Head off on the winter road into the Momskiy Mountains, among the most beautiful in Russia, highest point 2533 metres. Cross the Indigirka River. On day 9 overnight in a small private hotel in the indigenous Even village of Sasyr, population 600.
Continue on the winter road through the stunning Momskiy Mountains, until we reach the village of Zyryanka, population 2000, on the bank of the infamous Kolyma River, where all of Russia's most feared gulag camps were located. Overnight in a hotel on day 12.