Christmas on Lake Baikal. Winter fairy tale

On this tour, you will skate on the pristine Baikal ice, climb the Chersky stone, from where you can enjoy a panorama of Lake Baikal and the mouth of the Angara River and admire the incredible beauty of the views from the top of Cape Khoboy. You will also have an informative excursion to the Baikal Museum and an interactive acquaintance with its inhabitants, mysterious beliefs of shamans and legendary places of power.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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US$ 719
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 5 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
7 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

The largest ice rink in the world!
Let's skate on the pristine Baikal ice
Cycling on ice
If desired, we will take a bike ride along the shores of the Small Sea right on the ice
Delicious omul fish soup
Let's try an extremely delicious fish soup from Baikal omul
The original Baikal transport
We will cut through the vast expanses of Lake Baikal on Khivus and UAZ
The first ice
Let's see the crystal ice, explore its patterns and diversity

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Sakhyurt

    The group will meet at 8:30 at the Irkutsk airport, at 9:00 at the railway station.

    After meeting all the members of the group and placing ourselves in a minibus, we will go to the shores of Lake Baikal. 

    On the way, we will make a small loop to stop at Listvyanka.

    This is a famous tourist village where we will have the opportunity to visit the Baikal Museum. 

    Here we will learn about the origin of the lake, its climate, flora and fauna, see real seals in huge aquariums and even, if desired, take a virtual dive to the bottom of Lake Baikal. 

    After visiting the museum, we will climb the Chersky stone, which offers a panorama of Lake Baikal and the mouth of the Angara River, the only river flowing out of the lake.

    Next, we will move to the village of Sakhyurt.

    After accommodation at the recreation center, we will arrange an acquaintance and share our expectations from this trip.

    Bus: 400 km. Walking distance: 4 km. Accommodation: camp site. Meals: dinner.

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  • Day 2 - Sakhyurt – Cape Krest – Sakhyurt
  • Day 3 - Sahyurta – Khuzhir – Cape Burkhan – Khuzhir
  • Day 4 - Khuzhir – Cape Khoboy – Khuzhir
  • Day 5 - Hoosier
  • Day 6 - Khuzhir – Irkutsk
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation at tourist bases in the village. Sahyurt and the village Hoosier.

Base “White manor" or similar 2 nights

Guest houses with 2, 3, 4-bed accommodation, shower and toilet in the house.

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Base "At Svetlana's" or similar 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • transfer from Irkutsk to the village. Listvyanka village. Sakhyurt, village Sakhyurt – Irkutsk by minibus of tourist class;
  • transfer to the village Sakhyurt – village Khuzhir, village Khuzhir is a village . Sahyurt ferry crossing (khivusy) + cross-country vehicles;
  • excursion to Cape Khoboy by all-terrain vehicle;
  • accommodation at camp sites during the tour (2 nights in Sakhyurt, 3 nights in Khuzhir);
  • breakfast at the camp sites;
  • dinners at the base in Sakhyurt;
  • lunches during excursions (1 snack and an ear of omul);
  • instructor support;
  • permission to visit the reserve;
  • visit to the Baikal Museum;
  • group first aid kit;
  • consultations on the selection of clothes, ticket purchase;
  • a signature buff.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals: lunches and dinners in Khuzhir (500-600 rubles per meal);
  • skate and bicycle rental (we recommend taking your own skates);
  • insurance against n/a;
  • tips for the guide.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a small backpack of 15-20 liters for walking;
  • skates (you can rent skates in Khuzhir, but not in Sakhyurt, so we recommend that you take skates with you);
  • hoba (podpopnik);
  • sunglasses (ski mask);
  • chemical hand and foot warmers;

Clothes and shoes:

  • warm winter boots;
  • windproof, insulated trousers (overalls);
  • insulated jacket (down jacket, ski jacket);
  • insulated hat, warm buff;
  • balaclava (windproof mask);
  • insulated mittens, windproof (ski gloves);
  • warm socks (wool, synthetic) and cotton (2 pairs each);
  • insulated jacket (fleece);
  • a set of thermal underwear;
  • underwear;
  • clothes for home;
  • slippers;

What else to take:

  • first-aid kit is personal, in case of chronic diseases (the instructor will have a group first-aid kit with a standard set of medicines);
  • personal hygiene products (toothpaste, brush, soap, lipstick, accessories for girls, etc.);
  • sunscreen;
  • thermos flask (useful on sightseeing trips);
  • camera (video camera);

Documents:

  • passport;
  • insurance policy;
  • money for additional expenses.
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 719
    31 Dec, 2024 – 5 Jan, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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