Mountain hike to the Putorana Plateau

The Putorana Plateau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a truly amazing place unlike any other in the world. 

This country of waterfalls, canyons and tectonic lakes is comparable in area to the territory of Great Britain and we invite you to go on a mountain hike with us to see its greatness with your own eyes.

Location

Krasnoyarsk Territory, Norilsk
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Duration
13 Days
12 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 18 – 30 Jul
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Accommodation
  • Tent
    10 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 10 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Group meet at
Krasnoyarsk Territory, Norilsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Getting to know the pristine beauty of the Russian North
We will see the valleys of three rivers, three large canyons, fifty waterfalls and lakes
A real mountain adventure
We will visit one of the most inaccessible and unexplored corners of our planet
Local delicacies
Let's try the cuisine of the north – venison and fish dishes

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival. The road to the Putorana Plateau

    Meeting at the Alykel airport in Norilsk at 08:30.

    We get our luggage and go to the city. 

    Breakfast, transfer to the pier of the Norilsk river. 

    We load into the boat and go. We have to go 190 kilometers by boat. The road is very picturesque. 

    We pass a system of mountain rivers and tectonic lakes. As soon as we enter Lama Lake, we will see the very heart of a mountainous country called the Putorana Plateau. We will pass the 80-kilometer-long lake completely, from its end to the beginning (orographically). 

    The landing place is the eastern shore, it is there that the valleys of three large rivers connect: Hoisi, Bunisyak, Talaya. 

    We set up camp, cook dinner, explore the surroundings. 

    Briefing, sleep.

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  • Day 2 - To the Hoixi Valley
  • Day 3 - Up the valley to the waterfalls
  • Day 4 - Ascent to the plateau
  • Day 5 - Radial output
  • Day 6 - Bunisyak River Valley
  • Day 7 - Descent from the plateau
  • Day 8 - Down the river valley
  • Day 9 - Lama Lake
  • Day 10 - Reserve day
  • Day 11 - Reserve day
  • Day 12 - Return to Norilsk
  • Day 13 - Completion of the tour
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The difficulty of the route is 6 out of 10. We will walk about 15 km/day.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    10 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in a tent (10 nights) and in the city of Norilsk (2 nights), room comfort.  Breakfast is included (buffet).

This is a completely autonomous hike, we will walk the entire route under a backpack.

The cost of the tour for 1 person: 125,000 rubles.

Tent 10 nights
The Norilsk Hotel 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 10 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Duration
13 days 12 nights
Group meets at
Krasnoyarsk Territory, Norilsk

Included in price

  • guide support;
  • transfer;
  • accommodation in Norilsk (2 nights);
  • drop-in and drop-out by boat;
  • meals on the route;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations;
  • camping equipment rental (tents);
  • a certificate of completion of the route.

Paid extra

  • flights to Norilsk and back:
  • insurance for the period of the hike (required);
  • meals in the city;
  • sauna on the base on the last day (optional);
  • personal expenses (souvenirs, etc.).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Clothing and shoes:

  • trekking boots;
  • boots are stray (eva);
  • leggings;
  • socks: 2-3 pairs of cotton, 1-2 pairs of wool or insulated;
  • thermal underwear top + bottom;
  • 2 pairs of trousers, trekking trousers (cotton, membrane, fleece, etc.);
  • windproof pants, raincoat;
  • T-shirts 2-3 pieces, a warm jacket or a sweater 2-3 pieces;
  • hooded jacket, anorak, down vest;
  • a warm down jacket with a hood;
  • gloves, insulated gloves or mittens;
  • several hats, a cap or a bandana, a balaclava.

Personal equipment:

  • backpack of 80-100 liters, a cape on a backpack;
  • sleeping bag (comfort temperature -10°C), mat, popper;
  • tent;
  • headlamp flashlight + spare set of batteries;
  • tableware: mug, spoon, bowl, knife, thermos 0.5-1L, matches;
  • sunglasses or ski mask;
  • personal first aid kit: remedies for colds and food poisoning, a wide patch, elastic bandage, medications prescribed by doctors;
  • sunscreen with a factor of 40 and above;
  • hygienic lipstick;
  • hygiene kit: toilet paper, toothbrush and paste, soap and towel.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 394
    18 – 30 Jul 13 days 12 nights
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