Tour to the Manpupuner. 

Amazing nature of the Ural Mountains. 

Beautiful and mysterious place in the North Urals is Manpupuner. This is one of the seven wonders of Russia. "Man-Pupu-Ner" means "Small mountain of idols" in translation from the local language Mansi. There are only seven columns. Their height is from 30 to 42 meters. This place is described by myths and legends of local peoples. 

If you go on tour in summer, you will be waiting for a helicopter flight, fishing and mountains of the Urals. You will have the opportunity to see wild animals such as bears or deer. 
Also, we will organize tours to Manpupuner in winter by snowmobiles. The endless snow forests, the mountains will amaze you. 

Available travel dates 


7-10 days

from $1390

all seasons 

5-25 people




Winter Adventure on the Manpupuner Plateau. Itinerary.

Price $2190 Day 1 Arrival in Vijay village
We welcome you at the airport in Ekaterinburg. Transfer from Ekaterinburg to Vijay takes 10-11 hours (620 km).
Arriving in the recreation center "Vijay", you have a rest and, if desired, go to the sauna. Then you have lunch and get ready for your departure tomorrow: get acquainted with the team and guides, and discuss the planned route. The guides will provide you with a complete set of equipment: a warm suit, winter boots, helmet.

Day 2
The start of the expedition
After breakfast, you will learn how to drive safely on a snowmobile and how to navigate rough terrain on a snowmobile.

Then you pack your bags and take a snowmobile to the village of Ushma (65 km).
The village is home to several families, the indigenous people of the North - Mansi.

On the way you cross the rivers Vijay, Toshemka, Ushminka and Lozva. In autumn, late winter and spring, you probably cross the mountain rivers by water. In this case, guides will tell you where you can cross the river on a snowmobile.

Then the route runs along the cross-country road in the remote taiga to the comfortable tourist base "Eles-Tour", located in a picturesque place on the shores of Ushminskoe Lake. On the way you make a few stops for rest and photo shootings, and then have lunch on the shore of the lake. Upon arrival at the base you will find a hot dinner and a Russian bath.

Day 3
The people of Muncie
Early in the morning you have breakfast, pack your things, prepare snowmobiles and go to the snowy taiga to the north, to the yurts of the Mansi Sambindalov family (79 km). The family lives in the dense forests of the North Urals, not far from the sacred Lake Tuvat.

During the day you cross frozen rivers, go along forest roads and hunting paths, moving strictly to the north along the Main Ural Mountains. For lunch you stop on Base Ilyich - the uninhabited hunting house on the coast of the river Lozva. Then you visit the village of Mansiysk Ushma. You will drink tea with the people of Mansi, get acquainted with their lifestyle and culture. In the evening you will come to the house of Mansi Sambindalovs and stay in a warm hut Mansi. Hot dinner and communication with members of the Sambindalov family, who tell about the secret life of the small peoples of the North. After dinner: free time. If you wish, you can visit the Mansi Bathhouse.

Day 4
The snowmobile part of this day is fully busy moving and ascending the Manpupuner Plateau. (146 km in both directions). Leave early in the morning: the main reserve of fuel for the return trip remains in the Sambindalov hut on Lake Tuvat.

The way to the mountains is not difficult: the path can be paved and not covered with snow. During heavy snowfalls it is necessary to break through the snowmobile path. The route passes north of the sacred Mount Mansi Jalpgner. You move to the source of the Pechora River, along the Bolshaya Sosva River and cross it in the area of three rivers - а picturesque junction of the three rivers: Bolshaya Sosva, Kotlia and Lutsulia.

Then you get to the camp of hunters of the Pechora-Ilychsky Reserve. On the cordon you leave snowmobiles and change into warm clothes. On the Manpupuner Plateau you can relax and have lunch in the pavilion near the hunters' hut. With the coming winter Stone Idols under the ice layer look like crystal statues. Impressive spectacle.

Then you'll go back to the Mansi hut on Lake Tuvat, where you'll stay overnight. Day 5
The way home.
In the morning, you can have breakfast, pack your bags and take snowmobiles from the village of Mansi Sambindalovs to the Eles Tour camping site (79 km). You move on a familiar way on the Main Ural ridge. At the Ilyich recreation center you stop for rest and late lunch.

