Pole of Cold – Route#2

Dates:

25-Sep to 08-Oct 2020

Start Point:

Magadan

End Point:

Yakutsk

Mode:

4×4 expedition ready Toyota Landcruiser Prado or similar

Max no. of participants:

 12

Nature of drive: 

Expeditionary and self-reliant

Difficulty Level:

 Level 3, Challenging  

Terrain:

Icy & uninhibited 

XOL through the road of bones

If road trips, driving, wilderness and remote corners of the world have featured in your bucket list, then this expedition is as far as you can take it. Headed to one of the most remote corners of the world, braving the most challenging road, weather that is anything but hospitable, steeped in fascinating cultural and regional history, inhabited by friendly Yakutia people, this expedition reaches out to every driving enthusiast who has dreamt of driving on the toughest and remotest parts of the earth. This route crosses the Siberian region from the west to east, transcends three time zones and reaches Russia’s far east (also referred to as the edge of the world). It provides for a unique opportunity to explore the backcountry, absorb Yakutia culture, marvel at the natural wonders (remnants of the ice age), and visit Oymyakon – called the Pole of Cold, the coldest inhabited place on planet earth where temperatures drop to -71.6 degrees in peak winter. It also exudes the purity of the expeditionary travel – exposing you to the vagaries of a self-reliant expedition which is unique and highly enriching in itself. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the ardent driving, outdoors and adventure enthusiast. It is not only pushing boundaries on the outside but is deeply enhancing and rich experience within too. By sheer nature of experience, demands of the road and weather, it pushes you to understand the threshold of your inner potential. If you are game and ready to embark on the mother of all possible extreme overland expeditions of the world, join us as we drive out to Russia’s Far East.

  • Pole of Cold – Oymyakon: coldest inhabited place on earth in north eastern Siberia
  • Driving on the Road of Bones – from Yakutsk to Magadan; built on permafrost, considered ‘the most dangerous road in the world’
  • Insight into life, culture and regional history of Sakha Republic
  • The Woolly Mammoth, Permafrost and Regional History museum in Yakutsk
  • Gulag and Regional History museum in Magadan
  • Kolyma highway, the most notorious outpost of the far eastern Gulag system
  • Possible dip in the freezing Indigirka river
  • Magadan regional museum and monument of sorrow
  • Plain remote expanse of the Siberian wilderness – gorgeous uninhabited landscapes strewn with reindeers; population density of 3 people per km
  • Largest surviving cold storage of the world – permafrost; remnants of the ice age including permafrost mummies and cave lion mummies

If road trips, driving, wilderness and remote corners of the world have featured in your bucket list, then this expedition is as far as you can take it. Headed to one of the most remote corners of the world, braving the most challenging road, weather that is anything but hospitable, steeped in fascinating cultural and regional history, inhabited by friendly Yakutia people, this expedition reaches out to every driving enthusiast who has dreamt of driving on the toughest and remotest parts of the earth. This route crosses the Siberian region from the west to east, transcends three time zones and reaches Russia’s far east (also referred to as the edge of the world). It provides for a unique opportunity to explore the backcountry, absorb Yakutia culture, marvel at the natural wonders (remnants of the ice age), and visit Oymyakon – called the Pole of Cold, the coldest inhabited place on planet earth where temperatures drop to -71.6 degrees in peak winter. It also exudes the purity of the expeditionary travel – exposing you to the vagaries of a self-reliant expedition which is unique and highly enriching in itself. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the ardent driving, outdoors and adventure enthusiast. It is not only pushing boundaries on the outside but is deeply enhancing and rich experience within too. By sheer nature of experience, demands of the road and weather, it pushes you to understand the threshold of your inner potential. If you are game and ready to embark on the mother of all possible extreme overland expeditions of the world, join us as we drive out to Russia’s Far East.

Cost per head – Rs. 4,00,000 per head (4-person shared car)
Rs. 5,00,000 per head (2-person shard car)

Includes:

  • On road navigation, leadership & guidance
  • Your visa fees and travel insurance
  • 4wd expedition ready Toyota Landcruiser or similar vehicle
  • All fuel expenses for the drive
  • On road minor repair and recovery
  • Services of a mechanic, and local guides
  • All accommodation as is available enroute on twin sharing basis – guesthouses, 3 star hotels, homestays – all basis availability
  • Food – all meals for entire duration of the expedition; food will be basic, whatever is locally available
  • Airport transfers
  • Entrance fees to museums at Yakutsk and Magadan
  • Third party car insurance
  • Snack dump for each vehicle
  • Emergency Medical First Response through a certified EMT
  • Merchandise – as applicable

Excludes:

  • 5% GST
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks during trip
  • Medical, luggage and travel insurance
  • Personal, medical expenses if any arise
  • Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Others not mentioned above in the ‘fee includes’

Please Note – the cost has been calculated keeping a group size of 12 in mind, any fluctuation in actual number of participants may impact the cost per person.

Booking

  • This is a demanding expedition – Only for those who have participated in overland trips before, are willing to rough it out, and willing to take adversity and uncertainty in their stride. 
  • Participation will be on first come first serve basis only. Your participation will get confirmed only when you pay us a booking advance.
  • To make a booking, pay up a 25% booking advance. This will help us secure your seat and book your flight ticket. The rest may be paid anytime 60 days prior to start of event.
  • Book before the 15th of February to avail of a INR50,000 discount.

Cancellation:

Any cancellation from side of participant due to any reason:

  • 30 or less than 30 days prior to start of event – no refund
  • 31 – 60 days prior to start of event – 75% refund
  • More than 60 days prior to start of event – 90% refund.

In the eventuality of WBB having to cancel the trip at any point due to unforeseen
circumstances beyond their control, the cancellation will be as follows:

  • 45 or less from start of event: 90% refund
  • Greater than 45 days – full refund

For any further details:

  • Please call or WhatsApp +91 9717002058
  • Email: info@wanderbeyondboundaries.com

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