Heart of the Taiga
- Accommodation and food: 40.00 Euro
- Transportation: 0.00 Euro
- Activities: 0.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 0 Euro
Description: The Republic of Komi is a federal subject of Russia. It is situated to the west of the Ural Mountains and very famous for its rich forests. Virgin Komi Forests is the first natural UNESCO World Heritage site in Russia and the largest expanse of virgin forests in Europe. The main aim of the workcamp is conservation and safeguard of the natural heritage. It’s a great chance to see breathtaking landscapes, geological monuments, hike and explore Russia’s largest natural park Yugyd Va. Volunteers will boat on the picturesque river in kanoe on the territory of the national park “Yugyd Va”.
Type of Work: Volunteers will be:
• Boating along the river;
• Exploring the Taiga forest;
• Marking touristic path with special signs;
• Easy physical work like cleaning bushes and path from natural garbage (old trees and branches);
• Cutting grass;
• Cleaning riverside;
• Volunteers are expected to make a short video about importance of forest preservation and promotion of the natural park.
Accommodation: As volunteers will follow a route along the river, they are going to stay in tents and wooden cabins (tourist camps have saunas with a possibility to wash and to wash clothes) Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be cooked in the specially organized field kitchen. Please keep in mind that there is no internet/mobile connection, running water, shops/supermarkets and be ready to stay in basic conditions. Be ready to tolerate mosquitoes.
Requirements: Tourist mat, sleeping bag, hiking warm clothes, waterproof shoes, raincoat, personal hygiene means + medical insurance is necessary. (Special healthcare products – if needed)
Approximate Location: Ygyd va National Reserve, Inta.
Notes: LEISURE TIME Would be a good idea to take playing cards, board games, musical instruments. There is a possibility for hiking, trekking, and enjoying the nature, free from modern technologies and far from civilization.