Summer expedition with Mzungu, experts from the Russian Geographical Society and ethnographers from the Kuntskamera to the Dolgans - reindeer herders during their nomadic period and to the Popigai Meteorite crater.






TAYMYR




August 2 - 9, 2024
Tour to Taymyr Peninsula, Russia

*TOGETHER WITH RUSSIAN GEOGRAFICAL SOCIETY

Тур на Таймыр к долгагам - оленеводам, совместно с Русским Географическим обществом
Our expedition will go deep into the tundra of the endlessly cold Taymyr Peninsula, where tourist companies do not tread, and where the unique Dolgan reindeer herders live their still traditional life. In the extremely short summer, they migrate with their baloks – square dwellings on sledges, covered with reindeer skins.

We'll fully immerse ourselves in the daily life and culture of the Dolgan people, participate in their nomadic and corral activities, get to the famous Popigai meteorite crater, and explore the vanished village of Popigai with local guides.

Helicopter flights over the tundra, rafting on wild rivers, fishing for northern fish, hunting for the northern lights – we'll truly feel like explorers of the Russian North!

Led by Alexey Kolbov Mzungu, the MZUNGU EXPEDITIONS expedition, in collaboration with the Russian Geographical Society, will be accompanied by its representatives and ethnographer-scientists studying northern cultures.

Expedition participants will be involved in the inner workings of anthropology, including learning about fieldwork, collecting ethnographic materials (diaries, photos, sketches, interviews), and attend a series of lectures by scientists.

The primary goal is to gather field materials and exhibits for museums, with the research results presented at a seminar at the Russian Geographical Society headquarters in St. Petersburg.

© Алексей Кольбов, MZUNGU EXPEDITIONS
©Анна Рыбкина
SCHEDULE AND COST:
Dates: August 2 – 9, 2024

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Participants: 6 – 11

Cost per Person:

– 395,000 rubles for 11 participants,
– 425,000 rubles for 10 participants,
– 455,000 rubles for 9 participants,
– 495,000 rubles for 7–8 participants,
– 555,000 rubles for 6 participants.

10% early booking discount (in case you book before March 5, 2024)

Everything included, except for:

– Flights to Khatanga (Krasnoyarsk Krai) and back,
– Medical insurance,
– Russian visas (if required),
– Lunches and dinners in Khatanga.

Estimated cost of Moscow–Khatanga–Moscow flights (via Krasnoyarsk): 70,000–85,000 rubles. (Tickets Moscow–Krasnoyarsk–Moscow are usually bought on your own. Tickets for flights of KrasAvia airline from Krasnoyarsk to Khatanga and back can be purchased through our representative).

Single supplement: 27,000 rubles (available only in Khatanga for an additional fee).

TRAVEL PROGRAM:RGS Tour to Taymyr
Day 0. August 1, 2024 (Thursday ). DEPARTURE TO KRASNOYARSK

Evening departure from Moscow (or another city) to Krasnoyarsk.

Meals: Not included
Accommodation: None

*Recommended flights: from Moscow to Krasnoyarsk:
– On August 1 at 21:50 with arrival in Krasnoyarsk at 06:40 am on August 2 by Aeroflot,
– On August 1 at 21:25 with arrival in Krasnoyarsk at 06:00 am on August 2 by Utair,
– On August 1 at 22:45 with arrival in Krasnoyarsk at 07:10 am on August 2 by Pobeda,
– Or any other flight from any city arriving in Krasnoyarsk no later than 9:00 am on August 2.


