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
- Avaliable: end of January – beginning of March
- Duration: 13 days
- Group: from 4 people
- Border permits: no needed
Languages: English German French
- Accommodation: hotel, tents, huts
- Flight to/from: Irkutsk/Ulan-Ude
Day 1Arrival in Irkutsk, meeting with guides, acquaintance, checking equipment.
Day 2Transfer Irkutsk-Sakhyurta, 250 km, accommodation in the camp site.
Day 3The 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 4Crossing pad Idiba - Cape Ukhan, along the largest island of lake Baikal-Olkhon. Night in tents.
Day 5Cape Ukhan - Cape Izhimei the continuation of the path along the Bank of Olkhovka. Night in tents.
Day 6Climbing the mountain Zhima - the highest point of Olkhon. The transition to the Bay Uzury. Accommodation at the camp site. Banya. Warm overnight.
Day 7Rest day. Half of the trek. Preparation for crossing Baikal.
Day 8Crossing the open lake Baikal, polar overnight in tents.
Day 9Second day of crossing the open lake Baikal, polar overnight in tents.
Day 10Final part of crossing the lake to the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula on the Eastern coast of Baikal, overnight in hut.
Day 11Transfer to Ulan-Ude, hotel accommodation, rest.
Day 12Tour of Ulan-Ude, trip to Ivolginsky datsan, overnight at the hotel.
Day 13Transfer to airport. Departure.
- Invitation for a tourist visa
- English speaking guide
- All transfers
- Meals according to the program
- All group equipment rent
- Russian banya “bath-house”
- Flights to/from Irkutsk/Ulan-Ude
- Tourist visa fees
- Individual equipment (backpack, trekking boots, hiking poles etc.)
- Additional paid services
Price for request
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