Winter holidays on Lake Baikal. The most beautiful places of Olkhon and Listvyanka

Crystal clear Baikal ice and blue hummocks, snow-covered taiga and gray rocks.

You will see the mysterious island of Olkhon and its places of power, take a walk through the ice caves, go ice skating and dog sledding!

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 751
US$ 639
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 26 – 30 Jan, 2025
    • 2 – 6 Feb, 2025
    • 9 – 13 Feb, 2025
    • 16 – 20 Feb, 2025
    • 23 – 27 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • 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
We will feel like a real kayak, driving a team and sled dogs
Winter fun at the Taltsy Museum
We will visit the open-air museum "Taltsy" and ride down the ice slide on cow skins
The mystical island of Olkhon
We will hear ancient legends and legends, and we will be able to see for ourselves the special energy of this place
Bizarre ice caves
Let's go to Cape Khoboy, where we will discover real icy expanses that take your breath away
Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment
Walk around the stupa three times, make a wish and it will come true. The secret is in the energy and sanctity of this place

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Visit to the Talca Museum. Dog sledding

    Meeting and acquaintance with the group at Irkutsk airport (9:30 a.m. local time). 

    We are waiting for a transfer to the village of Listvyanka, located an hour's drive from the city. 

    Your first acquaintance with Lake Baikal and the Baikal ice will take place here. 

    On the way, we will visit the museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy" and walk through the snow-covered forest. 

    After lunch, a real Siberian fun awaits us in Listvyanka – dog sledding. 

    You will experience the pleasure of riding and chatting with charming huskies.

    We end our day in Listvyanka by climbing the Chersky Stone, from where you can admire the panoramic view of Lake Baikal and the beautiful Angara. 

    In the evening, return to Irkutsk, check in at the hotel. 

    Meals included: lunch.

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  • Day 2 - Transfer to Olkhon Island. Excursion to the Shamanka rock
  • Day 3 - On the ice along the shore of Lake Baikal to Cape Khoboy. Ice Caves
  • Day 4 - A trip on the ice of Lake Baikal. Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment
  • Day 5 - Transfer to Irkutsk. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in a hotel in Irkutsk and on Olkhon Island, in 2-3 comfortable rooms of the "Standard" category (room amenities) or semi-comfortable rooms of the "Economy" category (facilities on the floor).

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the category of accommodation, RUB.:

The "Economy" option Cost
Irkutsk Hotel 2-bed standard room56 200
The hotel on the island Olkhon2-3-bed room (shower and toilet on the floor for 4 rooms)
The surcharge for single occupancy is 9,000 rubles.
The "Standard" option  
Irkutsk Hotel 2-bed comfortable room63 700
Hotel on Olkhon Island2-3-bed 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.

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The Angara Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • meeting at 09:30 a.m. (local time) at the airport or at the railway station in Irkutsk;
  • accommodation in a hotel in Irkutsk (1 day);
  • accommodation in a hotel on Olkhon (3 nights): 2-bed standard or economy room;
  • transfers according to the program;
  • meals according to the program: day 1 – lunch; day 2 - breakfast, dinner; day 3 and 4 – breakfast, lunch – picnic, dinner; day 5 – breakfast;
  • excursions: in Listvyanka village, Taltsy Museum, Chersky stone;
  • dog sledding 10 min;
  • 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 the hotel, railway station, airport, etc. (request in advance); 
  • meals at roadside cafes;
  • additional services not specified in the program or specified 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;
  • lantern;
  • the lipstick is hygienic.
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 639
    26 – 30 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 639
    2 – 6 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 639
    9 – 13 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 639
    16 – 20 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 639
    23 – 27 Feb, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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