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The Ushkany Archipelago

This tour is not available and is archived.
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.
  • Opportunity to sail on Lake Baikal enjoying the landscapes around
  • Observation of endemic freshwater seal of Lake Baikal
Tour Overview

Nerpa is the only freshwater seal in the world. It occupies the whole lake basin, but especially its northern and central parts. This exceptional journey will allow you to observe these rare animals in their natural habitat on the islands of the Ushkany Archipelago. Departing from Ust-Barguzin by fish-boat early in the morning, we will reach the land of nerpas and will devote several hours to observe their habits.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Crossing of Lake Baikal by boat towards the Ushkany Islands. Seal observation. Picnic lunch on the islands. Return to Ust-Barguzin in the evening.
    Detailed description
    New departures available soon
    Price includes
    • Lunches
    • English-speaking guide services
    • Transport as per itinerary
    • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
    • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
    Price does not include
    • Administrative registration
    • Personal expenses and tips
    • Visa fees and travel insurance
    • Accommodation
    • Letter of invitation
    For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
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