Khibiny: Catch the Northern Lights!
Are you fond of northern landscapes? Is seeing the northern lights in your to-do list? Do you believe that autumn is the most stunning time for mountains? Then we invite you on a hike! September is the perfect time to check the northern lights, because the nights are already dark enough but still not too cold! We will cross 5 passes, walk along pristine streams and have an amazing panoramic view of two huge lakes and autumn tundra.
WHEN? 6.09 – 12.09.19
WHERE? Khibiny Mts & Kirovsk, Russia
WHO? 10-17 young & energetic people
- For this programme we’re collaborating with a local mountain guide Sergey Shestikhin, a keen skier and a coffee lover.
- You don’t have to be a very experienced hiker, but some endurance is required!
- We provide you with all the info: what to bring, how to prepare, how to get there etc.
06/09. Day 1
Arrival to Kirovsk. Night at the base.
07/09. Day 2
Transfer to Imandra station. Imandra (150m) – gorge Aku-Aku (300m) – Camping 1 (350m)
Distance: 18 km. Height difference: +200 m.
08/09. Day 3
Camping 1 (350m) – pass Chorgorr (850m) – Camping 2 (400m)
Distance: 9 km. Height difference: +500 m, -350 m.
09/09. Day 4
Radial hike to the top of the massif Udychvumchorr (1200m).
Distance: 16 km. Height difference: +800 m, -800m.
10/09. Day 5
Camping 2 – Risjok valley (350m) – Camping 3
Distance: 10 km. Height difference: +350 m.
11/09. Day 6
Camping 3 – Southern Rischorr (800m) – Camping 4 at Akademicheskoe lake (750m)
Distance: 19 km. Height difference +450 m.
12/09. Day 7
Camping 4 – Tuljok valley (450m)– Vortekeuvaiv pass (750m)– return to the base
Distance: 12 km. Height difference: +300 m, -900 m.