Brief Tour Info
The Dyatlov Pass is part of the Ural Mountains located in the North Urals and is usually associated with the Dyatlov Pass Incident resulting in deaths of nine experienced ski hikers on the night of February 2, 1959. The incident happened on the east shoulder of the mountain Kholat Syakhl (Dead Mountain in the language of local people). The mountain pass was later named after the group`s leader, Igor Dyatlov.
The authorities finished the investigation soon stating the purpose of death as "a compelling natural force". Still, there has been a lot of controversy giving birth to tens of theories of the tourists’ deaths. Major theories state that it has either been an avalanche, a falling rocket, an infrasound wave or even a UFO, although the actual data was kept top secret and it seems impossible now to find which version is true.
Location: 61°45`24"N 59°28`1"E North Urals, north-west boarder of Sverdlovsk region
Local Population: Mansi
Closest townships: Ivdel (120 km) Serov (270 km)
We offer a 7-day hiking tour to the Dyatlov pass, which we would only recommend to the highly-skilled travelers with experience of week-long tours. The group will be accompanied with professional English-speaking instructors all the time and thus is absolutely safe.
The group takes the train Ekaterinburg – Ivdel
Duration: 10-13 hours, distance: 600 km
Transfer Ivdel-Vizhai (80 km to the North) by car or mini-bus
Transfer Vizhai –Ushma - Auspia river (40 km) by off-road vehicles
Hiking across the Dyatlov pass (on foot)
March back from the Dyatlov pass back to Auspia river (on foot)
Transfer Auspia river-Ushma-Vizhai-Ivdel (120 km)
Departure to Ekaterinburg from the Ivdel railway station
Tour services provided by UralTerra.com: visa to Russia, train tickets and transfers in accordance with the program, 3 meals a day, insurance, work of English-speaking instructors throughout the tour. Equipment provided for the tour duration: tent, GPS-navigator, portable radio set, medicine chest, kit for fire making.
Number of Tourists
train, minibus, out-road vehicles.
Dyatlov Pass and the Dead Mountain hiking tour