Glacier of Lake Buluus

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

Day Trip from Yakutsk, Russia

Disclosing and introducing 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: May 25th – August 11th, 2019. Earlier you come, more ice you see.
Route: Yakutsk – Bestyakh – Glacier of Lake Buluus – Turuuk Khaia Cliff – Kyuryulyur Waterfalls


Any date on 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 from Yakutsk to Nizhny 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 doesn’t melt in June and July. It might be affected by rains and heat in August. 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 above and on the map.


We do a trip on any day upon request.

We do not gather groups for specific dates. All trips are private and done upon request. If you need travel mates to share transport expenses, please, let us know your wished date, and we’ll publish them on here.


08:00 – Picking up at hotel.
08:00 – 8:20 – Transfer from Yakutsk to a ferry in the area of Darkylakh.
08:40 – 10:00 – Crossing the Lena River by a ferry, 10 km.
10:00 – 11:00 – Transfer from a ferry to Buluus Glacier, 95 km.
11:30 – 14:00 – Free time on the Glacier of Lake Buluus. Time for lunch (not included).
14:00 – 14:30 – Transfer to Turuuk Khaia Cliff.
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 the forest rocky of the Kyuryulyur River with waterfalls, 15 km.
16:00 – 17:30 – Free time at Kyuryulyur.
17:30 – 18:30 – Drive back to the ferry.
18:30 – 20:00 – Crossing the Lena River.
20:00 – 20:30 – Transfer to hotel.

Tour Cost

Rates for Summer 2019

For 5 people = 4 250 RUB / 67 USD* / 60 EUR* / 52 GBP* per person.
For 4 people = 5 200 RUB / 83 USD* / 73 EUR* / 64 GBP* per person.
For 3 people = 6 800 RUB / 108 USD* / 96 EUR* / 84 GBP* per person.
For 2 people = 9 250 RUB / 147 USD* / 130 EUR* / 114* GBP per person.
For 1 person = 18 100 RUB / 287 USD* / 255 EUR* / 223 GBP*.

As of March 16th, 2019, the applied conversion rate:
1 USD = 63 RUB;
1 EUR = 71 RUB;
1 GBP = 81 RUB.
If you have a group of bigger size, please, let us know. More people, less the final rate.


– off-road transport w/ driver (Toyota Land Cruiser 105/Prado for 1-3 people, minibus Toyota Hiace for 4 and more people);
– ferry passes for transport and passengers (round trip).

Not include:

– meals & drinks (reserve 1000 – 1500 RUB per person);
– entry tickets to the Glacier of Lake Buluus, Turuuk Khaia Cliff and the Kyuryulyur River (obligatory) (reserve 500 RUB per person);
– German-/French-/Spanish-/Chinese- or Japanese-speaking guide (optional) (8000 RUB per day).

Booking & Payment Conditions

– Trip participation should be confirmed no later than a week before the start of the tour.
– If a trip is requested a few days before the trip, a journey is not guaranteed, as vehicles might be overbooked.
– To reserve your trip date, it is recommended to do the full pre-payment.

This tour is often booked with:

Lena Pillars Nature Park Tour, 1-3 Days.


By phone:

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

Via email:

We tend to reply immediately or in the course of a day. If we don’t get back to you as quick as you wish, please, don’t worry. We could be busy with urgent requests or current travellers. Don’t hesitate to remind us.

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.