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Baikal Active
Baikal Active

Kayaking and hiking at Lake Baikal

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Baikal Active
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Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
16 y.o.
Group size
from 4 to 8 person
Duration
9 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
3 nights

Languages

EN
guide
FR
guide
Start date
11 July 2019
  • 11 July 2019
  • 19 July 2019
  • 27 July 2019
End date:
19 July 2019
74 026 RUB

If you are looking for an adventure travel, join our trip to Lake Baikal this summer. For 9 days you will immerse with a unique Baikal nature. Walk along the picturesque shores and secluded bays, go kayaking on the Baikal waves to see the seal, and climb the cliffs to discover the breathtaking views.

New
Baikal Active
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 16 y.o.
Group size
from 4 to 8 person
Duration
9 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
3 nights

Languages

EN
guide
FR
guide
Start date
11 July 2019
  • 11 July 2019
  • 19 July 2019
  • 27 July 2019
End date:
19 July 2019
74 026 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Active tour to Lake Baikal

During the summer there are so few places on Lake Baikal where you can escape tourists’ crowds, cars and buses. However, we have tried to find such places in order you could feel a full immersion with the wild Baikal nature.

This tour is suitable for tourists in a good physical shape, because you will have daily kayaking and hiking routes up to 15-20 km a day. You will visit the main sites of Lake Baikal, as well as reach the most secluded and picturesque places, accessible only by water or on foot.

The journey consists of two parts:

  • kayaking along the most beautiful part of the west Baikal coast accessible only by water. Along this itinerary there are no roads or settlements – you will be out of civilization surrounded by the picturesque taiga-covered hills and sandy beaches
  • hiking in the heart of the lake – the Olkhon island. You will visit the wildest north part of the island, as well as the most popular sites, such as the Shamanka (Burkhan) cape, Urochische Peschanoye, Tri Brata (Three brothers) cape and Khoboy cape. 

Itinerary

The journey begins in Irkutsk, where you shoul travel to on your own. We are ready to help you with the purchase of tickets. If necessary, leave a comment in your application.

Day 1 First meeting with Lake Baikal

You will be met at the airport and taken to the office. Here you will meet with the guides and make all necessary preparations for the travel. Then a transfer to Bolshoye Goloustnoye village will be organized. 

 

Having arrived to the village, you will mount kayaks and get the instructions. After that you will have a short passage to the Ushkany cape (about 5 km). Here you will set up campsite and have lunch. In the evening you will have a camping dinner and rest in the tents.
 

The length of the route is 120 km by car and 5 km by kayaks (1 hour)

Day 2 Along the western coast

After breakfast you will continue kayaking to the south along the western coast of the lake. If the weather is fine, you will have a chance to watch the nerpa, the endemic seal of lake Baikal. You will pass by the cape Baklaniy Kamen (Cormorant rock) that formerly was the habitat of cormorants.

 

You will have lunch outdoors and then continue of the navigation. Today you will also see the St. Nicolas's Church and visit the relict grove of poplars, which reaches the age of 350 years.

 

In the evening you will choose the place for the camp, have dinner and rest in the tents.

The length of the route is 15 km by kayaks (5 hours)

Day 3 The most beautiful bay of lake Baikal

During this day you will make a stop in one of the most amazing places of lake Baikal — Peschanaya Bay (Sandy Bay). This place is famous for its large white sand beach and "stilt" trees. Wind and water constantly blow and wash away the sand from the trees's roots, that's why they remind of stilts.

 

Peschanaya Bay is made up of taiga slopes from Primorskiy mountain range with picturesque rocks gently coming down into Baikal water. The sandy beach of the bay is surrounded with the pyramidal rocks of Bolshaya Kolokolnya. The height of the cliffs reaches about 80 meters above sea level. This place is called "Siberian Riviera" and it was declared as natural site

 

You will have lunch on the bank of the lake and then continue of kayaking. In the evening you will set up od the camp, have dinner and rest.

