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Fishing for Taimen, Loach and Grayling in Yakutia
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Fishing for Taimen, Loach and Grayling in Yakutia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 - 16 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 4 people
Destination(s): Russia  
Specialty Categories: Fishing   Camping  
Season: March - August
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 6400 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6400 US Dollar (USD)

Fishing tours area: Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Tomponsky region, Aldan river with its tributaries, rivers Tompo, Tyry, Khanda (Bielaya).

Taimen fishing:
- Best time: July, 20 - September, 15.
- Taimen (salmon trout) is the “tsar” of Siberian mountain rivers, the biggest representative of salmons.
- The fishing is conducted by going down the rivers on rubber boats with outboards accompanied by a hovercraft Hyvus-6. On the way overnight stops for camping on the banks of adjacent rivers’ estuaries are made. It can also be done by short trips from the main camp.
- While fishing for the salmon trout you can also catch lenok (Siberian trout), pike, perch and other fishes.
- To deliver the fishermen to the beginning of motorboating (to the riverhead) a cross-country truck or a hovercraft Hyvus-6 is used.

Loach fishing:

We offer two types of tours for fishing loach: Winter tours (from March, 10 till April, 20 and in October-November - ‘by the first ice’) and Summer tours (in the summer months. The fishing is conducted on lakes by a method of ‘plumb line’). Besides loach you can catch whitefish, grayling and perch. To the main camp the fishermen are delivered by a hovercraft Hyvus-6. From the camp to the fishing sites – short foot or snowmobile trips (depending on the season).

Fishermen are served three meals a day. The cuisine is generally European. The food is: fresh and canned meat, fresh fish, fresh vegetables, potato, pasta, cereals, dried fruits and vegetables, tea, coffee, alcoholic drinks, jams, crackers. The personnel consist of guides (one guide for two fishermen) and a tourist company representative.

Equipment: a backpack or a bag with personal belongings, clothes and footwear according to the season, personal medicine, fishing tackle.
Even in summer the nights in Yakutia can be rather cold. Please, make sure that your clothes and footwear are warm, comfortable, and waterproof!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Moscow. Meeting at the airport, accommodation in a hotel (3*+). At your request we can show you the best Moscow’s places of interest (The Tretyakov gallery, The Pushkin museum, St.Basil’s cathedral, The Museums of Moscow Kremlin, and many others, we take into consideration your wishes and time). Treat you in Moscow restaurants.

Day 2: A flight to Yakutsk. It’s a 6-7-hour flight. The flight might have a short stop in Novosibirsk (for some people who don’t like long flies it’s easier to fly with a stop).

Day 3: We meet you early in the morning at Yakutsk airport. You have rest in a hotel (3*+), then we can show you the local sights: mammoths, diamonds and permafrost in city’s museums (optional). Lunch. Then we go 430 km to Khandyga. Depending on the season it might be a car trip by Kolyma road or a flight. A car trip takes from 6 hours in winter to 12 hours in summer because of the two big rivers we have to cross in a ferry: Lena and Aldan.

On the way we visit historical and ethnic Yakut museums (optional). In summer the road is very picturesque. (In winter it’s very dark and nothing is seen out of a car’s window). A flight takes only 1hour 20 min or less depending on the type of a plane. Arrival to Khandyga – the administrative center of Tomponsky region, Accommodation in a bed & meals hotel. Supper.

Day 4: Quick adaptation to the time lag (+9 hours GMT), a visit to the museum of the infamous Kolyma road (materials about its construction, GULAG camps, the USA-USSR Lend Lease program). Getting ready to leave Khandyga early the next morning.

Day 5 and the next several (from 4 to 9) days: Fishing. The Day of Return to Khandyga speaks for itself. The Day of Return Home. Trip back to Yakutsk. If a plane schedule coincides with our itinerary, you can go from Khandyga to Yakutsk by plane. Another way to get to Yakutsk is by Aldan and Lena rivers by a hydrofoil (but its schedule is very irregular). A flight to Moscow, transfer to your home flight.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

It's an all inclusive tour.

Price Includes:
- Food
- Transportation
- Accommodation for the entire trip from Moscow to Moscow!

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