➤09:00 – 11:00 – Road trip by a Russian UAZ van to Verkhoyansk, 71 km, with stops for photo sessions
➤11:00 – 15:00 –Touring Verkhoyansk. Photo session at remarkable places, including the “Verkhoyansk” sign and the bank of the Yana River
➤Visit to a local museum
➤Lunch with a local family
➤15:00 – 18:00 – Driving back to Batagay with stop by at a horse farm
Cossacks founded an ostrog in 1638, 90 kilometres (56 mi) southwest of the modern town. The ostrog's name "Verkhoyansky", roughly translating from Russian as the town on the Upper Yana, derived from its geographical location on the upper reaches of the Yana River. In 1775, it was moved to the left bank of the Yana River to facilitate tax collection. It was granted town status in 1817. Between the 1860s and 1917, the town was a place of political exile.
Verkhoyansk holds the Guinness world record for the greatest temperature range on Earth: 105 °C (189 °F).