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Trekking On Olkhon Island

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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
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.
  • 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
    Meeting in Khuzhir in the morning. Trekking starts from the village of Khuzhir to the village of Uzury. We will spend the night on the sand beach near Khalgay village. While trekking you will hike light, your bags will be transported by 4x4 (off-roadster) and the driver will be busy with cooking and preparing bivouac. Night in tent or in the open air - at wish.
  • Day 2
    Arrival in Uzury in the end of the day, homestay accommodation. Good sleep and banya (Russian baths) are provided.
  • Day 3
    Today is spent on discovering the surroundings of Uzury. Possible fishing boat along-shore tour to Izhimey cape, south of Uzury (depending on weather conditions). Possibility to climb the highest mountain of Olkhon, 360° panorama of the lake. Homestay overnight.
  • Day 4
    Trekking as far as Khoboy cape, the northernmost point of the island, shamanic sacred site. Weather permitting, you will get a breathtaking view of Lake Baikal in all its greatness. Picnic near the cape. Return to Khuzhir by 4x4. End of the programme.
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          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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