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Trekking on Olkhon Island

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
May - September
Highlights
  • Trekking along wild and picturesque places of Olkhon island
  • Itinerary off the beaten tracks
  • Visit of all main sites of the island
  • Possibility to hike light while trekking
  • All types of the Baikal landscapes
  • Overnight in the tent
Tour Overview

Go trekking in the steppes of Olkhon and admire the 360° horizon, as far as the eye can see, - here is the essence of this tour. We offer you to discover amazing sceneries, to enjoy unforgettable acquaintances, to sense time and space, to spend night out in the open, to discover sites far away from the touristic crowds off the beaten tracks. While trekking we will only carry our flasks and cameras, all our other things will be transported by our 4x4.

The island represents a geographical, historic and sacred heart of the lake, the land of legends and traditions. Olkhon is the largest island on Lake Baikal. Situated in the centre of the lake, not far from its deepest point (1637m/5370 ft), Olkhon combines all the diversity of the Baikal landscapes. It is a special area with its microclimate, its unique fauna and flora. The island is 72 km/45 mi long and 15 km/9 mi wide with total area of 730 sq km/282 sq mi. Steep cliffs along with sandy bays form the island shoreline, scenery of forests cut with steppes on which work the Baikal winds, such skilful artists. Taiga covers the east shore of the island.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    First day of the trekking
    Khujir — Uzury
  • Day 2
    North of the lake and return to Khujir
    Uzury — Khujir
  • 10:00
    Meeting with the group and transfer to Peschanoye place
    Meeting with the group in Khujir village (the exact time and place will be communicated by your tour manager the day before). Transfer by 4x4 (Russian UAZ) along the western coats of the island to the north. We will get off the car in the place called Peschanoye. All our luggage will be carried by car.
  • 11:00
    Trekking to the village Uzury
    We start our trekking by the sandy beaches to the western coast of the island. Firstly, our road passes by the western coast. Then, we will take the steppe road along the taiga-covered evergreen mountains. We will go to the village Uzury. It's the northernmost village of the island, the place of our first meeting with the great open Baikal. The village is situated in the picturesque valley. There are only few houses and a weather station.
  • 13:00
    Picnic on the trip
  • 16:00
    Arrival to Uzury
    According to the weather conditions, accommodation in the guest house or in tents on coast of the lake.
  • 19:00
    Dinner cooked by gaz
  • 20:00
    Banya (Russian sauna) Not included
  • Overnight in tent
Photo of the day
Route
Khujir — Uzury
Accommodation
Camping
Note

5 h trekking  (12km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trekking to Khoboy cape
    Today, there will be the most picturesque part of the itinerary. It passes by the wildest part of the island - cliffy and abrupt coast. We will visit the cape Shunte-Leviy and then we will go to the cape Khoboy - the legendary natural site, the northernmost point of the island and one of the sacred places of lake Baikal.
  • 13:00
    Picnic on the way
  • 16:00
    Return to Khujir
    Meeting with our driver and return to Khujir village. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Uzury — Khujir
Note

5 h trekking  (12km)

1 h transfer  (40km)

Detailed description
Departures
May, 29 2020
Start
-
May, 30 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
June, 05 2020
Start
-
June, 06 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
June, 18 2020
Start
-
June, 19 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
June, 27 2020
Start
-
June, 28 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
July, 10 2020
Start
-
July, 11 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
July, 16 2020
Start
-
July, 17 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
July, 24 2020
Start
-
July, 25 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
July, 31 2020
Start
-
August, 01 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
August, 06 2020
Start
-
August, 07 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
August, 14 2020
Start
-
August, 15 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
August, 22 2020
Start
-
August, 23 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
August, 26 2020
Start
-
August, 27 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
September, 01 2020
Start
-
September, 02 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
September, 05 2020
Start
-
September, 06 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
484 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Tent rental
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Banya
  • Letter of invitation
  • Sleeping bag rental
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The indicated price is for the group of 3 participants minimum. If there are less persons in the group, the small group supplement is applied: - for a group of 3 participants, a supplement is 8 200 roubles / per person - for a group of 2 participants, a supplement is 12 600 roubles / per person - for an individual tourist , a supplement is 28 000 roubles. The trekking can be organised any dates from mid-May to mid-September. Optionally, we can book for you private or scheduled transfer from Irkutsk to Olkhon island, accommodation and meals.

Reviews
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Sara
From 13 September 2019 to 15 September 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourLake Baikal Discovery
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
I like the trip and the well done organization of it! :)
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Karine
From 16 August 2019 to 20 August 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Le voyage était parfaitement bien préparé en amont avec Irina qui est de plus une personne très agréable. Juste, sur place, l'information sur les transferts est un peu floue. Merci beaucoup à toute l'équipe, j'espère trouver l'occasion un jour de voyager à nouveau avec vous !
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Alain
From 8 August 2019 to 17 August 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourEn kayak autour de l'île d'Olkhone
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Ce fut une randonnée enchanteresse!
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Jean-Louis
From 8 August 2019 to 17 August 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourEn kayak autour de l'île d'Olkhone
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Bonjour, Excellente équipe: Andreï, Maria, Artum, quelle bonne cuisine aux bivouaques! Une excellente randonnée! Belle Nature que celle du Baïkal et Olkhone! Merci. Une remarque sur le visa qui est trop courts. Ayant raté le vole Moscou Paris, du fait du retard du vol d'Irkutzk nous avons du partir de Moscou le 19, or le visa expirait le 18 nous avons du dormir dans la zone international de
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Johanne
From 22 July 2019 to 26 July 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
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