You go on snowmobiles to the sights of the Northern Urals - Dyatlov Pass. There is a mysterious and gloomy slope of the mountain, where a group of nine students headed by an experienced guide - Igor Dyatlov - died in February 1959. The cause of death of the tourists is still unknown. In the evening you will arrive at the base. At dinner you can talk to the team and share your impressions of the trip. After dinner you will have free time and night in warm hospitable huts at Eles Tour base.

Day 6
Back in Vijay.
In the morning, after breakfast, you ride on snowmobiles to the village of Vijay (65 km).
Upon arrival in the village you will have a hot late lunch or early dinner. You can go to the sauna.
Overnight stay at the recreation center "Vijay".

Day 7
End of program.
After breakfast you will be taken to Ekaterinburg. Late lunch.
Transfer to the airport or to the railway station.

Why here it is necessary to go?

"The stone belt of the Russian land" is called the Ural Mountains. The mountain range is located at 2,500 kilometers: from the Arctic Ocean to the desert in Kazakhstan. The Ural Mountains are five geographical zones: the Polar, Subpolar, Northern, Middle and Southern Urals.
The Ural Mountains conditionally divide the two parts of the world. This is reminded by numerous obelisks and memorable signs saying: that Europe ends here and Asia begins. In the heart of the Ural Mountains is the Manpupuner Plateau. Manpupuner is listed as "Seven Wonders of Russia". Manpupuner is a legendary stone idol of the Ural Mountains. It is a unique natural monument, which is more than 200 million years old. It is much older than the Egyptian pyramids and Sphinx, much older than the English Stonehenge and the Roman Colosseum. It's the most beautiful and mystical natural monument landmark of Russia. Centuries-old stone pillars standing on a sacred mountain, about which for centuries there have been legends. You can get to the famous Manpupuner Pillars at any time of year.
In summer, autumn, winter and spring the nature of the North Urals is always beautiful. And the pillars of Manpupuner have their own special magic. You will also go to the tragically famous Dyatlov Pass. Where 9 tourists of the Ural Polytechnic Institute died in winter, still unknown circumstances. You will be acquainted with the main versions.

In summer we organize a helicopter expedition with fishing and climbing the mountains.
In winter on snowmobiles you will see all beauty of the Ural mountains and plateau Manpupuner.

Summer Adventure on the Manpupuner Plateau. Itinerary.

Price $1390 1 day
Our guide meets you at the airport in Perm. We will have breakfast at the restaurant. Then we get on the bus and go to the village of Nyrob (6 hours drive). Accommodation in the hotel village of Nyrob. Dinner. 2 day
We pack our bags and check out of the hotel. We are waiting for a helicopter.
Fly to the plateau Manpupuner, sightseeing tour. Lunch picnic on the plateau.
Then we fly by helicopter to Camp Oorten. Dinner. The guide will tell the stories of the local Mansi peoples.
Overnight stay in mountain houses. Day 3
Climbing to Mount Oorten, hike to the most beautiful mountain lake Lunthusaptur. Lunch on the shore of the lake.
Return to the camp.
Dinner in the evening.
Overnight stay in the mountain houses. 4 day Breakfast.
Radial hike to the Dyatlov Pass. Lunch on Dyatlov Pass. The guide will tell you the legends and versions of the death of tourists.
Return to the camp.
Overnight stay in the mountain houses. 5 day
Today is a free day. It is possible to have a rest, walk in the surroundings.
In the evening there will be a tourist bath.
Overnight stay in mountain houses. 6 day
Moving to the place of the fall of the spacecraft.
Lunch picnic on the glade.
Come to the place of overnight stay. Dinner.
Overnight stay in tents 7 day
Trekking to Latoshnikov base on the river Unia. Lunch on the bank of the river. Fishing.
Dinner is prepared from caught fish in the afternoon.
Overnight stay in the cottages. 8 day
Free time, rest, fishing, bathhouse.
Fishing on the river Host or Unia.
Overnight stay in the cottages. 9 day
Breakfast. We pack our things and get on the helicopter.
Return by helicopter to the village of Nyrob.
Departure by bus in Perm.
Accommodation in the hotel in Perm. 10 day
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport or to the railway station.


