Baikal journey. Walking tour-comfort

A comfortable hiking trip through the picturesque places of Lake Baikal: you will conquer Chersky Peak, see a heart-shaped lake, the Khamar-Daban mountains, the quaint shores of Olkhon Island and an unforgettable descent into the caves of the Baikal region.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 639
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 4 – 11 Aug
    • 11 – 18 Aug
    • 25 Aug – 1 Sep
    • 1 – 8 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • or
    Camp Site, Guest House
    3 nights
  • Tent
    2 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Heart Lake
We will climb Chersky Peak, where there will be an overview of the Heart Lake, which is amazing in shape
The Sacred Shaman Rock
We will visit one of the nine shrines of Asia and ancient inscriptions in Tibetan and Mongolian
Baikal ear
We will arrange a very delicious lunch with Baikal fish soup at Cape Khoboy
Baikal Museum
We will learn about the uniqueness of the lake and see the Baikal Seal
Waterfalls of the Komkarnaya River
We will see an amazing cascade of waterfalls – each waterfall is unique and original in its own way

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Group meeting. The Baikal Museum in the village of Listvyanka. Departure to the village of Slyudyanka

    Meeting at Irkutsk airport at 10 a.m. near the information desk.

    A trip to the Listvyanka Village Museum along the picturesque road that runs along the Angara River.

    The museum is unique, it will tell you about the uniqueness of the lake and why it is still so clean.

    On the ground floor you will visit the aquarium, where you will certainly want to see the Baikal Seal.

    Lunch in Listvyanka (at your own expense).

    We will visit the market, where people come all year round to buy fish.

    You can buy yourself something that you like, whether it's salted or smoked fish.

    We advise you to try cold and hot smoked omul.

    Transfer to the village of Slyudyanka on the road among the mountains and exit to the observation point.

    It offers a panoramic view of the Southern part of Lake Baikal.

    Supper.

    Overnight at the recreation center, 4-5-bed rooms with outdoor amenities.

    Note: in case of delay for any reason, tourists catch up with the group on their own.

    We recommend arriving the day before the start of the tour

    Meals included: dinner.

    Route duration: by car to Listvyanka 70 km, to Slyudyanka 2-3 hours.

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  • Day 2 - The beginning of the campaign. Ascent to the Hamar-Daban weather station
  • Day 3 - Climbing Chersky Peak. Heart Lake. Waterfalls of the Komkarnaya River
  • Day 4 - Descent to the recreation center. Excursion to the Museum of minerals on request
  • Day 5 - Departure to Olkhon Island. Shamanka Rock Walk
  • Day 6 - Sightseeing trip to Cape Hoboy
  • Day 7 - Free day or additional excursions. Caves in AYA Bay or a trip to Ogoy Island
  • Day 8 - Completion of the program. Departure to Irkutsk
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

On an easy hike, you will walk an average of about 25 km with a backpack (you will need to carry your belongings, groceries and group equipment), the rest of the distance in a car and light.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • or
    Camp Site, Guest House
    3 nights
  • Tent
    2 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation at camp sites in the village. Slyudyanka and Olkhon Island in Economy rooms for 3-5 people (on-site amenities), as well as overnight stays in tourist tents for 3-4 people:

  • in the village. Slyudyanka (2 nights: 1st, 4th days)  recreation centers "Silver Spring", "Edelweiss", "Gennady's Place", "Zhigalov's Shelter" or recreation centers of the same category;
  • at the Khamar-Daban weather station (2 nights: 2nd, 3rd days) – tourist tents;
  • on Olkhon Island (3 nights: 5th, 6th, 7th days)  recreation centers like Olkhon, Like Houses, Coast of Hope or recreation centers of the same category.

Double and single accommodation in tents and camp sites is not included in the price of the tour and is paid additionally when booking the tour.

  • The surcharge for double occupancy is 2,500 rubles.
  • The surcharge for single occupancy is 7,000 rubles.
Recreation center "Silver spring" or Recreation center "Edelweiss" or 3 nights
Recreation center "Silver spring"

It is located in the town of Slyudyanka, on the southern shore of Lake Baikal. There is a wonderful forest nearby, the railway station is 4 km away, the bus station is 3.5 km away. There is a parking lot, a Playground, a wood-burning sauna, a solarium, a barbecue, a smokehouse.

Detached houses with a capacity from 2 to 6 people and the main building with apartment-type rooms of the "Junior Suite" and "Suite" classes are offered for accommodation. Economy class cabins operate in the summer. The total capacity is up to 80 people.

The interior of the houses is made in a rustic style, with a predominance of natural wood in the interior, each has a small equipped kitchen area.

In each room: beds, wardrobe, bedside tables, table and chairs, bedding and towels. In semi-comfortable summer houses: washbasin, cold water, toilet and shower on site. In well-maintained houses: washbasin, shower, toilet. In a two-storey 8-bed cottage: bedrooms for 8 beds, equipped kitchen, satellite TV, washbasin, shower, toilet.

In the dining room on the territory of the base, a professional chef of the author's cuisine offers, if desired, not only traditional dishes, but also children's and diet menus).

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Another option
Recreation center "Edelweiss"

It is located on the outskirts of Slyudyanka, near the trail to Chersky Peak, so it is convenient for tourists who want to relax and gain strength before hiking. The base has everything you need for recreation: warm rooms for overnight stays, places for tents, a sauna, picnic areas.

