Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway

Duration: from 1 hour to 2 days 

Group: 1-15

Season: November – March

Language: English

Tour type: Adventure, Nature and Wildlife, Winter tour

Tour price: from 10500 rub per person

Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway

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Tour options:

1. 1-h dogsled ride. Price is 14,000 rub per person. The route goes through taiga. The tour is available from early November to late April.

2. 2-h dogsled ride withount lunch. Price is 16,000 rub per person. The route goes through taiga. The tour is available from early November to late April.

3. 3-hour tour costs 20,000 rub per person. The price includes a nice lunch in the winter forest. The route goes through taiga. The tour is available from early November to late April.

4. Full-day tour is 35,000 rub per person. The price includes a nice lunch in the winter forest. The route goes through taiga. The tour is available from early November to late April.

5. 2-day tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway. Price is 65,000 rub per person. The price includes a lunch on the first day and breakfast on the second day. The route passes over the frozen surface of the Baikal. The tour is available from early February to late March.

The Circum-Baikal Railway is a part of the Trans-Siberian Railway built over 100 years ago. There are a lot of beautifully constructed tunnels and bridges along the way.
On the tour, you will enjoy picturesque views of the winter Baikal, feel the beauty of its transparent ice and be surprised how thick and strong it is. The frozen surface of the Baikal serves as a temporary road, forming a navigable land route. The period of early February to late March is the safest period for a dogsled ride. An experienced guide-instructor will escort you all the way through the trip. The Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway is a challenging but fun adventure.

Description of the Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway:
Day 1
The tour starts in Listvyanka at about 15.00-16.00. Before the trip starts, you will meet up with dog sled instructor who will introduce you to working with these incredible animals. You will learn the basics of dog care, checking their feet and shoulders, dog massage, sledding and parts of the sled.
After a several-hour dog sledding ride along the Circum-Baikal Railway, you will come to a tourist camp for a dinner and overnight stay. Russian banya will help you relax after the lively day.
Day 2
The final day begins with breakfast in the camp. After feeding the dogs, the group will start the trip back to Listvyanka. On the second day, the distance will be covered faster. This is the day that you begin to know each dog’s personality and form a bond that only man and dog can understand.

Please note!
– all group members are actively involved in the tour: dog care, cooking, etc.
– you should bring warm clothes, shoes with non-slip sole, warm gloves, sunscreen, and change of clothes.

The price includes:
– Rent of sled dogs and necessary equipment
– Accommodation in the tourist camp (for 2-day tours)
– Meals (if specify)
– Musher service
– Russian banya (for 2-day tours)

The price does not include:
– Transfer from Irkutsk to Listvyanka (from 4000 rub)
– English – speaking guide (from 10000 rub per day).

If you combine the transfer and an English-speaking guide, the price is 13,000 rub for both services.



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