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Western Baikal in Summer

When you hear about lake Baikal you most likely to hear about Western Part. Irkutsk city, Listvyanka village and, of course, famous Olkhon island. Experience local life and enjoy iconic panoramas and vistas of the biggest fresh water lake in the world.

Index of tours:

1.Olkhon island 3 days/2 nights  

The iconic view of lake Baikal - Shaman Rock

The iconic view of lake Baikal – Shaman Rock


Discover lake Baikal’s pearl, famous Olkhon island. If you were amazed by beautiful post-cards-like photos it was most likely shot on the island. Experience staying in Russian wooden house, enjoy the best views inside Pribaikalsky National Park. This scenic trip will have you wanting to return to the glory of Siberia sooner rather than later.

Season: June-December
Similar trip can be done in summer
Physical rating:
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Duration: 3 days/2 nights
Temperature: from 15 to 30 Celsius.
Can be both Cold & Windy at night and Hot and Sweaty in daytime.
Service level: Original.
Private transfers, english-speaking guide, simple and locally owned accommodation type, full board.

Itinerary

Day 1. Morning start from Irkutsk city. Lunch on the way in a Buryat cafe. Ferry transfer. Khuzhir village arrival to a local homestay (guesthouse). Shaman rock overview. Banya. Dinner. (LD)

Day 2. 4WD Russian military van UAZ picks you up and takes you to excursion to the northern part of Olkhon island. A few beautiful stops will show you gorgeous nature of lake Baikal. Short hike to Khoboi cape from where you can see magnificient panorama of 1km high cliffs. Open fire cooked lunch. (BLD)

Day 3. Early start to Irkutsk city. (BL)

What’s included

  • Private transfers
  • Full board
  • National Park visit
  • English-Speaking guide
Accommodation
Local homestay or guesthouse in Khuzhir village (3 nights)
Transportation
Van, ferry, 4WD UAZ van.
Staff
English speaking guide throughout, local experienced drivers.

2.Listvyanka Full day tour  

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Spend just one day visiting Listvyanka village and cover your lake Baikal experience.

Season: May-October
The tour is available all year round.
Physical rating:
Light walking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Duration: About 8 hours
Temperature: from 15 to 35 Celsius.
Lake Baikal can be windy, the straight sunlight can burn quickly. Temperature is mild.
Service level:
Private transfers, english-speaking guide.

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Itinerary

Day 1. Pick-up at 9am. 70 km drive to Listvyanka village. On the way a stop at Taltzy open-air wooden architecture museum. A stop at lake Baikal enjoying the views. Nikolsky orthodox church visit, fish market where you can try excellent Omul, walking on the shore. Then we climb up Chersky peak to have an inspiring panorama. Get back by 6pm.

What’s included

  • Private transfers
  • Entrance fees
  • English-Speaking guide
Accommodation
Not included
Transportation
Private car or van
Staff
English speaking driver or guide & driver.

Price is per person:
1 person – 6000 roubles
2 persons and more – 3000 roubles