Day 1. August 2, 2024 (Friday). ARRIVAL IN KHATANGA, TAYMYR, AND TRIP TO NGANASANS IN NOVAYA VILLAGE

Arrival in Krasnoyarsk (no later than 9:00 am). At 11:30 am, a flight by Krasavia or Sapsan Airlines (depending on available flights on this date) to Khatanga on the Taymyr Peninsula (three hour flight). Flight may be delayed.
Around noon, arrival on the Taymyr Peninsula, in Khatanga, a settlement located in the Far North, in the Krasnoyarsk Krai, 600 km northeast of Norilsk. Khatanga is one of the northernmost inhabited localities in Russia.
After lunch, we will take a boat to the Novaya village (1 hour ride), where the main population consists of the Nganasans. We will meet Aunt Dasha, the guardian of fading the Nganasan traditions.
The Nganasans, according to some sources, are the oldest of the northern peoples, and certainly the northernmost. Once, the Nganasans inhabited the northern part of the Taymyr Peninsula, hunting for wild reindeer. They were among the last to engage in reindeer herding.
Perhaps, a limited experience did not allow them to survive difficult times, and in the 1990s, having lost their reindeer, they were forced to relocate to modern settlements like the village Novaya. Today there are less than 800 of them, and those who remember the language and traditions are no more than two hundred.
We will visit the Nganasan people. Despite living in modern homes, they maintain a distinctive identity. Remaining loyal to their pagan beliefs, they haven't converted to Christianity. Other peoples of Taymyr had not previously considered the Nganasans as potential marriage partners, because they believed that they had "sewn faces." – the Nganasans put tattoos on their faces. Even more interesting is their traditional clothing. Unlike other northern peoples, the Nganasans sew clothes that contain only three contrasting colors: white, black and red. There is an opinion that this is how they resemble the loon - their totem animal, the most revered among all others. The Nganasans also say that red symbolizes the sun, white symbolizes our world, and black symbolizes the afterlife. Nganasan shoes are unique in their kind. Like no other people, they sew shoes without socks, resembling mammoth feet! This once again hints at the age of these people.
The Nganasans were once considered unsuitable marriage partners due to their "sewn faces," tattoos, and unique three-color traditional clothing – white, black, and red, symbolizing the sun, our world, and the afterlife. Their footwear, crafted without toe compartments, resembles mammoth feet, hinting at the age of their culture.
In the evening return to Khatanga. Accommodation at the Mammoth 4* hotel.

Meals: lunchboxes
Accommodation: Mammoth Hotel 4*

* Recommended flight from Krasnoyarsk to Khatanga:
- by Krasavia airline or Sapsan airline, departure from Krasnoyarsk at 11:30 am on August 2, arrival in Khatanga around 14:55 on August 2 (the flight schedule will be available later. The schedule may change!)


Day 2. August 3, 2024 (Saturday). Helicopter flight to Old Popigai.

After breakfast, a 4-hour helicopter flight from Hatanga to Old Popigai. Landing in Sopochnoye (New Popigai) to meet a guide and a cook, and to take rubber boats, outboard motors, and supplies for the expedition.

Arrival in Popigai in the afternoon. Setting up the camp. Overnight in tents in the village of Stary Popigai or in the house of our guide Uncle Gosha.

The village of Popigai, now abandoned, is located in the crater of the Popigai meteorite - the fourth largest impact crater on Earth! The diameter of the crater is about 100 kilometers, the depth of the bottom is 200 meters. The Popigai impact structure is the destroyed remains of an impact crater. A crater with a diameter of 100 kilometers was created by a bolide impact approximately 35 million years ago during the late Eocene Epoch. According to some reports, this resulted in a significant reduction in life on the planet.

Popigai impact structure is designated by UNESCO as a Geopark, a site of special geological heritage. For decades, the Popigai impact structure has fascinated paleontologists and geologists, but the entire area was completely off limits because of the diamonds found there. However, a major investigatory expedition was undertaken in 1997, which greatly advanced understanding of the structure. It is assumed that the impactor was an asteroid. This assumption is based on layers of ejecta identified in studies conducted in Italy. Moreover, it is believed that the impactor had a diameter of several kilometers. The shock pressures from the impact instantaneously transformed graphite in the ground into diamonds within a 13.6 km radius of the impact point. These diamonds are usually 0.5 to 2 mm in diameter, though a few exceptional specimens are 10 mm in size.

Meals: breakfast, lunchboxes, and dinner.
Accommodation: In tents or in a village house.


Day 3. August 4, 2024 (Sunday). Exploration of the Popigai impact crater and abandoned village.

After breakfast, we will explore the surroundings of Popigai. The nearest settlement to the crater, Novy Popigai (Sopochnoe), is located 130 km from the center of the crater. Previously, its inhabitants lived directly in the crater, which became home to a unique ecosystem.

