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Baikal Buggy Winter Adventure

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
3 Days
March
Highlights
  • Circular tour around Olkhon island
  • 100 % safe vehicles and itinerary
  • Overnight in the tent camp in the centre of Lake Baikal - "Baikal Ice Camp"
  • Discover of the most beautiful places of frozen Baikal
Tour Overview

Do you want an adventure with new feelings? Especially for you BaikalNature made an exclusive tour where you will have a unique circular itinerary offering you a total change of scenery each kilometre.

Buggy is a comfortable and practical vehicle with a very high off-road performance often used on rally rides will get over Baikal ice ridges and through cracks. Your trip will be very safe because of spike tires, low seat, stable chassis and firm body. These are the main characteristics that differ buggy from quad bikes and snowmobiles. This little "bug" is very easy to drive having or not experience to drive a car. All you need is to press accelerator pedal or the brake. 

You will enjoy driving; moreover, we propose you a unique itinerary: starting from the Maloye More strait, we will stop near the Khorin Irgui cape (Mare’s head), we will drive along the western coast of Olkhon island for discovering icy grottoes with splashes – “sokuyi” till the Khoboy Cape – the northernmost point of the island. Then, we will drive to the geographical centre of the lake where we will spend a night in a real BaikalIceCamp! The second day, we will go along the eastern Olkhon island shore: it’s uninhabited and wild far away from bitten tourists trails.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    In the great spaces of Maloye More strait
    MRS (Sakhurta) — Lake Baikal
  • Day 2
    Along the eastern Olkhon island coast
    Lake Baikal — MRS (Sakhurta)
  • Day 3
    End of the programme
    MRS (Sakhurta)
  • 09:00
    Meeting with the group in MRS (Sakhurta village)
    *The meeting point depends on the hotel where you will be accommodated on the previous night. If you start from Irkutsk city, we can book for you the transfer and overnight.
  • 09:30
    Briefing and start of the itinerary
    First of all, buggy driving instructions. Loading of the luggage, safety precautions. We start our itinerary by the ice of the Maloye More strait. Firstly, we will visit the southernmost part of the Olkhon island - Khorin Irgi cape or Mare's head. Then we will drive along the western coast of the island where we will stop over the ice-covered grottoes, Shamanka and Three brothers cape. We will go till the northernmost par of the island - Khoboy cape.
  • 13:00
    Packed lunch with hot tea
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the itinerary to BaikalIceCamp
    We will continue our itinerary by the ice of the open Baikal to it's geographical centre and it's deepest part - where our BaikalIceCamp is situated. The ritual of meeting and greeting where every participant of the group can try to bore the ice. The briefing. You have a possibility to spend a night on the ice of the lake Baikal over 1500 metres of the water column.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the camping
  • Overnight in the heated tents
Photo of the day
Route
MRS (Sakhurta) — Lake Baikal
Accommodation
Camp on the ice of Baikal
Tent for 5-6 persons
Note

3 h buggying  (255km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the camp
  • 10:00
    Return to MRS by the ice
    Return to MRS along the eastern shore of Olkhon island. There are no tourist trails, that's why there are no crowds of people. The eastern bank of the island is too bluffy and we will make some stops for admiring the torosses and icy rocks.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    En route, break for a snack with a hot tea.
  • 17:00
    Arrival to MRS and accommodation at the resort
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Lake Baikal — MRS (Sakhurta)
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort Naratey
Twin comfort room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
    Check-our, end of the program. * For extending the tour, please, contact your tour-manager.
Photo of the day
Route
MRS (Sakhurta)
Detailed description
Departures
March, 04 2020
Start
-
March, 06 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
767 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Letter of invitation
  • Buggy rental and special equipment
  • Meals according to the program
  • English-speaking guide
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price is indicated for a group of 4 persons minimum. If there less people in the group, the supplement is applied: - for a group of 3 participants, the supplement is 14 300 roubles / per person; - for a group of 2 participants, the supplement is 17 000 roubles / per person; - for an individual traveller the supplement is 26 300 roubles. The tour has an open departure. Please, contact us for the availability. Options for this tour: 1. Transfer Irkutsk - MRS (Sakhurta) before the tour / MRS (Sakhurta) - Irkutsk after the tour: - scheduled bus - 1300 roubles / per person / one way; - private transfer - 10000 roubles / 5 pers. maximum / one way. 2. Supplement overnight in MRS (Sakhurta) before or after the tour: 5 500 roubles / per night / single or double room. For all possible optional supplements, please, contact your tour-manager

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Gilles
From 20 March 2016 to 29 March 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Excellente organisation et prise en compte de nos demandes.
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Raymond
From 20 March 2016 to 29 March 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
D'abord, MERCI. Merci à Irina, merci à Iliona et merci à Natacha pour leur gentillesse et leur professionnalisme.Ensuite, la qualité de l'hébergement ne peut pas être parfaite : chez l'habitant, l'hébergement est fonction de la situation locale. Mais l'accueil de ces habitants, leur hospitalité n'a pas de prix.Et cette expérience compense les quelques difficultés.. Je pense,par contre que
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Yves
From 20 March 2016 to 29 March 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Bonjour, J'ai particulièrement apprécié le côté "nature" du séjour, hébergements et vie au grand air. Il serait bien de pousser encore le concept pour passer le moins de temps possible en "ville". Ce séjour m'a donné fortement envie de revenir à une autre saison, pour voir la faune et la flore, forcément très discrètes en hiver. La présence d'un interprète est nécessaire pour entrer en contact avec
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Elizabeth
From 15 February 2016 to 17 February 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourBaïkal hivernal en buggy
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Excellente prestation correspondant à ce que nous attendions. Des réponses rapides ont été apportées à toutes les questions posées avant notre départ. Professionnalisme et sérieux du responsable de notre circuit, Alexandre. Il a été très attentif à l'équipement que nous portions, et soucieux de notre confort et de notre résistance au froid. Guide francophone indispensable. Boris nous a permis de
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Sara
From 13 September 2019 to 15 September 2019
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourLake Baikal Discovery
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I like the trip and the well done organization of it! :)
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