Hiking along Baikal lake in incredible Buryatia

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average temperatures:
-°C in the afternoon,
-°C in the night
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This tour proceeds in incredible and hidden Buryatian areas around Baikal lake. Baikal lake is the unique Siberian gem, known all around the World. Lots of tourists coming there to fill themselve with Baikal landscape's beauties. We've found unbeaten way to explore local Buryatian culture in addition to hiking close to the biggest lake in the World. You will stay with locals during few days, will visit the center of Russian buddhism in Ivolginsky datsun, also will do lots of hikes along the bank of Baikal and in close surroundings, in Barguzin valley, located on the Eastern part of Baikal lake. Tour proceeds via the ancient trade capital of Siberia Irkutsk. You will experience Russian Railway train Rossiya, maiking trip from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude.
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  • Languages: English German French Italian
  • Avaliable: June, July, August, September
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Group: from 4 people
  • Border permits: no needed
What's the plan?
Day 1
Flight from Europe to Irkutsk.
Day 2
Arrival in the morning - transfer to the hotel and citytour in the afternoon after some hours of rest. Welcome dinner with the group and their guide. During the city tour the main highlights related with Dekabrists, political persons were not agree with politics of Nikolay II will be visited. Angara embankment, old wooden houses, Museum House of Trubetskie family, Museum House of Volkonskie family.
Day 3
Departure at 8.03 from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude with Transsib Railway on "Rossiya train", 2nd class. Arrival at 14.39.
Day 4
Ivolginsky datsan, tasting monk's dishes, excursion round the datsan. Transfer to Omulyovka Mount. Climbing the mount. Tarbagatay Village, one of the largest old believers’ villages in Transbaikal area. Folklore program. Lunch composed of the Old Russian cuisine dishes. Cookery master classes.
Day 5
Transfer to Ust-Barguzin. Excursion in the Ethnographic Transbaikalian Peoples Museum - an open-air museum. Huge and informative territory for hiking (4 km). Transfer to Turka. Stop in the cafe for lunch. Arrival in Ust-Barguzin.
Day 6
Walking to Kholodnyaki area (4 km) which opens into the Barguzinsky Gulf and Sacred Nose Peninsula. Smart pine wood, sandy dunes cover many kilometres and lonely multi-kilometer beaches. Excellent view onto the Svyatoy nos peninsula (Sacred nose peninsula). Mobile banya on the beach of Baikal, lunch at the lake.
Day 7
Transfer to the check point of Transbaikalian National Park (5 km). Hiking to Lake Bormashevoe which is rich in minerals. After the lakes, we reach the shore in the area of the Chivyrkuysky isthmus where there is the warmest water in the Barguzinsky Gulf (1 km walking). Than picnic: cooking in nature with a guide. Hiking to the Barguzin River mouth (1 km). Return to Ust-Barguzin.
Day 8
Transfer to Suvo, arrival in the area where petroglyphs were found. Walking route to Suvo Village (8 km). Accommodation in local families.
Day 9
Walk to Suvinskiye rocks area called Suvinskaya Saxony. They look like enormous towers with loopholes, and you will be able to see a stone ridge along the perimeter of the fortress which reminds the remains of the fortification wall foundations.
Day 10
Transfer from Suvo to the Chivyruysky Gulf. Stop at the Chivyrkuysky isthmus, at the geodetic tower. Stop at the Burtuy River canal. Hot lunch at a local fishing family. There is a wood covered path (700 m one way) which leads to Arangatuyskiye lakes. Hot springs. Arrival in Monakhovo. Boarding the motor boat, transfer to Zmeevaya Bay. Accommodation at the floating hotel (with conveniences).
Day 11
Hiking following the ecological path along the shore «Zmeevaya Bay - Monakhovo». Hiking to Krestovy cape (6 km). Snack from lunchbox. Relax on the Baikal beach. Boarding the motor boat, return to Zmeevaya Bay. Night at the floating hotel.
Day 12
Transfer by motor boat to Okunevaya Bay. Hiking to Monakhovo (7 km). Arrival in Monakhovo, transfer to Ust-Barguzin. Accommodation at the guest house.
Day 13
Transfer to Ulan-Ude. Lunch in the сafe. Check-in at hotel. Free time in Ulan-Ude. Visiting souvenir shops. Farewell dinner.
Day 14
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport.
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