Guided by our local expert, we'll go into the forest where Uncle Dzhoko will showcase hunting traps and share stories of mammoth tusk searches. Perhaps, we'll even try to find mammoth tusks ourselves! Even today, on the Taymyr Peninsula, mammoth tusks and bones of other ancient animals that once inhabited the region can be found. From year to year, permafrost squeezes the skeletons and tusks of mammoths to the surface. Local adventurers regularly embark on expeditions in search of these tusks, leading to the common saying, "go to the tundra for tusks."

In the evening we will meet the only inhabitant of Popigai, a hermit. Dinner and camping sauna.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Accommodation: In tents or in a village house.


Day 4. August 5, 2024 (Monday). Rafting on the Popigai River and Transfer to the Dolgan Reindeer Herders' Camp

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we start a rafting journey down the Popigai River. On three rubber boats with outboard motors, we navigate through the Sopochnoe village, currently inhabited by resettlers from Old Popigai. New Popigai is located on the 72nd parallel, more than 600 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle.

During the journey, we'll make stops for fishing in prime spots along the Popigai's tributaries.

Upon reaching the riverbank, we'll be welcomed by the Dolgans, traditional reindeer herders. Using "burans" or reindeer-drawn sledges, we'll cross over to their camp (the Dolgans will move closer to the river upon our arrival).

The Dolgans are a Turkic people who mostly inhabit the Taymyr Peninsula in the Far North of Russia. They are considered the youngest ethnic group in Russia, officially recognized only in the late 1950s.

In the 18th century, the Tungus (Evenki) people, who once inhabited the southern part of Taymyr and practiced reindeer herding, were influenced by Yakut culture and language. From the west, the now dying out Samodeic people of the Enets brought their characteristics to the culture of the Tungus, who belonged to the Dolgan (Dulgan) clan. Thus, in the mid-19th – early 20th centuries, the cultural identity of the Dolgans began to take shape, although until the 1950s they called themselves "Sakha". Today it is generally accepted that the Dolgans are, in fact, "Tungus culturalized by Yakuts".

Upon our later arrival, we'll have introductions, partake in a traditional dinner, and spend the night in "baloks," the Dolgan's traditional dwellings.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Accommodation: Balok (traditional Dolgan dwelling).


Days 5 - 6. August 6 - 7, 2024 (Tuesday - Wednesday). Exploration of the Life and Culture of Dolgan Reindeer Herders during Nomadic Period

We spend two full days in the Dolgan reindeer herders' camp, actively participating in the nomadic life.

Trip to the herd, catching a reindeer. During this period, the Dolgans actively nomadize (as they say here, "argishat") and carry out corral work, fully preparing the herd for the new season.

We'll witness the entire process, from building corrals to reindeer capture using the "maut" (lasso), organizing caravans ("argish"), and transitioning with the herd and all their belongings to a new location in the tundra, with reindeer harnessed to sleds, towing their homes on runners ("balki").

Originally, the Dolgans were nomadic hunters and reindeer herders using the "chum," a traditional dwelling similar to their neighbors, the Nenets. However, in Soviet times, everything significantly changed. The Dolgans are famous for their "baloks" – square dwellings covered with reindeer skins. Unlike other indigenous peoples of the Russian Far North, such as Nenets, Khanty, or Chukchi, who must dismantle and rebuild their dwellings (chums, yarangas) with each migration across the tundra, Dolgans save time as their homes stand directly on sledges. In the first half of the 20th century, Dolgan reindeer herders invented the "balok," replacing the chum during the winter season. This innovation, now a tradition, helps the Dolgans to migrate in the extreme temperatures of the Far North, where in winter it often drops below -60 degrees Celsius.

We engage in discussions with reindeer herders around the campfire, sharing stories about the tundra, culture, and religion. While the majority of the Dolgans practice ancient shamanistic beliefs, some adhere to the Orthodox Christian faith.

For lunch and dinner – traditional food of nomads (raw meat "stroganina", different types of nordic white fish, "shurpa" soup etc.). Ritual reindeer slaughter is possible, accompanied by a master class on traditional venison preparation and "stroganina." We'll also get acquainted with northern cuisine.

