During Baikal's off-season, we invite you to discover a majestic period when all nature of Baikal, from every leaf to cute animals, awakens from winter cold and dark nights to be filled with light and warmth. You will be a witness of this amazing phenomenon and go along the most beautiful and remote routes, that are accessible only to a small number of people. Our expedition is dedicated to the unique nature and the pacifying energy of Baikal. The Baikal seal as the main symbol of Baikal and its embodiment will become our guiding star in our expedition.
Lake Baikal is the only place on Earth where it is possible to observe the local endemic, the lake's freshwater seal. To our time scientists could not solve the riddle of its appearance in the lake. However, many researchers support the hypothesis that the seals went down the Yenisei River from the Arctic Ocean and adapted themselves to the conditions of the freshwater lake.
In the spring Baikal seals bask in the bright and warm sun on the drifting ice floes of Lake Baikal. After a long winter, they can finally get to the surface where they like to spend most of their time. We will follow in the footprints of the seal to meet it and take stunning photos, one of the unique animals in the world. You can easily call Baikal seal as the most photogenic and cute animal you have ever seen in your life. For our photo tour we will use an old technique of seal hunters, the only difference is that you will only armed with your cameras, wearing special white costumes!
The tour is led by Pavel Ageychenko, founder of BaikalNature, who will share with you his secrets as he has already met Baikal seals in the wild many times.
Together you will take comfortable and safe transport "hovercrafts", that are capable for riding on ice, land and water, to discover the picturesque western coast of Lake Baikal with its cozy bays and capes, the largest island Olkhon, the Maloye More and the Big Sea of Baikal, which is just separated by the Olkhon Island. The highlight of the tour will be crossing the lake in its deepest part and visiting the largest rookery of the Baikal seal, where you will spend several nights in a cozy base. Also, you will discover the pearl of the eastern shore of Lake Baikal - Chyrvykuysky Bay with its hot springs. We will not miss the opportunity to relaxing here, and you can also try ice fishing for the first time!
Tour is a kind of expedition, as the route may vary depending on the conditions, but we guarantee vivid emotions, harmony and incredible landscapes. And of course, if we are lucky, we will definitely meet the main symbol - Baikal seal!
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The price is given for the group of 6 people. If there are less people, the price will be recalculated accordingly. The route can vary depending of ice and weather condition. On some part of the route there is no mobile connection (3-4 days).
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