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Lake Baikal Winter Tours

Winter 7 Days Baikal

Departures: February 2025

Description

In this tour you will experience Siberian winter and explore the beauty of the Lake Baikal while it is completely frozen. You will see the coast of the Olkhon island from the ice-view and visit caves full of ice.
Moreover you will be staying in a typical Siberian village directly close to the Lake and immerse yourself in local life style.
You will taste local food and learn about traditional culture.

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 – Buguldeyka – 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
  • Hotel in Irkutsk
  • Guesthouse Eastories Farm, Buguldeyka
  • Hotel, Khuzhir

Itinerary

DAY 1

Meeting with your english-speaking guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Irkutsk.
Accommodation.
Later a walk in Irkutsk to a restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Free time to relax.

DAY 2

Breakfast in hotel.
At 9 am there will be the driver waiting for you at the hotel,
who is going to take you for the trip directly to the Baikal Lake.
The ride will take around 4h.
On the way you will see plenty of breathtaking views.
Arrival to the village Buguldeylka,
accommodation and lunch in eastories farm.
In the late afternoon a ride to the Baikal Lake.
Sauna
Dinner

DAY 3

Breakfast
Excursion around the village and to
the coast of the Lake Baikal by vintage van.
Lunch
Free time
A ride to the shore of the Lake for sunset
Sauna
Dinner

Day 4

After the breakfast you will be leaving the guesthouse
Transfer to the Olkhon Island
South coast tour with hoovercraft
Visiting the caves of ice
Visiting the ogoy island
Checking frozen bubbles of gas
Lunch on ice.
Arrival to the Khuzhir town
Accommodation in hotel
Free time
Dinner in hotel or in a restaurant in town

Day 5

Breakfast in hotel
At 11:00 excursion with hovercraft to the north of the Island
Lunch on the way, on ice.
Return to hotel
Free time
Lunch in hotel or in a restaurant in town.

Day 6

Breakfast in hotel
Transfer to Irkutsk
Accommodation in hotel
Lunch in a restaurant or bar
Free time in Irkutsk
A walk to the shopping centre

Day 7

Breakfast in hotel
Transfer transfer to the airport

Additional Information

Single rooms accommodation in Irkutsk and Khuzhir possible. Vegetarian or vegan food on request.

Services

  • english speaking guide during the whole period
  • Van + driver
  • Meals regarding the program in hotels breakfast and full-board at the eastories farm. Lunch on ice
  • Accommodation in hotel Irkutsk and Khuzhir, accommodation in Buguldeyka in eastories farm
  • Excursions regarding the program, hovercraft
  • All transfers
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Price and policies

10.900 EUR for 6 persons.

18.500 EUR for 12 persons.

Tour starts on February 2025

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