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Chukotka - Winter Expedition to the end of the world

To the last reindeer nomads and Eskimos of NE-Siberia

15 days expedition to previously inaccessible regions of NE-Siberia
Crossing Chukotka from the Pacific Ocean to the Polar Ocean
Lonely landscapes in an untouched wilderness
Meeting with Chukchi and Asean. Eskimos
Observation of polar bears and walruses
Chukotka, the unknown country on the Bering Strait, lies in the far east of Russia, directly on the date line. This is where the day begins! Further East lies Alaska, which at the same time is still yesterday.
Until recently, only a few coastal towns of Chukotka were open for cruise tourism. We want to explore the interior of the country, visit the Chukchi, the nomads of the Arctic and the Eskimos of Asia.
This is an unforgettable trip. It leads through enchanting landscapes and offers an almost ideal mixture of rare nature and cultural experiences, as well as an incomparable adventure.
Day 1::
Scheduled flight from Munich to Moscow,
In the afternoon you have the opportunity to stroll through the city and visit the Red Square.
Overnight stay in a hotel

2. Day:
Flight to Chukotka to the Pacific Ocean

3. Day: Arrival at noon.
Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport. Lunch at the Airport Cafe.
Afterwards you will visit a very interesting abandoned military base from the Cold War, called Gudym. You will spend the night in an apartment in Ogolnye Kopi. Dinner will be served there, the tour will be discussed and the equipment will be checked.
4. Day:
We start early to our big expedition. with an all-terrain vehicle, the so-called "Trekol". The trip leads first through a snow-covered tundra to the Eskimo settlement Uelkal at the edge of the Bering Sea. Depending on the quality of the snow, this trip can take up to 10 hours (180 km). We will stop again and again to warm up and take pictures and have lunch on the way.
Late afternoon arrival in Uelkal. We are welcomed by the local culture club, informed about the place and its people.
Dinner and overnight in the lounge of the local club.

5. Day:
After breakfast we continue through flat tundra, over snow drifts and the frozen sea. The distance to drive on this day is about 100 km (4 - 6 hours).
In the afternoon we will arrive in Egvekinot. We will move into holiday bungalows, get some orientation in the settlement and visit the museum with interesting exhibits on ethnography, geology and the history of Egvekinot. The museum staff informs us about interesting political facts, e.g. the importance of the place during the Second World War, as well as about the later GULAGs and their prisoners.
6. Day:
We drive approx. 90 kilometres on a road built by GULAG prisoners to the village of Amguema, the central settlement of the reindeer chukchi. We visit a reindeer brigade and get to know the people of the tundra, spend the evening with them at the campfire and spend the night in a Yaranga, the traditional tent of the locals.
It is also possible to return to Amguema and visit the local folklore and dance group performance in the evening.
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7 Day:
We continue the 190 km long route to Vankarem. On the way we stop at the Vostochny gold mine, have lunch. We spend this day in an absolutely untouched, almost endless landscape, driving without road over open terrain.
In Vankarem we are accommodated with the locals or in the polar station. We visit the town and the troposphere station, hike to the polar ocean, meet the local Chukchi and Inuit in the club in the evening.
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8. - 10. Day:
Three days from Vankarem we can explore the Arctic Sea coast. With a little luck we will observe polar bears from a safe distance. The Chukchian guide accompanying us comes from a hunter family and is a member of a bear patrol of the WWF. He will make us familiar with the habits of the polar bears in detail. He will also be able to introduce us to the Eskimo way of life.
If the weather permits, we accompany a hunter to the seal hunt or to the walrus gatherings.
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11. Day:
After breakfast we say goodbye to the hospitable people of Vankarem. Drive with the Trekol back to Amguema. Small lunch on the way. Arrival in the evening. Dinner and overnight in a public building.

12. Day:
We drive through a beautiful winter landscape back to Egvekinot. The last kilometres lead along the coast. On the way we visit an impressive radar monitoring system from the Cold War. There is the possibility to visit a Banya (sauna). Possibly we experience a folklore demonstration in the evening.
Overnight stay in the culture house..
13. Day:
Flight from Egvekinot to Anadyr
In the afternoon there is a guided tour of the town. We will visit the ethnological museum where we will learn about the culture of the Chukchi.
Large farewell dinner with our companions and farewell.
Overnight stay at Hotel Anadyr.
14. Day:
Breakfast. In the morning: We have free time in Anadyr. After lunch in the restaurant, transfer to the airport and flight to Moscow. After arrival transfer from Airport Vnukovo over the crowded city highway to a hotel close to Airport Domodedovo.
Hotel overrnight
15. Day
Flight back to your home destination
Hints:
Attention: Early booking required For Chukotka a visa is required. You will receive the application form with the booking confirmation. To enter the country you need an EU passport valid until 6 months after the end of the trip.

Requirements:
Of course you should be healthy and sportive, as well as have outdoor experience. Patience and calmness are also important qualities you must bring with you. Due to local and weather conditions, a change of route may be necessary.
You are also prepared to help with any joint activities and to actively strive with your fellow travellers to make the trip a success.
You must be able to cope with very simple conditions and must not expect Central European standards during this trip.
Included Services:
- Flights in economy class from/to Munich,
- all transfers
- English speaking local guides,
- Accommodation according to program,
- Full board from/to Anadyr,
- AllTerrain Vehicle
- Cultural programme as indicated
- all museum admissions
- Special permits for border zone
- airport taxes

NOT included are::
- visa fees
- Catering and restaurant stays in Moscow and Anadyr
- Additional hotel stays not specified in the program
- Drinks, tips, personal expenses,
- compulsory travel health insurance
- other insurances.
- possible fuel surcharges

Winter overall, boots can be rented (200 Euro)

Number of participants:
min 4, max. 6 persons

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Travel price::
from Munich: 6.800,- €

Surcharges:
Single room: 395,- €
Single rooms cannot be guaranteed

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