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Day Schedule:

➤ Breakfast at the hotel

➤ 09:30 - Leaving hotel

➤ 10:00 - 11:00 - Visiting the Atlasovs' ethnocomplex

➤ Insight into the Sakha people's traditions and beliefs

➤ Purification and blessing ceremony

➤ 11:00 - 12:00 - Visiting the "Kingdom of Permafrost" ice tunnel complex

➤ 12:30 - 18:00 - Lunch at the restaurant of the Chochur Muran complex

➤ Dog sledding on the lake and snowmobile rides to the view deck on the Chochur Muran hill. Fur clothes provided.

➤ Yakuty cuisine cooking master-class and dinner

➤ 18:30 - Transfer back to hotel

Dog Sledding

One of the most exciting adventures to enjoy during the Russian winter is dog-sledding. It is perfect for those who are passionate about animals and landscapes. The practice of using dogs to pull sleds dates back to at least 2000 BC. It originated in Siberia or North America, where many American Indian cultures used dogs to pull loads.

In dog sledding, Siberian Huskies or Alaskan Malamutes are the main types of dogs that are used for recreational sledding because of their strength and speed and endurance as well as their ability to withstand the cold. However, Alaskan Huskies (a mix between Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes) are also a popular dog for sled dog racing, because of their endurance, good eating habits, speed, and dedication to running even when tired.

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