The colors of northern Baikal. Trekking

This program is for those who want to see the truly wild nature of Lake Baikal, places untouched by man, protected, preserving pristine beauty and strength. You will cross Lake Baikal twice and feel its power and energy. You will live in a tent camp in the bosom of nature, while you will feel absolutely comfortable and safe. In the meantime, you will make an exciting trekking through the wild places, your belongings will be transported by a catamaran.

Location

Irkutsk
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Duration
11 Days
10 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 29 Jul – 8 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    1 night
  • Tent
    6 nights
  • Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
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

Hakusa thermal baths
Let's enjoy the healing and relaxing effect of the thermal waters of Hakus
Picnics in nature
Only a picnic in the North of Lake Baikal can be better than a picnic in nature!
The Northernmost Part of Lake Baikal
Let's welcome the boundless expanse of Lake Baikal at the stele "The northernmost point of Lake Baikal"
Getting to know brown bears
In those unique places where we will visit, there will even be an opportunity to get to know a real brown bear at a safe distance
Baikal tan
There are as many sunny days on Lake Baikal as in the Caucasus. A beautiful tan is provided for you!
Delicious campfire kitchen
Let's try a campfire porridge made from wild berries picked with our own hands and learn how to smoke fresh fish together

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Irkutsk

    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.

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  • Day 2 - Irkutsk – Nizhneangarsk – Severobaikalsk – Goujekit – Severobaikalsk
  • Day 3 - Severobaikalsk – Northern point – Yarki Island – Aya Bay
  • Day 4 - Aya Bay – Cape Lakanda – Aya Bay
  • Day 5 - Aya Bay – Frolikha Lake
  • Day 6 - Frolikha Lake – Aya Bay
  • Day 7 - Aya Bay
  • Day 8 - Aya Bay – Tukalaragda Bay
  • Day 9 - Tukalaragda Bay – Hakusa Bay
  • Day 10 - Khakusy – Severobaikalsk
  • Day 11 - Severobaikalsk – Nizhneangarsk – Irkutsk
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments
On this tour, you will have a hiking trip. It requires minimal physical and technical training. Our guides are engaged in setting up camps and cooking. You only carry a small backpack with personal belongings (water, camera). All group equipment and groceries are transported by boat. Please review the list of necessary equipment. Important: this tour is not fishing, because fishing is prohibited in some places along the route – in particular, in Lake Frolikha.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    1 night
  • Tent
    6 nights
  • Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour includes accommodation in a guest house, tents and a campsite.

The cost of a group tour is 133,400 rubles. (for an adult with double occupancy, a group of up to 8 people).

The cost of the promotion is 120,060 rubles. The benefit is 13,340 rubles!

The cost of an individual tour, depending on the size of the group:

  • 160,700 rubles. – for an adult with double occupancy, a group of up to 6 people;
  • 215,150 rubles. – for an adult with double occupancy, a group of up to 4 people;
  • 341,000 rubles. – for an adult with double occupancy, a group of up to 2 people;

Surcharge for single occupancy: 9,500 rubles per person. 

Accommodation in Irkutsk on the first and last day is not included in the price.

Campsite "Laskovy Bereg" 1 night

The houses are located right on the shore of Lake Baikal. A cozy cafe on site.

Well-maintained 2-bed and 4-bed houses with a terrace, facilities on the floor:

  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Teapot
  • Fridge
  • TV
  • Wardrobe
  • Mirror
  • Dining table and chairs
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Tent camp 6 nights
Guest house in Severobaikalsk 2 nights

