The heart of Hamar Daban. Hiking

The mountains of Khamar-Daban conquer almost everyone who has been there. The enchanting nature of the Baikal region — harsh forests, silent loaches, amazing lakes and beautiful waterfalls. 

We will visit the Baikal Museum in Listvyanka, try the omul and admire the Angara. And then we will go to Slyudyanka — more than 8 crossings are waiting for us! Unusual bridges with interesting names and of course the beauty of the mountains. On the third day, we will climb Chersky Peak, from where we will have a stunning view of Khamar-Daban and Lake Baikal, and visit the original waterfalls of the Komkarnaya River.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 286
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 Jun – 4 Jul
    • 7 – 11 Jul
    • 21 – 25 Jul
    • 4 – 8 Aug
    • 11 – 15 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
  • Tent
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
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

An unforgettable climb
We will climb Chersky Peak (2090 m) with a tour of the unique lake Heart
Communication with like-minded people
Romantic overnight stays in tents and friendly gatherings around the campfire
Active leisure
Vigorous hiking and a rich program

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Group meeting. Visits to the Baikal Limnological Museum. Transfer to Slyudyanka

    Meeting at Irkutsk airport at 10 a.m. at the information desk. 

    A trip to the Listvyanka Village Museum (70 km) along the Angara River. 

    The museum will tell you about the uniqueness of the lake and why it is still so clean. 

    Lunch in Listvyanka (time for an independent lunch is 1 hour. You can buy salted or smoked fish. We recommend you to try a hot smoked omelet!).

    Return to Irkutsk by a familiar road. 

    Transfer to the village of Slyudyanka (2-3 hours) on the road among the mountains and departure to the observation point. 

    It offers a panoramic view of the Southern part of Lake Baikal. 

    Dinner and overnight at the base. 

    Room (4-5 beds) with outdoor facilities. 

    Double room on request (additional payment in advance). 

    Distribution of food and equipment for each participant.

    Note: In case of being late for any reason, tourists catch up with the group on their own. We recommend arriving the day before the start of the tour!

    Food: dinner.

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  • Day 2 - The beginning of the route. Transfer to the weather station
  • Day 3 - Climbing Chersky Peak. A walk to the Lake of the Heart. Waterfalls of the Komkarnaya River
  • Day 4 - Return from the route. Excursion to the private museum of minerals
  • Day 5 - Return to Irkutsk
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
  • Tent
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation at a recreation center and in 4-5-bed tents on the active part of the route.

Double, single accommodation on request for an additional fee.

Recreation center in the village of Slyudyanka 2 nights

At the beginning and at the end of the program, accommodation is provided at the recreation center in the village of Slyudyanka (on-site facilities). 

4-5-bed accommodation.

The surcharge for 1-bed accommodation is 1000 rubles.

The surcharge for 2-bed accommodation is 500 rubles.

Tent camp 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting and transfers according to the program;
  • rental of group equipment and first aid kit;
  • guide services;
  • entrance tickets to the Listvyanka Museum;
  • accommodation according to the program in tents and in a tourist shelter (outdoor facilities);
  • meals according to the program, as well as the purchase of food and dropping them off at the beginning of the route.

Paid extra

  • air or railway tickets to Irkutsk;
  • drop-off on a high-speed car from from Slyudyanka;
  • accommodation before and after the route;
  • bathhouse;
  • cook's services (on request). Payment at the time of booking;
  • translation services. Payment at the time of booking;
  • the Museum of Minerals. Payment on the spot;
  • the recreation center on Hamar Daban.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Equipment and accessories:

  • a backpack for women with a volume of at least 70-80 liters, for men 80-90 liters.;
  • polyurethane mat;
  • a plastic bag or a hermetic bag (inserted inside the backpack to protect against moisture);
  • headlamp;
  • sunglasses;
  • sleeping bag — temperature regime depending on the time of year and place of travel;
  • spoon, mug, knife;
  • rain cover — only for routes where the temperature is above zero;
  • matches sealed in polyethylene or plastic packaging or a lighter;
  • individual first aid kit (with the necessary set of personal and specific medicines no more than 200 g by weight);
  • photo camera;
  • thermos or plastic bottle;
  • have protective equipment against blood-sucking insect bites on routes (mainly on routes where the temperature does not drop below zero);
  • sunburn products (required in the mountains and traveling by water);

Clothes, shoes, etc.:

  • underwear — at least 2-3 sets;
  • thermal underwear (set, depending on the time of year. Jacket + tights) — 1-2 pieces;
  • trousers are light, sporty, for daily wear, depending on the time of year;
  • jacket, fleece, etc. 1-2 pcs. (preferably made of modern materials);
  • 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;
  • plain socks (or trekking socks) — 2-4 pairs;
  • wool socks (trekking, insulated) — at least 2 pairs;
  • 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);
  • lightweight sneakers on request (for crossings, recreation centers, on trains, etc.);
  • Trekking poles are recommended only for hiking routes, combined at the discretion of the participants.
    Note: During the day in the mountains, the sun is active and snowmelt is possible, so shoes should have good water-repellent properties. (Rubber boots (in addition to boots) – at the discretion of the participants);
  • warm sports hat — 2 pcs (in summer, a cap with a visor + a cap);
  • personal hygiene products (toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, etc.);
  • gloves in summer are a simple 2 pairs. In winter and climbing – insulated gloves – 1 pair and very warm mittens – 1 pair;

Important! It is mandatory to have the following documents on the entire route – a passport, a compulsory medical insurance policy, a birth certificate for the child, a certificate from a therapist if there are chronic diseases (the tourist assumes responsibility for his health on the tour).

The requirement for a set of "personal belongings" is nothing superfluous and heavy, since besides them you will have to carry food (about 600 —800g. per day per person) for the entire route and group equipment (tents, axes, boilers, etc..

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 286
    30 Jun – 4 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 286
    7 – 11 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 286
    21 – 25 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 286
    4 – 8 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 286
    11 – 15 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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