Trekking on Ice Along Olkhon Island

Great adventure at the Lake Baikal
Trekking on ice
Views of Olkhon Island
Local cuisine tasting
average temperatures:
-7,4°C in the afternoon,
-13,6°C in the night
  • Activity
  • Culture
  • Comfort
This is an adventure for those who are ready to face the cold, wind, ice and real Siberian winter. But all this will turn into nothing at the sight of the endless frozen lake Baikal — the deepest lake on the planet Earth. And not only to see, but also to walk on the ice along the picturesque route along the island of Olkhon, admiring the patterns that the icy water draws under your feet. Russian sledding, slumbering in warm sleeping bags, Russian sauna that relieves fatigue and literally rejuvenates the body, Siberian nature and Russian cuisine — all this will be in the unforgettable adventure on lake Baikal. And, besides, you will have an opportunity to see the traveler's hut of Sylvain Tesson on the shore of lake Baikal where 'In the Forest of Siberia' has been filmed.
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Agency commission: 5%
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  • Languages: English
  • Avaliable: February — March
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Group: from 5 people
  • Border permits: included
  • Accomodation: hostel - 2 nights, guest houses - 3 nights, winter hut - 1 night, tents - 6 nights
  • Expedition
  • Local cuisine tasting
  • Trekking
What's the plan?
Day 1
Night flight to Irkutsk with change in Moscow.
Day 2
Meeting in the Irkutsk airport. Accommodation in Irkutsk in an authentic hostel. Check in. Briefing with guides at the evening and checking the equipment to have possibility to rent something in Irkutsk before leaving. Free time in the city (Irkutsk city tour upon request). Dinner.
Day 3
Breakfast. Kitchen with tea and cofee is avalaible. Transfer to Maloye More (the Small Sea). Lunch in typical Buryat café with local dishes. Arriving at tourist base in Sakhyurta village. Packing sledge briefing. Dinner.
Day 4
Breakfast at the tourist camp. First day trekking on ice. Beginning of the crossing from Maloye More (The Small See) to Idiba place situated on the Eastern shore of the island. Accommodation at the winter simple hut with a stove where the famous film In the Forest of Siberia based on a novel of Sylvain Tesson has been shooted. Dinner.
Day 5
Breakfast. Trekking time: Idiba place — cape Ukhan. Lunch on the way on ice. Arriving at Ukhan cape. Camp set up, dinner.
Day 6
Trekking time: cape Ukhan — Khara-Khushun cape. Lunch on the way on ice. Arriving at Khara-Khushun cape. Camp set up, dinner.
Day 7
Trekking time: Khara-Khushun cape — Izhimei cape. Lunch on the way on ice. Arriving at Izhimei cape. Camp set up, dinner.
Day 8
Breakfast. Ascension (as option depending on group and personal wishes) on Zhima mount (1274 m) — the highest point of Olkhon Island. Lunch. Trekking time: Izhimei cape — Uzuri place (meteorological station). Arriving at Uzury place. Russian banya, dinner.
Day 9
Trekking time: Uzury place — cape Khoboi (the northern point of Olkhon island). Transfer to Khuzhir village — the "capital" of the island. Accomodation at the tourist camp. Dinner.
Day 10
Visit of the Khuzir village. Discovery of Burkhan rock, residence of the Baikal spirits, site of shamanic cult and one of the nine Buddhist sanctuaries of Asia. Lunch. Transfer to Irkutsk. Accommodation in Irkutsk hostel. Check in. Dinner. We congratulate each other with passage of the route!
Day 10
Breakfast. Transfer to Irkutsk airport. Departure to Moscow.
Included / Not included
  • invitation for a tourist visa
  • guide service
  • local guide service
  • fullboard during active part of trip
  • tickets to National Park
  • accommodation according to the program
  • all transfers
  • Russian sauna (banya) - 1 time
  • tourist visa
  • flights to/from Irkutsk
  • individual equipment
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05/02/2022 - 15/02/2022
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04/02/2023 - 14/02/2023
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single supplement in Irkutsk upon request
Irkutsk sightseeing tour upon request
Moscow extension tour upon request