is a groups task.
- Meals as specified in the program;
- Transports as specified in the program;
- Homestay with local family;
- Local Guide;
- Activities according to program;
- Arctic safety/security equipment;
- Telephone SAT (in case of emergency);
- Tents, cooking equipment, first aid kit.
- Accommodation in Salekhard (3 nights);
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tickets, phone calls, etc;
- Travel Insurance;
- Excess baggage;
- Individual clothing/equipment, backpack, cold-weather clothing, etc (contact us for advice);
- Any service in Moscow;
- All services not specified in "Included".
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