Fabulous winter on Lake Baikal

The transparent ice of winter Lake Baikal, the purest air, stunning landscapes and a rich excursion program await you on this tour. You will visit Ogoy Island, where the Buddhist stupa of Enlightenment is located, then go to Cape Khoboy and learn the fascinating legend of Cape Sagan-Khushun, visit one of the most beautiful places on Lake Baikal – Sandy Bay, and many other interesting sights.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
from
US$ 853
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 8 – 13 Feb, 2025
    • 15 – 20 Feb, 2025
    • 22 – 27 Feb, 2025
    • 1 – 6 Mar, 2025
    • 8 – 13 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Guest House
    1 night
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
14 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 original Baikal transport
Let's take a trip on the ice of Lake Baikal on Khivus
Training in sled management
We will visit the sled dog center, ride a dog sled and get a lot of positive emotions
Inhabitants of Lake Baikal
We will visit the interactive Baikal Museum in Listvyanka
Shaman Culture
We will visit the sacred place – Shamanka rock, and learn about shamanism on Lake Baikal
An ancient Siberian city
Let's take a walk around Irkutsk with a guide

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The Small Sea

    Meeting at the train station or at the airport in Irkutsk at 9:00-10:00.

    Transfer Irkutsk – Olkhon.

    Lunch at the cafe.

    National Buryat cuisine.

    14:00 arrival in Sakhyurt village.

    A tour of the southern part of the Small Sea.

    Today we will visit the Olkhonskoye Gate Strait, then move along the southern part of Olkhon Island with stops in the most interesting places.

    On the way, we will definitely visit the largest island in the Small Sea, Ogoy (a 2 km walk on the ice). to one side), where the Buddhist stupa of enlightenment is located.

    As a sign of respect for a culture we are not familiar with, we will walk clockwise through the City to cleanse ourselves of the deeds that we have committed in our current and past lives.

    You need to walk along the stone path without turning off thoughts, doubts, and worries.

    To enlighten consciousness and purify thoughts, you need to go through 108 circles!

    18:00 arrival at the hotel complex.

    19:00 dinner at the hotel.

    Meals: lunch, dinner.

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  • Day 2 - Excursion "Journey to the ends of the Earth!"
  • Day 3 - Sandy Bay
  • Day 4 - Sled dog center in the village of Maloe Goloustnoe
  • Day 5 - Sightseeing tour of Listvyanka and Irkutsk
  • Day 6 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Guest House
    1 night
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation on Olkhon Island (standard), in Bolshoe Goloustnoe (economy), in the village. Listvyanka (standard) and Irkutsk (standard).

The surcharge for single accommodation is 12,500 rubles/5 nights.

The possible placement options are presented below.

Nikita Bencarov's Manor Hotel 2 nights

Featuring a private bar, Nikita Bencarov Manor Hotel is located in the village of Khuzhir. Guests can relax on the terrace. Room service is available. Free private parking is available on site. An airport shuttle can be arranged for an additional fee.

All rooms at the Nikita Bencarov Manor Hotel have a wardrobe, towels and bed linen.

A buffet breakfast is served.

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Recreation center "Russian compound" or Guest house "At Mikhalych's" 1 night
The Angara Hotel or The Air Harbor Hotel 1 night
The Demidov Manor Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in guest houses, tourist complexes, manors is double (according to the program);
  • excursions announced in the program, including entrance tickets;
  • meals according to the program (1 day lunch, dinner, 2,3,4 days breakfast, lunch, dinner, 5,6 days breakfast);
  • all types of transfers according to the program: minivan/minibus on the highway, UAZ;
  • services of a guide, a tour guide;
  • payment for a permit to visit the Baikal National Park.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • rental of ice floats;
  • skate rental;
  • bathhouse;
  • accommodation in Irkutsk before the start of the route;
  • meals not specified in the program.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • suitcase/bag/backpack + small backpack for active excursions;
  • individual first aid kit: medicines for you personally, Band-aid, elastic bandage, cream;
  • documents: passport, MHI insurance policy – packed in an airtight package;
  • flashlight (with a spare set of batteries).;
  • photo camera;
  • toiletries (toothbrush, etc.);
  • Shoes: comfortable shoes for the season! Boots/valenki/winter boots/EVA boots;
  • replaceable shoes: favorite slippers;
  • socks – 2 p., warm woolen socks – 2 p.;
  • change of underwear;
  • thermal underwear is warm;
  • insulated trousers and jacket are wind- and moisture–proof - you can use a ski insulated suit or a down jacket. WINDPROOF WITH A HOOD!
  • comfortable clothes for staying indoors (tracksuit, jeans + T-shirt);
  • T–shirts/turtlenecks- the quantity is at your discretion;
  • a warm sweater or fleece (it is much lighter in weight and easy to dry);
  • hat + scarf, balaclava is possible;
  • mittens/gloves;
  • sunglasses;
  • sunscreen (snow strongly reflects sunlight!);
  • thermos/water bottle.
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$ 853
    8 – 13 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 853
    15 – 20 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 853
    22 – 27 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 853
    1 – 6 Mar, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 853
    8 – 13 Mar, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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