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Lena Pillars (Ленские столбы)

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Location: Kytyl- Dyura  Map

Area: 0.485 million ha

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Description of the Lena Pillars

Lena Pillars is a geologic formation along Lena river that date back to the Cambrian Period sea basin that existed here millions of years ago. Lena Pillars are situated about one day's boat ride or about 200 km upriver (South) of largest local city of Yakutsk. It reaches a height of 150- 300 m (490- 990 feet). Lena Pillars became the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. Lena Pillars have two tourist centres "Ust- Buotama" (fit to house 40 people) on the right bank of Lena river and "Verchnie Bestyaxh" (fit to house 25 people) on the left bank. There is electricity and a shower, sauna and other commodities. You can also camp out in the Siberian wilderness. Russian camping is unique in a sense that it basically doesn't have many regulations or rangers to enforce them. So use your own common sense and beware that Siberia has plenty of small and large carnivore animals.

 

Tourists who come here usually spend their time rafting and hiking through majestic geologic formations. Keep in mind that most of trails are fairly lengthy and steep that require a lot of physical fitness. It is therefore necessary to take care of comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. Additionally don't forget that summers in Siberian taiga is swarmed with voracious mosquitoes and small insects. Make sure to bring repellents and nets to protect your face and hands. Late summer and early fall is famous for its capricious weather changes. One second you might enjoy warm weather and bright sun, but another second you might be hit by cold rains and nasty weather. Hiking trails become particularly dangerous and slippery after these unexpected rains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

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