All the ice of Lake Baikal. From Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk

The most intense tour on the Baikal ice! An amazing journey that will connect the eastern and western shores of the frozen Lake Baikal, will give you unforgettable impressions, charm you with the beauty of the landscapes and allow you to enjoy the clean air and spaciousness.

Location

the city of Ulan-Ude
from
US$ 2 459
US$ 2 126
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 21 Feb, 2025
    • 20 – 26 Feb, 2025
    • 22 – 28 Feb, 2025
    • 27 Feb – 5 Mar, 2025
    • 1 – 7 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
the city of Ulan-Ude
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Fun rides
We will take a ride on Khivus, snowmobiles and UAZ, and possibly on airboats or airboats
Friendly huskies
Let's try a dog sled ride
Vivid landscapes of Lake Baikal
Let's take gorgeous photos of grottos, caves, ice hummocks and stalactites

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Tour of the Ivolginsky datsan. Meeting with Lake Baikal

    Our guide will meet you at the airport in Ulan-Ude at 9:00.

    We recommend dressing warmly. Be sure to bring warm shoes and clothes with you (even if the forecast is 0 degrees). 

    Moving to the center of Buddhism in Russia – Ivolginsky datsan. 

    Tour of the Ivolginsky Datsan. 

    Today it is a huge complex with several temples. 

    A short transfer to Ulan-Ude. 

    A brief introduction to its historical center, and then we go to a cafe of national cuisine.

    We try Buryat cuisine (payment on the spot on our own).

    Departure to Lake Baikal to the village of Maksimikha or Ust-Barguzin.

    During the journey, we stop and inspect the ice in the form of pyramids and volcanoes. 

    This can only be seen from the Eastern side of Lake Baikal. 

    Bizarre drifts of snow and ice, larger than a man's height.

    Something like a maze, with caves and snow volcanoes. 

    Hundreds of people come here every year to see such a miracle. 

    Dinner on your own (paid separately). 

    Getting to know and relax. 

    Overnight at the campsite.

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  • Day 2 - Swimming in the hot springs of the Chivyrkuy Bay
  • Day 3 - Transfer across Lake Baikal to Olkhon Island. Sightseeing of beauty and attractions
  • Day 4 - Group transfer to Listvyanka
  • Day 5 - Rest in Sandy Bay
  • Day 6 - Excursion to the Baikal Museum and Chersky Peak. Transfer to Irkutsk
  • Day 7 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation at camp sites.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

type of placementdouble roomsingle room
"Standard"189 300200 800
"Junior Suite"199 600220 500

You can charge your phones at the camp sites, but the mobile connection is weak and there is no wi-fi.

Find out more information about the conditions of your stay when booking a tour.

Camp Site 6 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
the city of Ulan-Ude

Included in price

  • accommodation at camp sites depending on the selected category;
  • meals according to the program:
    • 1 day: not provided;
    • Day 2: breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 3: breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 4: Breakfast;
    • Day 5: breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 6: Breakfast;
    • Day 7: Breakfast;
  • guided tours and tickets to the museum according to the program;
  • transportation according to the program;
  • fee for visiting national parks and nature reserves;
  • instructor service;
  • meeting at the airport;
  • excursion to the Datsan Buddhist Center;
  • dog sled rental;
  • crossing Lake Baikal;
  • skate rental (please specify the shoe size in the application);
  • visiting the grottoes.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Ulan-Ude and back from Irkutsk;
  • meals not specified in the program or specified for an additional fee;
  • alcohol and tobacco products;
  • excursion to the ethnographic complex of Taltsy;
  • ski pass in the ski complex;
  • bathhouse;
  • Irkutsk city tour;
  • visiting the springs.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. Passport (birth certificate for the child), compulsory medical insurance policy.

2. Tickets, voucher, payment documents for accommodation, etc.

3. Cosmetics, sunscreen, etc.

4. Sunglasses.

5. The camera.

6. Sleeping bag (comfort - 5g.).

7. Spoon, mug, knife.

8. Warm insulated winter boots - 1 pair. Please note that you will not be on the street for 30 minutes as in the city, but for several hours outside the city! Shoes should be comfortable, worn and not high-heeled.

9. Spikes on an elastic band - for walking on ice and ice of Lake Baikal (often sold in sports shops in winter).

10. Insoles-warmers (optional).

11. Underwear – at least 2-3 sets.

12. T–shirt - 1-2 pcs.

13. Socks – used 2-3 pairs. and 2 pairs of woolen ones.

14. Comfortable trousers and a sweatshirt for walking indoors.

15. Swimsuit - for bathing in hot springs.

16. Thermal underwear (winter set, jacket + tights) – 1-2 pcs.

17. Sweater or fleece jacket for the street - 1-2 pcs.

18. Down vest - optional.

19. Warm trousers for the street (like ski pants) - 1 pc.

20. A warm jacket with a hood - 1 pc.

21. A warm or sporty hat – 1 pc.

22. Insulated gloves or mittens - 1-2 pairs.

23. Personal hygiene products (toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, etc.).

24. Individual first aid kit (with the necessary set of personal and specific medicines no more than 200 grams by weight).

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 2 126
    15 – 21 Feb, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 2 126
    20 – 26 Feb, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 2 126
    22 – 28 Feb, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 2 126
    27 Feb – 5 Mar, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 2 126
    1 – 7 Mar, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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