Lena Pillars Nature Park Tours

Tours to Lena Pillars Nature Park on the Lena River in Sakha-Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo: Bolot Bochkarev/VisitYakutia.com

LENA PILLARS NATURE PARK (RUSSIA).
All tours from Yakutsk to UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Tour Duration: 1, 2 or 3 days.
In Summer 2016 trips to Lena Pillars Nature Park (Russia) might be done on the Lena River directly from Yakutsk or via villages of Bulgunnyakhtah and Elanka.

As you already know, Lena Pillars Nature Park is listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Located on the Eastern bank of the Lena River 180 km south off Yakutsk, capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Russia’s Siberia & Far East.

Five options for the Lena Pillars tour:

  • 3-day cruise on the “Demian Bednyj” ship.
  • Day trip directly from Yakutsk River Port by a speed boat. Any date at request.
  • Day trip via Bulgunnyakhtakh (110 km south off Yakutsk, and 80 km on the Lena River to Lena Pillars Nature Park) by car and motor boat.
  • 1- or 2-day trip via Elanka village (155 km south off Yakutsk, and 45 km along the river to Lena Pillars Nature Park) by car and motor boat. With overnight in a guest house in the village of Elanka, if 2-day option is chosen.

LENA PILLARS NATURE PARK VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHS

Lena Pillars Travel Photographs

Lena Pillars Nature Park in Yakutsk, Siberia, Russia. Travel photographs by Ajar Varlamov

Lena Pillars photo credit: Ajar Varlamov/YakutiaPhoto.com.

Lena Pillars Video by EPOS Foundation

Lena Pillars Travel Options:

Below we offer options for your travel from Yakutsk to Lena Pillars Nature Park (Russia) on the Lena River.

3-Day Yakutsk – Lena Pillars River Cruise [Demian Bednyj Ship]

Demian Bednyj river cruise ship. Lena River. Lena Pillars Nature Park. Photo by Bolot Bochkarev

Demian Bednyj ship cruise photo credit: Bolot Bochkarev.

The “Demian Ship” ship (see the above photo) conducts Lena River cruises from Yakutsk to Lena Pillars Nature Park every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The river cruise ship sails directly to Lena Pillars and stop additional stop on the island in front of stone forest.

Period: June – September 2017.
Ship capacity: 210 passengers.
Cruise duration: 36 hrs (every Monday – Wednesday and Wednesday – Friday) and 46 hrs (Friday – Sunday mostly). Difference is that 46-hr Lena Pillars cruise lasts 2 full days and 2 nights, and the 36-hr one with 1 full day and 2 nights.

36-hr Lena Pillars Cruise (3 days/2 nights)

Check-in onboard at 19:00. Depature at 20:00. Arrival on the third day at 08:00.

Dates of Cruise Start:
June: 2, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19, 21, 26, 28.
July: 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31.
August: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23.

Lena Pillars Cruise Package Cost:

Standard Twin (2 PAX) = 31 500 RUB
Deluxe (1 PAX) = 30 800 RUB.
Deluxe (2 PAX) = 33 900 RUB.
Luxe (1 PAX) = 46 000 RUB.
Luxe (2 PAX) = 49 000 RUB.

Package includes:
– cabin and entertainment program onboard;
– meals (2 dinners, 1 brekafast, 1 lunch);
– cabin booking service;
– transfers to/from Yakutsk River Port;
– VAT.

46-hr Lena Pillars Cruise (3 days/2 nights)

Check-in onboard at 19:00. Depature at 20:00. Arrival on the third day at 18:00.

Dates of Cruise Start:
June: 16, 23, 30.
July: 7, 14, 21, 28.
August: 18, 25.
September: 1, 8, 15, 22.

Lena Pillars Cruise Package Cost:

Standard Twin (2 PAX) = 41 600 RUB.
Deluxe (1 PAX) = 40 500 RUB.
Deluxe (2 PAX) = 45 100 RUB.
Luxe (1 PAX) = 60 300 RUB.
Luxe (2 PAX) = 64 900 RUB.

