A fabulous week on Lake Baikal

Clean air, stunning landscapes and extraordinarily transparent ice of winter Lake Baikal. A combination of active recreation with a rich excursion program.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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US$ 899
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 8 – 15 Feb, 2025
    • 15 – 22 Feb, 2025
    • 22 Feb – 1 Mar, 2025
    • 1 – 8 Mar, 2025
    • 8 – 15 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
  • Guest House
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Charming Siberian friends
We will visit the sled dog center, ride a dog sled, get a lot of positive emotions from a photo shoot with malamute puppies
Fun trekking on the ice of Lake Baikal
We will do trekking on the ice of Lake Baikal, walk about 15 km a day, arrange sled races, ice hockey without rules and a snowdrift party
Places of Power
We will learn about shamanism on Lake Baikal, visit the sacred place – Shamanka rock

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The Small Sea

    Gathering of the group at the Irkutsk airport at 9:00-10:00.

    Transfer Irkutsk – Olkhon.

    Lunch at the cafe.

    National Buryat cuisine.

    Arrival in the village of Sakhyurt.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    A tour of the southern part of the Small Sea.

    Today we will visit the Olkhonskoye Gate Strait, then move along the southern part of Olkhon Island with stops in the most interesting places.

    On the way, we will definitely visit the largest island in the Small Sea, Ogoy (a 2 km walk on the ice). to one side), where the Buddhist stupa of enlightenment is located.

    As a sign of respect for a culture we are not familiar with, we will walk clockwise through the City to purify ourselves from the deeds that we have committed in our current and past lives.

    You need to walk along the stone path without turning off thoughts, doubts, and worries.

    To enlighten consciousness and purify thoughts, you need to go through 108 circles!

    18:00 arrival at the hotel complex.

    19:00 dinner at the hotel.

    Meals: lunch, dinner.

  • Day 2 - Excursion "Journey to the ends of the Earth!"
  • Day 3 - Sandy Bay
  • Day 4 - Sled dog center in the village of Maloe Goloustnoe
  • Day 5 - Walking on the ice of Lake Baikal from Bolshoy Goloustny to Listvyanka
  • Day 6 - Transfer to Bolshye Koty village, Listvyanka
  • Day 7 - Sightseeing tour of Listvyanka
  • Day 8 - Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

It requires skills of spending the night without amenities (1 night), tracking up to 15 km/day (on foot or on skates).

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
  • Guest House
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides double accommodation in guest houses, tourist complexes, estates.

Standard and economy amenities.

The tour has an overnight stay at the cordon of the Baikal National Park on Cape Kadilny, the accommodation conditions are not very comfortable, but authentic, single accommodation is not provided.

Surcharge for single occupancy (6 nights, without overnight stay at the cordon) – 12,500 rubles.

The Bencharov Manor Hotel or a similar one 2 nights

Featuring a private bar, Nikita Bencarov Manor Hotel is located in the village of Khuzhir. Guests can relax on the terrace. Room service is available. Free private parking is available on site. An airport shuttle can be arranged for an additional fee.

All rooms at the Nikita Bencarov Manor Hotel have a wardrobe, towels and bed linen. Double accommodation in a standard room.

A buffet breakfast is served.

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Camping "Russian compound" (Bolshoe Goloustnoe) or "At Mikhalych's" (Bolshoe Goloustnoe) 2 nights
Cordon of the Baikal National Park 1 night
The Demidov Manor Hotel 1 night
The Angara Hotel or The Air Harbor Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in guest houses, tourist complexes, manors is double (according to the program);
  • excursions announced in the program;
  • meals according to the program:
  • Day 1: lunch, dinner;
  • Day 2-6: breakfast, lunch, dinner;
  • Day 7-8: breakfast; 
  • in the active part of the route (tracking), tourists prepare meals on their own under the strict guidance of a guide;
  • all types of transfers according to the program: minivan/minibus on the highway, UAZ;
  • guide services;
  • payment for a permit to visit the Baikal National Park;
  • bathhouse.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • rental of ice floats;
  • skate rental;;
  • accommodation in Irkutsk before the start of the route;
  • additional drinks and food (except those specified in the program).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Suitcase /bag / backpack + small backpack for active excursions.
  • Individual first aid kit: medicines for you personally, Band-Aid, elastic bandage, cream.
  • Documents: passport, MHI insurance policy – packed in an airtight package.
  • Flashlight (with a spare set of batteries).
  • Photo camera.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, ...)
  • Shoes: comfortable shoes for the season! Boots/valenki/winter boots/EVA boots
  • Replaceable shoes: favorite slippers)
  • Socks – 2 p., warm woolen socks – 2 p.
  • Change of underwear.
  • Swimsuit (for visiting thermal springs or baths, if they are available in the
  • the program)
  • Thermal underwear is warm.
  • Insulated trousers and jacket, wind- and moisture–proof - you can ski insulated
  • a suit or a down jacket. WINDPROOF WITH A HOOD!
  • Comfortable clothes for staying indoors (tracksuit, jeans +
  • T-shirt).
  • T–shirts/turtlenecks- the quantity is at your discretion
  • The sweater is warm or fleece (it is much lighter in weight and easy to dry).
  • Hat + scarf, balaclava is possible
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (snow strongly reflects sunlight!)
  • Thermos/water bottle.
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 899
    8 – 15 Feb, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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    15 – 22 Feb, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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    22 Feb – 1 Mar, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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    1 – 8 Mar, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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    8 – 15 Mar, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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