Summer journey to reindeer herders’ camp deep into the Siberian taiga! Tour type: guided, private. Period: July-September. Group size: 1-2 people. Tour duration: 6, 8 or 10 days. Route: Yakutsk – Olekminsk – Kudu Kyuel village – the “Sanya” reindeer herders summer camp – the way back. Area: Olekminsky District, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), North-Eastern Siberia, Russia. Rivers to travel: Lena River, Olekma River. Trip starts and ends in Yakutsk. Transport means: – Yakutsk to/from Olekminsk along the Lena River by the “Meteor” passenger hydrofoil boat. – Olekminsk to/from the “Sanya” reindeer herders summer camp by a regular motor boat. Travel highlights: The Lena River with Lena Pillars Nature Park (passing by). Siberian taiga & habitable wilderness. Authentic Siberian village life. Indeginous people with rich cultural & historical background. Stay at reindeer people’s summer camp in the forest.
6 days Summer journey to reindeer herders’ camp deep into the Siberian taiga!
Summer journey into the Siberian taiga
Day 1. Yakutsk – Olekminsk. Distance to travel – 620 km.
Journey along the Lena River on the “Meteor” passenger hydrofoil boat. Departure early morning. Arrival in the late evening. Overnight in Olekminsk.
On the way to Olekminsk, we’ll see the famous stone forest of Lena Pillar Nature Park and just fascinating river-forest landscapes.
Day 2. Olekminsk – Kudu Kyuel village. Distance to travel – 170 km.
Sailing on a regular motor boat. Kudu Kyuel village is located on a bank of the Olekma River. Overnight in a private house.
This day is remarkable by a chance to see a true country life in the remotest wilderness. Peaceful and authentic.
Day 3-4: Kudu Kyuel – reindeer herders summer camp. Distance to travel to the camp – 20 km.
This day we’ll go deeper into the Siberian taiga and travel across the territory belonged to the Evenk community of reindeer herders called “Sanya.”
Herders will show their reindeer, the camp, hunting & fishing area. We’ll have an unique chance to try our best in hunting and fishing as well.
Overnights in tents.
Day 5: The way back to Olekminsk. Overnight in Olekminsk.
Day 6: Olekminsk – Yakutsk. Return to Yakutsk in the evening.