We go to the tundra for seasonal hunting and fishing.

In the evenings, we'll hunt for the Northern Lights. If luck is on our side, we might even catch a glimpse of meteors! This is not a joke. During our first visit to Taymyr, we witnessed a falling bolide. Dolgans mentioned that while this phenomenon is rare, each of them has seen it several times in their lives. Evidently, the sparse atmosphere of these regions doesn't manage to "cool down" meteors. The famous Tunguska meteorite fell not far from here. We'll try to explore all of this!

Nights will be spent in "baloks" with the Dolgans.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Accommodation: Balok (traditional Dolgan dwelling).


Day 7. August 8, 2024 (Thursday). Boat transfer to Khatanga.

Early departure to Sopochnoe. Return from Sopochnoe to Khatanga by scheduled boat. Departure at 6:30 AM.

We'll travel by boat along the Popigai and Khatanga rivers (about 300 km), with a stop in the Novorybnaya village for lunch. The wave on the Khatanga River is high, almost like the sea, due to its wide estuary. Therefore, the boat moves slowly for our safety.

Late return to Khatanga around 1:00 am, depending on the weather.

Overnight stay in Khatanga. Accommodation at the Mammoth 4* hotel.

Meals: breakfast, lunchboxes for lunch and dinner.
Accommodation: Mammoth 4* hotel.


Day 8. August 9, 2024 (Friday). Excursions in Khatanga. Flight from Khatanga to Krasnoyarsk.

After breakfast, visit the northernmost Orthodox church in Russia – Holy Epiphany Church, the local Museum of Khatanga (Museum of Taimyr Reserves), and, if accessible, the Mammoth Museum. The Mammoth Museum is built in an old abandoned glacier near the river port, where thousands of mammoth tusks and bones, along with other ancient animal remains, can be found.

On this day, we may also take a trip to the village of Novaya to visit the Nganasans, in case it couldn't be arranged on the first day due to flight schedule changes.

Dinner at the restaurant, where you might have the opportunity to taste wild goose or reindeer steak with cranberry jam.

transfer to the airport. At 17:05 (schedule may change), departure to Krasnoyarsk by Krasavia or Sapsan airlines (depending on available flights on this date). Arrival in Krasnoyarsk around 20:35.

Evening flight to Moscow, or overnight stay in Krasnoyarsk and a direct morning flight to Moscow.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Not included.

*Recommended departure from Khatanga to Krasnoyarsk:
– by Krasavia or Sapsan, departure from Khatanga to Krasnoyarsk at 17:05 on August 9, arriving in Krasnoyarsk around 20:35 on August 9 (flight schedule will be available later and it may change).

*Recommended departure from Krasnoyarsk to Moscow (or another city):
– anytime not earlier than 01:00 on August 10,
– alternatively, a direct morning flight from Krasnoyarsk to Moscow (or another city) on August 10 (hotel in Krasnoyarsk is paid separately in this case).

* The operator reserves the right to change the order of execution of the program subject to keeping of all activities. The program can also be changed subject to weather/road conditions

** It's important to note that flights to/from Khatanga do not operate daily, potentially affecting the duration of the stay. The program may be revised in case of changes to the flight schedule of airlines serving Khatanga. The tour operator is not responsible for changes to the schedules of Krasavia and Sapsan airlines or boat schedules. In such cases, the program will be adapted to the updated flight schedule while retaining essential activities if possible.

*** Expedition participants to Taimyr must be motivated: show respect for the Dolgan and Nganasan cultures, be aware of the trip's objectives, and be adaptable to possible plan adjustments due to weather conditions or decisions by the indigenous population. Access to the river or tundra is weather-dependent and may be restricted for safety reasons at any time. Participants should be in good physical condition and capable of adapting to an unfamiliar group and culture.

**** It should be considered that flights from Khatanga to Krasnoyarsk may experience delays or cancellations due to weather conditions. Therefore, it is recommended to purchase the Krasnoyarsk–Moscow flight ticket with a refundable fare.
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EXPEDITION'S LEADERS AND EXPERTS
EXPEDITION LEADER



Ideologist and team leader of many expeditions, including the first Russian expedition in Niger for Cure Salée festival, the first Russian dog sleds expedition to Cape Dezhnev.
Photographer, author of numerous publications in Discovery and Vokrug Sveta, member of the Russian Geographical Society.