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, facilities on the floor (2 nights);
  • tourist base "Laskovy Bereg", Huts, double standard rooms, facilities on the floor (1 day);
  • tent camp, two- /three-person tents (6 days) with the provision of a sleeping bag, a rug;
  • services of a professional guide to Lake Baikal;
  • visiting Goujekit hot springs;
  • excursion to the lake. Frolicha;
  • excursion to the local history museum of BAM;
  • all transfers according to the program;
  • meals according to the program;
  • rent of dishes, tents and campfire equipment;
  • boat charter on the Severobaikalsk – o-v Yarki – bukh route. Ayaya; Khakusy – Severobaikalsk;
  • escort by boat or catamaran;
  • recreational fees of the Frolikhinsky nature reserve;
  • free access to Hakusa springs.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • tickets for the Irkutsk–Nizhneangarsk–Irkutsk plane. The cost of air tickets is 25,000 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;
  • rent a sauna on the shore of Lake Baikal in Ayaya Bay from 1000 rubles/ hour, a guide makes brooms.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Backpack. You need a backpack not only for hiking and climbing. It is very convenient and mobile for transporting your belongings from home to the airport, from the airport to the bus, from the bus to the hotel, etc. A good backpack is the one that "sits" on your back. Special attention should be paid to the suspension system, it should fit comfortably and snugly to the back. Ask a consultant at the store to put something heavy in a backpack and walk around with it for 5-10 minutes. For a planned trip, it will be enough for you to have a backpack with a volume of 60-90 liters. We recommend lightweight, comfortable and durable backpacks from companies such as Osprey, Haglofs, Fjallraven.
  • A travel mat and a sleeping bag. The mat should be light, soft and keep out moisture and cold. We recommend considering the option of the Term-ARest inflatable mat. The sleeping bag is selected according to temperature and filler material. For summer tours to Lake Baikal, sleeping bags with synthetic fillers with a comfort temperature of 0- minus 5 degrees are suitable (women can take a warmer sleeping bag). Please note that the extreme temperature is not an indicator of the comfort of a sleeping bag. Do not forget to take into account that the sleeping bags differ in size and right/left zipper. Among the brands we recommend Alexika, North Face, Marmot, Deuter, Sivera, Yeti, Rab.
  • Outerwear. First of all, these are trousers and a jacket. Both things should cover the lower back, it is important to use membrane inserts (which provide thermal and moisture protection, and at the same time "breathe"), if possible, tighten on the sleeves and shins. Ventilation, pockets, reflective elements and puffs will be useful. Wind and moisture protection indicators are important. Look at the products of companies such as Haglofs, Sivera, Bask, Marmot. Be sure to bring a thick cape with you, which will protect both you and your backpack from the rain.
  • Insulation. We recommend that you bring a jacket and trousers made of Polartec or Pontetorto fabric. It is a very pleasant to the touch, warm, lightweight and quick-drying material. Another option is a down sweater or a compact insulated jacket. On Baikal evenings, you will be very comfortable in clothes made of such fabric. We recommend the brands Haglofs, Arcteryx, Sivera, Red Fox.
  • Tracking sticks. They are extremely useful if the program includes a hike along the shore of Lake Baikal. The sticks allow you to reduce the load on your legs and ensure safety on the route. We recommend Black Diamond, MSR, Masters, Camp from manufacturers.
  • Footwear. The quality of shoes is extremely important for a comfortable trip. For active tours, especially hiking, you will need good trekking boots. Ideally, the shoe should contain a minimum of seams, the main material should be leather, it should contain inserts of membrane fabric, fix the ankle rigidly and sit comfortably on the foot. The shoes are taken in size. Please note that there are also mountain boots – you will not need them. It is better to buy shoes a few months before the start of the trip, and "carry" them at home. We recommend shoes from Asolo, Keen, Meindl, Scarpa, Haglofs, Salomon companies. In addition, it is worth taking light trekking sneakers or sandals.
  • The seat is an individual tourist (hob). With it, it will be more pleasant for you to admire the sunset on the shore, sit on a raft or in a kayak, and it can additionally protect the lower back from the wind during walks.
  • A cap or bandana.
  • A light hat.
  • Gloves.
  • Sunscreen (protection factor of at least 20).
  • Sunglasses (with at least 2 UV protection).
  • A headlamp (and spare batteries).
  • Tracking socks.
  • Bathing accessories (you can swim on Lake Baikal).
  • Mosquito and tick repellents (it is better to buy in Irkutsk, because they may not be allowed on the plane).
  • A rain cape.
  • Down jackets or thin down jackets.
  • Clothes for the city and for the resort.
  • Photo and video equipment, as well as spare flash cards and batteries/accumulators.
  • Portable charger (power bank).
  • Passport and MHI policy.
  • Sealed packaging for documents.
  • Toiletries.
  • Lingerie.
  • A personal first aid kit (be sure to take patches and, if necessary, medicines - if you have any specific diseases).
  • Personal hygiene products (including toilet paper and wet wipes).
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 376
    29 Jul – 8 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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