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The program: If launching yourself on adventures is just something you do, then this
voyage of discovery should fit your interests.
On this journey you will see some of the least trodden and remote regions of the world. This experience will reward you with a stunning combination of this region’s amazing arctic environment, the polar Ural mountainscapes and an exclusive insight into the ancient traditional ways of life in the tundra and the life of the Nenet nomads today. This expedition is an opportunity to return to the basics and enjoy exploring the tundra and the Polar Ural mountains.
During the first part of the trip we will traverse the arctic tundra and Ural Mountains on ski´s, sleeping in tents, heading for the nomadic encampment. Here you accompany a Nenets family with its reindeer, and live in a chum sharing daily tasks with them.
The Yamal is the territory of the traditional habitation of the indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North: Nenets, Khanty, Selkup and Komi (Zyryane). Inhabiting the high latitudes for thousands of years, the indigenous peoples of the Yamal created a striking and original culture adapted to the maximum to the severe Arctic nature conditions. The Nenets people of the Siberian arctic are the guardians of a style of reindeer herding that is the last of its kind. Through a yearly migration of over a thousand kilometres, these people move gigantic herds of reindeers from summer pastures in the north to winter pastures located in the south of the Arctic Circle.
While summer temperatures range between +5C and +25C (but can still be cold due to the wind), winter temperatures can go below-60C. Out in the tundra, the average winter temperature is -25-30C.