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 or more.
Period: December – March.

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:

  • Request your date to gather a group.

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 other travelers have their own wished dates, and we can’t guarantee their dates to match yours.

Please, note also 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 hours.
Outdoor temperature in November-February: -30C and -50C.
Outdoor temperature in March-April: -10C and -25C.

Vehicles:
– Toyota Land Cruiser (for 1-3 people);
– Mitsubishi Delica (minivan) (for 1-4 people);
– Toyota Hiace (minibus) (for 5-8 people).

Itinerary for Winter

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 viewpoint is possible, if the 2-km track is free of heavy snow. Back to the car. Time for lunch and warming up.
17:00 – Start of the ride back to Yakutsk by car.
±21:00 – Return to the place of stay.

Rates for Winter 2022

FULL PACKAGE (FOR PRIVATE TRIPS)

For a small/big group = 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;
– heated wooden house rental;
– meals (packed in lunchboxes by Yakutsk-based restaurant) & hot tea;
– warm down parka from the Russian brand “NorthWestFur” (if available & request in advance);
– Russian-style felt boots (if available & requested in advance).

STANDARD PACKAGE FOR DECEMBER 2021 – FEBRUARY 2022

For 1-4 people = check rates in pdf.

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

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

Doesn’t include:

– English/German/French/Spanish-speaking guide;
– warm house rental;
– meals

Feel free to customize the list of ordered services.

PACKAGE WITHOUT A GUIDE AND MEALS FOR 20 FEBRUARY 2022 – 3 APRIL 2022

For 1-5 people = on request.

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.

Spring Package includes:

– Off-road transport for transfer en route Yakutsk – Batamai – Lena Pillars – Yakutsk. Round trip distance is 440 km. Half of the trip goes on the ice road;
– entry permission for Lena Pillars Nature Park.

Doesn’t include:

– English/German/French/Spanish-speaking guide;
– meals;
– snowmobile with a passenger sledge (not required, as the ice road is made through to Lena Pillars);
– entrance to a warm house (not required, as weather is warm, like -10C -20C).

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!