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Reindeer sledding

We organise multi-day reindeer sledding expeditions, as well as shorter rides from a few minutes to a few hours. For shorter rides please see our set tours below. They include visits to indigenous Evenki reindeer herders who will be happy to show guests how to ride a sledge.

The alpine Lake Amut is the nearest place to Lake Baikal where one can do this. However, the Evenki at Lake Amut have only 40 – 50 reindeer. To see a really huge herd guests will need to take an overnight train east from Lake Baikal. Here, in the Udokan Mountains, nomadic Evenki have herds of up to 3,000 reindeer. This is one of the remotest parts of Siberia with some of its most breathtaking mountain scenery. Very few outsiders have ever visited this region. Those who make the effort will reap spectacular rewards. Reindeer sledding here is real cutting edge adventure travel.

We run multi-day reindeer sledding trips in both areas. Please get in touch through this site’s contact form to

 

enquire about routes and costs. An English-speaking guide and local Evenki reindeer handler will accompany guests on these trips. The guide will ensure that everything is run smoothly and safely while the handler looks after the animals.

Maximum group size on these long-distance reindeer-sledding trips is dictated by the sleeping arrangements. In winter accommodation will be in log cabins or nomadic tents. This means we can accept 12 guests in the Lake Amut area or 14 in the Udokan Mountains. In summer we will camp at night, which means we can accept up to 18 guests.

Whichever area you choose for your reindeer sledding expedition, we work to ensure it is the experience of a lifetime. Guests get to know people that have rarely met foreigners and see spectacularly beautiful places that few foreign eyes have seen. Be ready for a real adventure!

 

We organise multi-day reindeer sledding expeditions, as well as shorter rides from a few minutes to a few hours. For shorter rides please see our set tours below. They include visits to indigenous Evenki reindeer herders who will be happy to show guests how to ride a sledge.

The alpine Lake Amut is the nearest place to Lake Baikal where one can do this. However, the Evenki at Lake Amut have only 40 – 50 reindeer. To see a really huge herd guests will need to take an overnight train east from Lake Baikal. Here, in the Udokan Mountains, nomadic Evenki have herds of up to 3,000 reindeer. This is one of the remotest parts of Siberia with some of its most breathtaking mountain scenery. Very few outsiders have ever visited this region. Those who make the effort will reap spectacular rewards. Reindeer sledding here is real cutting edge adventure travel.

We run multi-day reindeer sledding trips in both areas. Please get in touch through this site’s contact form to enquire about routes and costs. An English-speaking guide and local Evenki reindeer handler will accompany guests on these trips. The guide will ensure that everything is run smoothly and safely while the handler looks after the animals.

Maximum group size on these long-distance reindeer-sledding trips is dictated by the sleeping arrangements. In winter accommodation will be in log cabins or nomadic tents. This means we can accept 12 guests in the Lake Amut area or 14 in the Udokan Mountains. In summer we will camp at night, which means we can accept up to 18 guests.

Whichever area you choose for your reindeer sledding expedition, we work to ensure it is the experience of a lifetime. Guests get to know people that have rarely met foreigners and see spectacularly beautiful places that few foreign eyes have seen. Be ready for a real adventure!

 

Reindeer sledding tours on Lake Baikal