Northern Baikal and Charsky Sands

What you will see with your own eyes on this tour is not just legendary or indescribable, it is unlike anything in the world. The wild nature of northern Baikal, where the human footprint is barely noticeable, and the information noise is not heard at all.

Eleven days to slow down and let nature remind us where we all came from. One day is one place, each of which is unique. And the synergy of all four elements to make a complete reboot.

Location

Irkutsk
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Duration
11 Days
10 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Jul – 10 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Guest House
    4 nights
  • Tent
    1 night
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 8 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Airplane flight over the lake
Let's see the northern beauty of Lake Baikal from a bird's eye view
Hot springs
Let's enjoy the healing and relaxing effect of the thermal waters of Hakus
Two shores of Lake Baikal
An exciting speedboat crossing of the lake awaits us
Sand dunes
We will visit the Charsky desert – the smallest and northernmost desert in the world
All-terrain vehicle rides
We will explore the surroundings on an all–terrain vehicle - transport for real explorers
Non-touristic routes
Let's get acquainted with the magical lake of Leprindo and the picturesque Slyudinsky lakes

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Free day before the start of the trip

    Welcome to Siberia!

    You are at the starting point of a big, exciting journey. 

    Use this day to take a break from the flight, get used to the new time zone and get ready for adventures. 

    We will be happy to share walking routes if you want to see the city, and tell you where the most delicious poses are.

    Meals: on your own.

    Place of residence: independently.

    You can additionally book accommodation in Irkutsk, transfer from the airport to the hotel or a sightseeing tour of the city. To order additional options, you can contact your manager.

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  • Day 2 - Irkutsk – Nizhneangarsk – Severobaikalsk
  • Day 3 - Severobaikalsk – Severnaya tochka – Yarki – Khakusy
  • Day 4 - Hakusy – Ayaya Bay – Frolikha Lake
  • Day 5 - Frolikha Lake – Ayaya Bay – Hakusa
  • Day 6 - Hakusy – Severobaikalsk – Novaya Chara
  • Day 7 - Novaya Chara – Lake Leprindo
  • Day 8 - Novaya Chara – Charsky Sands
  • Day 9 - Novaya Chara – Severobaikalsk – Slyudyansk Lakes
  • Day 10 - Severobaikalsk – Cape Kotelnikovsky – Severobaikalsk
  • Day 11 - Severobaikalsk – Nizhneangarsk – Irkutsk
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    4 nights
  • Tent
    1 night
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels, tourist bases, tents along the route.

The cost of the tour for 1 person when booking a group tour, RUB.:

2-3-personSurcharge for 1-bed
190 90019 700

The cost of the tour for 1 person when booking an individual tour, depending on the number of people, RUB.:

group of 6 people.222 800
group of 4 people.267 300 
group of 2 people.446 300
Guest house in Severobaikalsk 4 nights

Double rooms, in-room amenities.

Tent camp 1 night
The hotel in Novaya Chara "Kodar" 2 nights
The tourist base "Laskovy Bereg" 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 8 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
11 days 10 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting in Severobaikalsk;
  • guest house in Severobaikalsk, double rooms, room amenities (4 nights);
  • tourist base "Laskovy Bereg", Huts, standard double rooms, room amenities (2 nights);
  • tent camp, two- /three-person tents (1 day) with the provision of a sleeping bag, a rug;
  • the hotel in Novaya Chara "Kodar", two- and three-bed comfortable rooms, 2 days;
  • services of a professional guide to Lake Baikal;
  • visiting the hot springs on the m. Kotelnikovsky;
  • excursion to the lake. Frolicha;
  • excursion to the local history museum of BAM;
  • transfer to Charsky sands;
  • visit to Lake Leprindo;
  • visiting the "Northernmost point";
  • visit to Ayaya Bay;
  • all transfers according to the program;
  • meals according to the program;
  • rent of dishes, tents and campfire equipment;
  • boat charter and transfers on the Severobaikalsk – o-v Yarki – bukh route. Ayaya; Hakusy – Severobaikalsk; Severobaikalsk – M. Kotelnikovsky Severoaikalsk; Hakusy – bay of Ayaya – Hakusy;
  • recreational fees of the Frolikhinsky nature reserve;
  • free access to Hakusa springs;
  • railway ticket on the Severobaikalsk – Novaya Chara – Severobaikalsk route.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • alcohol and tobacco products;
  • souvenir products;
  • tickets for the Irkutsk–Nizhneangarsk–Irkutsk plane. The cost of air tickets starts from 30,000 rubles for 1 person in both directions;
  • tobacco and alcohol products;
  • accommodation in Irkutsk on the first and last day. The estimated cost for a standard double room with breakfast starts from 7,500 rubles;
  • meals not included in the program.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • karemat and sleeping bag (optional – the tour includes karemats and sleeping bags with individual inserts);
  • waterproof and windproof clothing;
  • insulation: we recommend that you bring a jacket and trousers from Polartec;
  • individual tourist seat with elastic band (hob);
  • dishes (optional – the tour provides sets of dishes for each guest);
  • hiking shoes (trekking sneakers, half-boots or boots);
  • rubber sandals with closed toe;
  • rubber boots we recommend soft, light and warm EVA boots. Shorter versions of boots are suitable;
  • a cap or a bandana;
  • a warm light hat;
  • sunscreen (protection factor of at least 20);
  • sunglasses (with at least 2 UV protection);
  • headlamp (spare batteries);
  • raincoat made of non-soaked fabric (NOT film – it will quickly tear on branches);
  • mosquito and tick repellents (it is better to buy in Irkutsk, because they may not be allowed on the plane);
  • photo and video equipment, as well as spare flash cards and batteries/accumulators;
  • portable charger (power bank) and wires for charging personal electronics;
  • neoprene hydraulic socks with a thickness of at least 3mm for rafting, swimming;
  • folding knife;
  • personal hygiene products (including wet wipes, towels, toilet paper, shampoo, etc.);
  • windbreaker (a good hooded jacket against rain and wind);
  • a warm vest (synthetic / down) or a jacket with insulation;
  • fleece jacket 1-2 pcs.;
  • pants 1-2 pcs. (from wind, rain, polyester);
  • warm pants (fleece);
  • shorts 1-2 pcs. (polyester);
  • socks (including warm and trekking ones);
  • T-shirt 4-5 pcs.;
  • gloves (sports gloves for alloy);
  • trekking poles;
  • bathing accessories;
  • a personal first aid kit (if you have any specific diseases);
  • An MHI policy and a passport are required.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 153
    31 Jul – 10 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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