How to get to the starting point of travel?

All travel participants meet in the destination city (specified in the itinerary). The meeting point in the city is the airport or railway station. All travelers are met by our guide. Further, by transport, all participants travel with a guide go to the starting point of the tour.
If you do not know how to get to the destination city?
Our staff will help you buy tickets and pick up the route from your hometown.

What happens if the travel is canceled?

If your tour is canceled - we will refund your money, or we will postpone your trip to another time. If you change your mind about going on a tour, less than 14 days before the start of the tour, the money will not be returned. In case of unforeseen situations during the expedition, the money is returned partially, in agreement with the management.

Where will I live?

All tourists will live according to the route of the expedition. It can be a tent, a hotel or a ship.

How to pay for the travel?

After setting your destination, you'll have to pay a fee from 50 to 80 % of the full tour. The percentage depends on the complexity of the upcoming tour.
The rest of the payment can be paid no later than 14 days before the tour.

Health and life insurance during expeditions

Upon arrival to Russia each of our customers should have medical insurance. Your safety guarantees a good mood and promising way. Insurance is included in the tour price. But if you want to insure yourself, leave a comment to the application (the cost of the tour will vary depending on the insurance).

Travel safety

Going on active tours in Russia, you should realize that mountains and rivers are a place of increased danger to the health and life of tourists. Routes pass away from populated areas. Therefore, each participant in the tour must be physically and mentally prepared for difficulties. Guides are instructed in safety. The tourist is obliged to follow the rules of personal safety and the rules set forth in the instructions, follow the instructions and commands of the guide. The instructor is a guide and at the same time the leader of the campaign. The guide has the right to decide on the route change or even cancel the route in case of emergency. Tourists must comply with the requirements of the guide. The guide has the right to remove from the route participants, who:
- tourists endangering other tour participants,
- tourists disrespectful to other participants of the tour,
- tourists who do not comply with safety recommendations.
The cost of the tour in this case is not refundable.
In case of refusal by tourists from the services of a guide (unauthorized departure from the route), the guide is not responsible for the life and health of tourists. Medical care: a standard walking first-aid kit. Persons who need constant medical supervision are not allowed on expeditions.

Do I need a visa to Russia? How to get it?

"Awesome Russia" helps to make visas for its clients. We help to get business visas and tourist visas to Russia. A tourist visa is the most economical and affordable option for travel. It can be a one-entry type for a period not exceeding 30 days. If you have a travel scheduled for more than 30 days, we will issue a business visa. Business visa is issued to foreign citizens staying at the territory of the Russian Federation for more than 30 days. More information you can find in section "visas to Russia".

​If I do not speak Russian or English?

If you do not speak Russian, this is not a problem. "Awesome Russia" guides speak English or we provide interpreter services from your native language (Italian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic).

What is included in the tour price?

The cost of the tour includes:
- accommodation, transport, meals on the route of travel
- medical insurance
- guide services
- rent of public equipment

What to take on an expedition?

Great mood and photo/video equipment, backpack (from 60 to 90 liters), individual pills that you take. About clothes - for each trip we instruct the participants to the weather in the current season.

What physical training should be for travel?

For outdoor activities, you must be completely healthy, hardy. You should can to walk and move a lot.

If I do not have the necessary equipment?

Special equipment (for climbing, rafting, hiking) we provide.

Where and when will you meet me on the first day of the tour?

Our guide will meet all travelers according to the time of arrival at the airport. If you arrive by train, our guide will meet you at the train station.

We provide

- We can help you get a visa to Russia
- Arrange the best birthday or wedding while traveling
- Insurance cost is included in the tour price
- Experienced guides
- Flexible travel dates
- The most interesting routes in Russia
- Branded gifts for every traveler
- We have all the equipment for traveling
- We have a great discount system

I'm on a diet. Will there be special food for me during the tour that fits my diet?

If you're a vegetarian, vegan or on a diet, don't worry. We will prepare the appropriate menu especially for you during your travel. Please indicate your diet in advance when you book a tour.

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