Hiking & Rafting to Fishing Lodge - 10 Days

Kharamatalow river jeeping and spearfishing


If you love hiking, rafting and fishing then this is absolutely the summer trip for you! You’ll have a chance to trek through the beautiful Polar Urals before enjoying some rafting and then enjoying a little bit of luxury at one of our fishing lodges. Our lodge comes complete with a guide and cook, and there’s a banya that we’ll set up for you whenever you wish. Did we mention that the fishing here is some of the best in the world? Price is based on double occupancy: a single supplement of 200 will apply if you are a single traveller and are not happy to share a twin hotel room. Please note that the lodge has an open plan 6-person bedroom area. Contact us via email or phone if your preferred dates are unavailable.

Full Trip Details


Day 1
Arrival in Salekhard

· Arrive at Salekhard airport and transfer to the hotel.
· Check-in and arrival briefing about what to expect in the days ahead
· Our local guides will check that your gear is suitable for the expedition.
· Afternoon tour of Salekhard.
· Group arrival Dinner.

Day 2
Start of Hiking Route

· Take the ferry after breakfast and then drive to the start of the route
· 2-3km hiking to overnight campsite
· Set up camp for the night

Day 3
Hiking in the Polar Urals

· Break down camp and start our trip for the day
· 18km of hiking in the breathtaking Polar Urals
· Set up camp for the night

Day 4
Hiking to the Komi Republic

· Hiking to the confluence of 5 rivers to set up camp
· 20km hiking today
· Afternoon briefing before the start of rafting tomorrow
· Camping overnight

Day 5

· After breakfast start the rafting portion of the trip.
· Breaks for photos, swimming, walking or fishing.
· Camping overnight.

Day 6
Arrival at Fishing Lodge

· Morning rafting to the fishing lodge
· Settle in to lodge in the afternoon
· Fishing, banya and relaxation

Day 7
Fishing Lodge

· Exploring the local area
· Fishing on the river.
· Relaxation and banya options

Day 8
Fishing Lodge

Day 9
Return to Salekhard

· Light aircraft flight to Salekhard
· Check in to our hotel
· Optional banya in the city
· Group dinner

Day 10
Depart Salekhard

· After breakfast we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight.

The Trip Cost Includes:

  • Accommodation: 2 nights in Salekhard hotel (twin-share), 4 nights camping, 3 nights fishing lodge
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Russian Arctic Travel English-speaking guide
  • Tour in Salekhard if desired
  • All transfers in Salekhard
  • Arctic safety/security equipment
  • Tents, sleeping bags and cooking equipment for camping
  • Permits and visa invitation documents
  • Return flights from Moscow or St Petersburg to Salekhard

The Trip Cost Does Not Include:

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tickets, phone calls, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Individual clothing, backpack, cold-weather clothing (contact us for advice - rental is available)
  • Use of banya/sauna in Salekhard

Frequently Asked Questions

What clothing do I need to bring?

In the summer, the weather is usually quite warm during the day, but temperatures can drop significantly overnight. We recommend bringing both a lightweight and thicker down (or equivalent) jacket. Multiple layers are recommended so that you can dress for different temperatures. You can hire your outer layers from us if you arrive and find that it’s colder than expected!

We recommend good quality waterproof hiking boots for this trip and if you usually use poles for hiking then please bring these too.

We advise bringing 2 sets of swimwear to put on under your wetsuit, so that you can be sure of having a dry set each morning. You’ll also need a swimsuit for the banya if you wish to visit during your trip!

Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag?

Sleeping bags are included in the cost of your trip, as are tents, rafting, camping and fishing equipment where applicable.

Can I add any additional days or activities to the tour?

You can book a trip to the Banya in Salekhard in advance – this is a mixed banya and you should bring swimwear if you book this option.

We’re always happy to discuss any further customisations to trips. Please email or call us with additional queries.

Can you cater for dietary requirements?

When camping we’ll be cooking for ourselves and can cater to any dietary restrictions. Please inform us at the time of booking so that we can ensure we are able to source the required ingredients. Please be aware that meat and fish will be served at mealtimes.

How fit do I need to be? Is rafting experience needed?

The hiking portion of the trip involves covering around 20km each day. The terrain is varied with some steeper uphill portions. We recommend some hill training prior to the trip.

No specific training is required for our rafting trips as we will go through a safety briefing and general instructions on the first evening. We are very used to taking people with no rafting experience on these trips, so you don’t need to worry if you’re a total beginner! A moderate level of fitness will definitely help you enjoy the trip a little more, but most people will find the pace very manageable.

What kind of rafts do you use?

We use both double kayaks and large catamaran rafts, depending on the number of people on the trip.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Hiking & Rafting to Fishing Lodge
From $2,800.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • 4x4 vehicle, light aircraft
  • 3-6 people
  • moderate
  • hotel, camping, fishing lodge
  • hiking, rafting, camping, fishing
  • 0°C to 30°C