Level : Difficult
Trip to Dyatlov Pass and Plateau Man-Pupu-Ner
Ivdel - Ushma village - Auspia riv. - Dyatlov pass - Kholat Syakhl mount.- Otorten mount. - Man-Pupu-Ner plateau - Dyatlov pass - Auspia riv. - Ushma village - Ivdel
We shall make a trip to Dyatlov Pass, one of the most mysterious places in Russia. In 1959, a group of student hikers from Sverdlovsk perished there. The reason for their uncanny death still remains a mystery. We shall survey the area where the group perished and get up on top of the two mountains—Kholat Syakhl and Otorten which locals, the indigenous Mansi people, regard as sacred.
We shall also hike some 40 kilometers north in order to reach the gem of Russia’s natural resources: giant rocky buttes called Manpupunyor. These stone pillars, up to 70 meters high, were formed in the process of natural erosion of the Ural Mountains over the last millions of years. UNESCO included them in the World Heritage List.
We shall go hiking there because on this truly difficult trip traversing real taiga and mountains we can encounter great mysteries face-to-face. We will be able to see everything with our own eyes as opposed to finding out about Igor Dyatlov and his group via the internet or the TV screen.
Dates: June, 18-26 2016
Price per person: 28 000 RUR
Minors (under 18 years of age) get a 15% discount only if they take the trip with a parent.
Club discount - 7%
Trek length – 170 km
Group consists of 6-12 people
Initial meeting place: city of Ekaterinburg
After the meeting at the railway station in Ivdel we shall take a 6-7-hour ride on the URAL truck.
Then there is a 9-km hike to Auspiya river, going upstream.
Continuing towards the north we shall reach the Dyatlov Pass. Having surveyed the area where the legendary tourist group found its end, we shall ascend the Kholat Syakhl mountain (1096 meters above sea level), which is also well known: its name means Mountain of the Dead. We shall set up camp for the night at the mountain’s base.
Total length of the hike is 18 km.
We shall ascend Otorten (1234 meters above sea level), another famous mountain that is related to many mystical events in the Ural mountains.
Afterwards we shall continue hiking north and camp in the area where the borders of the Tyumen Oblast, the Sverdlovsk
Length of the hike – 29 km.
We keep hiking north moving along the Ural mountain range. As we travel on top of the water-drainage divide, the creeks to east of us run towards Ob river while those to the west feed Vishera river.
In the evening we shall set up the base camp from which we shall access the Manpupunyor plateau.
Total day’s hike: 28 kilometers.
We shall make a day’s hike to Manpupunyor stone pillars which are included in the World Heritage List of the UNESCO. These giant buttes were formed as a result of weathering and progressive, slow erosion of the Ural mountain range over the course of millions of years. The tallest buttes rise 70 meters high.
In the evening we shall return to the base camp. Total hike length: 20 km.
Day’s rest in the middle of our trip. We shall rest and survey the immediate surroundings, do some fishing. A day’s rest can also be chosen during the other part of the trip, or we can use it for moving on in case of bad weather.
We shall make a return trip towards Otorten mountain. We shall try to reach the Dyatlov Pass. We shall stay for the night at the foot of the mountain, in a forest range so that we can start a fire.
Having reached the slope of the Kholat Syakhl mountain, we shall go back to the Auspiya river and set up camp on its shore prior to our return to the civilization.
Going downstream along the Auspiya river we shall come back to the mountain village of Ushma, from where we shall ride back to Ivdel on the URAL truck.
* Trek program can be changed due the weather conditions, physical conditions of participants, other reasons
Meals are to be made from food that is provided by the Wolfin Survival School and will be distributed among all participants.
Required equipment: a rucksack (60 litres), a sleeping bag (+5 comfort), a carry mat, suitable clothes and shoes, headwear, a field knife, matches, a spoon, a bowl, insect repellent, a flask or plastic bottle, a personal first aid kit, personal care items, a torch light, trekking poles, and a poncho,
- all transfers on the route
- instructor’s service
- rent of common equipment (tents, cooking equipment, GPS, etc.)
Additional expenses: travel expenses to and from initial meeting place, rent of personal equipment, personal expenses
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