Expedition to the land of endless peaks: waterfalls, canyons, packrafting on a fjord lake, and northern cuisine


August 19 - 25, 2024
Central Siberian Plateau, Russia
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putorano plateau vip tour waterfalls, canyons, packrafting fjord lake northern cuisine

Our expedition sets off for the pristine wilderness of the Putorana Plateau, where through the alien landscapes we will explore endless waterfalls and canyons, ascend flat-topped mountains, embark on packrafting adventures across fjord lakes, sample a plethora of dishes made from wild northern fish, and indulge in other diverse delicacies of the northern cuisine. We'll taste noble wines, relish in an authentic Russian banya within the reserve's territory, and endeavor to catch the Northern Lights.

We'll be stationed at a comfortable lakeside retreat, secluded in the heart of the wilderness, offering a one-on-one encounter with the wilds of the polar region, where trekking uncharted paths becomes a true adventure.

Those interested can embark on a helicopter journey, soaring above the planet of Putorana

Dates: August 19 - 25, 2024

Duration: 7 days/8 nights

Number of Participants: 8 – 12

Cost per person:

  • 315,000 rubles for 11 - 12 participants
  • 339,000 rubles for 10 participants
  • 315,000 rubles for 8 – 9 participants

Early Booking Discount 10% (in case you book before May 19, 2024)

Everything is included, except for:
  • Airfare to and from Norilsk,
  • Medical insurance,
  • Russian visa (if required),
  • Dinner in Norilsk.

Estimated cost of round-trip airfare Moscow – Norilsk – Moscow: 35,000 – 55,000 rubles. (Air tickets are purchased independently; we provide consultation).

Single supplement: provided only upon request with a small number of participants.

TRAVEL PROGRAM: tour to putorana plateau


Meet with the group in Norilsk, then transfer by comfortable minibus to the pier, where our modern airboat is waiting. The most beautiful adventure of your life begins! Along the way, we will see picturesque lakes: Melkoye, Glubokoye, and Sobachye.

Upon arrival at the base on Lake Sobachye, you can enjoy a short break before lunch, relax, and recharge your energy.

Lunch will be served from a special menu, with each dish prepared using local delicacies. After the meal, we will take a fascinating walk around the base.

The territory features only three cozy wooden houses, a sauna, and relaxation areas. Our attentive team will do everything possible to make your stay unforgettable and filled with vivid impressions.

In the evening, we will arrange a real feast with BBQ! After all, there's nothing better than enjoying grilled food with good company in the open air at the end of the day.

And, of course, after a busy day, you deserve full relaxation in the sauna, where aromatherapy and herbal tea await you.

Meals: lunch, dinner
Accommodation: resort on Lake Sobachye on the Putorana Plateau

Recommended flights from Moscow to Norilsk:
  • by S7 Airlines, departure from Moscow at 23:50 on August 18, arriving in Norilsk at 7:50 a.m. on August 19, or
  • by Nord Star Airlines, departure from Moscow at 23:45 on August 18, arriving in Norilsk at 8:05 a.m. on August 19, or
  • any other flight from any city arriving in Norilsk no later than 9:00 a.m. on August 19 (flights are available from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Krasnoyarsk).

Day 2. August 20, 2024 (Tuesday). TREKKING ON PUTORANA PLATEAU

After breakfast, we head to the observation deck for a trek, offering spectacular views of Lake Sobachye and the mountain peaks. As we reach this height, we can feel the full majesty and beauty of northern nature. Before our eyes lies a panorama of majestic cliffs and green forests, with the Lake Sobachye resembling a jewel, captivating our hearts with its beauty. On this high cliff, the air is fresh and silent, making every moment unique. The grandeur of the mountains and the vast expanse of the lake create a peaceful and delightful atmosphere, immersing us in a world of enduring beauty and harmony with nature.

Upon our return, we enjoy dinner with delicious Northern cuisine. We especially recommend trying the local fish, freshly caught from the purest waters in the area. After dinner, we will enjoy a relaxing session in the sauna, with brooms and aromatherapy. Afterward, you can take a dip in the lake to complete your relaxation.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: resort on Lake Sobachye on the Putorana Platea

Day 3. August 21, 2024 (Wednesday). A PACKRAFT TRIP ON A FJORD LAKE

After breakfast, we embark on a unique journey in packrafts.

Our adventure begins at a fjord lake, which is like a jewel among rocky mountains and lush forests. Here, amidst untouched nature, we can feel the grandeur and serenity of this special corner of the world.

As we paddle, our guides share fascinating facts about the local flora and fauna. We may even have the chance to spot a rare resident of these lands - the Putorana mountain goat, also known as the bighorn sheep.

