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Baikal 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
9 Days
July - August
Highlights
  • Discovery of inaccessible place of Baikal
  • Full immersion in the wild Baikal nature
  • Trekking in the heart of lake Baikal - Olkhon island
  • Possibility to stay in the most beautiful places of the lake
  • Kayaking and trekking during the same tour
Tour Overview

If you are looking for an adventure travel, we propose to you the unique trip with full immersion in nature. During the summer there are so few places on Lake Baikal where you can escape tourists’ crowds, cars and buses. We have tried to make for you the tour which includes only two components: you and grand Baikal!

The tour consists of two parts. The first one is kayaking along the most beautiful part of the west Baikal coast accessible only by water. You will see the picturesque Peschanaya bay, Dirovatiy cape and Baklaniy Kamen Island, every overnight will be in a different place. Along this itinerary there are no roads or settlements – you will be out of civilization surrounded by the picturesque taiga-covered hills and sandy beaches!

The second part of the itinerary is the trekking in the heart of the lake – the Olkhon island. Despite the fact that the island is considered as the most visited part of the lake, we propose to you an itinerary along the shore far away from dusty roads. During your 2-days trekking, you will visit the wildest North part of the island. You will see the Shamanka (Burkhan) cape, Urochische Peschanoye, Tri Brata (Three brothers) cape and, of course, Khoboy cape. After this long and intense journey you will have a rest in the cozy wooden homestay with Russian banya (sauna) – really good end for this active tour!

All necessary equipment is included. All you need is to dare !

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    First meeting with the Baikal
    Irkutsk — Ushkany cape
  • Day 2
    Along the western coast of lake Baikal
    Ushkany cape — Sredniye Khomouty bay
  • Day 3
    The most beautiful bay of lake Baikal
    Sredniye Khomouty bay — Sennaya bay
  • Day 4
    Continuation of the navigation
    Sennaya bay — Beliy cape
  • Day 5
    Olkhon island - heart of lake Baikal
    Beliy cape — Khuzhir
  • Day 6
    Free day on Olkhon island
    Olkhon island
  • Day 7
    Trekking on the Olkhon island
    MRS — Olkhon island
  • Day 8
    Continuation of the trekking
    Beach Peschanka — Cape Khoboy
  • Day 9
    Return to Irkutsk
    Olkhon island — Irkutsk
  • 10:00
    Meeting at "BaikalNature" office
    Acquaintance and preparation for the travel.
  • 10:05
    Transfer to the Bolshoye Goloustnoye village
  • 12:00
    Arrival to the Bolshoye Goloustnoye village
    Mounting kayaks and Kayak's instruction. Short passage to the Ushkany cape - about 5 km. Setting up of the campside. Accommodation by 2 persons in a tent. Rest.
  • 13:00
    Dinner
  • 18:00
    Camping dinner
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk — Ushkany cape
Accommodation
Camping
Landmarks
Note

1 h kayaking  (5km)

2 h transfer  (120km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure on kayak
    After the breakfast, we continue our itinerary to the south. If the weather is fine, you have possibility to watch the nerpa, the endemic seal of lake Baikal. You will pass by the cape Baklaniy Kamen (Cormorant rock) that formerly was the habitat of cormorants.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 17:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 17:00
    Setting up of the camp and rest
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Ushkany cape — Sredniye Khomouty bay
Accommodation
Camping
Landmarks
Note

5 h kayaking  (15km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Navigation on kayak
    During this day we will make a stop in one of the most amazing places of lake - Peschanaya bay. There is a large send beach and "Stilt" trees.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on the Baikal shore
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 17:00
    Arrival and setting up of the camp
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Sredniye Khomouty bay — Sennaya bay
Accommodation
Camping
Note

5 h kayaking  (15km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Kayaking to the Beliy cape
    Today we will do a few more kilometers. All-day travelling to the north along the mountains and the taiga. This is the longest part of the journey.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch Not included
    We will make a stop on the picturesque beach of the lake for the rest and the open-air lunch.
  • 16:00
    Continuation of the naviagtion
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
Sennaya bay — Beliy cape
Accommodation
Camping
Note

6 h kayaking  (20km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Departure to the Buguldeyka village
    Short passage to the Buguldeyka village. Bref rest with the hot tea on the Baikal shore.
  • 13:30
    Transfer to the Olkhon island
    En route you have possibility to make a stop at the cafe for tasting the Buryat cuisine. Arrival to the Olkhon island and accommodation at the resort of the Khujir village.
  • 17:00
    Discovery of Khujir
    Visit of the village and famous Burkhan Rock, residence of the Baikal God and one of nine sanctuaries of Asia.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Beliy cape — Khuzhir
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort Lada
Chambre confortable
Note

