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Trekking from Listvyanka to Bolshiye Koty

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
2 Days
June - September
Highlights
  • Trek in breathtaking landscapes
  • Discovery of typical Siberian village
  • Real Russian banya
Tour Overview

This trek starts from Listvyanka and takes 6 to 8 hours, depending on pace. The trail follows the shore through the cliffs, beaches and forest. In Bolshiye Koty we will climb the mount to meditate in celestial silence admiring the panorama of the lake, we will go for a walk in taiga, and, if we have more strength, we will climb Skriper cape to enjoy this marvellous viewing point that takes one's breath away... In the village we will stay with a local family. We will make our way back by hydrofoil "Raketa".


Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Trekking along the Baikal western shore
    Listvyanka — Bolshiye Koty
  • Day 2
    Return to Listvyanka
    Bolshiye Koty — Listvyanka
  • 10:00
    Meeting with the group in Listvyanka
    For those who arrive to Listvyanka before this day, we will choose the suitable place of the meeting according to the hotel you live in. For those who want, it's possible to join our guide fro taking the bus from Irkutsk to Listvyanka (the bus fee is not included in the price of the tour - about 150 roubles / per person, the departure from the city centre, about 1 hour of the road).
  • 10:30
    Trekking to Bolshiye Koty village
    In the beginning, the road goes up the hills covered by the taiga with the elevation changes of 400m. Then we descend to the cost with sandy beaches.
  • 13:00
    Picnic en route
    Lunch-box with hot tea.
  • 18:00
    Arrival to the village and accommodation in the homestay
  • 18:30
    Russian banya (sauna)
    Well-deserved rest after a long journey! It's a good way to recharge energies.
  • 19:30
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the homestay
Photo of the day
Route
Listvyanka — Bolshiye Koty
Accommodation
Accommodation the guest house Solnechniy
Bed in the twin room
Note

7 h trekking  (24km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Ascending the mount with a panoramic view
    The ascending to the mount where we will reach the panoramic view on the village and Lake Baikal.
  • 12:00
    Lunch
  • 13:00
    Trekkign to Skripper rock
    Our road passes by the Sennaya valley to the cape Skripper - a picturesque rock to the north of the village.
  • 18:00
    Return to Listvyanka
    The navigation takes about 30 minutes along the Baikal shore. * it's possible to continue the navigation from Listvyanka to Irkutsk (1 hour more and a supplement of 550 roubles / per person).
Photo of the day
Route
Bolshiye Koty — Listvyanka
Note

1 h trekking  (1km)

Detailed description
Departures
June, 06 2020
Start
-
June, 07 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
265 $
Basic price per person
June, 18 2020
Start
-
June, 19 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
265 $
Basic price per person
June, 30 2020
Start
-
July, 01 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
265 $
Basic price per person
July, 17 2020
Start
-
July, 18 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
265 $
Basic price per person
July, 31 2020
Start
-
August, 01 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
265 $
Basic price per person
August, 08 2020
Start
-
August, 09 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
265 $
Basic price per person
August, 29 2020
Start
-
August, 30 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
265 $
Basic price per person
September, 02 2020
Start
-
September, 03 2020
End
Available: 4+
Status
265 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Letter of invitation
  • Banya
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Accident insurance
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The indicated price is for the group of 3 participants minimum. If there are less persons in the group, the small group supplement is applied: - for a group of 2 participants, a supplement is 5 600 roubles / per person - for an individual tourist , a supplement is 19 500 roubles. The trekking can be organised any dates from mid-May to mid-September. ATTENTION! For trekking tours in taiga, we advise you to get a vaccination for tick-borne encephalitis and be insured against tick bites.

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4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
3.00
Quality of accommodation
3.00
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3.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
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François Regis
From 18 August 2013 to 21 August 2013
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Prestation tout à fait satisfaisante, avec une mention particulière pour la réactivité des échanges par messagerie jusqu'au départ et la prestation de notre accompagnatrie Anna. Quelques améliorations sont possibles en particulier sur la restauration.
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Dirk
From 4 March 2020 to 11 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourIndividual Grand Crossing Tour
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
This was a very good organised trip over the lake. I worked very well with Olga. It was a nice cooperation. some remarks: - The homestay in Ust-Barguzin could have been better. If I knew that there were two families and how the beds were divided, then I could have prepared the group and it would be less chaotic. - Some of the group were disappointed that we didn't walk all the way. On the first day
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BaikalNature's reply
Thank you for your feedback! We would like to give you some comments about the tour. - Large groups always have to be divided into several houses, since it is not a hotel, it's a house of a local. Such number of places can’t be provided by one homestay. Please, feel free to ask us a better hotel, we are always ready to follow your requests. -Perhaps the drivers misunderstood you because of the lang
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5.00
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Pierre
From 5 March 2020 to 12 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Nous avons grandement apprécié ce séjour hivernal autour du lac Baïkal. L'agence est très disponible pour nous aider à préparer le voyage et une fois sur place, notre guide a été aux petits soins, nous laissant tout le temps pour profiter du lac !
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Hélène
From 21 February 2020 to 27 February 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Je recommande Baikal nature pour la traversée du Baikal, c'est une agence sérieuse, Irina est très sympa et réactive. Tout le séjour s'est bien passé, et je n hésiterai pas à refaire appel à eux pour un futur séjour en Russie.
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Total score
5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
3.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
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Marc
From 26 February 2020 to 1 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourVoyage au lac Baïkal en hiver
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
un super voyage avec une super guide.
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