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Baikal Multi-Active

Destination: Lake Baikal
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
8 Days
February - March
Highlights
  • Circular itinerary
  • Dog sledding and snowmobiles through Siberian taiga
  • Trekking on ice with your pulka
  • Hovercraft crossing of the frozen lake Baikal
  • Visit of the best Baikal skiing resort
  • Walking in the snow-covered taiga near Kamar-Daban
  • Train itinerary along the most beautiful part of the Trans-Siberian
Tour Overview

The tour "Baikal Multiactive" fits perfectly for those who appreciate active stay. You will enjoy different winter activities: dog sledding and snowmobiling through the snow-covered taiga, Baikal crossing on hovercraft, trekking with individual pulka on the ice of the lake, Chersky rock lift, toboggan on cow skins, skiing at the best Baikal resort, trekking at the foot of the Khamar-Daban mountain. Also there will be a real Russian banya on the board of the lake.

You will discover the south shore of the lake when Lake Baikal is already frozen and you can drive and walk on it. Shining ice hummocks, pure and crystal Baikal ice, frozen waves on the rocks - that what attracts amateurs of Winter Baikal. At this time days are usually sunny that produces particular colours of Baikal landscapes. Do not miss this opportunity to admire this beauty!

An ideal stay to meet with family or friends!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    First meeting with the Baikal
    Irkutsk — Listvyanka
  • Day 2
    Dog-sledding through the taiga
    Listvyanka
  • Day 3
    Trekking Listvyanka - Bolshiye Koty
    Listvyanka — Bolshiye Koty
  • Day 4
    Day in the Baikal village
    Bolshiye Koty
  • Day 5
    Baikal crossing and Hot lakes
    Bolshiye Koty — Vydrino village
  • Day 6
    One of the best Russian skiing resort
    Vydrino village — Baykalsk
  • Day 7
    Return to Irkutsk
    Baykalsk — Irkutsk
  • Day 8
    End of the program
    Irkutsk
  • 10:30
    Pick up at the airport and meeting with you guide
    If you arrive earlier, you can have a breakfast in one of the cafés of the airport, to buy the souvenirs or to take cash.
  • 10:50
    Transfer Irkutsk - Listvyanka
    Departure on private transport to Listvyanka located at 70 km from Irkutsk (44 mi) along the Lake Baikal.
  • 11:50
    Excursion to Taltsy
    Taltsy is an open-air ethnographic museum with monuments of the wooden architecture. You will get acquaintance with not only material, but also moral of the local people. You can toboggan on cow skins - national Russian ditruction.
  • 13:00
    Arrival to Listvyanka
    Accommodation in the cozy wooden resort. Rest.
  • 14:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 15:00
    Time at leisure
    You can have a rest after the long flight or to go for a walk along the village.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk — Listvyanka
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Baikalskiye terema
Twin standard room
Note

1 h transfer  (69km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Meeting with your guide and transfer to the dog-sledding center
  • 11:00
    Dog sled
    Meeting with dogs, instruction of driving a dog sled. The road passes through snow-covered taiga.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the restaurant
    You can taste the dishes of the local cuisine including the Baikal omul.
  • 14:00
    Excursion on snowmobile
    Departure by snowmobiles (2 persons by snowmobile) in the Baikal taiga.
  • 15:40
    Return to the hotel
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Listvyanka
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Baikalskiye terema
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Meeting with your guide
    After the breakfast and check-out the hotel, we will send our luggage by car the Bolshiye Koty village. Take with you what you really need: camera and lunch box. For your convenience the individual pulka (special sledge) is provided. After all needed preparations, we start our trekking on the transparent ice of the lake along one of the most beautiful coasts of the lake. You will see the snow-covered hills and discover ice-covered capes.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor picnic
  • 16:00
    Arrival to the Bolshiye Koty village
    Accommodation in the homestay situated on the board of the lake. Rest.
  • 18:00
    Russian banya
    After this active day, you can take a rest in the real Russian banya !
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the homestay
  • Overnight in the homestay
Photo of the day
Route
Listvyanka — Bolshiye Koty
Accommodation
Accommodation the guest house Solnechniy
Bed in the twin room
Note

5 h trekking  (20km)

  (9km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the homestay
  • 10:30
    Trekking to the Skreeper cape
    Screeper is separate vertical rocks made of hardened Jurassic conglomerate which represent a small stone ridge of 60-80 meters high. It divides Small and Bolshie Koty valleys. One can see the entrance to the cave on an almost vertical part of the rock, where remains of late Stone Age people campsite were found.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the guest house
  • 15:00
    Walking in the village
    The history of the village is closely related to the history of the lake Baikal. Firstly it was the village of the gold diggers searching for the gold-bearing sands. There was a glasswork. The village saves its charm because there is an access only from the water or by the taiga trail. You will climb the hill for observing the breath-taking landscapes. If the weather is good, you will see the opposite board of the lake.
  • 18:00
    Russian banya
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the homestay
  • Overnight in the homestay
Photo of the day
Bolshiye Koty
Route
Bolshiye Koty
Accommodation
Accommodation the guest house Solnechniy
Note

