Russia Expedition: Footsteps of the Reindeer Herders

08/08/2020 through 07/26/2021
08/08/2020 through 08/12/2021
Intrepid Travel

Russia Expedition: Footsteps of the Reindeer Herders

There are expeditions and then there are expeditions; this trip, to the far reaches of Russia, definitely falls into the latter category. After a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it stop in St Petersburg, travel by train, bus and Trekol to the Yamal Peninsula; quite literally ‘the end of the world’. Extending far above the Arctic Circle, this isolated region has been home to the Nenets, a tribe of nomadic reindeer herders, for centuries. Now, the Nenets are inviting Intrepid travellers into their community for a first-hand glimpse at their daily existence. Learn about life on the frozen tundra, how they stay warm when the temperature hits -50°C, and how much the nomads rely on their reindeer herds. This is definitely one of our most eye-opening, off-the-beaten-track adventures yet.

Activities

  • Velikiy Ustyug – Walking Tour
  • Langot Yugan Nenets Camp – currying deer skin demostration
  • Langot Yugan Nenets Camp – lasso catching demonstration
  • Langot Yugan Nenets Camp – reindeer sledging
  • Langot Yugan Nenets Camp – deer ligaments thread making demostration
  • Langot Yugan Nenets Camp – stroganina making demonstration
  • Salekhard – Shemanovsky Ethnographic Museum
  • Salekhard – City Tour

Highlights

  • Rub shoulders with the locals as you experience overnight train travel in Russia
  • Meet the local Nenets people, the Siberian Arctic’s indigenous reindeer herders
  • Visit a traditional Nenets campsite and see the reindeers up close
  • Try your hand at fishing and then enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Horomdo Lake
  • Explore Russia’s glittering capital Moscow

Itinerary

Day 1 St Petersburg
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Day 2 Overnight train
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Day 3 Velikiy Ustyug
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Day 4 Trans-Polar Railway
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Day 5 Salekhard
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Day 6 Langot Yugan Nenets Camp
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Day 7 Langot Yugan Nenets Camp
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Day 8 Langot Yugan Nenets Camp
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Day 9 Langot Yugan Nenets Camp
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Day 10 Salekhard
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Day 11 Salekhard
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Day 12-13 Trans-Polar Railway
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Day 14 Moscow
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Day 15 Moscow
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