Upon our return to the base, an oasis of relaxation awaits. We can unwind in the sauna with aromatic herbs, cool off in the lake, and enjoy a cup of fragrant tea. A hot and hearty meal will provide warmth and comfort as we wrap up the day reminiscing about our time in nature.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: resort on Lake Sobachye on the Putorana Plateau


We start the morning with a delicious breakfast. Our adventure begins with an exciting hike up the mountain, accompanied by experienced and certified guides. Our goal is to reach the summit and experience the beauty of this amazing place.

At the top, we have lunch (packed lunches) waiting for us. Imagine sitting at a height surrounded by unique landscapes and enjoying the goodies prepared with love by our chefs.

After returning, following tradition, we will relax in a sauna overlooking the lake, immersing ourselves in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. After swimming, we will enjoy a cup of tea made with refreshing northern herbs and dinner from our talented chef.

Finally, as the crowning glory of this day, we will witness the Northern Lights - an amazing natural phenomenon that fills our hearts with delight and wonder.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: holiday resort on Lake Sobachye on the Putorana Plateau


Let's start the day with a delicious breakfast that will give you energy for the whole day. Then we will go on an exciting boat trip along the picturesque lake.

After that, we will have an exciting trek to the waterfall with a height of 19 meters. During the walk, we will be able to enjoy not only the beauty of the waterfall but also the unique atmosphere of the forest and mountain peaks.

For lunch, we will rest on the shore of the lake with a panoramic view of the surrounding nature.

In the evening, a hearty dinner and the opportunity to relax in the sauna with panoramic mountain views. Nothing compares to the feeling of tranquility and harmony enveloping you in this amazing place.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: resort on Lake Sobachye on the Putorana Plateau

Day 6. August 24, 2024 (Saturday). PUTORANA PLATEAU – (HELICOPTER FLIGHT) – NORILSK

After breakfast, we will enjoy our last day in this beautiful corner of nature.

We have the option of taking a helicopter ride along an exciting route that takes us through Norilsk - Dyngkengda - Hoysi - Canyon and Hihikal Waterfall - Bunisyak - Princess Waterfall - Norilsk. The Eurocopter AS-350 is a modern helicopter that has the ability to land in any location for photo and video shoots.

The cost of the flight is 250,000 rubles per person for 5 participants. The total cost of the helicopter ride is 1,250,000 rubles and can be split among 5 or fewer participants.

After the helicopter tour, we will transfer back to Norilsk by hovercraft. In the evening, we will stay at the 4* hotel in Norilsk.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: 4* hotel in Norilsk

Day 7. August 25, 2024 (Sunday). NORILSK – RETURN FLIGHT

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: 4* hotel in Norilsk

Recommended flight from Norilsk to Moscow:

  • By S7 Airlines, departure from Norilsk at 9:05 a.m. on August 25, with arrival in Moscow at 9:30 a.m. on August 25, or
  • by Nord Star Airlines, departure from Norilsk at 10:30 a.m. on August 25, with arrival in Moscow at 11:00 a.m. on August 25, or
  • or any other flight to any city departing from Norilsk at any time on August 25.
Cost includes:

  • Accommodation at the base on the Putorana Plateau: 4-bed lodging.
  • Hotel accommodation in Norilsk, 4* standard, double occupancy.
  • 3 meals per day on the Putorana Plateau (breakfast and dinner at the base, hot meals or a lunch box on the routes, depending on the program for the day).
  • Transfer from Norilsk to the base on the Putorana Plateau and return by hovercraft.
  • All transfers by boat and motorized transport according to the itinerary.
  • Rental of speedboats and boats with an escort.
  • Bathhouse with brooms and aromatherapy.
  • The services of guides/instructors.
  • Team leader throughout the entire route with English translation.

Cost excludes (to be additionally paid):

  • Flights to Norilsk and back
  • Medical insurance
  • Russian visa (if required)
  • Internet and satellite connection at the base
  • Meals in Norilsk on the day of arrival and the day before departure
  • Helicopter tour

To take with:

  • Sets of clothing suitable for various weather conditions, including light clothing (shorts, T-shirts, light trousers) and warm clothing (fleece, windproof jackets), as well as shirts with long sleeves.
  • Rubber boots (preferably)
  • Hats for different weather conditions (baseball cap, sun hat, warm hat)
  • Comfortable trekking boots and lightweight shoes (sneakers)
  • Bathing suits Raincoats Mosquito nets for sleeping (optional)
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Personal medications (including analgesics, antiseptics, antibiotics, antiviral medications, intestinal) Sun protection products (creams, sprays)
  • Wind protection products
  • Mosquito nets
  • Headlamps Sunglasses
  • Thermos (optional)
  • Fishing rods (optional)
  • Repellents (sprays, creams)
  • A large backpack or trunk for belongings
  • Small backpacks for walking (25-30 liters)
  • Photo and video equipment, drones, tripods, spare batteries
  • A hermetic package for equipment and documents is available (optional).
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