Crossing Baikal lake on ice

average temperatures:
-°C in the afternoon,
-°C in the night
  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
Crossing the famous lake Baikal is a visiting card of winter tourism in Russia. However, this adventure is only for those who are ready for difficulties: wind, nights in tents on ice, cold, comfort only in wooden huts heated by wood-burning stoves. But all these difficulties are rewarded by unearthly landscapes that are available only to those who dared to trek on the crystal clear ice of lake Baikal.


- Baikal - the deepest lake on the planet

- Trekking on ice through Baikal to Buryatiya

- For strong and hardy

Price for request
Agency commission: 5%
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  • Languages: English German French
  • Avaliable: end of January – beginning of March
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Group: from 4 people
  • Border permits: no needed
  • Accomodation: Accommodation: hotel, tents, hutsFlight to/from: Irkutsk/Ulan-Ude
What's the plan?
Day 1
Arrival in Irkutsk, meeting with guides, acquaintance, checking equipment.
Day 2
Transfer Irkutsk-Sakhyurta, 250 km, accommodation in the camp site.
Day 3
The transition Sakhyurta - Idiba camp, first, in the bay of the Maloe More and then along the Olkhon island, overnight in the hut with a stove and banya (russian bath) on the shore of lake Baikal.
Day 4
Crossing pad Idiba - Cape Ukhan, along the largest island of lake Baikal-Olkhon. Night in tents.
Day 5
Cape Ukhan - Cape Izhimei the continuation of the path along the Bank of Olkhovka. Night in tents.
Day 6
Climbing the mountain Zhima - the highest point of Olkhon. The transition to the Bay Uzury. Accommodation at the camp site. Banya. Warm overnight.
Day 7
Rest day. Half of the trek. Preparation for crossing Baikal.
Day 8
Crossing the open lake Baikal, polar overnight in tents.
Day 9
Second day of crossing the open lake Baikal, polar overnight in tents.
Day 10
Final part of crossing the lake to the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula on the Eastern coast of Baikal, overnight in hut.
Day 11
Transfer to Ulan-Ude, hotel accommodation, rest.
Day 12
Tour of Ulan-Ude, trip to Ivolginsky datsan, overnight at the hotel.
Day 13
Transfer to airport. Departure.
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