 

The length of the route is 15 km by kayaks (5 hours).

Day 4 Kayaking to the Beliy Cape

After breakfast you will continue the navigation toward the north part of the lake and will reach the Beliy Cape (White Cape). The route will pass along the mountains and the taiga. It will the the longest part of the whole journey. 

 

You will make a stop on the picturesque beach of the lake for the rest and the open-air lunch. Then you will continue kayaking and choose the place for camping. In the evening you will have dinner and rest in the tents.

 

The length of the route is 20 km by kayaks (6 hours).

Day 5 Arrival to the Olkhon island

After breakfast you will have a short passage to the Buguldeyka village, where you will have a snack and rest a little bit. Then you will move to the Olkhon island. 

 

En route you will have a possibility to make a stop at the cafe for tasting the Buryat cuisine. Then you will arrive to the Olkhon island and accommodate at the resort of the Khujir village.

 

In the evening we will offer you to go for a walk for visiting the famous Burkhan Rock. It is considered to be a residence of the Baikal God and one of the nine sanctuaries of Asia.

 

Initially the cape was called Shamanka or Shaman Rock. This name is not accidental: already in ancient times followers of shamanism considered the place holy. The cave of Shamanka saw many religious rites and sacrifices. Later on, when Buddhism spread among Buryat people, the cape came to be known as “Burkhan”, which means “God”, “Buddha”.

 

After walking you will return to the base, have dinner and rest in comfortable rooms.

 

The length of the route is 122 km by car, 5 km by kayaks (1 hour).

Day 6 Free day

Today you will have opportunity to rest after these long days of kayaking. We propose to you to sleep enough, to go for a walk along the village and to take lunch at one of the village cafes or at the resort's canteen.


In the evening you will have dinner and rest in comfortable rooms.

Day 7 Hiking on the Olkhon island

After breakfast you will move to Kharantsy village. From this point you will start hiking (without carrying your luggage) in the direction of the Urochishe Peschanoye, which is famous for its picturesque sand dunes. You will reach the sandy beach of the Bayan-Shungen golf where you will stop to have lunch.


After lunch you will continue hiking route along the coast enjoying Baikal beautiful landscapes. You will see the Buddhist stupa on the Ogoy island and admire the beauty of the Kurkut and Bazar bays.

 

In the evening you will arrive to the Pestchanka beach, where you will set up a camp, have dinner and rest in tents.

 

The length of the route is 40 km by car, 15 km on foot (5 hours).

Day 8 Hiking to the cape Khoboy

After breakfast you will continue hiking the northernmost point of the whole Olkhon island. It is the cape Khoboy, that is considered to be a shaman sacred place. You will stroll about 15 km to discover the cape with a view of 360° on the lake.

 

After lunch you will take the 4x4 and go to the Uzury village. It is the only one settlement, located on the East shore of the Olkhon island. Here you will stay in a guest house and have a homemade dinner.
In the evening the hot Russian bathhouse is waiting for you.

 

The length of the route is 15 km on foot (5 hours), 5 km by car.

Day 9 Departure

You will have breakfast, after that a return transfer to Irkutsk will be organized. En route you will make a stop to have lunch in the local cafe. 

At 4 pm you will arrive to Irkutsk (to the Organizator's office). Next you will go to the airport.
 

The length of the route is 326 km by car.

New
Baikal Active
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
16 y.o.
Group size
from 4 to 8 person
Duration
9 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
3 nights

Languages

EN
guide
FR
guide
Start date
11 July 2019
  • 11 July 2019
  • 19 July 2019
  • 27 July 2019
End date:
19 July 2019
74 026 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

During kayaking and trekking (days 1-5, 7-8) you will spend the nights in double tents in picturesque and secluded places of Baikal.

