Baikal and the sacred springs of Shumak. Hiking in the mountains

Conquering the passes, exploring the mystical and incredibly beautiful places in the Shumak River area is a tour for experienced travelers, lovers of hiking and vivid impressions. After trekking, we will relax on Lake Baikal, visit its picturesque corners and taste the Malomorsky omul.


US$ 711
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16 Days
15 Nights
  • Group departures
    • 29 Jun – 14 Jul
    • 3 – 18 Aug
    • 31 Aug – 15 Sep
  • Tent
    11 nights
  • Hotel
    1 night
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
  • Basic
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Moderate extreme
We will spend the night at an altitude of 2000 m
Interesting culture of the peoples of the North
We will present gifts to the spirit of the Shumak River
A boost of energy and cheerfulness
Let's get healthy at the mineral springs
Recreation on Lake Baikal
At your request, excursions, fishing, cycling along the famous lake


  • Day 1 - Meeting. Transfer to the village. The Nile Desert

    10:00 – meeting at the Irkutsk airport. Departure to the Tunka valley, by bus (travel time 6-7 hours).

    We will see the peaks of the Eastern Sayan Mountains, many of them even have snow in summer.

    We will also stop along the way to admire the panoramic view of Lake Baikal.

    Lunch at a roadside cafe (self-paid). 

    Arrival in the village of Nilov Deserts.

    This resort, located in a fairly narrow gorge, is famous for its mud baths.

    We will stop behind the resort, not far from the mountain river. 

    Distribution of products. 

    The participants take an active part.

    We cook dinner together. 

    In the evening — acquaintance, rest.

    Meals: dinner.

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  • Day 2 - Radial exit to the picturesque lake
  • Day 3 - Overnight in a valley among the mountains
  • Day 4 - Crossing the Shumak pass, descent to the waterfalls
  • Day 5 - The transition to the Shumak sources
  • Day 6 - A day's rest. Recreation at the springs. A walk to the Marble Waterfalls
  • Day 7 - Walking tour "Sacred Pillars"
  • Day 8 - Crossing to the waterfall
  • Day 9 - Crossing the Shumak pass
  • Day 10 - Transfer to the parking lot near the Yehe-Ger River
  • Day 11 - Completion of the marching part
  • Day 12 - Departure to Irkutsk
  • Day 13 - Departure to Olkhon Island. Shamanka Rock Walk
  • Day 14 - Sightseeing tour of Olkhon Island
  • Day 15 - Rest on the shore of Lake Baikal
  • Day 16 - Return to Irkutsk
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

Physical training and experience of active hiking are required.


  • Tent
    11 nights
  • Hotel
    1 night
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
  • Basic

On the walking part of the route, overnight stays in 4-5-person tourist tents. In the city In Irkutsk, accommodation in a hotel with facilities on the floor (not included in the price), on Olkhon Island – at an economy class campsite located in the village of Khuzhir (please specify details when booking a tour).

For an additional fee and subject to availability, it is possible:

  • the surcharge for double occupancy is 6,000 rubles.
  • the surcharge for single occupancy is 7,800 rubles.
Tent camp 11 nights

Overnight stays in tents on the route for 3-4-5 people. Accommodation in tents is common, there is no gender separation, when making an application, be sure to clarify to the manager your wishes for accommodation in a tent (for example, if you have a married couple, you want to live alone and other basic wishes for settlement).

Hotel in Irkutsk 1 night
Campsite on Olkhon 3 nights

Tour conditions

up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
16 days 15 nights
Group meets at

Included in price

  • meals according to the program, as well as the purchase of products and dropping them off at the beginning of the route (we cook together on the active part):
    • Day 1: dinner;
    • Day 2-11: breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 12: breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 13: not included;
    • Day 14: breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 15-16: breakfast;
  • meeting in Irkutsk;
  • accommodation in tents, at the recreation centers of Olkhon island according to the program in 3-4 local rooms. An additional fee is charged for 1 or 2 people;
  • transfers according to the program;
  • guide services and program services (excursions);
  • group boiler equipment and first aid kit;

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • translation services. Booked in advance;
  • cook's services (on request). Booked in advance;
  • bathhouse. Payment on the spot;
  • horses (for carrying food and equipment. We remind you that food bookmarks are made on the route for the return trip);
  • bicycle rental. Payment on the spot;
  • hotel in Irkutsk on day 12;
  • accommodation before and after the start of the route;
  • fishing services. Payment on the spot;
  • mopeds, saps. Payment on the spot;
  • horseback riding (book in advance). Payment on the spot;
  • excursion to the Small Sea, South of the island. Payment on the spot;
  • a trip to the caves. It is booked in advance, payment is made to the guide.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

– Passport (Birth certificate)
– MHI policy

– A certificate from a therapist, if there are chronic diseases (the tourist takes responsibility for his health on the tour).
– Personal medicines
– Backpack (for women with a volume of 70-80 liters; for men – 80-90 liters) + rain cape on the backpack
– A sleeping bag suitable for the temperature regime in the hiking season
– Travel mat (foam)
– A hermetic bag (or a thick plastic bag) for packing things in a backpack
– Clothing: windproof and waterproof jacket; rain cape; fleece, 2 pcs; thick windproof and lightweight pants, thermal underwear, T-shirts with long and short sleeves, 2 pcs; trekking socks, 2 pairs; warm socks, 2 pairs; underwear; bathing suit; hat; cap or panama hat with brim; gloves, 2 pairs
– Shoes: trekking boots, thick-soled sneakers, flip-flops (sandals)
– Sunglasses
– Headlamp
– Trekking poles
– Mug, spoon, bowl, knife, flask or water bottle
– Matches or a lighter
– Repellents (insect repellents), sunscreen
– Personal hygiene products

Additionally, you can take your own tent if you want to live separately. This does not affect the cost of the tour in any way.

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 711
    29 Jun – 14 Jul 16 days 15 nights
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  • US$ 711
    3 – 18 Aug 16 days 15 nights
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  • US$ 711
    31 Aug – 15 Sep 16 days 15 nights
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