This winter ethnographic tour will allow you to get to grips with the secrets of the preserved culture of the indigenous people of the Far North in its original form. You will live in a real tepee with a family of nomadic Nenets people, take an active part in rituals and traditional methods of fishing, try dishes of reindeers’ herders. If you are lucky with the weather and the nights are clear, you will be able to observe the Northern Lights.
- Avaliable: November — April
- Duration: 7 days
- Group: from 5 people
- Border permits: -
- Minibus + ATV: about 350 km
- Accommodation:hotel in Salekhard (2 nights), guest Nenets tepees (4 nights)
- Flight to: Salekhard
Day 1Meeting at the airport. Sightseeing tour of the city of Salekhard. Solemn crossing of the Arctic Circle with the participation of ethno-folk bands, and handing personal certificates confirming the crossing of The Arctic Circle
Day 2Departure to the camp of herders by Trekol cross-country vehicle (5-7 hours, depends on the condition of the road surface and the weather). Arrival at the tepee, meeting with the local family. Dinner in the tepee (national Nenets cuisine). Accommodation at the guest tepees.
Day 3Tourists will be given the opportunity to take an active part in the daily life of the natives, to learn the basic rules of life in a tepee, learn to rope deer and to handle the harness. Departure to the main herd on snowmobiles or deer sled. Participation in deer hunting, sledding, bread-feeding, photography.
Day 4Familiarity with the way of life of the modern tepee-workers on the Yamal Peninsula. Women have an equally important concern: making a house for the whole family. To make a house means to fabricate, process, and cure in smoke the deers’ skins. Then they sew the nukes - the coating for the tepee. To dress the whole family from top to toe is also a woman’s responsibility. Workshops on dressing skins, bead weaving, sewing and fitting of national clothes; taking pictures.
Day 5Ice fishing on the pond. Setting or checking of nets for fish catching. Winter fishing is not an easy task! It’s very challenging to hole the ice in several spots a meter thick to put net. You have to work hard to get the fish and make delicious stroganina (slices of frozen fish). The tourists can try fishing with a fishing rod.
Day 6Morning Nenets activities. Then departure to Salekhard (by Trekol cross-country vehicle, journey time of 5-7 hours). Arrival in Salekhard. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 7Transfer from hotel to Salekhard airport (minibus).
- Invitation for a tourist visa
- Insurance, english-speaking guide
- All transfers by comfortable minibus and ATV
- 3 meals a day (local food, national Nenets dishes)
- All sightseeing and museums in Salekhard
- Handing personal certificates confirming the crossing of The Arctic Circle
- Nenets activities
- Fishing gear rent
- Flights to Salekhard and return tickets
- Tourist visa
- Expenses for souvenirs
- Additional paid services
Price from 1550 €
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