ALEX KOLBOV aka MZUNGU
founder of MZUNGU EXPEDITIONS, team leader
SCIENTIST OF RUSSIAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY


PhD candidate in Historical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Higher School of Economics.
Specializing in the phenomenon of the "Other," the history of tourism, and cultural appropriations.
Research interests: cultural anthropology and semiotics of travel, marketing, and medialandscape of destinations.
A member of the Council for Sustainable Development of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Also, a part of the Union of Scientists of St. Petersburg.
NATALIA BELYAKOVA
Head of the Department of Expeditionary Activities and Tourism Development of Russian Geographical Society
EXPERT. ETHNOGRAPHER



Candidate of Sociological Sciences, PhD in Anthropology (University of Aberdeen). Areas of scientific interest: anthropology of mobility and space, anthropology of food, anthropology of landscape, relationships between humans, animals and landscapes, methods of socio-anthropological research, history of Siberian studies.







VLADIMIR DAVYDOV
Deputy Director for Scientific Work at the Kunstkamera
EXPERT. ETHNOGRAPHER



Area of ​​scientific interests: fine and decorative arts of the peoples of Siberia and the Far North, Finnish-Russian scientific relations, ethnography of the peoples of Siberia and the Far East, anthropology of childhood. Practicing scholar with extensive experience in fieldwork among local communities, specializing in the peoples of the Far North.







OLGA SHULGINA
Junior researcher at the Department of Ethnography of Siberia at the Kunstkamera
Cost includes:

• Chartered MI-8 or MT helicopter from Khatanga to Sopochnoe to Old Popigai.
• Inflatable boats with motors and pilots from Old Popigai to Sopochnoe to the Reindeer Herders' Camp.
• Scheduled boat from Sopochnoe to Khatanga.
• Boat from Khatanga to Novaya village and back according to the program.
• Transfers to and from the airport in Khatanga (minibus or car).
• Accommodation in a 4* hotel in Khatanga (double occupancy).
• Accommodation in the Dolgan camp in baloks (shared).
• Camping accommodation (double occupancy) or in a village house (shared).
• Three meals a day in the Dolgan camp (national cuisine) and in Old Popigai.
• Drinking water in the Dolgan camp (national cuisine) and in Old Popigai.
• Meals on the road in the tundra (packed lunches).
• Breakfasts in Khatanga.
• All activities in the Dolgan camp and Old Popigai as per the program (participation in Dolgan life).
• All events and workshops as per the program.
• Visit to the Nganasans in Novaya.
• Visits to museums in Khatanga.
• Boats, motors, fuel, camping equipment, and utensils for the expedition part of the route.
• Professional local guides and a cook for the expedition part of the route.
• Experienced Russian-speaking driver-guides in the tundra.
• Services of a Russian-speaking local guide in Khatanga.
• Highly experienced driver-guide for the expedition part of the route.
• Services of a Russian- and English-speaking team leader/photographer throughout the route.
• Two professional practicing scientists throughout the route.
• Lectures by scientists throughout the route.
• Participation in scientific work: introduction to "anthropological cuisine," studying the "fields," collecting ethnographic materials (diaries, photos, interviews, etc.).
• Participant of the Russian Geographical Society throughout the route.
• Processing of permits for entry into the border zone (if necessary).
• Visa support.
• Satellite communication for safety.
• Photo and video shooting.
• Transportation services in the tundra (snowmobiles, sleds).


Cost excludes (additional charges apply):

• Flight to and from Khatanga (Krasnoyarsk Krai).
• Medical insurance.
• Russian visa (if required).
• Lunches and dinners in Khatanga (not specified in the program).
• Additional services specified as optional in the program, such as the reindeer ritual killing ceremony.
• Alcoholic beverages and drinks, personal expenses.
• Surcharge for single accommodation in hotels and tents.


