Yakutia. Yakutia is a huge territory in northeastern Russia, in the heart of Siberia, little studied and unspoiled by mass tourism. The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) is larger than India, but its population is under 1 million.
Sakha is the only federal territory of Russia that occupies more than one-time zone. Sakha crosses three time zones in all.
Yakutia is also a «water» republic – it has about 700,000 rivers and over 800,000 lakes. The total river length exceeds 1.25 million miles (2 million km), headed by the great Russian river Lena (2,750 mi or 4,400 km).
The republic has a reputation for an extreme climate, and holds the world record for the coldest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere at -90ºF (-67.8ºC).
We will take you there in summer so you won’t experience that kind of cold. But you’ll be walking on a wild beach full of mammoth and bison bones, visiting an underground gallery of ice sculptures, and descending into the glacial cave with its 650 ft (200 m) tunnels. You’ll breathe the air of the Arctic Ocean and meet bison, musk ox, and yak at the incomparable Pleistocene Park.
And last but not least, you will be able to try delicious traditional Sakha cuisine, spend time with the reindeer herders, feed and ride a reindeer.
Availability: June 1 – August 10
Price: US$ 8,200*
*We offer discounts for a group of five or more
Duration: 10 days
DAY 1 Arrival in Moscow, departure for Yakutsk
DAY 2-4 Yakutsk and surroundings
DAY 5-8 Chersky and surroundings
DAY 9 Yakutsk
DAY 10 Return to Moscow, fly home
Temperatures ranging from +41°F to +77°F (+5°C to +25°C).
Easy to Moderate—light walking with the option to
hike at your own pace.