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Survival in the Siberian taiga

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
13 Days
August - September
Highlights
  • Real isolation from civilization
  • Total safety with 24/7 Emergency response
  • 10 days surrounded by rich and diverse wildlife
  • Flight above the taiga
Tour Overview
Test your endurance against extreme conditions! No electricity, no mobile network or other modern amenities. Dare yourself to challenge the wild nature.
BaikalNature presents you with a unique project of survival in the taiga. 10 days of complete isolation from the outer world and the benefits of civilization. Surviving in harsh conditions of the Siberian taiga makes you push your limits, understand your own strengths and discover your unknown potential.
Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Discovery of Irkutsk
  • Day 2
    Flight above the taiga
  • Day 3
    Survival in the taiga
  • Day 4
    Survival in the taiga
  • Day 5
    Survival in the taiga
  • Day 6
    Survival in the taiga
  • Day 7
    Survival in the taiga
  • Day 8
    Survival in the taiga
  • Day 9
    Survival in the taiga
  • Day 10
    Survival in the taiga
  • Day 11
    Tha last day in the taiga
  • Day 12
    Day in Irkutsk
  • Day 13
    End of the program
  • 12:00
    Arrival to Irkutsk
    Transfert to the hotel. Check-in and rest after the flight
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 15:00
    Meeting with your guide
    We are going to the shop to buy the product minimum for the firsts days of your journery far from the civilisation.
  • 19:00
    Dinner at the local restaurant
    In the evening you are welcome to the the dinner at the local restaurant to discuss our immersion and to check all necessaire equipement.
  • Overnight at the hotel
  • 07:30
    Breakfast
  • 08:30
    Transfer to the heliport
    Boarding helicopter and departure to the place of your journey for tne next 10 days. The way passes above the taiga and you will have a possibility to see this mysterious places from a bird's eye view.
  • 12:30
    Arrival and meeting with your instructor
    He will give you the instructions for the camp installation. Start of your survival program.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
Accommodation
Camping
  • 07:00
    Organizing household
    You will learn how difficult the upcoming survival tests are going to be - not only will you have to provide shelter for yourself but also to find  food in a wilderness environment. You will be responsible for planning your own household as well as sharing responsibilities within the team and managing your free time.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
  • 07:00
    Organizing household
    You will learn how difficult the upcoming survival tests are going to be - not only will you have to provide shelter for yourself but also to find  food in a wilderness environment. You will be responsible for planning your own household as well as sharing responsibilities within the team and managing your free time.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
  • 07:00
    Organizing household
    You will learn how difficult the upcoming survival tests are going to be - not only will you have to provide shelter for yourself but also to find  food in a wilderness environment. You will be responsible for planning your own household as well as sharing responsibilities within the team and managing your free time.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
  • 07:00
    Organizing household
    You will learn how difficult the upcoming survival tests are going to be - not only will you have to provide shelter for yourself but also to find  food in a wilderness environment. You will be responsible for planning your own household as well as sharing responsibilities within the team and managing your free time.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
  • 07:00
    Organizing household
    You will learn how difficult the upcoming survival tests are going to be - not only will you have to provide shelter for yourself but also to find  food in a wilderness environment. You will be responsible for planning your own household as well as sharing responsibilities within the team and managing your free time.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
  • 07:00
    Organizing household
    You will learn how difficult the upcoming survival tests are going to be - not only will you have to provide shelter for yourself but also to find  food in a wilderness environment. You will be responsible for planning your own household as well as sharing responsibilities within the team and managing your free time.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
  • 07:00
    Organizing household
    You will learn how difficult the upcoming survival tests are going to be - not only will you have to provide shelter for yourself but also to find  food in a wilderness environment. You will be responsible for planning your own household as well as sharing responsibilities within the team and managing your free time.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
  • 07:00
    Organizing household
    You will learn how difficult the upcoming survival tests are going to be - not only will you have to provide shelter for yourself but also to find  food in a wilderness environment. You will be responsible for planning your own household as well as sharing responsibilities within the team and managing your free time.
  • Overnight in the camp
Photo of the day
  • 07:00
    Removing of the camp
    In the morning you will have time to remove your camp, to pack your bags and to prepare yourself to leave.
  • 14:00
    Departure to Irkutsk
    In the afternoon the helicopter will take you to Irkutsk.
  • 17:00
    Arrival to Irkutsk
    There you will feel again all the benefits of civilisation - hot shower, downy bed and delisious cuisine.
  • 19:00
    Festive dinner at the local restaurant
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
  • 10:00
    Breakfast and time to have a rest
  • 12:00
    City-tour
    Pedestrian excursion in Irkutsk - discovery of old wooden houses, Orthodox churches, the 130 quarter, central markets.
  • 14:00
    Lunch at the local restaurant
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the city-tour
  • 17:00
    Free time
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the airport
    End of the program
Detailed description
Departures
24.08.2017
Start
-
05.09.2017
End
Available 4+
Status
343,700 i
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Letter of invitation
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Transfers in Irkutsk
  • Accident insurance
Price does not include
  • Administrative registration
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Reviews
No reviews anymore or no reviews at all for this tour. Below reviews for destination:
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5.00
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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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4.00
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Frédéric
From 5 March 2017 to 11 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
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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3.00
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4.00
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4.00
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5.00
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4.00
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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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4.67
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5.00
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4.00
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5.00
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Hélène
From 3 March 2017 to 12 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Voyage très bien organisé et original (logement et repas chez l'habitant très bien). Confort un peu rudimentaire, mais c'est normal dans cette région et il faut l'accepter. Par contre à Khakoussy il était noté sur le programme toilette et douche à l'étage. De douche il n'y en avait pas, et les toilettes, c'était dehors. D'ailleurs, nous n'étions pas dans l'hébergement prévu. Les repas étaient
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BaikalNature's reply
Bonjour Hélène, merci pour vos précieux commentaires. En ce qui concerne votre logement à Khakoussy, nous avons dû remplacer votre hébergement car les chambres de l'hôtel initialement prévu au programme sont actuellement en réparation. Toutefois, nous vous prions de bien vouloir nous excuser pour ce désagrément qui est indépendant de notre volonté. Nous vous remercions pour vos appréciations du travail de votre guide et de l'organisation du voyage. Et, cela nous fait plaisir d'apprendre que malgré les blessures vous gardez un bon souvenir de ce voyage.
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