To take with you:


  • Sets of clothing suitable for various weather conditions, including light clothing sets (shorts, t-shirts, light pants) and warm items (fleece, pants, windproof jacket), as well as long-sleeved shirts.
  • Rubber boots.
  • Headgear for different weather conditions: baseball cap/hat/sun hat and a warm hat.
  • Comfortable closed hiking boots and lightweight footwear (sneakers).
  • Swimsuits/trunks (optional).
  • Raincoat.
  • Sleeping bag for a comfort temperature of +5 degrees Celsius.
  • Self-inflating mattress or camping foam.
  • Mosquito net for sleeping.
  • Personal hygiene items: towel, shampoo/soap, wet wipes.
  • Personal medications (including painkillers, antiseptics, antibiotics, specific medications for you, antivirals, gastrointestinal medications).
  • Sun protection (cream, spray), wind protection.
  • Mosquito repellent (optional).
  • Headlamp.
  • Sunglasses (mandatory).
  • Buff (optional).
  • Thermos (optional).
  • Fishing rod (optional).
  • Repellents: sprays, creams.
  • Large backpack or suitcase for belongings.
  • Small backpack for walks (25-30 liters).
  • Minimal supply of favorite foods and beverages (there won't be a place to buy).
  • Photo and video equipment, drone, tripod, spare batteries.
  • Thermal bag for electronics and documents (optional).
TESTIMONIALS OF OUR CLIENTS
FROM PREVIOUS EXPEDITIONS TO YAMAL:

