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Day Schedule

➤Transfer to Yakutsk Airport in the morning

➤Flight Yakutsk to Batagay, it takes 1 hour 50 minutes

➤Arrival in Batagaу Airport at midnight

➤Transfer to the town

➤Accommodation in a guest house


➤Sightseeing tour, ±2 hr


➤Free time

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Yakutsk is the capital city of the Sakha Republic, Russia, located about 450 kilometres (280 mi) south of the Arctic Circle. Yakutsk, with an average temperature of −8.8 °C (16.2 °F), is the second coldest city with more than 100,000 inhabitants in the world after Norilsk, although Yakutsk experiences colder temperatures in the winter. It is also the largest city located in continuous permafrost and one of the largest that cannot be reached by road.

The Yakuts, also known as the Sakha people, migrated to the area during the 13th and 14th centuries from other parts of Siberia. When they arrived they mixed with other indigenous Siberians in the area. The Russian settlement of Yakutsk was founded in 1632 as an ostrog (fortress) by Pyotr Beketov. In 1639, it became the centre of a voyevodstvo. The Voyevoda of Yakutsk soon became the most important Russian official in the region and directed expansion to the east and south. Yakutsk did not grow into a city until the discovery of large reserves of gold and other minerals in the 1880s and 1890s.

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