Oh, so good when people, whom I replied with answers to their questions, come back to me and share their acquired info and photos with me. My big respect to them!
In January of 2012, I received a request from Otto, of Austria, who asked me where to sleep in Tommot town.
Tommot is a town located in Aldansky District of Republic Sakha-Yakutia, Russia. 70 km southwest of Aldan and 390 km southwest of Yakutsk. Population is approx. 8,000 people, mostly railroad-related workers.
It’s widely known as the town with Yakutia’s most northern passenger railway station. If you wish to come to Yakutia by railway, Tommot is your final destination then.
Note: In Yakutsk, a passenger railway station is promised to be open not sooner than the end of 2014.
In his first message, Otto wrote, “I am from Austria and I want to go to Jakutsk for some days in February. We are three friends and we go by train to Tommot. How can we go from Tommot to Jakutsk by bus or taxi? Do you have an idea?”
So, I said to him, what I usually say in a reply to such a question. “By a taxi right from a station. The fee is around 3000 rubles per person or less,” I wrote.
Actually, I dedicated a few previously published posts to this topic. (Do really need to make a good navigation on my blog). Check them out:
Otto’s next message delivered the next question, “Do you know a place to sleep in Tommot?”
Aaaah, that was a hard question, as I had been to Tommot six years ago and there were no hotels for stangers (travellers) at all. Frankly, no one of locals stay in Tommot for night…
“Usually people travel to Nerungri and go straight to Yakutsk from the station by a taxi. You can try your luck in Tommot and tell me how it was ;)” was my answer, that appeared to be far from perfection.
Here’s what I received from Otto a day ago:
“There is a “hotel” in Tommot, it is not the best, but it is okay :-)”
Address: Akulanskaya Street, Tommot, Russia.
Phone:+7 (41145) 41-454
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