  • Stefano Ci
    see reco on Facebook
    We went to Siberia (Nenets people) with Aleksey. It has been one of the best trips I have done so far. Amazing landscapes, snowy and desolated, that give you the feeling of infinite and you understand what it really means when nature takes over. Aleksey really supported us in everything including nespresso coffee in the morning since we are italians :) organization was very good, really suggested!
  • Дима Пупин
    отзыв опубликован на Facebook
    Главное в поездках с Алексеем - не только возможность увидеть далекие места и экзотические ландшафты - но и уникальная возможность пообщаться с людьми у которых в голове зашиты программы очень сильно отличающиеся от наших, собираюсь уже в третий раз в этом году с ним поехать - был в Нигере и на Ямале теперь мечтаю об Амазонии
  • Giacomo Carlini
    see reco on Facebook
    I really really recommend Mzungu Expeditions!! I've been in Siberia with him to take pictures to Nenets People. It is a hard trip, because of the weather and the cold, but Alexey organized everything very well, and we could travel and move as we wanted with no problem at all. Alexey works with local professionals, so the experience is rich, full and safe. I loved my trip with him!!
  • Sara Bianci
    see reco on Facebook
    I had an absolutely amazing trip to Yamal. Alex is a great tour leader and an exceptional person as well. The expedition bringhed me into the authentic nenets's life. Thank you mzungu expeditions! :-)
  • Marco Marcone
    отзыв опубликован на Facebook
    Traveling in an authentic way, respecting people. Alex is reliable, experienced, a gentleman.
  • Dmitriy Shin
    отзыв опубликован на Facebook
    Trip that touched! Right people, in the right place and in the right time and of cause with the right trip provider! This is a trip I want to go more! Thank you Alexey Kolbov and Mzungu Expeditions, thank you all guy's from trip who became a real friends for me!
  • Сергей Мартьянов
    отзыв опубликован на Facebook
    Отлично съездили на Ямал. Приключений было выше крыши. Подобрала отличная команда.
  • Наталья Ципилева
    отзыв опубликован на Facebook
    #ЭтоТундраДетка �
    или как я оказалась на Крайнем Севере и узнала, что он бескрайний!
    Накануне Нового 2018 года, в 6 утра, ожидая вылета на свободную Кубу, было принято решение ехать на Ямал.
    Впереди было 3 месяца, чтобы собраться, но как это часто бывает, сборы откладывались до последнего. За 2 недели до поездки началась подготовка: покупка тёплых вещей, поиск туристических сумок, подбор спальника, термобелья, посуды, специальной обуви и так далее. Именно в этот момент я поняла, что это будет путешествие, которое будет отличным от всех других.
    С момента прибытия в аэропорт Шереметьево и начались наши приключения. Внезапный досмотр вещей, веселые посиделки в зале ожидания, потерявшийся багаж нашего путешественника, первая встреча с Салехардом. Переезжая Обь по зимнику, в шутку прощаясь с цивилизацией, мы смеялись над замёрзшей водой в бутылках.
    А потом...началась пурга. Не метель с мягкими снежинками, а пурга со снежной кбрупой, которая больно бьёт в лицо и руки. Когда не видно неба и земли. Через 5 часов ломается один из 3 трэколов. И водители в течение 3 часов под обжигающим ледяным ветром её ремонтируют.
    Дорога в арктическую тундру. Долгая, сложная и местами опасная. Но она и стала важной частью нашего приключения. Наверное за эти 15 часов в пути, по полному бездорожью понимаешь, что такое настоящий дикий Север.
    Уставшие, мы встретили рассвет 🌅 на месте нашего дальнейшего пребывания - в стойбище оленеводов. И расстелив по-быстрому спальники, заснули все как убитые. А утром началась адаптация к местной жизни, погоде, еде, иногда очень сильному ветру 💨 , метелям и яркому солнцу ☀️.
    Оленина и рыба 🐟 были основными нашими продуктами. И конечно чай ☕️ и что покрепче 😉🥃 Наши повара Лёня и Оля кормили нас очень вкусно! Через день мы были готовы пить из одной кружки и есть одной ложкой. Лишь бы успеть 😂 к обеду или ужину.
    Каждый день был расписан. Зимняя рыбалка, забой оленя и проба тёплой крови; разбор и сборка чума, катание на оленях, даже приготовление еды- это отдельная история. Ведь вода в тундре-это снег, который нужно натопить для начала.
    Не смотря на позднюю ямальскую весну, было много-много солнца и синего неба! И конечно, белоснежная сказка, которая окружила нас, погрузила всех нас в другой мир!
    Это была полная перезагрузка. Без телефонов, без соцсетей, без дресс кода, без каких-либо масок. Только ты и тундра. Только снег и олени . Только наша экспедиция в составе 13 человек и наши гостеприимные ненцы. И никого больше на 260 км. НИ-КО-ГО!
    Поэтому каждый из нас стал частью дружной веселой команды.
    И поверьте, самый грустный момент был тогда, когда пришла пора уезжать из тундры...
    Сейчас принято говорить «выйти из зоны комфорта». Так вот для меня, покидая бесконечную сНежную тундру, я выходила из настоящего душевного комфорта.
    Это авантюрное решение поехать на Крайний Север, жить жизнью оленеводов стало самым ярким приключением в моей жизни!
    Я счастлива знакомству и дружбе с Алексеем Кольбовым, а для нас просто Мзунгу, организатором нашей экспедиции, который пригласил меня и мою сестру! Спасибо Mzungu Expeditions за всё!
    И хочется сказать, до свидания 👋🏻 тундра, спасибо гостеприимный Ямал и надеюсь 🤞🏻 до встречи!
    Мечтаю о новых путешествиях и верю, что однажды я обязательно соберу рюкзак 🎒 и снова отправлюсь в путь!
    #ЭтоТундраДетка
    #Ямал2018
    #MzunguExpeditions
Why with MZUNGU EXPEDITIONS?
  • 1
    UNIQUENESS
    We find the most astonishing places on Earth and speed up to reach them. Our motto is to go ahead of road roller, touch the unique and unknown, before it disappears.
  • 2
    ADVENTURISM
    Wherever we go, we look for challenging activities and adventures, filling the journey with absolutely different spirit and emotions. That is why people join us over and over again.
  • 3
    SAFETY
    In our trips we pay special attention to safety. All our travels are based on personal experience, equipped with the best gear, involving proved providers and experienced local guides who perfectly know local features.
  • 4
    EXPERIENCE
    We have a unique experience of the most offbeat expeditions and ascents, deep knowledge of countries and peoples, and are ready to share it with you. All the expeditions and climbings are guided by Mzungu himself, guaranteeing exciting traveling and your comfort.
  • 5
    REASONABLE PRICE
    All our trips are reach in adventures, with high quality accommodation, transportation and meals included. We do not save on it. Thanks to solid contacts with reliable providers we offer really good prices and high quality.

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