Glacier of Lake Buluus

Glacier of Lake Buluus. 100 km off Yakutsk, Republic Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia

Day Trip from Yakutsk, Russia

In Summer 2016, we decided to disclose and introduce the glacier of Lake Buluus and its nearest unique sites. Feel free to experience a day trip and share it with your friends.

Duration: 12 hours.
Period: June – September, 2016.
Route: Yakutsk – Bestyakh – Glacier of Lake Buluus – Turuuk Khaia Cliff – Kyuryulyur Waterfalls


Any date at request.

Photos of Buluus Glacier & Kyuryulyur Waterfalls

Glacier of Lake Buluus

Photo credit: Bolot Bochkarev.

Turuuk Khaya

Photo credit: Ajar Varlamov.

Kyuryulyur Waterfalls

Photo credit: Ajar Varlamov.

What to see in this tour

The Lena River. We cross the Lena River in the area of Bestyakh (see on the map) two times by a ferry.
Glacier of Lake Buluus. It’s a huge glacier formed during the wintertime thanks to underground water sources. It never melts. The constant temperature is +4C +6C on the ice in summer. Located ~100 km on the opposite bank of the Lena River from Yakutsk. See on the map
Turuuk Khaia Cliff. With a splendid view on the dense Siberian forest. See on the map.
Kyuryulyur Waterfalls. See photos below and on the map.


09:00 – Picking up at hotel.
09:00 – 10:30 – Transfer from Yakutsk to Bestyakh ferry stop, 95 km.
10:30 – 12:00 – Crossing the Lena River by a ferry. Time includes waiting time.
12:00 – 12:30 – Transfer from a ferry to Buluus Glacier, 15 km.
12:30 – 14:00 – Free time on the Glacier of Lake Buluus. Lunch.
14:00 – 14:30 – Transfer to Turuuk Khaia, 15 km.
14:30 – 15:00 – Free time on Turuuk Khaya Cliff with a splendid view on the dense Siberian forest (taiga).
15:30 – 16:00 – Transfer to Kyuryulyur Waterfalls, 15 km.
16:00 – 17:30 – Free time at Kyuryulyu Waterfalls.
17:30 – 18:30 – Drive back to the ferry.
18:30 – 20:00 – Crossing the Lena River.
20:00 – 21:00 – Way back to Yakutsk.
21:00 – Back to hotel.

Tour Cost

In a group of 2 travellers = 14 400 RUB* / 232 USD** / 206 EUR** per person.
Individual = 27 800 RUB* / 448 USD** / 397 EUR** per person.

*Payment in Russian Rubles is accepted by PayPal (PayPal’s fee for international transactions is 4.4-5.4% + 10 RUB)
**Payment in USD/EUR is accepted by bank transfer and should be equal to the amount indicated in Russian rubles.
Fixed currency conversion rate as of July 27th, 2016:
1 USD = 62 RUB;
1 EUR = 70 RUB.


– hired minivan Hyundai Starex;
– English-/German-/French-/Spanish-speaking guide;
– ferry passes for transport and passengers;
– entry tickets to the Glacier of Lake Buluus and Kyuryulyur Waterfalls.

Not include:

– food and drinks (you might order meals from one of the best Yakutsk-based restaurant for a day at cost of 2000 RUB per person).

This tour is often booked with:

Lena Pillars Nature Park Tour, 1-3 Days.

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The Lena River, Buluus Lake Glacier, Turuuk Khaia Cliff, and Kyuryulyur Watefalls. Everything for a day trip from Yakutsk. Explore the depth of Russia’s Siberia.