Dog Sledding Through Taiga

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
2 Days
January - March
  • Exciting amusement as for children and adults
  • Discovery of snow-covered taiga and the Baikal ice field
  • Visit of the husky farm
  • Opportunity to feel like a true musher
Tour Overview

This tour is operated between the village of Listvyanka and Chernaya valley. Driving your dog sled pulled by Baikal huskies you will travel through snow-covered taiga to reach "Dark" valley called so because of dense forest around. That's where is located your wooden hostel. The itinerary goes either on the frozen lake or in the forest - depends on season.

This ride is the unique opportunity to do dog sledding in the whole Baikal and Irkutsk regions. You will love the contrast between Listvyanka, a nice civilized and easily accessible village, and a warm lodge lost deep in true taiga called "Dark"...

This tour is a real miracle of the Siberian winter!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Start of the ride
    Listvyanka — Chernaya valley
  • Day 2
    Return to Listvyanka
    Chernaya valley — Listvyanka
  • 15:00
    Meeting in the dog-sledding centre
    You will get in touch with the dogs and receive all the necessary instruction to drive a dog sled. You will get to know to the everyday life of the husky farm. Your instructor will help you to prepare the dog's team. You will make the first photos with lovely and kind dogs.
  • 16:00
    Start of our dog sled ride through taiga towards Chernaya valley (16 km/10 mi north of Listvyanka). *Please be ready to ascension of the pass on foot.
  • 19:00
    Arrival and check-in
    You will live in the lodge situated not far from the lake shore.
  • 20:00
  • Overnight in the lodge
Photo of the day
Listvyanka — Chernaya valley
  • 09:00
  • 10:00
    Return to Listvyanka
    Return to Listvyanka by the lake or by taiga - depending on season. Arrival in Listvyanka at 11:00. End of the program.
Photo of the day
Chernaya valley — Listvyanka
Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • Dog sled rental
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Letter of invitation
  • English-speaking guide services
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.

This tour has an open date. Please contact us for more information. If your group is more than 4 participants it is possible to add a snowmobile. Meals included: dinner on Day 1; breakfast on day 2.

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