Excursion to Listvyanka village

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
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.
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
1 Day
September - October
  • Ideal option to discover Lake Baikal in a short space of time
  • Discovery of traditional Siberian wooden architecture
  • Visit of the Baikal museum
  • Chairlift to the viewpoint
  • Tasting of the Baikal cuisine
  • Small group of 8 participants maximum with private transport
Tour Overview

70 km from Irkutsk, on the spot where the Angara River takes its source, Listvyanka is located remaining the most accessible village from the lake. Excursion to Listvianka village is the good opportunity to get acquainted with the lake if you have only one available day. We suggest this excursion before the great tours to the lake – there the acquaintance with Lake Baikal should be started!

Many years ago the cargoes of tea, salt, meat, fish and furs were transferred through the port of Listvyanka. At the Soviet time the Institute of Limnology of the lake, that is now in Irkutsk, was located there and conducted great researches on this gigantic natural laboratory called Lake Baikal. The building of the Institute in Listvyanka is nowadays the Baikal museum. There are unique expositions representing the variety of the Baikal flora and fauna. The village is situated an hour away from the city of Irkutsk and it’s the most accessible Baikal point to visit.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Excursion to Listvyanka village
    Irkutsk — Listvyanka
  • 10:00
    Meeting with your guide and acquaintance
    *The meeting place and time will be indicated by your tour manager in advance. for individual travellers and organised groups, the meeting place and time are open according to your suggestions.
  • 10:10
    Departure to Listvyanka village
    Transfer to Lystvyanka village by private car / minibus. Our drive will accompany us all day long.
  • 11:10
    Excursion to Taltsy
    Visit to the open-air museum Taltsy, discover a typical Siberian village of XVIII-XIX century. The museum has become the place of the conservation of the monuments of the popular culture.
  • 12:30
    Lift on the Chersky rock
    You will take the chair lift to the Chersky rock 728 metres above sea level. There is a breathtaking panorama: Listvyanka village, Angara river's source and the skyline flowing with the Baikal waters.
  • 13:20
    Lunch in the restaurant
    You will taste the dishes of the Baikal cuisine.
  • 14:20
    Excursion to the Baikal Museum
    You will get acquainted with the history of this great lake, it's flaura and fauna and of course you will see a nerpa - Baikal endemic seal!
  • 16:00
    Return to Irkutsk
    You have free time for walking along the Baikal shore. In winter, it's possible to walk on its transparent ice. Return to Irkutsk. *It's possible to spend a night in Listvyanka village. Please, contact your tour-manager for booking a hotel in advance.
Photo of the day
Irkutsk — Listvyanka

2 h transfer  (138km)

Detailed description
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Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Ropeway to Chersky Rock
  • Lunches
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.

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 2200 roubles / per person; - for a group of 2 participants, the supplement is 4300 roubles / per person; - for an individual traveller the supplement is 15100 roubles. The programme can be organised all the year round. According to your suggestions, the program can be extended by supplement visits and activities. The price includes lunch, breakfast and dinner are not included.

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