From the fifth to the seventh day of the tour you will stay at the tourist base "Lada" located in Khuzhir village. You will be accommodated in comfortable double rooms, which has a TV, a refrigerator, a bathroom (with WC and a shower), a balcony. There are a Russian bath, a cafe, a children's playground, as well as a recreation area with barbecue at the base area. Also you can use free Wi-Fi.

 

The last night of the journey you will spend in a guest house locates in Uzury village. You will stay in a double room. The house has a bio toilet and the bathhouse.

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Common questions

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Who will be my guide +

You will be accompanied by experienced guides during the whole journey.

Meals +

The tour price includes breakfast on day 2-9, lunch on day 2-5, 7,8,  and dinner on day 1-8. 

 

If you are a vegetarian or have any particular preferences, please let us know in advance so we can adapt the menu.

Visa +

You need a tourist visa to travel to Russia. It can be issued for a maximum period of 30 days. Your passport has to be valid for at least six months after the expiry date of your visa and to have at least two blank pages.

What should I bring with me +

Important travel documents:

  • passport and visa, original or electronic airplane tickets (with a sets of photocopies kept separately), bank card

 

Clothes:

  • raincoat or wind and waterproof shell jacket (with hood)
  • large 60 litres backpack
  • sleeping bag rated from 0° C to +15° C
  • trekking socks
  • shorts
  • T-shirts
  • socks
  • cap or hat to protect against sun
  • headlamp
  • sunscreen for skin and lips
  • sunglasses with filter
  • swimsuit
  • camping mat
  • flip-flop or kayak shoes
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We recommend you to pack all your stuff in two bags: a small backpack and a large travelling bag. Small backpack will be useful for carrying your personal belongings during the day (camera, film, personal medication, bottled water, etc). Big backpack must contain the rest of your stuff. It will be transported by vehicles.

What kind of kayaks are used +

This trip is carried out in kayaks type "Taymen" or "Salut" for 2 to 3 people

Can I take part +

Tourists should be in a very good physical shape and ready for hiking conditions throughout the tour. 

What will be the weather like +

It is hot in summer at Lake Baikal area. Nevertheless, you should always have something to put on, as weather in Siberia is very changeable. July and August are the hottest months, which offer you temperatures of 77-95 °F at daytime and 59-65 °F at night. 

Money +

The Russian currency is ruble. In all cities and many large villages of Russia, you can easily withdraw rubles, using a Visa or MasterCard, from ATMs, located in banks, department stores or hotel lobbies, some of them are open 24 hours a day. If you have euros or dollars with you, exchange offices will allow you to change them easily in the cities, seldom in the countryside. However, it can be difficult to exchange traveler's checks, even in cities.

Booking

New

Baikal Active

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Age
from 16 y.o.
Group size
from 4 to 8 person
Duration
9 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
3 nights

Languages

EN
guide
FR
guide
74 026 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • accommodation as per itinerary

  • meals as per itinerary

  • transport as per itinerary

  • transfers from/to airport

  • kayak and equipment rental (tents, dry bag, etc)

  • excursions and visits as per itinerary

  • english-speaking guide services

  • letter of invitation

  • reserves and national parks entrance permissions

  • health and accident insurance

Extra charge:
  • airline tickets to Irkutsk (starting at 20 400 rubles for a round-trip ticket)

  • visa fees and travel insurance

  • personal expenses and tips

  • sleeping bag rental (+500 RUB per person)

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • accommodation as per itinerary

  • meals as per itinerary

  • transport as per itinerary

  • transfers from/to airport

  • kayak and equipment rental (tents, dry bag, etc)

  • excursions and visits as per itinerary

  • english-speaking guide services

  • letter of invitation

  • reserves and national parks entrance permissions

  • health and accident insurance

  • airline tickets to Irkutsk (starting at 20 400 rubles for a round-trip ticket)

  • visa fees and travel insurance

  • personal expenses and tips

  • sleeping bag rental (+500 RUB per person)

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74 026 RUB
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74 026 RUB
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