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Barguzinsky And Chivyrkuysky Gulfs

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
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
Highlights
  • Discovery of two largest gulfs of Lake Baikal
  • Various activities: hiking, boating, 4x4 driving, discovering of the landscapes, bathing
Tour Overview

The Svyatoy Nos Peninsula forms the two largest gulfs of Lake Baikal - Chivyrkuysky and Barguzinsky. Chivyrkuysky Gulf is 26 km/16 mi long and its width varies between 6 and 12 km (4 and 7.5 mi). Its shores are beautifully embayed and covered with dense forest. The depth of the gulf usually does not exceed 10 m/32 ft that is why the water is relatively warm in summer - from 19° to 23°C (66° to 74°F). In some places the gulf abounds in fish.

Barguzinsky Gulf is the largest gulf of the lake: the gulf basin is over 700 sq km (270 sq mi). Its waters are known for plenty of fish.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    All-day excursion on Lake Baikal. Early in the morning we will start our drive to Monakhovo following the tongue of sand that separates two largest gulfs. On the way discovery of Barguzinsky Gulf and Svyatoy Nos Peninsula. Boarding a fish boat, grand tour of Chivyrkuysky Gulf. We will visit Zmeinaya Bay (bay of snakes) and its hot springs, bathing. Lunch in the open air, you will taste a local dainty, endemic fish of the lake – fresh omul. Trekking along the peninsula shore (1 to 3 hour hike). Return to Ust-Barguzin in the evening. In winter: visit of the hot springs and ice caves of the islands of Chivyrkuysky Gulf. Meeting with fishermen and fresh fish lunch.
    Detailed description
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    Price includes
    • Lunches
    • Russian-speaking guide services
    • Transport as per itinerary
    • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
    • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
    Price does not include
    • English-speaking guide
    • 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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