The best trip to Lake Baikal

We invite you to a tour that is available to every outdoor enthusiast. The route passes through Southern Baikal, on the island of Olkhon and in the Chivyrkuysky Bay. Access to the most interesting places in one day! Kayaks, horses, climbing, rocks, Old Believers, visiting a Datsan – and it's all in one route! We will cover more than a thousand kilometers across the Baikal land.

This is a unique route specially designed for outdoor enthusiasts and those who want to see the maximum on Lake Baikal.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 2 787
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Duration
15 Days
14 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 Jun – 14 Jul
    • 21 Jul – 4 Aug
    • 4 – 18 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    7 nights
  • Tent
    5 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
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

Places of power and mystical energy
We will visit the Shamanka rock and the sacred shaman grove of Aikha, where, according to legend, the earthly palace of the island's owner is located in a cave
Comfort in the wild
We will be able to see and feel Lake Baikal with little physical exertion
The delights of national cuisine
Buuz, nogoon sai, buchleor, sagudai, stroganina, all kinds of smoked and dried fish are waiting for us

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The village of Bolshye Koty

    Meeting at Irkutsk airport at 10:00 near the information desk.

    Organizational matters, we are moving to the pier.

    Transfer by boat to the village of Bolshye Koty.

    On this day, we already have to ride around the Hangar with access to the open Lake Baikal.

    The beauty of the scenery will change very quickly, and most spend all their time on a small deck.

    Accommodation in an economy class recreation center with amenities on the floor or street (when choosing the "standard" accommodation option, accommodation in a room with amenities on the floor, since the recreation center does not provide accommodation in rooms with amenities).

    A walk along the coast along the path towards Listvyanka.

    Dinner in the evening.

    Free time.

    Meals: Lunch. Supper.

  • Day 2 - Climbing Speaker Mountain
  • Day 3 - Listvyanka village
  • Day 4 - ATVs. Transfer to Irkutsk
  • Day 5 - Olkhon Island and Shamanka Rock
  • Day 6 - Ogoy Island
  • Day 7 - Caves of the Aya Bay
  • Day 8 - Olkhon Island Bike Tour
  • Day 9 - Cape Khoboy
  • Day 10 - Holy Nose Peninsula
  • Day 11 - Snake Bay
  • Day 12 - Kayaking to the Hot springs
  • Day 13 - Rest on the shore of Lake Baikal
  • Day 14 - Transfer to Monakhovo
  • Day 15 - Departure to Ulan-Ude. Visit to the Ivolginsky Datsan
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

It is available to every lover of outdoor activities (nevertheless, we draw your attention to the word active!).

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    7 nights
  • Tent
    5 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides overnight stays in tourist tents, as well as accommodation in hotels and economy class recreation centers with facilities on the floor or on the street:

  • in the village. Big Cats (1st, 2nd days) – economy class recreation center (accommodation in rooms with amenities is not provided at the recreation center);
  • in Listvyanka village (3rd day) – economy class recreation center;
  • in Irkutsk (4th day) – hotel, economy rooms or per block;
  • on Olkhon Island (5th, 6th, 7th, 8th days) – economy class recreation center;
  • in the Barguzin and Chivyrkuy bays (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th days) – tourist tents;

The cost of the tour for 1 person is 245,100 rubles

(3-4-bed economy accommodation, facilities on the floor or in a separate room).
  • Surcharge for 2 people – 9000 rubles/person
  • Surcharge for 1 local – 16000r/person
It is possible in some places, for an additional fee. payment for comfortable accommodation (Listvyanka, Olkhon, Ulan-Ude):
  • Additional payment for 2 comfortable beds – 18600 rubles/person
  • Additional payment for 1 Comfortable bed – 25000r/person

Please specify the details and conditions of your stay when booking.

Economy class camp sites 7 nights

You can charge your phones at the camp sites, but the mobile connection is weak and there is no wi-fi. Accommodation is 3, 4-bedded. Facilities on the floor or on the premises. Please specify the details when booking the tour. Bases of such a plan as Olkhon, Like Houses, the Coast of Hope, Lake Baikal, etc.

Tent camp 5 nights
A hotel in Irkutsk and in the village. Ust-Barguzin 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
15 days 14 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meals according to the program (cook or guide cooks at recreation centers);
  • meeting in Irkutsk;
  • accommodation at recreation centers according to the program;
  • economy or on-block accommodation (facilities on the floor). It is possible in some places, for an additional fee. The payment is well-maintained
  • guided tours according to the program, entrance tickets to the museum;
  • transfers according to the program;
  • guide services;
  • payment for visiting the national park;
  • transportation according to the program;
  • rental of kayaks and accessories, as well as group equipment and ATVs;
  • visiting caves;
  • group first aid kit; 
  • horse riding.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back from Ulan-Ude (if desired, you can move to Irkutsk and fly back from there);
  • bathhouse. Payment on the spot;
  • transfer by ship. Payment on the spot;
  • fishing services, mopeds, saps;
  • South of Olkhon and other additional excursions;
  • sources.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. A passport (birth certificate for the child), an MHI policy, a certificate from a therapist if there are chronic diseases (the tourist assumes responsibility for his health on the tour).
  2. Backpack – for women with a volume of at least 70-80 liters, for men 80-90 liters.
  3. The mat is polyurethane.
  4. A plastic bag or a hermetic bag (inserted inside the backpack to protect against moisture).
  5. The headlamp.
  6. Sunglasses.
  7. Sleeping bag – temperature regime depending on the time of year and place of travel.
  8. A spoon, a mug, a knife.
  9. A rain cape is only for routes where the temperature stays above zero.
  10. Matches sealed in polyethylene or plastic packaging or a lighter.
  11. Individual first aid kit (with the necessary set of personal medicines, no more than 200 grams).
  12. Photo camera.
  13. A thermos or a plastic bottle.
  14. Protective equipment against bites of blood-sucking insects (mainly on routes where the temperature does not drop below zero).
  15. Sunburn products (required in the mountains and traveling by water).
  16. Underwear – at least 2-3 sets.
  17. Thermal underwear (set, depending on the time of year. Jacket + tights) – 1-2 pcs.
  18. Trousers are light, sporty, for daily wear, depending on the time of year.
  19. Jacket, fleece, etc. (preferably made of modern materials) – 1-2 pcs.
  20. 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 climatic conditions.
  21. Socks are simple (or trekking) – 2-4 pairs.
  22. Wool socks (trekking, insulated) – at least 2 pairs.
  23. 2 pairs of shoes (for summer – trekking boots and sneakers with thick soles or sneakers + rubber boots with a liner and a warm insole (recommended for water routes along Lake Baikal).
  24. Light sneakers on request (for crossings, recreation centers, on trains, etc.).
  25. Trekking poles are recommended only for hiking routes, combined at the discretion of the participants.
  26. Warm sports hat – 2 pcs (in summer, a cap with a visor + a cap);
  27. Personal hygiene products (toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, etc.);
  28. Gloves in summer are a simple 2 pairs.
The road from Ulan-Ude
Tour clarifications
Requirements for tourist's actions during rafting
Attractions on the route
Transfer to Olkhon and Ust-Barguzin village
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 2 787
    30 Jun – 14 Jul 15 days 14 nights
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  • from US$ 2 787
    21 Jul – 4 Aug 15 days 14 nights
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    4 – 18 Aug 15 days 14 nights
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