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Trekking On Olkhon Island

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
  • Possibility to hike light while trekking
  • Discovery of the most beautiful places on Olkhon
  • Accommodation at the weather station of Uzury
Tour Overview

Trek 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 nights out in the open, to discover sites of shamanic cult. While trekking we will only carry our flasks and cameras, all our other things will be transported by our minibus.

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
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  • Day 2
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  • Day 3
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  • Day 4
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          Detailed description
          New departures available soon
          Price includes
          • English-speaking guide
          • Accommodation as per itinerary
          • Transport as per itinerary
          • Meals
          • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
          • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
          • Tent rental
          • Banya
          • Letter of invitation
          Price does not include
          • Medical insurance
          • Administrative registration
          • Personal expenses and tips
          • Visa fees and travel insurance
          For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
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