Package includes:
– cabin and entertainment program onboard;
– meals (2 dinners, 2 brekafasts, 2 lunches);
– cabin booking service;
– transfers to/from Yakutsk River Port;
– VAT.

Yakutsk River Port – Lena Pillars.
Day Trip by Speed Boat

1-day river cruise tour Yakutsk to Lena Pillars by the speed boat North Silver Pro 745 Cabin or Lazurny 35
North Silver Pro 745 on the left. Lazurny 35 on the right.

Period: June-August 2016.
Duration: ~ 12 hr 00 min.
Group Size: from 1 up to 15 people.
Speed boats: North Silver Pro 745 Cabin (8 seats), Volzhanka Long Cabin (10 seats), and Lazurny 35 (15 seats).
Tour starts and ends in Yakutsk river port.

Good for the group to experience the long-distance journey on the Lena River and travel streight from Yakutsk River Port to Lena Pillars Nature Park by a speed boat.

Round-trip distance is ~400 km.

Dates for Summer 2016:

Any date at request.

Itinerary:

7:30 – Meeting at Yakutsk river port.
8:00 – Start of the Lena River cruise tour by North Silver Pro 745 Cabin/Lazurny 35;
12:00 – Arrival at Lena Pillars Nature Park;
12:15 – 14:00 – Free time in Lena Pillars Nature Park. Ascending on the top of Pillars. Lunch.
14:00 – 15:00 – Transfer from the park to the Buotama River estuary.
15:00 – 16:00 – Visit to the Wooden Bison breeding farm;
17.00 – 20:00 – Transfer back to Yakutsk river boat.

Price for Summer 2016:

In a group of 8 people = 16 000 RUB / 254 USD / 225 EUR per person.
In a group of 4 people = 29 500 RUB / 468 USD / 415 EUR per person.
In a group of 3 people = 38 500 RUB / 611 USD / 542 EUR per person.
In a group of 2 people = 56 500 RUB / 897 USD / 796 EUR per person.
Individual = 110 500 RUB / 1 754 USD / 1 556 EUR per person.

Price includes:
– transfers from hotel to Yakutsk River Port and from the river port to hotel;
– hired speed boat for 12-hr river journey en route Yakutsk River Port – Lena Pillars – Yakutsk River Port;
– English-, German-, French-, Spanish-, Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide;
– excursion program;
– Lena Pillars National Park’s entry ticket/s;
– meals and drinking water for a day;
– travel arrangement expenses & fee;
– VAT.

*We accept payment in Russian rubles by PayPal, USD/EUR by bank transfer. Payment in USD/EUR should be equal to the amount indicated in Russian rubles.
**Fixed currency conversion rate as of May 30th, 2016:
1 USD = 63 RUB;
1 EUR = 71 RUB.

Yakutsk – BULGUNNYAKHTAKH – Lena Pillars
1-2 Days [by car & motor boat]

Tour to Lena Pillars Nature Park from Bulgunnyakhtakh by boat. Yakutsk, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. Photo by Bolot Bochkarev

Photo credit: Bolot Bochkarev.

Bulgunnyakhtakh is the village located on the Western bank of the Lena River almost in the middle of the way between Yakutsk and Lena Pillars Nature Park (the Eastern bank).

Period: June – September 2016.
Duration: a day trip
Group size: 1-3 people (each group).

Travel via Bulgunnyakhtakh is good, if you wish to experience:

  • the combined type of trip – overland and river;
  • feel comfortable during car ride on the asphalt road (after Bulgunnyakhtah, there is dirt road);
  • enjoy 80-km river journey with multiple stops for breaks, grots & ancient rock paintings viewing, Lena Pillars and Siberian sand dunes climbing, swimming, fishing;

Distances to travel:

  • 110 km from Yakutsk to Bulgunnyakhtakh overland by vehicle;
  • 80 km from Bulgunnyakhtakh to Lena Pillars Nature Park along the Lena River by a motor boat.
1-Day Trip via Bulgunnyakhtakh:

Route: Yakutsk – Bulgunnyakhtakh – Lena Pillars on the Lena River – Bulgunnyakhtakh – Yakutsk.