1 h kayaking  (5km)

3 h transfer  (122km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast at the resort
  • 10:00
    Free time
    You have possibility to have a rest after these long days of kayaking. We propose to you to sleep enough, to go for a walk along the village and to take lunch one of the village cafes or at the resort's canteen.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 17:00
    Return to the resort
  • 18:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Olkhon island
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort Lada
Chambre confortable
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the resort
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the Olkhone Island in the village Kharantsy
  • 11:00
    Starting of the trekking
    We will start trekking (without carrying your luggage) in the direction of the Urochishe Peschanoye famous for its picturesque sand dunes. The first part of the trekking is up to the sandy beach of golf Bayan-Shungen where we will have lunch.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Trekking along the Baikal beaches
    After lunch, you continue walking enjoying baikal landscapes up to the beach Pestchanka. *Your laggage will stay on the accompanying car
  • 17:00
    Arrival at the beach Pestchanka
  • 18:30
    Dinner
    Hot dinner prepared on the fire
  • Overnight in the tent
Photo of the day
Route
MRS — Olkhon island
Accommodation
Camping
Note

1 h transfer  (40km)

5 h trekking  (15km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trekking to the cape Khoboy
    Continuation of trekking (without carrying your luggage) to the cape Khoboy, shaman sacred place, located everything north of the Olkhone island. You will stroll 15 km to discover the cape with a view of 360° on the lake.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 17:00
    Depârture to the Uzury village
    En route we take the 4x4 and go to the Uzury village - the only one village on the Est shore of the Olkhon island.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    The hot dinner prepared by the hostess of the house.
  • 20:00
    Russian banya
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Beach Peschanka — Cape Khoboy
Accommodation
Accommodation in the homestay, Usury
Twin room
Note

5 h trekking  (15km)

2 h   (5km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Transfer to Irkutsk
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the cafe Not included
    Not included, payment on site in cash.
  • 16:00
    Arrival to the BaikalNature office
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Olkhon island — Irkutsk
Note

5 h transfer  (326km)

Detailed description
Departures
July, 15 2018
Start
-
July, 23 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,011 $
Basic price per person
July, 23 2018
Start
-
July, 31 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,011 $
Basic price per person
July, 31 2018
Start
-
August, 08 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,011 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Tent rental
  • Letter of invitation
  • Kayak and equipment rental
  • Buggy rental and special equipment
  • Dry bag rental
  • Meals according to the program
  • Accident insurance
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Sleeping bag rental
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The camping equipment is included in the price (except the sleeping bag). The sleeping bag rental is 500 roubles. The price includes breakfast on Day 2-10, lunch on Day 2-8 and dinner on Day 1-8. The price of the tour includes travel health insurance for persons under 75 years. To note: maximum weight to take part in this trip is 100 kg.

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Bernard
From 12 March 2017 to 20 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourTraversée du lac Baïkal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Superbe voyage très dépaysant. Le guide Igor était très professionnel.
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Michel
From 7 March 2017 to 17 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Tout était parfait, les transferts impeccables, Irina, Andrej, Janna et Anna furent des guides de qualité. Vous aviez parfaitement choisi les lieux de séjour et de repas La base Lada à Olkhone nous convenait parfaitement, nous avons eu l’occasion d’y rencontrer un charmant groupe féminin qui était aussi en villégiature pour quelques jours et qui comprenait une ancienne professeure de français…
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Catherine
From 2 March 2017 to 8 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Un séjour grandiose et inoubliable à tout point de vue. Dans la description, il faudrait peut-être quand même préciser que pour faire les 2 jours de marche sur le lac, il vaut mieux être entrainé à marcher vite en cas de mauvaise météo. Ceci a été le cas pour nous le dimanche, avant d'arriver au campement. Heureusement notre guide Andreï a été parfait et notre groupe était homogène pour avoir une
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Frédéric
From 5 March 2017 to 11 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Très belle découverte que ce voyage. Qualité des prestations : en préparation (merci Anna); à Oulan Oudé, excellente guide (Natacha) Une simple recommandation : le guide principal devrait faire un débriefing chaque jour pour le lendemain afin que chacun puisse s'organiser; cela semblait par moment improvisé au dernier moment. Enfin, nous avons fait le circuit à l'envers et le début est un peu
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Thierry
From 26 February 2017 to 9 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Excellent séjour. Qualité de l'hébergement spartiate mais correcte. On ne s'inscrit pas à une randonnée si on veut du logement 5*. Accueil sympathique sans flagornerie de l'équipe de mushers. gastronomie simple et énergétique. Logement sympathiquement primitif et frais le matin (on ne traîne pas au lit). Encore une fois, on est pas sur du balnéaire. Bonne qualité du programme sur la traversée.
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