Baikal ice. Extended route

Do you want to become one of the main characters of an exciting journey into the winter kingdom of ice? You will see the object of search of many experienced tourists – the expanses of the Baikal ice sheet. Icy caves, bubbles, cracks will not keep you waiting and will certainly make an unforgettable impression. The surroundings will turn into a real crystal palace, which you will explore! 

The route of the program will include iconic locations of winter Lake Baikal. They look especially impressive under cubic meters of Siberian snowdrifts. Snow-covered coves, islands and rocky headlands. And for sweets – a visit to the exclusive restaurant on ice “Yeti Station". It will be an exciting expedition in a close circle, in which everyone will be set up for a positive mood of discovery and friendly acceptance!

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
from
US$ 1 133
US$ 1 020
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 8 – 12 Feb, 2025
    • 12 – 16 Feb, 2025
    • 15 – 19 Feb, 2025
    • 20 – 24 Feb, 2025
    • 22 – 26 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 8 people
Minimum age
6 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

Ice trip on khivus
We will overcome kilometers of Baikal ice on Khivus, see ice figures and caves
Roundabout tunnels
Exploring the ancient tunnels of the Circum-Baikal Railway
Warming picnics in the cold
Let's try the delicious dishes of the local cuisine: ear, hoody, herbal teas
Bubbles
Let's find the most photogenic ice with bubbles in the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe
Buddhism
We will get acquainted with the local culture and visit the Buddhist island of Ogoy
Yeti Station Restaurant
Let's try warming taiga dishes in the unique setting of a conceptual restaurant on ice

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – Olkhon Gate Strait – Olkhon – Shamanka Rock

    The dizzying sights of winter Baikal are waiting for us! 

    You will be impressed, even amazed by the beauty of its ice and snow appearance!

    And on the first day of the trip, you will be transported from the mainland to Olkhon – to the very heart of the Great Lake. 

    It is reasonably considered the most spectacular island of the Baikal archipelago. 

    Olkhon is a real storehouse of mystical energy. 

    Along the way, you can admire the beautiful views of the boundless Siberian nature. 

    In addition, we will stop at a local cafe for lunch to try Baikal cuisine (not included in the price).

    We advise you not to pass by buuz, the most delicious dish with a 300-year history. 

    Upon arrival in Olkhon, we will check into the hotel in the village of Khuzhir and arrange a sightseeing tour. 

    The program will certainly include the main attractions of the island: Shamanka Rock, Sarai beach and 13 sacred pillars of Serge.

    You will learn not only interesting details about each of the locations, but also about the peculiarities of the islanders' way of life. 

    The evening will also not be free from impressions – we will meet the colorful Baikal sunset. 

    It will certainly turn out to be charmingly bright. 

    And what else would he do in one of the sunniest places on the planet?

    The power is not included.

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  • Day 2 - Olkhon – Cape Khoboy
  • Day 3 - Olkhon – O. Ogoy – Yeti Station – Sandy Bay – Bolshoe Goloustnoe settlement – Listvyanka
  • Day 4 - Listvyanka – KBZHD – Listvyanka
  • Day 5 - Listvyanka – Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in the Hotei Guest house and Demidov Manor or similar ones on Olkhon and Listvyanka (rooms with amenities).

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

 Double roomdiscount for children
up to 12 years old
surcharge for single occupancy
The usual cost98 90010%16 000
RB promotion until 1.07.2489 0005%16 000
Hotei Guest House or similar 2 nights

Hotei Hotel is located in the village of Khuzhir. It offers a bar, barbecue facilities, a terrace, a restaurant, a shared kitchen and a shared lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available. 

Demidov Manor or similar 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 8 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting at the airport or at the railway station in Irkutsk; 
  • guide support;
  • comfortable transfer Irkutsk - Olkhon;
  • accommodation on Olkhon: 2-bed comfortable room (with in-room amenities);
  • car tour to Cape Khoboy; 
  • transfer with an excursion on khivus Olkhon - Listvyanka;
  • visit to the Yeti Station ice restaurant;
  • accommodation in Listvyanka: 2-bed comfortable room (with in-room amenities);
  • Khivus tour along the KBZHD;
  • Listvyanka - Irkutsk transfer;
  • transfer at the end of the tour to Irkutsk approximately by 12:00;
  • nutrition:
    • 1 day – not included;
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 4 – breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 5 – breakfast.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • nutrition:
    • Day 1 - breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 2-4 - dinners;
  • additional services not specified in the program, or specified in the program for an additional fee.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

So, clothes: the main rule is to dress in layers, like a pie. This will delay the release of heat and prevent the cold from reaching your body.

  • A windproof hat, a hat with earflaps, or a combination of a hat + a jacket hood.
  • Buff or scarf (to protect the neck).
  • A warm down jacket that will protect the lower back and will not be blown in the wind.
  • A fleece jumper.
  • Thermal underwear designed for low activity in -25.
  • Warm ski / down pants or overalls.
  • Wool socks + cotton (the principle of layers also works here).
  • Windproof gloves + mittens.

Footwear:

  • Boots with natural or artificial insulation, designed for -25 and below.
  • You can use: felt boots, boots, camuses, ugg boots, moonwalkers, dutiki

Additionally:

  • Chemical warmers / insoles for feet and hands.
  • Ice slides / ice shoes for smooth movement on slippery ice and hummocks.
  • Sunglasses are a must.
  • A sunscreen with a high degree of protection is a must.
  • Lipstick is hygienic.
  • Powerbank (for a phone that is rapidly discharging in the cold).

Recommended:

  • Thermos (for hot herbal tea with honey and lemon, to maintain immunity and warmth).
  • Shoe dryers.
  • Lantern.
  • Knee pads (for those who like to photograph reflections, ice floes and cracks).

Many items are highly recommended, some are optional, but desirable for your comfort.

Some of this list can be purchased at fishing shops or Sportmaster / Decathlon.

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 020
    8 – 12 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 1 020
    12 – 16 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 1 020
    15 – 19 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    20 – 24 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 1 020
    22 – 26 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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