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Dog Sledding Through 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
2 Days
January - March
Highlights
  • Exciting amusement as for children and adults
  • Discovery of snow-covered taiga and the Baikal ice field
  • Visit of the husky farm
  • Opportunity to feel like a true musher
Tour Overview

This tour is operated between the village of Listvyanka and Chernaya valley. Driving your dog sled pulled by Baikal huskies you will travel through snow-covered taiga to reach "Dark" valley called so because of dense forest around. That's where is located your wooden hostel. The itinerary goes either on the frozen lake or in the forest - depends on season.

This ride is the unique opportunity to do dog sledding in the whole Baikal and Irkutsk regions. You will love the contrast between Listvyanka, a nice civilized and easily accessible village, and a warm lodge lost deep in true taiga called "Dark"...

This tour is a real miracle of the Siberian winter !

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Start of the ride
    Listvyanka — Chernaya valley
  • Day 2
    Return to Listvyanka
    Chernaya valley — Listvyanka
  • 15:00
    Meeting in the dog-sledding centre
    You will get in touch with the dogs and receive all the necessary instruction to drive a dog sled. You will get to know to the everyday life of the husky farm. Your instructor will help you to prepare the dog's team. You will make the first photos with lovely and kind dogs.
  • 16:00
    Departure
    Start of our dog sled ride through taiga towards Chernaya valley (16 km/10 mi north of Listvyanka). *Please be ready to ascension of the pass on foot.
  • 19:00
    Arrival and check-in
    You will live in the lodge situated not far from the lake shore.
  • 20:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the lodge
Photo of the day
Route
Listvyanka — Chernaya valley
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Return to Listvyanka
    Return to Listvyanka by the lake or by taiga - depending on season. Arrival in Listvyanka at 11:00. End of the program.
Photo of the day
Route
Chernaya valley — Listvyanka
Detailed description
Departures
January, 27 2018
Start
-
January, 28 2018
End
Status
311 $
Basic price per person
February, 03 2018
Start
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February, 04 2018
End
Status
311 $
Basic price per person
February, 10 2018
Start
-
February, 11 2018
End
Status
311 $
Basic price per person
February, 17 2018
Start
-
February, 18 2018
End
Status
311 $
Basic price per person
February, 24 2018
Start
-
February, 25 2018
End
Status
311 $
Basic price per person
March, 17 2018
Start
-
March, 18 2018
End
Status
311 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Dog sled rental
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Letter of invitation
Price does not include
  • English-speaking guide
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

If your group is more than 4 participants it is possible to add a snowmobile. Please contact us for more information. Meals included: dinner on Day 1; breakfast on day 2.

Reviews
4.17
4.17
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
3.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
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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3.67
3.67
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
3.00
Quality of accommodation
3.00
Quality of transport / transfers
3.00
Quality of meals
4.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Schichaa
From 31 January 2016 to 1 February 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
It was a really nice trip and great experience Thank you for your kind welcome^____^ But i quite expect for the reply of email,it's quite take time about that ^^" It would be great if you will have any application for real time responsable such as Lines ,Whatapps,Wechat or something like that ^^ Many Thx by thw way ^_____^
5.00
5.00
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5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
5.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Надежда и Дмитрий
From 6 March 2015 to 7 March 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourКатание на снегоходах
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Подарок любимого мужа на 8 марта! Добрые, милые собаки доставили нам огромнейшее удовольствие. Вечером нас ждал горячий ужин и русская баня. Отличный вариант поездки, чтобы отдохнуть от шумного города.
3.67
3.67
Total score
4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
3.00
Quality of transport / transfers
3.00
Quality of meals
3.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Jef
From 21 February 2015 to 22 February 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourBaikal by snowmobile
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
It was absolutely beautiful! I don't think I'll probably ever try dog sledding again, but it's definitely something I'm glad to have experienced once. It should be noted that, as an asthmatic, I found it very difficult to run up the rather high, steep hills after the sled in such cold temperatures. I had no idea that the trail would involve such climbs.
BaikalNature's reply
Dear Jef, Thank you for your comment! We are very sorry for not preventing you earlier about the height. We will keep it in mind in our future tours.
4.50
4.50
Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
3.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Константин
From 21 February 2015 to 23 February 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Спасибо BaikalNature за настоящий мужской отдых! Хотели совместить собачек со снегоходами, менеджер Ольга помогла нам с организацией всего необходимого транспорта. В следующий раз будем пересекать Байкал на джипах.
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