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Hermitage in the Forests of Siberia

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
7 Days
July - August
Highlights
  • Off the beaten tracks
  • Total safety with 24/7 Emergency response
  • Three homemade meals a day
  • Fishing from a boat and from the shore
  • Picturesque nature of wild taiga
  • Real Siberian cedar banya
Tour Overview

Majestic wild taiga, leisurely waters of the Siberian river, solitude, regularity and complete distance from the bustle of the city and civilization... We invite you to go on a real hermitage to the upper reaches of the Lena River. Just you and the wild nature!

Accommodation will be organized in a cedar guest house, where we will get to by boat. You will be accompanied by an experienced guide and a true fan of his craft. Be sure to take part in fishing, even if you have never fished before.

We can guarantee that after the tour you will no longer be the same, and upon returning home you will be able to look at the reality of civilized city life around you with new eyes.

IMPORTANT: before going on a tour, objectively assess your physical and moral strength. Satellite communications will only be available for emergencies.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Arrival to Irkutsk and preparation for the tour
    Irkutsk
  • Day 2
    Departure to the upper reaches of the Lena River
    Irkutsk — Chanchur village
  • Day 3
    Alone with nature
    Chanchur village
  • Day 4
    Taiga adventures
    Chanchur village
  • Day 5
    Baikal-Lena Nature Reserve
    Chanchur village
  • Day 6
    Return to Irkutsk
    Chanchur village — Irkutsk
  • Day 7
    End of the programme
    Irkutsk
  • 10:00
    Meeting in the airport of Irkutsk
    Transfert to the hotel. Check-in and rest after the flight. *If you you arrive earlier, we can book for you an early check-in and a breakfast (not included).
  • 12:00
    Lunch in the hotel Not included
  • 13:00
    Free time in the city
    You will have time to buy everything you need for the tour. Since your hotel is located in the very center of the city, we recommend taking a walk along the embankment of the Angara River and walking to the 130th block. *Optional on this day: - walking tour of the city with a guide - trip to the village of Listvyanka on the shores of Lake Baikal (about 5 hours) - excursion to the Decembrists Museum **If you have extra suitcases, we recommend leaving them in your hotel's luggage room.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight at the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Angara
Twin standard room
  • 08:00
    Early breakfast
  • 09:00
    Transfer to the Bayandai village
    The guide will meet you at the hotel. Acquaintance. We go north along the highway to Bayandai village by car. This part of the route is on an asphalt road.
  • 11:00
    Lunch at a roadside cafe Not included
    The approximate cost of lunch is 500 rubles / per person (to order and to pay on site).
  • 12:00
    Road to the village Malaya Terel
    Next, we drive to the village of Malaya Terel, located on the banks of the Lena River. This is the last point of civilization on our way - communications will still be available here.
  • 14:00
    Boat transfer to Chanchur village
    We transfer to the boat and go to the village. Chanchur: a very picturesque passage awaits you along the wild coasts, where there are no roads and no settlements. *About 5 hours
  • 19:00
    Arrival and accommodation
  • 19:30
    Dinner
    The hosts will treat you to a hot home-cooked dinner.
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk — Chanchur village
Accommodation
Accommodation in the guest house of Chanchur
Cedar guest house
Note

3 h transfer  (269km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Getting to know the life of a taiga village
    During your stay in Chanchur, you can plan your day on your own or join a guide and go explore the village: the place itself will definitely surprise you! Chanchur is a place where only 4 people live, but only 1 is registered! These are real, sincere people. The Taiga Museum operates in the village - a unique place, the history of its creation and maintenance is a real Siberian miracle.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Fishing from the shore near the guest house
    You will have the opportunity to go fishing - the owner of the guest house is a true professional in this matter. Fishing enthusiasts will be given the necessary equipment, and beginners will be explained and shown what to do so as not to be left without a catch!
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • 20:00
    Siberian banya (Russian bath)
  • Overnight inthe guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Chanchur village
Accommodation
Accommodation in the guest house of Chanchur
Cedar guest house
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Fishing on a tributary of the Lena
    With a guide, we suggest you go by boat to a tributary of the Lena River: since long distances on foot here will be difficult due to the impenetrable taiga, you can walk along the river by boat. The luckiest ones will be able to see wild animals in their natural habitat.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • 20:00
    Banya
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Chanchur village
Accommodation
Accommodation in the guest house of Chanchur
Cedar guest house
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Visit to the Baikal-Lena Nature Reserve
    You will be able to visit a unique reserve, where all types of the landscape of the northern Baikal region are presented, all types of local animals and plants are preserved, and the longest river in Russia, the Lena, begins.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Don't miss your chance to spend your last taiga evening near the fireplace!
  • Overnight in the guest house
Photo of the day
Route
Chanchur village
Accommodation
Accommodation in the guest house of Chanchur
Cedar guest house
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Return to the village of Malaya Terel
  • 12:00
    Lunch in the roadside cafe Not included
  • 14:00
    Transfer to Irkutsk
    We change the transport and go by car to Irkutsk city. It will be a real return to the civilization!
  • 18:00
    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel
    Good rest in the city centre with all comforts. At your disposal: Interner, TV and, of course, hot bath!
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Chanchur village — Irkutsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Angara
Twin standard room
Note

3 h transfer  (300km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the airport
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Irkutsk
Detailed description
Departures
July, 22 2024
Start
-
July, 28 2024
End
Available: 3
Status
1,117 $
Basic price per person
August, 03 2024
Start
-
August, 09 2024
End
Available: 3
Status
1,117 $
Basic price per person
August, 20 2024
Start
-
August, 26 2024
End
Available: 3
Status
1,117 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Accident insurance
  • Russian-spaking guide
  • Nature reserves and parks entrance permissions
  • Bathing in springs
  • Airplane/ train tickets
  • Sleeping bag rental
  • Meals according to the program
  • Accident insurance
  • English-speaking guide services
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The tour can be organized on any dates convenient for you from the end of May to the end of September. The cost of travel includes insurance against accidents and tick bites.

Reviews
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5.00
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4.00
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Alain
From 7 September 2018 to 15 September 2018
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Cette expérience érémitique s'adresse à des personnes autonomes.
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Laura
From 29 February 2024 to 10 March 2024
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourGrand Nord du Lac Baïkal
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Préparation du voyage d’un grand sérieux, attention particulière à répondre aux besoins exprimés (grands espaces sauvages peu visités), disponibilité et fiabilité mêlées d’une agréable sympathie! Lors du séjour, la communication a été facile. Le voyage en transsibérien, l’accueil a Oust Bargouzin et le road-trip avec Alexander Beketov comme guide ont été mes moments préférés; son expérience est
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Pierrette
From 29 February 2024 to 8 March 2024
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourBaïkal Hivernal Classique
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Ce voyage, compliqué en cette période géopolitique critique, a été bien organisé en coopération avec le bureau, selon mes préférences, mes besoins. Tout a été prévu avec minutie. Accueil très chaleureux individualisé. J'ai été réellement bluffée et hyper satisfaite de toutes les prestations. Le personnel, guide et chauffeurs, est très professionnel, très attentionné, bienveillant et d'une qualité
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Владислав
From 23 July 2023 to 27 July 2023
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Замечательный тур! Очень понравилось всё, начиная от организационных моментов, заканчивая самим путешествием, замечательным гидом Егором, удивительно живописными местами, супер устойчивыми байдарками и разнообразной погодой.
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Vanessa
From 21 February 2023 to 25 February 2023
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourVoyage au lac Baïkal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Un grand merci à Maria qui a su nous sortir de situations parfois vraiment très délicates
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