Ural Expeditions &smp; Tours

The Dyatlov Pass journey

Dyatlov Pass is a mountain pass in the Northern Urals between Kholat Syakhl Mount and the nameless height 905. Here in 1959, a group of nine students from Ural Polytechnical University (Russia), headed by Igor Dyatlov, died under unexplained circumstances. This mystery has not been unraveled for six decades. The tragedy which happened in the north of the Urals still excites the minds of scientists, researchers and travelers…

Season: January - March 2020
The region: Russia, Ural Mountains, Northern Urals
Duration: six days (three days on snowmobiles in the Ural Mountains)
The amount of participants: 2 – 15 peoples

The route of the tour:
1) the city of Ekaterinburg – town Ivdel – village Vizhay– town Ivdel - the city of Ekaterinburg (two nights by the train + by car 2x80 km)
2) village Vizhay - Ushma settlement – Izba Ilycha - Dyatlov Pass – Izba Ilycha - Ushma selttement - village Vizhay (by snowmobiles - 250 km)

Preface: In 1959, nine students, who were experienced tourists, went on a winter ski trip. No one came back. All died in one night. The investigation was finished without finding out the real cause of the group death: "The elemental force, which the tourists were unable to overcome". There are lots of versions, hypotheses and assumptions about this tragedy.
Location: The huge territory of the Northern Urals is one of the most remote and inaccessible areas of Russia. It is the land of dense forests, there are no settlements and roads to the north of the town of Ivdel and the villages of Vizhay and Burmantovo. Only old Mansi hunting huts in the middle of the taiga and swamps impassible in summer.

The standard programme:
1 day - arrival to Ekaterinburg, transfer to hotel, accommodation in hotel, city-tour, transfer to railway station, night train to town Ivdel
2 day - arrival to Ivdel in the morning, transfer to the village Vizhay (80 km), accommodation in the local tourist base, test drive of your snowmobiles.
3 day - trip toward Dyatlov Pass, lunch in the settlement of local people Mansi - Ushma. In the evening - accommodation in the wooden hunter hut (izba Ilycha) on the bank of the river Lozva (it is possible to visit Mt.Chistop - depend on the weather). Distance is about 100 km.
4 day – trip up to the Dyatlov Pass, return to Ushma settlement (through the spot of wooden hut of local hunters). Night in the wooden hut of local people Mansi (acquaintance with culture and history of Mansi people) or in the local tourist base on the lake Elestur (not far from Ushma settlement). Distance is about 100 km
5 day - back way to the town Ivdel through the village Vizhay (lunch in Vizhay), night train to Ekaterinburg. Distance by snowmobiles is about 50 km.
6 day - arrival to Ekaterinburg in the morning, transfer to the airport Koltsovo, flight home

The price: 1459 €/per person (riding two up), 1789 €/per person (riding solo)

Please contact us to get the current prices & dates of the tour via email office@welcome-ural.ru 
(the discounts are possible for the pre-gathered groups !)

The price includes:
• Visa support
• Rent of snowmobiles with pulks (fuel included)
• Guide-instructor, interpreter, mechanic
• Full board
• GPS navigators and satellite phone
• Spending the nights in the settlement of the local people Mansi 
/ Elestur lake and in Vizhay village
• Rent of winter outdoor equipment (tent with oven, winter
sleeping bags, mats, multi-fuel torch, petrol generator)*
• Transfer Ekaterinburg - Ivdel - Ekaterinburg (night train)
• Transfer Ivdel - Vizhai - Ivdel (off-road car)
• Accommodation in Ekaterinburg 

The price does not include:
• Medical insurance with the provided helicopter evacuation in case of emergency situation*
• Single accommodation 
• Alcohol

Please take a look also at the other five-days trip to Dyatlov Pass - on dog sleds:


Before you decided to join a group and make this ride or not we strongly recommend you to learn the story of Dyatlov Pass -
you can found some facts and theories below:

The Dyatlov Pass incident in Wikipedia
The Dyatlov Pass incident in Forteantimes

AND IT'S NOT AN ALL ! - some film directors are going to shoot movies based on those misterious events: 

Renny Harlin
 (Die Hard2, Cliffhanger)  With the fact-based film about a mysterious incident in 1959, when 9 experienced hikers were found dead. The film is about contemporary students on a trek to investigate the mystery - five ambitious American students given a grant to investigate the incident and retrace the victims' journey. This proves to be a mistake, since they're soon bothered by strange and terrifying phenomena, suggesting that the forces behind the original mystery have been waiting fifty-odd years for a repeat performance...

Simon Fellows (Malice in Wonderland, Until Death) will direct an adaptation of Alan K. Barker's book Dyatlov Pass, based on true life events which saw nine students die in unexplained circumstances while ski-hiking in the Ural mountains in 1959. The sсript is being penned by Andy Briggs (Vampire Junkies) who has a background in horror, paranormal and adaptations, though this will be his first script and bankrolled by Future Film Group's production arm and co-produced by U.K. banner 28 Pictures. The Dyatlov Pass - Official Teaser Trailer


  • 8 days in the Northern Urals! From Perm by helicopter !
    Uncover the mystery of the Dyatlov Pass, mountain Otorten and other mysterious legends of the Northern Urals! - Take a dip in the mountain lake, play with snowballs during hot summer, catch grayling in the mountain rivers, meet the curious bears and not frightened deers, enjoy the mountain air, beautiful views and quietness.

The unic journey to Dyatlov Pass on dog sleds - is available now - more details

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