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Lake Baikal Winter Tours

Excursion to north & south part of Olkhon Island

Departures: February 8-12/2024

Description

In this tour you will experience Siberian winter and explore the beauty of the Lake Baikal when it is completely frozen. You will see the coast of the Olkhon island from the ice-view and visit caves full of ice.

Goal

The main goal of the tour is to visit the largest, deepest, oldest and the biggest container of fresh water in the world – Lake Baikal, which during the winter time gets frozen and makes it possible to even drive trucks on it.

Route

Irkutsk – Olkhon Island – Khuzhir – Khoboy – Ogoy Island – Irkutsk
Season
February
CLOTHING
  • Parka(softshell)
  • Warm trousers
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sweaters or polar fleece jacket
  • Turtlenecks or t-shirts
  • Warm socks for trekking
  • Mittens and under-gloves
  • Woolen cap
  • Scarf
  • Warm boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack 
EQUIPMENT
  • suncream
  • backpack 70-80 liters
  • hygienic lipstick
  • charger (Power Bank)
ACCOMMODATION

Baikal View Hotel, Khuzhir

Itinerary

DAY 1

Meeting with your english-speaking guide at your hotel in Irkutsk. Transport to the Olkhon Island with a comfortable van. On the way you will see the landscapes of Siberian steppe, hills and mountains. You will cross the ice road on hoovercraft on Baikal Lake which will bring you to the Khuzhir town on the Olkhon Island.

Accommodation in hotel, lunch and a walk around.

Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 2

In the morning after the breakfast in the hotel, you will have an ice-excursions with a hoovercraft to the north part of the Olkhon Island, up to the Khoboy, the northeast part of the Island which is also close to the deepest point of the Baikal.
Lunch will be served on the way back as pic-nic with traditional soup made on fire.

Dinner in hotel

DAY 3

In the morning as the day before, after brakefast your guide will take you for the ice-expedition of the south part of the Island with a hoovercraft. You will explore some of the famous caves and check the bobbles frozen in the clear ice. 

Lunch during the expedition.

Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 4

This is your free day and you can explore the area by yourself.

Day 5

In the morning your driver will be waiting for you, to take you back to Irkutsk city, to your hotel.

Additional Information

Single rooms accommodation and vegetarian or vegan food are possible on request.

Services

  • English speaking guide during the whloe period
  • Comfortable van + driver
  • Meals regarding the program and full-board at the hotel
  • Accommodation in Baikal View Hotel, Khuzhir
  • North and south excursions with hoovercraft
  • All transfers
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Price and policies

9.500 EUR for 8 persons and 1 child.

Tour starts on February 8th, 2024

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