The Stone Forest of Lena is a destination of Russia ideal for ecological tourism, where the center of attraction is in the appreciation of the environment.
It is a destination that attracts researchers and explorers from all over the world, since it is an area that is worth studying, admiring and knowing.
Let's see what this forest is about.
The Stone Forest of Lena and its natural riches
The Stone Forest of Lena is one of the geological wonders of Russia discovered in the seventeenth century. It is also known as "The stone forest" or as "The stone pillars of Lena".
This forest is located in the northeast of the country, specifically in the region of Yakutsk, capital of the Republic of Sakha. The stone forest is composed of imposing columns of limestone reaching up to 150 meters in height with more than 80 kilometers of route on the banks of the Lena River.
The predominant type of landscape in this forest is the high mountain karst characterized by the constant erosion that has occurred over the years. Its geological value is very rich due to the presence of fossils of species of extinct lives.
An emblematic case is the presence of mammoth fossils since the Cambrian times. For this reason, it is a region that attracts many researchers and scholars of the natural sciences and animal evolution.
What to expect from the Stone Forest of Lena?
In this region there is a cultural wealth that should not be wasted, in it you can visit a number of museums such as the Mammoth Museum, the National Museum of Art of Sakha, the Yaroslavsky Museum and other cultural institutions such as the Theater of Sakha, the Opera , the Ballet of the Republic of Sakha, among others.
To get to this forest, it is necessary to take a plane to the Yakutsk region and from there travel by land to the site. The road is long you can take up to 3 days to get to the area. The best season to plan this trip is in summer time, since this region is considered the coldest in the world, registering in winter temperatures that exceed -40 ° C; so if you come in times other than summer you should take the forecasts about it.
Come to know the Stone Forest of Lena and live ecotourism in a responsible way.
Video. Lena Forest National Park. Yakutia