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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 – Listvianka – Buguldeyka – Olkhon Island – Khuzhir – 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
  • Guesthouse Eastories Farm, Buguldeyka

Itinerary

DAY 1

Pick up from the airport and accommodation in your reserved hotel.
Irkutsk city tour

DAY 2

Pick up from your hotel at 10
Irkutsk sightseeing
Museum visiting
Transfer to Listvianka, visiting Taltsy Museum
Fishmarket
Lunch in Listvianka restaurant
Return to Irkutsk
Dinner in a restaurant in 130 Kvartal

DAY 3

Pickup from the hotel
Transfer by car to Buguldeyka village
Accommodation in eastories-farm guesthouse
Lunch
A ride to the shore of the lake. Welcome ritual on the ice with local guide / Shaman
Dinner

Day 4

Breakfast
Excursions around the local hills to discover beautiful views and nature.
Lunch
Ride to the lake
Ice skating
Sunset Photo-shooting on ice
Dinner

Day 5

Breakfast
Hovercraft all-day-excursion to the Olkhon Island
Lunch outdoor
Return to the guesthouse
Dinner

Day 6

Breakfast
Ride to the Sagan Zaba Cliff
Lunch out-door
Return to the guesthouse
Free time
Dinner

Day 7

Breakfast
Transfer to Irkutsk

Additional Information

Single rooms accommodation in Irkutsk possible, in the eastories guesthouse only shared spaces. Toilet and shower are not directly in the houses, but next to it.

Vegetarian or vegan food on request.

Services

  • Guide during the whole period
  • Two Vintage vans + two drivers
  • Meals: Full-board at the eastories farm and lunch out-door during the excursion to Olkhon Island and Cliff Sagan Zaba
  • Accommodation in Irkutsk Hotel and in Buguldeyka in eastories farm guesthouse
  • Excursions regarding the program
  • Hovercraft
  • All transfers regarding the program
  • Entry tickets to museums
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Price and policies

13.500 € for 16 Persons

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What is not included in the price

  • Insurance
  • Meals and drinks in restaurants and bars
  • Special car/driver/guide requests or usage
  • Special tours
  • Tour starts on February 2025

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