Itinerary

07:00 – 10:00 – Pick up at hotel in Yakutsk. Transfer to Bulgunnyakhtakh by vehicle. 110 km to drive.
10:30 – Start of the Lena River journey by a motor boat from Bulgunnyakhtah to Lena Pillars Nature Park.

8-hr Lena River journey program:

– Boating the Bulgunnyakhtakh channel of the Lena River. Passing the Tukulan desert hills.
– Stop at Elanka village for coffee & tea brunch.
– Boating along the stretch of the Stone Pillars after Elanka.
– Stops for viewing caves (grots) and ancient rock paintings.
– Arrival at Lena Pillars Nature Park.
– Free time in Lena Pillars Nature. 3 hours is pretty enough for ascending Lena Pillars and walking along the rocky bank.
– Transfer to an island for lunch, swimming & fishing.
– Back to Bulgunnyakhtakh.

19:00 – 22:00 – Transfer back to Yakutsk.

1-Day Guided Trip:

In group of 3 people = 17 600 RUB* / 279 USD** / 248 EUR** per person.
In group of 2 people = 25 200 RUB* / 400 USD** / 355 EUR** per person.
Individual = 47 800 RUB* / 759 USD** / 673 EUR** per person.

*We accept payment in Russian rubles by PayPal, USD/EUR by bank transfer. Payment in USD/EUR should be equal to the amount indicated in Russian rubles.
**Fixed currency conversion rate as of May 30th, 2016:
1 USD = 63 RUB;
1 EUR = 71 RUB.

The cost includes:

– transfer by vehicle en route Yakutsk – Bulgunnyakhtah – Yakutsk;
– transfer by motor boat en route Bulgunnyakhtah – Elanka – Lena Pillars – Elanka – Bulgunnyakhtah;
– excursion program during the river journey;
– Lena Pillars National Park’s entry ticket;
– English-, German-, French-, Spanish-, Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide;
– meals and drinking water for a day;
– travel arrangement expenses & fee;
– VAT.

Yakutsk – ELANKA – Lena Pillars
1-2 Days [by car & motor boat]

Elanka photo credit: Ajar Varlamov/YakutiaPhoto.com.

Elanka to Lena Pillars travel photo credit: Bolot Bochkarev.

Above photographs were taken during the trip from Elanka village to Lena Pillars Nature Park on July 31st, 2013. Even if the Lena River journey took on a rainy, cloudy day, the stone forest looked majestically and mystery (thanks to its ancient history and rock paintings). This is what you’ll see on the last 40-km stretch of your boat/ship trip.

Elanka is the village located on the Western bank of the Lena River. 155 km south off Yakutsk and 35 km to Lena Pillars Nature Park.

Two centuries ago, it was used as the postal base and served by a few families only. Currently, one family lives in there constantly. Lately, Yakutsk city residents built summer houses to spend holidays.

Period: June – September 2016.
Duration: 2-day trip
Group size: 1-3 people (one group for each motor boat).

Travel via Elanka is good, if you wish to:

  • experience overland and river journeys during 2 days;
  • feel adventerous the off-road excitement on the 45-km part Bulgunnyakhtah – Elanka;
  • enjoy the most pictureous stretch on the water way to Lena Pillars Nature Park; it takes 1-hr boating, if not make stops, but you will have stops to view caves and ancient rock paintings;
  • spend night in the new private wooden guest house for 4 people.

Route: Yakutsk – Bulgunnyakhtakh – Elanka – Lena Pillars on the Lena River – Elanka (overnight) – Bulgunnyakhtakh – Yakutsk.

Distances to travel:

  • 155 km from Yakutsk to Elanka overland by vehicle;
  • 35 km from Elanka to Lena Pillars Nature Park along the Lena River by a motor boat.
1-Day Trip via Elanka:

09:00 – Pick up at hotel in Yakutsk.

