Monche Tundra is part of the Laplandsky Nature Reserve. This territory was allocated for the major purpose; preservation and restoration of a livestock of wild reindeers on the Kola Peninsula.
Monche Tundra has many highlights old virgin pine and spruce forests (400-500 years), a valley where nature is like Japan banzai gardens, the beautiful waterfall Devichyi Kosi (Girls plaits) and in the ravines are nests of the rare Nordic bird, the 'gyrfalcon' having its territory in the fells.
Experience this all during a four days hiking tour in Monche Tundra. Before and after the tour you will stay in a good hotel in Monchegorsk.
|Level: Experiences in hiking in stony areas. Good physical condition and capabilities to carry rucksack (approximately 17 kg).|
|Group size: 2 - 11 persons (international participation is possible)|
|Duration: 7 days|
|Dates: On request from 15th of June to 15th of September.|
|Price: Prices are depending on group size and rouble exchange rate. Please contact us for an up-to-date proposal.|
|Price includes: Accommodation (breakfast included), hiking tour according to the program, transfers, three meals a day during the hiking tour, 2 restaurant dinners, visa invitation, guide and interpreting services, medical insurance which includes helicopter evacuation (in emergency case)|
|Documents: Passport must be valid at least 6 months after date of return. A Russian visa is required for tourists from most countries. See your country’s Russian consulate or embassy for details. We handle the tourist invitation.|
|Insurance: The participant must possess medical insurance that at very least covers the European part of the Russian Federation.|
Day 1, Sunday: Arrive in Monchegorsk. Hotel check-in upon arrival. Guide will come to the hotel in the evening to meet you and check equipment. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2, Monday: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to start point in mountain. From there hike to the pass through the mass-mountain of the Monche tundra ridge. From a top of the pass proceed down on a path to the west slopes of Monche tundra and the Vite River’s valley and make camp. Distance of hike: 8 km.
Day 3, Tuesday: Hike along the west bank of the Seidjavr Lake through the virgin pine and spruce forests which age is 400-500 years old. If we are lucky we can see elks, bears, fox or reindeers. It’s possible to fish in the rivers. Cross the Vite River and proceed to the Seidjavr Lake. Make camp. Distance of hike: 4 km.
Day 4, Wednesday: Leave rucksacks in camp and walk light to the Pingkyauranch Lake. The nature there is like Japan banzai gardens where mountain and forest landscape are shown in miniature. There are really special trees on a bank of the lake whose water has unusual light-green colour. Proceed the beautiful river delta. Distance of hike: 15 km.
Day 5, Thursday: Hike to the valley Lemkorr and climb up to the second high peak on the Kola Peninsula - 1114 above the sea level. From the very top a breathtaking view opens to blue forests with pearls of lakes and shining fillets of rivers: all fairy-tale Lapland is on your palm! Distance of hike: 12 km.
Day 6, Friday: Cross the Vite River and proceed up to the mountain ridge of Monche tundra. Stop to look round the waterfall Devichyi Kosi (Girl’s plaits). Continue the route to the beginning of a tectonic cleft, where snow is kept until the end of Summer, and walk down to the foot of Monche tundra. From there transfer to Monchegorsk. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7, Saturday: Breakfast at the hotel. Departure.
This hiking tour in Monche Mountains can be extended with the following optionals::
Guided hiking tour for backpackers (15 days) through the bleak Khibiny Mountains and green Monche Tundra.
Combined guided hiking tour for backpackers (13 days) through stern Khibiny Mountains and Magic Lovozero Tundra.
Backpack with guide through Monche Tundra; virgin forests, magnificent mountains, desolate tundra, majestic waterfalls and crystal-clear rivers and lakes.
Short guided backpacking tour in Khibiny Mountains - the highest tundra of Lapland.
Long guided backpacking tour in Khibiny Mountains. Get in touch with its summits, passes and ravines.
Guided backpacking adventure to the mystic centre of Lovozero Tundra.