Little Mongolia

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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.
1 Day
  • Discovery of unique landscapes of Barguzin valley
  • Introduction to the culture of the Buryats of Barguzin
Tour Overview

The vast expanse of the valley of the Barguzin River liesonly 50 km/31 mi from Lake Baikal. This land, according to legend, is the native land of Genghis Khan's mother; it is rich in archeological and natural sights, including rock paintings more than 3000 years old, a stone garden of 10 sq km (4 sq mi), salt lakes and sharp pillars of majestic rocks, like teeth. We will discover the famous Bull Stone, a sacred site for the Buryats of Barguzin. By offroadster, we will travel over the northernmost steppe of all of Asia, which contrastssharply with the the other Baikal landscapes.


Tour programme
  • Day 1
    200 km/125 mi day journey All-day excursion to Barguzinskaya Valley. We will pass through the village of Barguzin (not to be confused with Ust-Barguzin), first settlement site of the Russians over Lake Baikal. Discovery of the valley and its sightseeings. Picnic in the open air. Return to Ust-Barguzin in the evening.
    Detailed description
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    Price includes
    • Lunches
    • Russian-speaking guide services
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
    • Nature reserves and parks entrance permissions
    Price does not include
    • English-speaking guide services
    • Visa invitation and registration of passports (for foreign citizens, if necessary)
    • Personal expenses and tips
    • Visa fees and travel insurance
    • Accommodation
    • Letter of invitation
    For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
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