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Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway

Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal RailwayDuration: 2 days/1 night
Group: up to 4
Season: 10-15 February – 20 March
Language: English
Tour type: Adventure, Nature and Wildlife, Winter tour
Tour price: from 32 000 rub per person


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.

Price of the Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway:
4 PAX: 32000 rub per person
3 PAX: 35000 rub per person
2 PAX: 38000 rub per person
1 PAX: 41000 rub

The price includes:
– Rent of sled dogs and necessary equipment
– Accommodation in the tourist camp
– Meals (dinner on the 1st day and breakfast on the 2nd day)
– Musher service
– Snowmobile escort
– Russian banya

The price does not include:
– Transfer from Irkutsk to Listvyanka (from 3000 rub)
– English – speaking guide (from 6000 rub per day).


Dogsled tours include a wide variety of choices appealing both to individual thrill seekers and families. There is a short version of the tour that last 3 hours and includes a nice lunch in the winter forest. Its route goes through taiga. The tour is available from early November to late April and cost about 11000 rub per person. For adventurers we arrange a tour by dogsleds with an overnight stay on the Baikal ice and an extended route passing through the taiga (from 45000 rub). Just indicate in the booking form “Comments” what kind of the tour you choose.





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