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Baikal adventure
Baikal adventure

Photo Expedition to the winter Baikal

Baikal adventure
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.
Group size
from 10 to 12 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
1 night
Start date
11 March 2018
  • 11 March 2018
End date:
17 March 2018
140 000 RUB

7 days to admire the most of frozen Baikal with photo expert Hannes Becker. 

Baikal adventure
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.
Group size
from 10 to 12 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
1 night
Start date
11 March 2018
  • 11 March 2018
End date:
17 March 2018
140 000 RUB

Experiences you'll have

Great photo tour with photo expert Hannes Becker

Photographers adore the Baikal. You can see ice texture, grottoes, caves. You will shoot the lake from the best points with one of best photographer (with more then 1 million subscribers https://www.instagram.com/hannes_becker )


March the day temperatures rise above zero, but the ice remains strong and still. Peculiar ice formation, frozen ice cascades and unforgettable ice structures make the perfect winter impression.

Book by 31 December and Enjoy 10% saving on the tour!

 

Itinerary

At the airport of Irkutsk you will be met by our guide, or a representative of the company. The person in the hands will have a sign "RussiaDiscovery".

Day 1

Landing in a comfortable minibus and departure to Baikal, to the island of Olkhon (300 km, 250 asphalt, 50 gravel road).

On the way lunch in the cafe with dishes of Buryat and Baikal cuisine.

After lunch there will be the first photo-stop in the Tazheransk steppes. Steppes are unique for Siberia, tens of kilometers of steppe landscapes, with rare larch, salty lakes and residual rocks.

Departure to the ice crossing, here you will see the first acquaintance with the Baikal ice.

Arrival to the island of Olkhon. Accommodation on the basis of "Baikalov Ostrog".

Evening walk to the most famous Baikal cape - Burkhan. Photo-stop at sunset.

Dinner at the cafe.

Day 2

On this day, we recommend that you skip the dawn photography so that the body can adjust to local time. Those wishing to get up at sunrise can walk to the grottoes and rocky capes, which are 10-15 minutes walk from the hostel.

Breakfast.

After breakfast, landing in 3 UAZ cars, a trip to the southern part of the Small Sea. Shooting of ice grottoes, cracks, hummocks. Lunch-picnic on the ice of Lake Baikal.

For dinner, we usually cook traditional Siberian dishes: hot smoked omul, venison dumplings, homemade raznosol, chopped and moonshine on pine nuts.

Closer to the sunset stop at the island of Ogoi, which is famous for its "rock" tooth, ice grottoes and a Buddhist stupa, located on the top of the island. Sunset shooting, moving around the island to the camp site.

Dinner.

In the case of a clear sky, a night sightseeing of Burhan Cape is possible, both from ice and from the shore.

Day 3

Night climbing, moving around the island to Usur Bay, which is on the east side of the island, in the Great Baikal.

In this place, usually, many beautiful ice hummocks are formed and they are all perfectly illuminated at dawn.

After the dawn shooting, return to base, breakfast. Rest.

At 13:00 lunch is served. Immediately after lunch, transfer to the northern part of the island, sunset shooting on capes Sagan-Khushun or in the widest place of Lake Baikal, at Cape Khoboy.

Return to the camp site. Dinner. Rest.

Day 4

Those wishing to take a sunrise can walk along the ice next to the camp site.

Breakfast. Departure of the group in the mainland of the Small Sea. When crossing the strait you will find many beautiful hummocks and cracks. On the mainland there will be photo-stops near rocky capes with through arches, pebble streams, panoramic platforms and ice grottoes.

Lunch-picnic on the ice of Lake Baikal. Towards evening return to the island. Meeting the sunset in the ice caves.

Return to base. Recreation.

Day 5

Departure with things from the base. Moving to the Tazheran steppes. Photo-stop at the highest point of the Tazheran steppes, Mount Tan-Khan, from where opens 360 panoramas to the Great Baikal, the Straits of the Little Sea, Olkhon Island and the steppes.

 

Then move along the steppes to the Valley of Castles. "Valley of Castles" is a rock, the size of a three-five-story house, beautifully standing in the middle of the steppe.

Lunch-picnic on the shore of Lake Baikal.

Then move to the mountain Shebety, which is an ancient defensive wall, a shaman altar, as well as a magnificent panorama of the Great Baikal and the Gulf.

It is worth noting that all the locations of this day are extremely rarely visited by professional photographers. Thus, you will have the opportunity to shoot magnificent panoramic images of Baikal ice from a height.

Closer to the evening, transfer to the camp site. Accommodation. Night shooting.

Day 6

Early wake up. Dawn shooting of ice and ice grottoes in a 10-15 minute walk from the base.

On this day, you will travel through the floor of Baikal on the air-cushion ships "Khivus".

Personal things are sent by car to the next camp site, landing at 2 Khivus, departure to the route along the Great Baikal.

Photo-stop at the cape with a through aperture "Arka", stop in the beautiful bay Peschanaya. The sandstone is famous for its beautiful rocky outcrops, Siberian cedars on the shore and sandy beaches.

Snack with hot tea on the ice of Lake Baikal.

Transfer to the Goloustnaya Delta. At this point, there are periodic outcrops of methane, which freezes in the thickness of the ice with very beautiful bubbles. Shooting "bubble" ice.

Transfer to Cape Scriper. With sufficient free time, an ascent to the cape, a panoramic survey of Baikal.

At 18:00 arrival to the village Listvyanka. Hotel accommodation.

Day 7

Breakfast. Airport transfer.

Baikal adventure
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.
Group size
from 10 to 12 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
1 night
Start date
11 March 2018
  • 11 March 2018
End date:
17 March 2018
140 000 RUB
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From the beginning of March, spring comes to Baikal. Daytime temperatures are growing every day. The sun's rays reflect off the ice surface of the lake and create favorable conditions for recreation. In the windless weather in March on the ice of the lake you can walk in one T-shirt and get a chocolate Baikal tan. However, a sharp drop in temperatures and strong winds are still possible.

Booking

Baikal adventure

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.
Group size
from 10 to 12 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

5 nights
1 night
140 000 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • Meeting at the airport

  • All transfers according to the program

  • Meals according to the program

  • Professional guide services in Baikal

  • Accommodation

  • UAZ rental - 4 days, 2 pcs.

Extra charge:
  • Alcohol and tobacco products

  • Rent of a bathhouse

  • Accommodation upgrade

  • Organization of a bath with a bath in the ice-hole

  • Ice fishing

  • Skating on the lake Baikal

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Meeting at the airport

  • All transfers according to the program

  • Meals according to the program

  • Professional guide services in Baikal

  • Accommodation

  • UAZ rental - 4 days, 2 pcs.

  • Alcohol and tobacco products

  • Rent of a bathhouse

  • Accommodation upgrade

  • Organization of a bath with a bath in the ice-hole

  • Ice fishing

  • Skating on the lake Baikal

11 Mar 2018, Sun — 17 Mar 2018, Sat
140 000 RUB
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