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The Joys Of Winter Baikal

Destination:
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
Days
Highlights
  • Most get-to-know-local-people journey
  • Discovery of breathtaking sceneries
  • Multi-active travel in the heart of Siberia
Tour Overview

Winter on Lake Baikal is an ideal time to get a gulp of fresh air and take pleasure in the joys of the frozen lake. On the menu of this journey: dog sledding and snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice skating, cultural discoveries and excursion by 4x4. We invite you to follow the Baikal ice field and the paths of the Pribaikalsky National park and leave for meeting sumptuous sceneries and local population of Siberia.

Your journey will start in Listvyanka where you will visit main museums to get acquainted with the history of Lake Baikal, its unique flora and fauna and to take an unforgettable dog sled ride. The other part of your journey will be held in the very centre of the Baikal - on Olkhon Island, holy land for Buryat shamans. Discovery of sacred sites of the island by 4x4, cross-country ski-trekking, ice skating on the world's largest ice rink that is Lake Baikal, and tasting of omul, fish indigenous to the Baikal, - are the essence of this splendid travel. Days full of emotions are over, you will sleep in comfortable inns (except that one of Chernaya valley during the dog sled ride) and enjoy real Siberian banya.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
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  • Day 2
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  • Day 3
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  • Day 4
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  • Day 5
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  • Day 6
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  • Day 7
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  • Day 8
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                  Detailed description
                  New departures available soon
                  Price includes
                  • English-speaking guide
                  • Russian-speaking guide services
                  • Accommodation as per itinerary
                  • Transport as per itinerary
                  • Meals
                  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
                  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
                  • Ski rental
                  • Banya
                  • Letter of invitation
                  Price does not include
                  • Medical insurance
                  • Administrative registration
                  • Personal expenses and tips
                  • Visa fees and travel insurance
                  • Ice skate rental
                  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
                  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
                  • Optional activities
                  • Ropeway to Chersky Rock
                  For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
                  Note

                  Banya is included on Day 3 and 7.

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