Lena Pillars in Winter

1-day winter tour Yakutsk to Lena Pillars Nature Park on the Lena River. Photo by Bolot Bochkarev.

LENA PILLARS NATURE PARK ON THE LENA RIVER
1-Day Overland Winter Tour from Yakutsk

Take a chance to see Lena Pillars Nature Park, UNESCO’s World Heritage, in the wintertime.

Duration: 1 day.
Distance: 200 km one way or 400 round trip.
Group size: 1 – 4 people.
Period: December 2018 – March 2019.

Winter Travel Photographs of Lena Pillars Nature Park in Yakutia, Russia

Photo credits: Bolot Bochkarev & Ajar Varlamov.

Lena Pillars Nature Park at YakutiaPhoto.com

See all winter pictures of Lena Pillars at our project YakutiaPhoto.com:

Dates:

Private trips:

  • Any day on request.

Group trips on travelers’ requests

  • 20 December 2018;
  • 02 January 2019;
  • 22 January 2019;
  • 05 February 2019;
  • 17 February 2019;
  • 05 March 2019.

If you’re looking for travel mates, let us know in advance, so we could inform others to join you and share trip expenses.

Please, note that the first week of April is the last chance to travel on the ice-and-winter road from Yakutsk to Lena Pillars Nature Park. In the midst of April, ice roads are officially closed.

Trip Details

Round trip distance: ~400 km.
Duration: 12-14 hours.
Outdoor temperature: -30C and -45C.

Vehicles:
– Land Cruiser Prado (for 1-3 people);
– Mitsubishi Delica (minivan) (for 1-5 people);
– Toyota Hiace (minibus) (for 6 and more people);
– Mercedes Benz Sprinter (bus) (for 17 people).

Itinerary

07:00 – 07:45 – Picking up travellers at their places of stay in town;
08:00 – Exiting Yakutsk.
08:00 – 13:30 – Drive from Yakutsk to the village of Batagai located on the western bank of the Lena River in front of Lena Pillars Nature Park. Road distance is ~200 km.
13:30 – 16:30 – Time in the area of Batagai and Lena Pillars:
– Hot tea/coffee.
– Crossing the Lena River on the ice by snowmobile. Sitting on a sleigh.
– Free time on the territory of the Lena Pillars. Going upstairs to the top view deck of Lena Pillars is optional, but not obligatory.
– Dinner inside the heated guest house.
16:30 – 17:00 – Snowmobiling back to a vehicle. In March-April, the ice road might be extended right to Lena Pillars.
17:00 – 21:00 – Driving back to Yakutsk.
21:00 – Arrival back to Yakutsk.

Actual timing depends on the quantity and duration of stops en route.

Rates for Winter 2019

As the fuel is getting more expensive each month, rates might be altered. Please, write us to learn exact rates for your trip day.

We tend to provide discounts. Write us to learn your personal offer and conditions.

March is warmer than previous months and the cost would be lower accordingly.

FULL PACKAGE (FOR PRIVATE TRIPS)

For a big group = on request.
For a group of 4 travelers (1 transport) = 10 500 RUB per person.
For a group of 3 travelers (1 transport) = 13 500 RUB per person.
For a group of 2 travelers (1 transport) = 19 000 RUB per person.
1 traveler (1 transport) = 36 000 RUB RUB.

Package includes:

– Off-road transport for transfer en route Yakutsk – Batamai – Yakutsk. Round trip distance is 400 km. Half of the trip goes on the ice road;
– English-, German-, French-, Spanish- or Chinese-speaking guide;
– snowmobile with a passenger sled for crossing the Lena River (round trip), 3 km one way;
– entry permission for Lena Pillars Nature Park;
– entrance to a heated wooden house;
– meals (packed in lunchboxes by Yakutsk-based restaurant) & hot tea;
– warm down parka from the Russian brand “NorthWestFur” (if available & requested in advance);
– Russian-style felt boots (if available & requested in advance).

PACKAGE WITHOUT A GUIDE AND MEALS (FOR GROUP TRIPS)

For a big group = on request.
For a group of 5 travelers (1 transport) = 5 500 RUB per person.
For a group of 4 travelers (1 transport) = 6 600 RUB per person.
For a group of 3 travelers (1 transport) = 8 700 RUB per person.
For a group of 2 travelers (1 transport) = 12 900 RUB per person.
1 traveler (1 transport) = 25 500 RUB.

Package includes:

– Off-road transport for transfer en route Yakutsk – Batamai – Yakutsk. Round trip distance is 400 km. Half of the trip goes on the ice road;
– snowmobile with a passenger sled for crossing the Lena River (round trip), 3 km one way;
– entry permission for Lena Pillars Nature Park;
– entrance to a heated wooden house;
– hot tea.

Feel free to customize the list of ordered services.

ORDER YOUR TRIP TO LENA PILLARS

Information by phone:

+7 (4112) 25-99-30 – office.
+7 (924) 765-99-30 – work mobile.

Order your trip via email:

contact@visityakutia.com

We tend to reply immediately or in the course of a day. If we don’t get back to you during 2-3 days, please, don’t worry. We could be busy with urgent requests or current travellers. Don’t hesitate to remind about your request.

Enjoy the majesty of Lena Pillars Nature Park in the winter!