Baikal trail to the valley of volcanoes

Volcanoes, thermal springs, mountains, pristine nature — and all this on Lake Baikal. Can you imagine? A small branch of Kamchatka in the center of the country is an amazing place to see. The complete absence of civilization, the bright colors of the mountain Oka combined with snow—capped peaks, and in the final - crystal clear and vast Lake Baikal.

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 782
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Duration
16 Days
15 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 3 – 18 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    4 nights
  • Tent
    10 nights
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
  • 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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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. Transfer to the village of Orlik

    Meeting at the Irkutsk airport at the information desk at 10 o'clock.

    Transfer along the Eastern Sayan Mountains to the Okinsky district.

    But first, we will stop at Kultuk at the observation point and look at Lake Baikal.

    Those who wish will be able to buy and taste Baikal omul.

    Lunch on the way (self-paid).

    Further, during the journey, we will contemplate the peaks of the mountains from the window on the right.

    Next, stop at sacred places, where you should definitely ask for well-being and good luck on our journey.

    In return, you can put a coin or tie a ribbon.

    Overnight in the village of Orlik.

    We cook dinner on our own.

    Distribution of equipment and food for all days of the tour.

    Additional purchase, if necessary.

    Meals included: dinner (self-cooked).

    The length of the car route is 8-9 hours.

  • Day 2 - Transfer to Choigan-Daban pass
  • Day 3 - Recreation at the springs. Preparing for trekking
  • Day 4 - Going to the Topographers peak (or relaxing at the springs)
  • Day 5 - Return to the camp (or rest at the springs)
  • Day 6 - Transfer to the Hoito-Gol springs
  • Day 7 - The beginning of the journey to the valley of extinct volcanoes
  • Day 8 - Trekking to Peretolchina volcano
  • Day 9 - Return to the Hoito-Gol area
  • Day 10 - A day's rest. Recreation at the springs
  • Day 11 - Transfer to the village of Orlik
  • Day 12 - Transfer 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
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    4 nights
  • Tent
    10 nights
  • Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+

The tour provides overnight stays in tourist tents 3-4 local, all days except:

  • Day 1 and 11 accommodation in the private sector, under the roof, but in sleeping bags;
  • 12 days in Irkutsk at the hotel (not included in the price, paid separately);
  • on Olkhon there is a summer building or houses with amenities on the street. 

The surcharge for a 2-bed is 6,000 rubles/person.

The surcharge for 1-bed is 7,800 rubles/person.

the village of Orlik 2 nights

A private house or a mini-hotel in the village of Orlik. Overnight in sleeping bags.

Tent camp 10 nights
Hotel in Irkutsk 1 night
Houses on the island of Olkhon 2 nights

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • payment for visiting the national park;
  • group equipment rental and first aid kit;
  • guide services;
  • meeting and transfers according to the program;
  • accommodation in tents and recreation centers according to the 3-4 local program;
  • meals according to the program, as well as the purchase of food and dropping them off at the beginning of the route.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • accommodation before and after the start of the route;
  • hotel in Irkutsk for the 12th day;
  • payment for the car. On-site payment is divided among all group members;
  • bathhouse. Payment on the spot;
  • cook service (on request);
  • translation services;
  • a trip to the caves. Booked in advance, payment to the guide;
  • the south of the island or the Sacred island of Ogoy. It is booked in advance, payment to the guide on the spot;
  • A tour of the Small Sea or the Golden Triangle. It is booked in advance, payment to the guide on the spot;
  • transportation of cargo by horse. It is booked and paid in advance.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Equipment and accessories:

  • 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 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. A jacket is better insulated with a hood (according to the time of year, as a rule, in the mountains and on Lake Baikal it should be mandatory). Trousers – protection from wind, moisture;
  • 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 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, and a birth certificate for the child. For children under the age of 18 traveling on the route accompanied by a person responsible for them (without parents), it is necessary to have written parental consent, 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$ 782
    3 – 18 Aug 16 days 15 nights
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