Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Season: from 15-th of February to 15-th of April*
Language: English, German
Tour type: Trekking and Hiking
Tour price: from 31 000 rubles per person
* the period can be modified depending on ice conditions on Lake Baikal
If you want to see landmarks which are not available in any seasons except winter you can take a Baikal winter tour: Maloye Morye (small sea) and Olkhon Island. You will see caves and capes of Olkhon Island, traces of first man on the coast of Lake Baikal during our exciting trip.
Meeting at Irkutsk airport/railway station. Transfer to MRS (Sahyurta, 250 km). Accommodation in resort (twin/triple rooms). During the way we’ll observe cave drawings.
Breakfast. Car and hiking tour: visit to the Valley of the Sarma River and climbing the observation deck. The Sarma is the largest river which flows into Maloye Morye – its length is 42 km. The valley and estuary of the Sarma is the source of the strongest of Baikal winds – the Sarma wind. The first Russians came to Lake Baikal through the river.
Lunch in the open air. Transfer and visit Baidinskiy Caves where the site of prehistoric man was discovered. Visit to the Cave of Dream – one of the oldest caves on our planet. Its age is a few million years, karst origin. In the evening return to the camp. Dinner.
Breakfast. Car tour to Maloye Morye, visiting Buddhistic Mortar at the Ogoi Island. Moving through Olkhon Island to Bolshoe Morye (large sea) where hiking trip starts. Setting up the camp. Campfire dinner. Overnight in tents.
Breakfast. Striking the camp, loading of equipment on sledges. Trekking on the ice to the Cape Uhan. During our way we will view ice shapes and take unforgettable photos – form a new patterns of ice every year. In the evening setting up of the camp. Dinner, songs, dances…
Breakfast. Trekking to the Cape Izimei which is located next to the mount Zima – the highest point of Olkhon Island. According to the legend the spirit of the island lives here. And opposite this mountain there is the deepest place of the Baikal. Dinner. Overnight on the ice of the Baikal (of course in tents).
Breakfast. Trekking to Uzuri village where one of the meteorological stations of Lake Baikal is located. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. Trekking to Cape Khoboi – the northernmost point of the island. Lunch. Loading in the Russian truck (‘Wazik’), transfer to Khuzhir village. Overnight in resort (twin/triple rooms). Dinner. Banya.
Breakfast. Visit to Cape Shamanka – one of the seven houses of Burkhan in the world. Lunch in the cafe. Transfer to Irkutsk. Accommodation in the hotel. Gala dinner.
Price of the Baikal winter tour: from 31 000 rubles per person
1 PAX – 111 000 Rub
2-3 PAX – 64 000 Rub per person
4-5 PAX – 48 000 Rub per person
6-8 PAX – 40 000 Rub per person
9-10 PAX – 31 000 Rub per person
The price includes:
– Meeting at the airport/railway station
– Meals (included in the program)
– Transfers along the tour
– Guide supervision for the whole tour
– Accommodation in resort (twin/triple room)
– Accommodation in Irkutsk (standard double room)
– Medical insurance
Other Baikal tours:
If you’re looking for something unique, book Baikal Ice Yachting, luxury and adrenaline fuelled experience! Sail an ice boat over Siberian lake Baikal.
Looking for an itinerary for a One-day tour to Olkhon island? It is impossible to see all of Olkhon in one day, but a daytrip can be fun and rewarding.
On the Baikal Caves tour you will explore several caves and admire their spacious halls and narrow passages, stalactites and stalagmites, crystals of ice and corallits. Most of Baikal caves are even older than the lake!
Book the Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway and enjoy working with powerful Baikal huskies, the beauty of the Baikal’s winter nature and the architecture monuments of the Circum-Baikal Railway.
Whatever rout of the Full-day snowmobile tour you choose, either through taiga or over frozen surface of the lake, make sure you’ve got your camera with you because the views are breathtaking!
A Real Icy Banya! Such an exotic place actually exists and is located on the shore of Lake Baikal.
Want to see the Circum-Baikal Railway in winter but afraid of riding over the frozen lake? Take a the tour by hovercraft and enjoy winter views of the Circum-Baikal Railway from its warm and comfortable cabin.
One-day Fishing trip on Lake Baikal give you a chance to spend a day enjoing the stunning beauty of the Baikal’s nature and experience the excitement of fishing.
When you are at Lake Baikal area you can have the unique opportunity to visit a Shaman in Ust-Orda village or on Olkhon Island. You’ll be able to ask the Shaman all your questions and take part in the rituals of the Shamanism.
Circum-Baikal Railway tour. Spend a day in a comfortable train moving along Lake Baikal shore by the old railroad through tunnels and bridges built during the Tsarist Russia in 1902-1904.
On the Baikal Helicopter tour, you will see the unforgettable Baikal landscapes and the Circum-Baikal railway from a bird’s-eye view.
“Around the Baikal” tour. During this boat tour you will travel by variety of water vehicles watching slowly changing landscapes or getting adrenaline rafting the fast mountain rivers.
Spend your vacation in the Floating hotel “Ecotur” which is located in Chivyrkuysky Bay, the most magnificent bay of Lake Baikal.
Hot Springs Arshan tour.A real fairy tale awaits you on Arshan tour! Down caps of treetops, blue, green, black, white ice of Lake Baikal, sun, walk along the lake on foot and by car, hot springs with amazing views of the majestic snow peaks bring resemblance to the Swiss Alps and Tibet at the glance of a globe rover.