2, 3 and 5-bed uncomfortable rooms are offered for accommodation. In the rooms: single beds, table, benches, TV, bed linen for each guest. A rural toilet and a washbasin are located on siteThere is no shower – a bathhouse.

To prepare meals on their own, guests can use the rental of barbecue equipment and a shared summer kitchen. There is a barbecue, firewood. The kitchen has a microwave oven, refrigerator, stove, dishes.

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Mini-hotel "Zhigalov's Shelter"

It is located in the town of Slyudyanka at the Zhigalov Private Mineralogical Museum. It offers houses of various price categories: a room for 2 people, a room for 5 people, a house for 5 people, two rooms for 14 people (wooden bunks), an attic for 20 people. The toilets are outside.

There is an equipped kitchen-dining room for self-catering. Products can be purchased from local residents (across the street). There is a sauna. 

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Tent camp 2 nights
Recreation center "Olkhon" or Mini-hotel Baikal 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting and transfers according to the program;
  • group first aid kit and group equipment;
  • guide services;
  • guided tours, entrance tickets to the museum (except the Mineral Museum and the Revyakin Museum);
  • 3-4 local accommodation according to the program (camp sites and tents);
  • meals according to the program, as well as the purchase of products and their delivery to the beginning of the route;
  • payment for visiting the national park.

Paid extra

  • air or railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • bathhouse from 2500 per hour per group. Payment on the spot;
  • a trip to the caves is about 3000-3500 rubles per person. Payment to the guide;
  • dinners on 5,6,7 day and lunches on 5,7,8 day;
  • cook's services (on request, and so they cook everything in turn) from 5000 rubles per day. It is paid at the office when buying a tour;
  • translation services (for foreign citizens) from 8000 rubles per day. It is paid at the office when buying a tour;
  • drop-off by car from Slyudyanka to the trail, from 6000 rubles per group (with good physical condition, you can make the ascent on foot);
  • the Revyakin Museum and the Museum of Minerals - about 250 rubles each. Payment on the spot;
  • mopeds, saps from 1000 rubles.;
  • horseback riding - from 1,500 per hour (book in advance). Fishing services – from 8000 rubles. Payment on the spot;
  • a tour of the Small Sea or the Golden Triangle – about 3,500 rubles. Booked in advance;
  • the south of the island or the Sacred island of Ogoy – from 2500 rubles per person. Booked in advance;
  • the recreation center on Hamar Daban. 1 place from 1,700 rubles per day.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a backpack for women with a volume of at least 70-80 liters, for men 80-90 liters.;
  • polyurethane mat;
  • a plastic bag or a hermetic bag (inserted inside the backpack to protect against moisture);
  • headlamp;
  • sunglasses;
  • sleeping bag — temperature regime depending on the time of year and place of travel ;
  • spoon, mug, knife;
  • rain cover — only for routes where the temperature stays above zero;
  • matches sealed in polyethylene or plastic packaging or a lighter.
  • individual first aid kit (with the necessary set of personal and specific medicines no more than 200 g by weight);
  • photo camera;
  • thermos or plastic bottle;
  • protective equipment against blood-sucking insect bites on routes (mainly on routes where the temperature does not drop below zero);
  • sunburn products (required in the mountains and traveling by water)

Clothes, shoes, etc.:

  • underwear — at least 2-3 sets ;
  • thermal underwear (set, depending on the time of year. Jacket + tights) — 1-2 pcs .;
  • trousers are light, sporty, for daily wear, depending on the time of the year ;
  • jacket, fleece, etc. 1-2 pcs. (preferably made of modern materials);
  • storm suit – jacket + trousers. Availability is mandatory (In summer — protection from wind and rain. The jacket is better insulated with a hood (according to the time of the year. As a rule, it must be available in the mountains and on Lake Baikal. Trousers – protection from wind and moisture. In the cold season, you can use a ski suit or the like, depending on the climatic conditions;
  • plain socks (or trekking socks) — 2-4 pairs;
  • wool socks (trekking, insulated) — at least 2 pairs;
  • shoes 2 pairs — trekking boots and sneakers with thick soles or sneakers + rubber boots with a liner and a warm insole;
  • for rafting on mountain rivers, it is desirable to wear neoprene (you can rent it, request in advance);
  • for climbing – mountain climbing boots + trekking boots;
  • light sneakers on request (for crossings, recreation centers, on trains, etc.);
  • trekking poles are recommended only for hiking routes, combined at the discretion of the participants;

Note: During the day in the mountains, the sun is active and snowmelt is possible, so shoes should have good water-repellent properties (rubber boots (in addition to boots)).

  • warm sports hat — 2 pcs. (in summer, a cap with a visor + a cap);
  • personal hygiene products (toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, etc.);
  • gloves in summer are a simple 2 pairs.

Important! It is mandatory to have the following documents on the entire route – a passport, a compulsory medical insurance policy, a birth certificate for the child, a certificate from a therapist if there are chronic diseases (the tourist assumes responsibility for his health on the tour).

The requirement for a set of "personal belongings" is nothing superfluous and heavy, since besides them you will have to carry food (about 600—800g. per day per person) for the entire route and group equipment (tents, axes, boilers, etc.).

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 639
    4 – 11 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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    11 – 18 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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