3 h trekking  (5km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the guest house
  • 10:00
    Departure on hovercraft to the Vydrino village
    We say goodbye to our hospitable proprietors and embark the hovercraft. Today we will cross lake Baikal and you will make thousands photos of the Baikal ice in all its forms !
  • 11:30
    Arrival to Vydrino
    Accommodation in the hotel. Brief rest before the lunch. Vydrino is a village situated in the picturesque valley of the river Snejnaya (Snowy) at the food of the majestic chain Khamar-Daban.
  • 12:30
    Lunch in the hotel
  • 13:30
    Excursion to the Warm lakes
    We will go for a trekking to Warm lakes. Warm lakes: the Emerald (Izumrudnoye), the Dead (Mertvoye) and the Fairy tale (Skazka) are situated at a walking distance but every one has its own coast and chemical composition. It's a place with a unique microclimate. There are the black poplars - the old-growth trees more then 300 years old. There should be several persons for embracing its trunk.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    The dinner with the guitar and songs. You guide will tell you about the peculiarities of the life in the region and will answer all your questions.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Khamar-Daban, taiga
Route
Bolshiye Koty — Vydrino village
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Snejnaya, Vydrino
Bed in the room
Note

1 h hovercraft  (45km)

2 h trekking  (5km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the Baykalsk town
    After check-out, departure to the town of Baykalsk. This town is well-known by one of the best Russian skiing resorts - Sobolinaya Mountain (Zibeline mountain). This ski resort is attractive for the people all over the world. The ski season here is from November till the May and there are the ski trails for beginners and skilled skiers and snowboarder. Moreover, there are the breathtaking views and fresh air !
  • 11:00
    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel
    Your hotel is situated at the foot of the Sobolinaya Mountain. There is a rent of all necessary equipment, the Mountain Instructors can provide the ski lessons for the beginners. Even if you you want to to have a calm day, you can enjoy the Russian banya and delicious cuisine of the local restaurant.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 15:00
    Time at leisure
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Vydrino village — Baykalsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Beliy Sobol
Twin standard room
Note

1 h transfer  (40km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 12:00
    Transfer to the railway station
    Embarkation on the train (2 class, 4 persons in the compartment) and departure to Irkutsk.
  • 17:00
    Arrival to Irkutsk and check-in
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Baykalsk — Irkutsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Angara
Twin standard room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the airport
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk
Detailed description
Departures
February, 18 2018
Start
-
February, 25 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
880 $
Basic price per person
March, 04 2018
Start
-
March, 11 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
880 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Dog sled rental
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Ropeway to Chersky Rock
  • Letter of invitation
  • Snowmobile and equipment rental
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Railway tickets in 2nd class
  • Meals according to the program
  • Accident insurance
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Ski rental
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Guaranteed departure from 4 participants. The price includes breakfast on Day 2-8, lunch on Day 3-5 and dinner on Day 3-5. Banya is included on Day 3-4. Single supplement for overnights Day 1-2, 6-7: 7 500 RUB. The price of the tour includes travel health insurance for persons under 65 years.

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Андрей
From 21 March 2015 to 28 March 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Программа организована четко, без сбоев. Транспорт строго по графику,размещение и питание выбрано хорошо. Работа гида Алены является образцом профессионализма. В ней потрясающе сочетается эрудиция, любовь к Байкалу, доброжелательность. Есть желание приехать на Байкал еще (на другой тур), с BaikalNature.
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Stefan
From 21 March 2015 to 28 March 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? No
Hello, I booked an english speaking tour, but the guide spoke only french and russian. In consequence i can not recommend the tour at all. The hotel in irkutsk is not good (noisy, cold water, breakfast) best regards, Stefan Röll
BaikalNature's reply
Dear Stefan, First of all let us apologize for this inconvenience during the tour. Indeed, we try to make international groups in order to give the opportunity for our travelers to get in touch better with different nationalitie
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Philip
From 21 March 2015 to 28 March 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Tout ce qui peut être compliqué lors d'un voyage dans un pays d'ont on ne parle pas la langue, ne l'était pas, due à la bonne organisation de BaikalNature. Ce qui nous permit de vraiment être présent dans le moment et l'endroit. La guide que nous avions était très bien, aimable et au courant ! Ce séjour sur le lac Baikal reste inoubliable et un autre voyage ailleurs au Baikal, à organiser !
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Stefano
From 7 March 2015 to 14 March 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Voyage très bien organisé. Très bon guides.
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Грегорий
From 21 February 2015 to 28 February 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Цена качество. Насыщенные дни, вечером валилилсь с ног от усталости. Думаю, мужикам была бы интересна подледная рыбалка.
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