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Russia Siberia (Eastern) / Lake Baikal Ring

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Route: - Irkutsk - Listvyanka village - Lake Baikal Ring
Duration:3 days/2 nights
Date:May - Oct
upon request
Discounts:%10 (2 people);
%12 (3 people);
%15 (4 people);
%15 (6 people);
Difficulty:Medium activity
Cost:480 USD
per person;

Be prepared to climb

Steep slopes at the end of the hiking path

  Trekking Baikal

 Tiny village with single or few wooden house are typical for remote areas of Lake Baikal

This is a great chance to experience the wilderness of mountainous shores of Lake Baikal first hand. The hiking part of the tour covers between 30-40km (~20-25mi), mostly along the shoreline. Feel the pulse of the Lake's untouched nature, "charge your life batteries" from endless supply of good energy coming from the lake and surroundings forests, and enjoy the simplicity of life when sitting around the camp fire or waking up together with the Siberian sun.

Photo Report (by Claudine and Leo Granbichler)

Itinerary: Baikal Map-Scheme

Day 1: Transfer by private car to Bolshoe Goloustnoe village, 130 km (3.5 hours) from Irkutsk city. Hike from Bolshoe Goloustnoe along the shore to Cape Kadilny (~ 15 km). Overnight in tents.

Day 2: Excursion to the cave where aboriginal people of the Iron Age once lived. Then hike along the shore to the village of Bolshie Koty (~ 15 km). Gold used to be extracted here about 40 years ago. Overnight in tents.

Day 3: Take the hydrofoil to Irkutsk (pier Solnechny). Transfer by public transportation to your accommodations.

Depending on transportation availability and logistics dictated by season, the provider has an option to reverse the route starting the tour by taking hydrofoil from Irkutsk to Bolshie Koty village, than hike to Bolshoe Goloustnoe and from there return to Irkutsk. Please be prepared to climb and walk steep hills, often 10-40 meters high, cross old narrow passes, walk thru the rain.


  • English (Beginner-Intermidiate) speaking guide;
  • National Park fees;
  • Transfers and other transportation;
  • Camping equipment;
  • Meals on hike;

    Not included:

  • Accommodations in Irkutsk;
  • Personal expenses (including medical);
  • Visa and Registration cost;
  • International air or train fares;
  • Travel and Medical insurance;

    Special tour-related note:

  • Please be prepared to climb and walk steep hills, often 10-40 meters high, cross old narrow passes, walk thru the rain.
  • You will need to carry a rucksack of approximately 12-14 kilograms. Porters can also be hired to carry packs.
  • Bring: insect repellent, flash light, sweater or light jacket, cap depending on weather, swim suite, sun glasses, snacks;
  • Be prepared to take a "shower" in the lake if needed, fight mosquitoes and share mutual "body inspections" with the guide or your team for ticks.
  • If personal hygiene is an issue-bring your own sleeping bags.
  • All meals are cooked on the open fire

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