The winter fairy tale of Lake Baikal: Taltsy, dog sledding and the beauty of Olkhon

See the Baikal ice, go ice skating, visit ice caves and get into a real winter fairy tale! In this 6-day tour, you will visit the most popular ice locations and take hundreds of beautiful shots.

In Listvyanka, take a ride on a dog sled, take a look at the Taltsy Museum and the Chersky Stone. On Olkhon Island you will see caves and grottoes, ice bubbles and huge blue hummocks. And of course, you will visit such places of power as Shamanka Rock, Cape Khoboy, Ogoy Island.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 750
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Jan – 5 Feb, 2025
    • 16 – 21 Feb, 2025
    • 23 – 28 Feb, 2025
    • 9 – 14 Mar, 2025
    • 13 – 18 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Let's go dog sledding
Let's race through the snowy expanses and take photos with charming huskies
Winter fun in Taltsy
We will visit the architectural and ethnographic museum "Taltsy" and, if possible, ride from the ice mountain on cow skins
Ancient legends of Cape Khoboy
The hoboy fascinates, attracts, enchants. Here you will discharge the phones from the number of photos and videos.
Buddhist Shrine
We will see the Buddhist stupa of Enlightenment, which contains various relics brought from different parts of the world
Ice caves of Cape Khorgoy
We will take great photos and hear a lot of legends and legends about these places

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk. The road to Listvyanka, meeting with Lake Baikal

    09:30 Meeting and acquaintance with the group. 

    Irkutsk is a unique Siberian city with a rich history and beautiful architecture.

    Today you will walk through the quiet snow-covered streets and visit the most interesting places: the monument to the founders of the city, the square of 3 churches, the embankment of the Angara River, the Moscow Gate, the historical quarter.

    Lunch.

    You will go to a meeting with Lake Baikal, in the village of Listvyanka (70 km from Irkutsk).

    Listvyanka is located at the source of the Angara River, which does not freeze even in winter! 

    During a walk along the shore of Lake Baikal, you will discover beautiful winter landscapes. 

    Accommodation in the Listvyanka village hotel.

    Supper.

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  • Day 2 - Excursions to the Taltsy Museum and the Chersky Stone. Dog sledding
  • Day 3 - Excursion to Cape Burhan
  • Day 4 - Excursion to the northernmost tip of the island – Cape Khoboy
  • Day 5 - On the ice of Lake Baikal to the island of Ogoy. The Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment. Ice caves of Cape Khorgoy
  • Day 6 - Transfer to Irkutsk. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation:

  1. Hotel in Listvyanka: 2-bed comfortable room;
  2. Hotel on Olkhon: 2-bed standard room (shower and toilet in the room).

The surcharge for single occupancy is 12,000 rubles.

The possible placement options are presented below.

Mini-hotel Baikal 3 nights

It is located on the island of Olkhon in the picturesque area of the village of Khuzhir, 150 m from Lake Baikal. Due to the excellent location of the hotel, the most important sights of the island – Shamanka Rock and Sarai beach, as well as all the necessary infrastructure: cafes, shops, souvenir shops, etc. are within walking distance for tourists.

The rooms are decorated in a rustic style and offer views of Lake Baikal, the beach and the coniferous forest. It offers a cafe with panoramic views of the lake, free Wi-Fi. 2-bed rooms of the "Standard" category (with shower and toilet in the room) and 2-3-bed rooms of the "Economy" category (shower and toilet on the floor for 4 rooms) are offered for accommodation.

The rooms are located in wooden buildings and are heated in winter (central heating), furnished with comfortable, cozy furniture: two single or one double bed, desk, chairs, wardrobe or wardrobe, mirror, TV. The 3-bed rooms have an extra single bed.

Find out more information about the conditions of your stay when booking a tour.

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The Dauria Hotel 2 nights

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • meeting at the airport or at the railway station in Irkutsk;
  • accommodation in the Listvyanka village hotel (2 days);
  • sightseeing tour of Irkutsk;
  • excursion to the Taltsy Museum;
  • excursion to the Chersky stone;
  • dog sledding 10 min;
  • accommodation on Olkhon in a hotel (3 nights);
  • transfers according to the tour program;
  • meals according to the program (1st day - lunch, dinner, 2nd day – breakfast, lunch, 3rd day – breakfast, dinner, 4th, 5th day – breakfast, lunch-picnic and dinner, 6th day – breakfast);
  • car tour to Cape Khoboy;
  • car tour to the island Ogoy and Cape Horgoi;
  • excursion to Cape Burhan.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • transfer at the end of the tour to hotels, railway station, airport, etc.;
  • meals at roadside cafes;
  • meals and excursions outside the program;
  • 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

- boots or boots designed for severe frost;

- a hat with the ability to cover the ears;

- warm, windproof gloves;

- ice floats (rubber, worn on any shoes), or crampons on shoes from slipping;

- a warm jacket;

- a warm sweater or fleece jacket;

- pants (ski pants are available);

- socks (thermal socks and woolen ones);

- thermal underwear;

- sunglasses;

- flashlight;

- lipstick is hygienic.

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Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 750
    31 Jan – 5 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 750
    16 – 21 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 750
    23 – 28 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 750
    9 – 14 Mar, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 750
    13 – 18 Mar, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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