10-SEP. TO 20-SEP., 2019

Pole of Cold

Dates:

10-Sep. to 20-Sep., 2019

Start Point:

 Yakutsk, Sakha Republic 2019

End Point:

 Magadan

Mode:

self drive 4×4 Ford Ranger or similar SUV outfitted and expedition ready 

Max no. of Participants:

12

Nature of Drive:

expeditionary, basic, extreme

Difficulty Level:

Level 3, Extreme

Total Distance:

2500 kms

TRANS-SIBERIAN OVERLAND EXPEDITION TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

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 south to the north 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
  • Remnants of Gulags, concentration camps established by Stalin in remote parts of Siberia
  • Kolyma highway, the most notorious outpost of the far eastern Gulag system
  • Tiny reindeer and silver fox breeding farm at Oymyakon
  • Possible dip in the mid river hotsprings of the 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 south to the north 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. 6,50,000/-

Includes:

  • On road navigation, leadership & guidance
  • 4wd expedition ready Ford Ranger or similar – one vehicle will be shared by max of 4 participants.
  • 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 – guest houses, 3 star hotels, home stays, camping – all basis availability
  • Food – all meals for entire duration of the expedition; food will be basic, whatever is locally available
  • All camping, vehicle related equipment as required for successful completion of the expedition
  • Airport transfers
  • Third party car insurance
  • Emergency snack kit for each vehicle
  • Emergency Medical First Response through a certified EMT
  • Merchandise – as applicable

 

Excludes:

  • 5% GST
  • All government taxes.
  • Flight tickets from your city to expedition start point and back
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks during trip
  • Medical, luggage and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses if any
  • Any special meals which you may choose to have
  • Medical expenses if they arise
  • Visa fees
  • Others not mentioned above in the ‘fee includes’ section

Please Note – the cost has been calculated keeping a group size of 10 in mind, any fluctuation in actual number of participants may impact the cost per person.

Booking

  • This is a challenging and demanding expedition – only for those who have undertaken overland trips before. On this drive, we have a total of 3 vehicles for participants and 12 seats.
  • Participation will be on first come first serve basis only. Your participation will get confirmed only when you pay us an advance.
  • Early bird registrations before 30th April to receive a discount of Rs. 70,000/-
  • As on 27th March, the lowest airfare Delhi – Moscow – Delhi was Rs. 37,000/-, Moscow – Yakutsk was Rs. 18,556/- and Magadan – Moscow was Rs. 15,000/-.
  • Airfares are highly unpredictable and we urge you to book your flight tickets asap once you confirm your participation with us. Hence one more reason to make up your mind as soon as possible!

 

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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To reserve a spot for yourself, please pay a refundable advance of 20%

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