The splendor of Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is especially beautiful in winter. Only in winter you can see magnificent grottoes and bizarre hummocks, rocky capes majestically towering over the mirrored surface of the Baikal ice. And fascinating legends, familiarity with the traditions and customs of local residents will give the journey a unique flavor.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 7 Feb, 2025
    • 8 – 14 Feb, 2025
    • 15 – 21 Feb, 2025
    • 22 – 28 Feb, 2025
    • 1 – 7 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Visit to the only museum about Lake Baikal in Russia
The history of the lake's origin, features of natural landscapes, seismic conditions, wildlife and the history of lake exploration
Getting to know Malamutes
Getting to know the strongest sled dogs, learning how to drive a sled and a sled ride
Getting to know the traditions
We will meet with the shaman, taste the Buryat national cuisine

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Listvyanka

    Gathering of the group at the Irkutsk airport. It is necessary to arrive at the meeting place no later than 10:00.

    Transfer to the village of Listvyanka (65 km from Irkutsk).

    On the way we will stop at the ethnographic museum of Taltsy.

    A unique open-air park-museum, where architectural exhibits are collected, which are subject to flooding during the construction of numerous hydroelectric power plants on the Hangar.

    Lunch at the Inn.

    Stop at the Shaman Stone.

    Let's admire the beauties and remember one of the most famous Baikal legends about the beautiful Angara.

    Ascent to the observation peak – "Chersky Stone"

    A picturesque panorama opens from the observation deck: a view of the entire Larch Bay, the famous source of the Angara River and the legendary Shaman stone.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    A little rest.

    Excursion to the museum of Lake Baikal.

    In the Baikal Museum we will learn a lot of information about the famous lake: the history of the lake's origin, the peculiarities of natural landscapes, the seismic situation, about the fauna of Lake Baikal.

    We will see aquariums in which Baikal fish, crustaceans and even cute and modest seals are eagerly awaiting tourist guests.

    Return to the hotel.

    Supper.

    • The Legend of Lake Baikal/Demidov Manor or similar, standard room, double occupancy
    • lunch, dinner.
    1 more photos
  • Day 2 - Circum-Baikal Railway
  • Day 3 - An ethno-complex in the village of Ust-Orda. Olkhon
  • Day 4 - A trip to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 5 - Tour of the southern part of the island
  • Day 6 - Dog sledding. Irkutsk City Tour
  • Day 7 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in hotels (standard double rooms).

The surcharge for single accommodation is 2,500 rubles/day

Hotels along the route 6 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation specified in the program;
  • excursions announced in the program, including entrance tickets;
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners.;
  • all types of transfers according to the program;
  • guide services;
  • payment for a permit to visit the Baikal National Park.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • skate rental;
  • bathhouse;
  • accommodation in Irkutsk before the start of the route;
  • additional drinks and food (except those specified in the program).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Suitcase /bag / backpack + small backpack for active excursions.;
  • Individual first aid kit: medicines for you personally, Band-aid, elastic bandage, cream, etc;
  • Documents: passport, MHI insurance policy – packed in an airtight package;
  • Flashlight (with a spare set of batteries);
  • Photo camera;
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, etc.);
  • Shoes: comfortable shoes for the season! Boots/valenki/winter boots/EVA boots;
  • Replaceable shoes: favorite slippers;
  • Socks – 2 p., warm socks – 2 p.;
  • Change of underwear;
  • Swimsuit (for visiting thermal springs, if they are in the program);
  • Thermal underwear;
  • Insulated trousers and jacket, wind- and moisture–proof - insulated suit or down jacket, WINDPROOF WITH HOOD;
  • Comfortable clothes for staying indoors (tracksuit, jeans + T-shirt);
  • T–shirts/turtlenecks- the quantity is at your discretion;
  • A warm sweater or fleece (it is much lighter in weight and easy to dry);
  • Hat + scarf, balaclava is possible;
  • Mittens/gloves;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Sunscreen (snow strongly reflects sunlight!);
  • Hot water bottles.
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Dates and Prices

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    1 – 7 Feb, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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    15 – 21 Feb, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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    1 – 7 Mar, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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