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Classic Baikal

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
4 Days
July - August
Highlights
  • Short but very eventful program
  • Visit of Ushkan islands and Baikal seals watching
  • Cruise along the most beautiful part of the west coast
  • Visit of Olkhon, the largest island of lake Baikal
Tour Overview

This time we decided to change the concept of the « classic » itinerary and create for you a short, but very outstanding tour with visiting of the greatest Lake Baikal sites!

We start our tour in Listvyanka village where you might to stay before the group travel. First day, we will navigate along the most beautiful part of the western coast of Lake Baikal. Crossing Olkhonsliye Vorota strait, we will reach Olkhon Island – the biggest island of Lake Baikal. We will be accommodated in the cozy resort with the hot dinner in the evening. We will walk to the Chamanka (Bourkhan) rock – the main landmark of Lake Baikal.  The second day, we will cross the entire island till its northernmost point – Khoboy cape. Along the way, we will visit the Peschanoye area, the cape Sagan-Hushun (Three brothers) and the cape Shunte-Leviy. On the way back, we will pass the village Uzury and the local weather station. In the third day, we will cruise to the most marvelous Baikal site – Ushkan Islands where you can see the Baikal nerpa – the endemic seals in their natural habitat. For comfortable cruise, we use a little private speed boat.

We promise you 4 days full of impressions after which you can bravely say that you’ve seen Lake Baikal!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Along the west coast of lake Baikal
    Listvyanka — Olkhon island
  • Day 2
    North part of the Olkhon island
    Olkhon island
  • Day 3
    Excursion to the Ushkan Islands
    Olkhon island
  • Day 4
    End of the programme
    Olkhon island
  • 07:50
    Meeting with the group
    Our driver will pick you up in the hotel of the village fro transferring to the berth. Embarkation on the boat. *If you start your travel from Irkutsk, you can take a boat from the city. Please, contact us in advance for getting all informations.
  • 08:30
    Departure to the Olkhon island
    Boarding on the motor vessel "Kometa" and departure to the Olkhon island. During the navigation, you will pass by the most beautiful and the wildest part of the western Baikal coast. As far as we go to the north, the landscape changes: taiga-covered hills, sand dunes, rocky cliffs and gently sloping coasts.
  • 17:00
    Arrival to the Zagli bay
    Transfer to the Khujir village - the main village of the island. Accommodation at the resort.
  • 19:00
    Dinner at the resort
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Listvyanka — Olkhon island
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort Lada
Chambre confortable
  • 09:00
    Breakfast at the resort
  • 10:00
    Olkhon island excursion
    After breakfast excursion by 4X4 (UAZ) to Khoboy Cape, the northernmost point of Olkhon, sacred place of shamans. The trip will allow you to discover the beauty of the Maloye More (Small Sea) and its islets, also places of worship of shamans. Stroll to the cape.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 14:00
    Walking around and come back
    Return to Khuzhir. Visit of the hamlet of Uzury on the east of the island. The pathway passes through steppes, beaches and taiga.
  • 18:00
    Dinner at the resort
  • Overnight on the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Olkhon island
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort Lada
Chambre confortable
Note

7 h 4x4  (80km)

  • 06:00
    Breakfast
  • 07:00
    Transfer to the port of the village
    Our driver will pick you up in the hotel of Khuzhir village. Transfer to the port and boarding on the boat.
  • 07:30
    Transfer by boat to the archipelago
    Along this 3-hours cruise, you have a great possibility to admire the picturesque views of the Maloye More strait and of the open lake.
  • 10:30
    Seals viewing
    The archipelago consists of few islands. We will approach them, stop the engine and watch the animals.
  • 13:00
    Picnic (lunch box with hot tea)
  • 17:00
    Return to the Olkhon island by boat
  • 20:00
    Transfer from the port to Khuzhir
  • 21:00
    Dinner at the resort
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Olkhon island
Accommodation
Accommodation at the resort Lada
Chambre confortable
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the resort
  • 12:00
    Check-out and end of the programme
Photo of the day
Route
Olkhon island
Note

7 h   (80km)

Detailed description
Departures
July, 22 2020
Start
-
July, 25 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,010 $
Basic price per person
August, 01 2020
Start
-
August, 04 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,010 $
Basic price per person
August, 05 2020
Start
-
August, 08 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,010 $
Basic price per person
August, 12 2020
Start
-
August, 15 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,010 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Letter of invitation
  • Meals according to the program
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Airline tickets
  • Medical insurance
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The indicated price is guaranteed for a group of 6 participants. If there less persons in the group, the price of the tour can be recalculated. Single supplement – 9 300 RUB / pers. The programme can be extended by supplement services: - transfer from Irkutsk and accommodation in the village Listvyanka; - accommodation on Olkhon island after the tour; - individual transfer or a ticket for scheduled bus from Khujir to Irkutsk city.

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Patrick
From 14 July 2017 to 20 July 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
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Francis
From 2 July 2016 to 8 July 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
J'ai particulièrement apprécié la gentillesse des guides et leur disponibilité pour répondre à toutes mes questions J'ai également très apprécié la disponibilité de l'équipe de baikal nature qui sait réagir rapidement en cas de changement de programme ou de nouvelles demandes de ma part Si je devais retourner au baikal je n'hésiterai pas à recontacter baikal nature pour toutes les questions
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Heinz
From 23 July 2016 to 29 July 2016
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Isabelle
From 8 August 2015 to 14 August 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? No
Le programme du séjour a été globalement conforme à ce qui était prévu. Toutefois, l'ordre des diverses étapes a été modifié et nous n'avons pas reçu la réactualisation du déroulement du séjour. Ceci a été compliqué par le fait qu'à notre arrivée le guide francophone qui nous a accueillis n'avait le programme que des 2 premiers jours pour un groupe de 9 personnes, dont 2 non-francophones. Le transport
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Bonjour Isabelle, Tout d'abord, nous tenons à vous remercier pour la confiance que vous avez accordée lors de la préparation de votre séjour, mais aussi d'avoir pris le temps de nous faire part de votre avis. Nous sommes désolés du désagrément que vous avez subi, il est possible que le programme soit changé au dernier moment en cas d'impossibilités techniques de l'exécuter, mais vous et le guide a
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Сергей
From 8 August 2015 to 14 August 2015
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
В целом отличное впечатление от путешествия. Получили то, что ожидали и даже больше. Большое спасибо всем гидам которые работали с нами. Больше всего впечатления получены на острове Ольхон, было даже жалко уезжать. Особый драйв от поездки на северный мыс о. Ольхон мыс Хобой. Может нам с водителем так повезло, но таких сибирских ралли нет ни где точно. Проблем с организацией не было ни разу. В качестве
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