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 – 5 people.
Period: November 25th, 2019 – March 2020.

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

  • 04 January 2020;
  • 02/03/04 February 2020.
  • 13/14 February 2020.
  • 17 February 2020.

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

Please, note that the first half 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 in March-April: -10C and -25C.

Vehicles:
– Toyota Land Cruiser (for 1-3 people);
– Mitsubishi Delica (minivan) (for 1-5 people);
– Toyota Hiace (minibus) (for 6-8 people).

Itinerary for December – February 2020

08:00 – Leaving the place of stay (hotel/guest house/hostels). Stop by at a store to buy snacks and drinks for a trip.

08:30 – 12:30 – Drive to the abandoned village of Batamai, 200 km. W/ stops en route to observe caves, ancient rock paintings.

12:30 – 13:00 – Break, hot tea, warm clothes putting on.

13:00 – 17:00 – Crossing the Lena River to the opposite bank by a snowmobile with a passenger sledge, 3 km. Free time at Lena Pillars Park. Ascending to the top view point is possible, if the 2-km track is free of heavy snow. Back to Batamai. Time for lunch, warming up in a village wooden house.

17:00 – Start of the way back to Yakutsk.

±21:00 – Return to the place of stay.

Actual timing depends on the readiness of travelers, the quantity and length of stops en route.

Rates for Winter 2020

FULL PACKAGE (FOR PRIVATE TRIPS)

For small/big groups = on request.

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 = 5 500 RUB per person.
For a group of 4 travelers = 6 500 RUB per person.
For a group of 3 travelers = 8 500 RUB per person.
For a group of 2 travelers = 12 500 RUB per person.
1 traveler = 24 500 RUB.

Note: the final cost and the size of discount depend on a way of booking, the method of payment and the date of a trip. Current rates are given provided the tour is prepaid by bank transfer in RUB from a Russian bank or by a credit/debit card issued by a Russian bank in Russia.

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 for crossing the Lena River;
– entry permission for Lena Pillars Nature Park;
– warm house rental;
– warm clothes (if available on a trip day);
– hot tea.

Doesn’t includes:

– English/German/French/Spanish-speaking guide;
– meals

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!