The magic ice of Olkhon

In order for you to explore Olkhon, we have chosen top locations for this tour: snow-covered coves, rocky capes and, of course, Baikal ice! There will be a lot of it on the journey: ice caves, cracks, bubbles – all this attracts attention like jewelry from famous jewelry brands. 

Get ready to see a real crystal castle behind the island! Despite the winter season, it will be hot in our hearts. Embark on an unforgettable journey with people on the same wavelength as you. We will admire the snow-covered panoramas, taste the local gastronomic delights and admire the starry sky of Olkhon.

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 697
US$ 627
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 4 – 8 Feb, 2025
    • 7 – 11 Feb, 2025
    • 11 – 15 Feb, 2025
    • 18 – 22 Feb, 2025
    • 20 – 24 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • or
    or
    Camp Site, Guest House, Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Delicious Baikal
Let's get acquainted with the gastronomic culture and be sure to find a dish to your taste
On the course — ice
Let's get acquainted with ice in different forms and capture it for memory
Places of power
We will visit the famous Shamanka rock and the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment
Leisure programs to choose from
If desired, we will diversify our leisure time in the way you like — from ice skating to ice fishing
Grottoes and caves
Let's take a ride to the famous caves of the Baikal ice
Baikal sunset
On an unusual transport-Khivus, we will go to admire the sunset in the kingdom of ice

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – Olkhon – Shamanka Rock

    Do you feel excited about the upcoming trip? 

    Today, it will be strengthened by getting to know a company of new like-minded people: we meet at Irkutsk airport in Irkutsk, exchange greetings with the group and the guide, and off we go! 

    A picturesque road awaits us, as well as a ferry from the mainland to the island of Olkhon. 

    Get ready to submit to the steppe expanses, legendary capes, and the energy of shamanic lands! 

    On the way, if desired, we will stop at a local cafe to try Baikal cuisine. 

    We advise you to pay special attention to traditional bouzas – over 300 years of history, they have learned to cook them just great here.

    After checking into the hotel in the village of Khuzhir, we will go to explore the island: you will get acquainted with the main “business cards”: Cape Burkhan and Shamanka rock, 13 sacred pillars of Serge, Sarai beach; you will learn the peculiarities of the life of people cut off from the “mainland”. 

    And in the evening we will meet the incredible colorful Baikal sunset.

    We can guarantee this for sure, because Olkhon is one of the sunniest places on the planet.

    Enabled: dinner.

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  • Day 2 - Olkhon – Cape Khoboy – Olkhon
  • Day 3 - Free time, additional entertainment on request. Sunset meeting on khivus
  • Day 4 - Olkhon – Ogoy Island – Stupa of Enlightenment
  • Day 5 - Olkhon – Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • or
    or
    Camp Site, Guest House, Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel on Olkhon.

The cost per 1 person, depending on the accommodation and booking conditions, RUB.:

Cost2-bed accommodationExtra charge for a single room
The usual cost62 00012 000
For the RB promotion until July 1, 202455 80012 000

Please specify the exact location when booking, closer to the date of the tour.

Recreation center "Olkhonsky teremas" or LakePlace Guest House or 4 nights
Recreation center "Olkhonsky teremas"

Recreation center "Olkhonsky teremas" It is located in the village of Khuzhir, Olkhonsky district, Irkutsk region, in close proximity to the pearl of Siberia - Lake Baikal. A unique place for fishing, hiking, car and water excursions, as well as quiet and measured leisure away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. 

The number of rooms at the campsite offers guests accommodation in comfortable double cabins with all amenities.

The location is next to a small pine forest. Double rooms with their own shower and toilet. Towels are provided. There are no personal hygiene products, there is no TV.
A hot water boiler and a microwave are available around the clock in the cafeteria. There is also a hair dryer in the cafeteria, if necessary.

Another option
LakePlace Guest House

Two-three-bed accommodation, room amenities. 

LakePlace Guest House is located in the village of Khuzhir. It offers barbecue facilities and a terrace. The guest house has a shared kitchen and a shared lounge. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site. An airport shuttle can be arranged for an additional fee.

Each room is equipped with a private bathroom. Some rooms have a balcony, while others overlook the lake.

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Another option
The Melody of Olkhon Hotel

Melodiya Olkhona Guest House is located in the village of Kharantsy.

The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Melody Olkhona Guest House offers free Wi-Fi .

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Another option
"Bencarov's Estate"

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.

You can play table tennis at the property, and the area is popular for hiking.

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Another option
The Irbis Hotel

The Irbis Hotel is located in Khuzhir, in close proximity to the beautiful Lake Baikal. This is a great option for a family or vacation with friends. For your convenience, there is a 24-hour front desk.

Accommodation is provided in cozy and bright rooms. Each room has high-quality furniture and modern appliances.

You can have lunch or dinner at the nearby cafes, which serve traditional dishes. It is also possible to warm up or cook a meal in the shared kitchen.

The nearest train station is about 231 km away, and the airport is 226 km away.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting at the airport or railway station in Irkutsk (local time);
  • guide support;
  • Irkutsk-Olkhon transfer;
  • accommodation in a hotel on Olkhon, standard room for 4 nights (shower and toilet in the room);
  • excursion to Cape Khoboy by UAZ car;
  • One hour sunset walk on Khivus;
  • excursion to the islands of the Small Sea, Ogoy Island on the UAZ;
  • nutrition:
    • Day 1 – dinner;
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch-picnic, dinner;
    • Day 3 – breakfast, dinner;
    • Day 4 – breakfast, lunch, picnic, dinner;
    • Day 5 – breakfast.
  • transfer at the end of the tour to Irkutsk by 19:00.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • nutrition:
    • Day 1 - lunch at a cafe on the way from Irkutsk to Olkhon Island;
    • Day 3 - lunch on Olkhon Island;
    • Day 5 - lunch at a cafe on the way to Irkutsk from Olkhon Island:
  • additional services not specified in the program, or specified in the program for an additional fee.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

So, clothes: the main rule is to dress in layers, like a pie. This will delay the release of heat and prevent the cold from reaching your body.

  • A windproof hat, a hat with earflaps, or a combination of a hat + a jacket hood.
  • Buff or scarf (to protect the neck).
  • A warm down jacket that will protect the lower back and will not be blown in the wind.
  • A fleece jumper.
  • Thermal underwear designed for low activity in -25.
  • Warm ski / down pants or overalls.
  • Wool socks + cotton (the principle of layers also works here).
  • Windproof gloves + mittens.

Footwear:

  • Boots with natural or artificial insulation, designed for -25 and below.
  • You can use: felt boots, boots, camuses, ugg boots, moonwalkers, dutiki

Additionally:

  • Chemical warmers / insoles for feet and hands.
  • Ice slides / ice shoes for smooth movement on slippery ice and hummocks.
  • Sunglasses are a must.
  • A sunscreen with a high degree of protection is a must.
  • Lipstick is hygienic.
  • Powerbank (for a phone that is rapidly discharging in the cold).

Recommended:

  • Personal hygiene products.
  • Thermos (for hot herbal tea with honey and lemon, to maintain immunity and warmth).
  • Shoe dryers.
  • Lantern.
  • Knee pads (for those who like to photograph reflections, ice floes and cracks).

Many items are highly recommended, some are optional, but desirable for your comfort.

Some of this list can be purchased at fishing shops or Sportmaster / Decathlon.

Electricity fluctuations are possible on the island, it is better to have a supply of a power supply for the phone.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 627
    4 – 8 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    7 – 11 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    11 – 15 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    18 – 22 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    20 – 24 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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