09:00 – 12:00 – Transfer to Elanka by vehicle. 155 km to drive.

12:00 – 18:00 – Journey on the Lena River from Elanka to Lena Pillars Nature Park.

River journey program:

– Boating along the stretch of the Stone Pillars after Elanka.
– Stops for viewing caves (grots) and ancient rock paintings.
– Arrival at Lena Pillars Nature Park.
– Free time in Lena Pillars Nature. 3 hours is pretty enough for ascending Lena Pillars, walking along the rocky bank and lunch.
– Transfer back to Elanka.

18:00 – 21:30 – Transfer back to Yakutsk.

1-Day Guided Trip:

In group of 4 people = 12 200 RUB* / 194 USD** / 172 EUR** per person.
In group of 3 people = 15 400 RUB* / 244 USD** / 217 EUR** per person.
In group of 2 people = 21 800 RUB* / 346 USD** / 307 EUR** per person.
Individual = 41 200 RUB* / 654 USD** / 580 EUR** per person.

*We accept payment in Russian rubles by PayPal, USD/EUR by bank transfer. Payment in USD/EUR should be equal to the amount indicated in Russian rubles.
**Fixed currency conversion rate as of May 30th, 2016:
1 USD = 63 RUB;
1 EUR = 71 RUB.

The cost includes:

– transfer by vehicle en route Yakutsk – Elanka – Yakutsk;
– transfer by motor boat en route Elanka – Lena Pillars – Elanka;
– excursion program during the river journey;
– Lena Pillars National Park’s entry ticket/s;
– English-, German-, French-, Spanish-, Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide;
– meals and drinking water for a day;
– travel arrangement expenses & fee;
– VAT.

2-Day Trip via Elanka:

Day 1

09:00 – 15:00 – Pick up at hotel in Yakutsk. Transfer to Elanka by vehicle. 155 km to drive.
15:00 – Arrival in Elanka. Accommodation in the wooden house. Lunch.
16:00 – 19:00 – Free time in Elanka. Visit to History Museum. Fishing. Walk along the Pillars located near Elanka village.
19:00 – 20:00 – Dinner.
20:00 – Free time.

Day 2

09:00 – Breakfast.
10:00 – 16:00 – Journey on the Lena River from Elanka to Lena Pillars Nature Park.

River journey program:

– Boating along the stretch of the Stone Pillars after Elanka.
– Stops for viewing caves (grots) and ancient rock paintings.
– Arrival at Lena Pillars Nature Park.
– Free time in Lena Pillars Nature. 3 hours is pretty enough for ascending Lena Pillars, walking along the rocky bank and lunch.
– Transfer back to Elanka.

16:30 – 21:00 – Transfer back to Yakutsk.

2-Day Guided Trip:

In group of 4 people = 22 200 RUB* / 352 USD** / 313 EUR** per person.
In group of 3 people = 27 600 RUB* / 438 USD** / 389 EUR** per person.
In group of 2 people = 39 200 RUB* / 622 USD** / 552 EUR** per person.
Individual = 73 800 RUB* / 1 171 USD** / 1 039 EUR** per person.

*We accept payment in Russian rubles by PayPal, USD/EUR by bank transfer. Payment in USD/EUR should be equal to the amount indicated in Russian rubles.
**Fixed currency conversion rate as of May 30th, 2016:
1 USD = 63 RUB;
1 EUR = 71 RUB.

The cost includes:

– transfer by vehicle en route Yakutsk – Elanka – Yakutsk;
– transfer by motor boat en route Elanka – Lena Pillars – Elanka;
– excursion program during the river journey;
– Lena Pillars National Park’s entry ticket/s;
– English-, German-, French-, Spanish-, Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide;
– meals and drinking water for 2 days;
– overnight in a private wooden house in Elanka;
– travel arrangement expenses & fee;
– VAT.

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