Helicopter trip to the Pyramid of the Urals

In 2020, the Circumpolar Urals became the talk of the world thanks to the discovery of an unusual mountain, which is an enlarged copy of the Egyptian Pyramids. 

You will become explorers, discoverers, and pioneers. You will go where no one has been before, you will see what no one has seen with their own eyes yet. 

You will visit one of the most inaccessible corners of Russia and be impressed by the whole complex of natural attractions, which contains absolutely all the landscapes of natural territories: mountains, rivers, tundra, waterfalls, lakes, swamps, plateaus, cascades, outliers and many other natural resources of an absolutely unexplored territory, which is the standard of wildlife.

Location

Russia, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Nyagan
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US$ 1 705
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 12 – 19 Jul
    • 26 Jul – 2 Aug
    • 30 Aug – 6 Sep
    • 6 – 13 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Tent
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 17 people
Minimum age
18 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Nyagan
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Climbing the Pyramid
Let's climb the most mysterious mountain of the Circumpolar Urals!
Taiga treats
Every day we are waiting for hearty treats from our chef - a true master of his craft
Unity with nature
Let's breathe in the clean mountain air and plunge into the pristine nature

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Flight to Nyagan, Helipad – Grube-Yu River (405 km)

    Arrival at the helipad in Nyagan (KhMAO-Yugra). It is from here that the expedition to the mountains of the Circumpolar Urals begins. 

    Waiting for the dispatchers' summary and the crew's landing command. 

    Boarding with personal belongings on board. Takeoff. 

    Flight to the Circumpolar Urals (KhMAO-Yugra). The approximate duration of the flight is 2 hours and 20 minutes. 

    Flight over a distance of 400 km to the northwest, almost to the point where the Komi Republic, KhMAO and YANAO converge. 

    Boarding on a large clearing near the shore of the Grube-Yu river.

    Unloading of the board is carried out directly by all participants of the expedition and should be carried out in the shortest possible time, no more than 3 minutes. 

    The helicopter is unloaded through the cargo door and the rear swing doors in accordance with the rules and safety regulations.

    After the mobile unloading of the group, the helicopter flies away. 

    A picturesque clearing on the banks of the Grube River, adjacent to the spurs of the Narodo-Ityinsky ridge, where the base camp is organized, was chosen as the main site for the expedition's landing. 

    The time of the first day is spent setting up camp, relaxing after the flight and getting ready to hit the road.

    The participants of the trip collectively erect prefabricated structures of a stationary camp for the placement of the group next to the river, in a large clearing, from where you can enjoy mountain views, listen to how the river is joking and the rifts are noisy, watch how the damp fog goes to the river valleys. 

    The location of the group is a huge flat clearing on the shore, not overgrown with trees — a very suitable choice for stationary accommodation. 

    There is a carpet of blueberries and dwarf birch underfoot. 

    Distribution of responsibilities. Each participant is a part of the team and is engaged in the arrangement of a stationary base camp, the establishment of conditions for individual life. 

    Responsibilities are distributed among all members of the group. 

    Collectively, through the efforts of the participants, reinforced technological tents and personal tents are being installed, firewood is being searched, harvested, a generator is being set up, a warehouse complex is being set up and everyday life is being arranged to organize comfortable conditions for travelers.

    The arrangement. Upon arrival of the group, the chef, the guide and the participants are busy setting up and equipping the field kitchen. 

    All the main time on the day of the group's arrival in the mountains is spent setting up camp, relaxing and recovering from the flight, preparing for upcoming trips to the routes. 

    The expedition will be stationary here, the participants will set up a base camp. For a stationary camp, prefabricated reinforced closed tents are installed, inside one of which there is a mess room: a dining table, chairs, a storage complex for food and other camping and field supplies are installed. 

    The chef is engaged in the preparation and preparation of the upcoming meal.

    Dinner and socializing. The general gathering of the group at the dining table. 

    A hot gourmet lunch/dinner from the chef. 

    Communication of the group members. Discussion of planned routes. 

    It is possible to adjust future route routes based on the current weather situation in the mountains.

    Free time for the group members, adaptation to the mountainous conditions of the Circumpolar Urals, rest from the flight, communication around the campfire, selection, planning of upcoming routes. 

    Satellite communication with civilization is possible. 

    Hang up. Rest.

    A night in the mountains. 

    Base camp on the banks of the mountain glacial river Grube-Yu. 

    The Circumpolar Urals. Narodo-Itinsky ridge. Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug — Yugra.

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  • Day 2 - Waterfall
  • Day 3 - Pyramid
  • Day 4 - A day's rest. Fishing, recreation, mountain lake, sauna.
  • Day 5 - Two-day route with overnight stay in the mountains
  • Day 6 - The second day of the two-day route
  • Day 7 - A reserve day. Rest. Fishing. Bathhouse.
  • Day 8 - Return flight. Return to civilization
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

Average physical training is required.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Tent
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation in tents in the base and mobile camps.

The expedition members are resting in a tent camp, sleeping on tourist mats in insulated sleeping bags. On the route, accommodation in personal mountain tents on personal travel mats in lightweight sleeping bags. 

Tent camp 7 nights

Each participant is a part of the team and is engaged in the arrangement of a stationary base camp, the establishment of conditions for individual life. 

Responsibilities are distributed among all members of the group. Collectively, through the efforts of the participants, reinforced technological tents and personal tents are being installed, firewood is being searched, harvested, a generator is being set up, a warehouse complex is being set up and everyday life is being arranged to organize comfortable conditions for travelers.

For a stationary camp, prefabricated reinforced closed tents are installed, inside one of which there is a mess room: a dining table, chairs, a storage complex for food and other camping and field supplies are installed. The chef is engaged in the preparation and preparation of the upcoming meal.

On the two-day route, the mobile camp is set up collectively, by the general composition of the team. Gas burners and cylinders with gas as fuel are used to heat up food. 

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 17 tourists
Minimum age
18 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Nyagan

Included in price

  • flight;
  • accommodation at the base camp;
  • meals from the chef: breakfasts, lunches and dinners;
  • individual food ration (dry rations);
  • guide services;
  • accident insurance;
  • equipment and ammunition rental;
  • travel supplies;
  • satellite communications;
  • delivery of staff and products.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Khanty-Mansiysk/ Nyagan and back;
  • personal protective equipment;
  • individual personal ammunition;
  • insect repellents;
  • individual satellite communication
  • pocket expenses;
  • transfer to the starting point;
  • the hotel before the start and after the end;
  • extras (alcohol, additional products).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Protection from blood–sucking insects is necessary: a summer suit - "encephalitis" – with a closed mesh headdress. 

Due to the temperature difference, it is necessary to have warm autumn clothes. 

Masthead: comfortable shoes, boots or overshoes for wading mountain streams and rivers, mosquito net at the headdress, a comfortable roomy backpack, trekking poles, a good tent and a warm sleeping bag for cons. 

Also: an individual gas burner, a first-aid kit, a headlamp and dry spare items in a hermetic bag in a backpack.

Hygienic lipstick, toothbrush, wet wipes, paper napkins, toothpaste, suntan cream, painkillers, individual medications.

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Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Jun – 15 Oct
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    12 – 19 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    26 Jul – 2 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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    30 Aug – 6 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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    6 – 13 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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