The winter world of Olkhon

Winter has come, and do you dream of positive emotions? Then the Winter World of Olkhon tour is especially for you! You will find pristine nature, authentic culture of local residents, exciting inspiration to reach new heights and a million unique shots.

Also on this trip you will see the main miracle of winter Baikal – the abundance of ice forms. Olkhon will meet you with fascinating crystal grottoes and caves of crystal purity, bizarre cracks in the mirrored ice surface and hummocks sparkling in the bright Siberian sun. The frost will be unusually affectionate, because vivid impressions and sincere company will melt any cold!

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 592
US$ 533
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 10 – 13 Feb, 2025
    • 15 – 18 Feb, 2025
    • 21 – 24 Feb, 2025
    • 6 – 9 Mar, 2025
    • 7 – 10 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • or
    or
    Guest House, Hotel, Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 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

Sacred Olkhon
We will go to Cape Khoboy, a place of power where the island's most powerful energy is felt and enjoy the local scenery
Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment
Let's get into the local culture, get acquainted with the traditions and customs of the Buryat peoples on the island of Ogoy
Colorful Baikal cuisine
Let's try the original local cuisine: buuz, ukhu, sagudai and herbal teas

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - On the way to Olkhon. Iconic sights

    Our guide is a faithful companion for the entire trip, he will meet you at the Irkutsk airport, and after a short acquaintance we will hit the road. 

    Our goal will be the island of Olkhon, an item on the wish list of every tourist on Lake Baikal. On the way, we will stop at a local cafe and start exploring the colorful Baikal cuisine. 

    The first dish that you will discover is traditional bouzas with a history of more than one hundred years.

    When we cross from the mainland to the island and check into the hotel, we will arrange the first research trip to the iconic Olkhon locations. 

    We will see the Sarai beach, 13 sacred pillars and the sacred Shamanka rock. 

    And "for sweets" – a breathtaking Baikal sunset. 

    How can you be so sure? 

    Olkhon Island is one of the sunniest places on the planet, so sunsets here emit rich colors and magical light.

    Included: dinner.

  • Day 2 - Trip to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 3 - A day on the island of Ogoy. Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment
  • Day 4 - Returning home
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • or
    or
    Guest House, Hotel, Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in a guest house.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation and booking conditions, RUB.:

CostDouble roomExtra charge for a single roomDiscount for children under 12 years old
The usual cost52 00010 0005%
RB promotion until 1.07.2446 80010 0005%

The exact location will be known closer to the tour dates, please specify when booking.

Kopylov Manor Guest House or Nomad Guest House or 3 nights
Kopylov Manor Guest House

Kopylov Manor is located in the village of Khuzhir, Irkutsk region. This is a great option for family and outdoor activities.

There are 32 cozy rooms at guests' disposal. Each of them has the necessary furniture and modern appliances for a comfortable stay.

You can have a snack or lunch at the cafe next to the hotel, where you can taste delicious dishes of national cuisine.

Lake Baikal is about 1.2 km away.

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Nomad Guest House

Baikal Nomad Hotel is located in the village of Khuzhir. The reception is open 24 hours a day. A continental breakfast is served every morning.

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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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Another option
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.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
4 days 3 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, 3 nights (shower and toilet in the room);
  • excursion to Cape Khoboy by UAZ SUV;
  • excursion to the islands of the Small Sea, Ogoy Island by UAZ SUV;
  • nutrition:
    Day 1 - dinner,
    Day 2 - breakfast, lunch, picnic, dinner;
    Day 3 - breakfast, lunch, picnic, dinner;
    Day 4 - breakfast;
  • transfer at the end of the tour to Irkutsk approximately by 19:00.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program or specified for an additional fee;
  • services not specified in the program or specified 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, an earflap hat, 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.
  • The 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, etc.

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$ 533
    10 – 13 Feb, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 533
    15 – 18 Feb, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 533
    21 – 24 Feb, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 533
    6 – 9 Mar, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 533
    7 – 10 Mar, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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