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Baikal hiking on Olkhon island

Dates: 24-30 December 2019
(per person)
420 €
guide service
national park permit
Excludes:visa fees
meals in cafes and restaraunts
Length: 500km by auto, 20km on foot
Start from Irkutsk

There are 26 islangs on Baikal lake, and Olkhon is biggest. Length is about 71km, maximum width is 15km. Olkhon is geographical, historical and sacred centre of Baikal. There is low and smooth shore at western side of Olkhon and steep rocks from eastern side. Khuzhyr village is main settlement on Olkhon.
Points of interest - Shamanka rock and Burkhan cape just near Khuzhyr. There are special pillars where shamans do their ceremonies.

Baikal ice freeze in late December and melt in May. Usually it is warm in winter time and cool in summer. Air is dry that is why there is almost no snow.

Tour leader - Evgeny Karachakov

List of equipment
- trekking shoes with warm socks
- warm clothes (temperature can be to -20 celsius)
- the dishes (mug, spoon, bowl and knife)
- personal first-aid kit, dental paste with tooth brush, tissue

day description km
1 day 1. 24th December. Transfer to Listvianka (2 hours). Visiting Talzy museum, open air wooden architecture complex. Listvianka is small village on shore of Baikal lake close to source of Angara river. Returning to Irkutsk.
2 day 2. 25th December. Transfer to Olkhon island (6 hours). Accommodation in guesthouse in Khuzyr village.
3 day 3. 26th December. Hiking around Khuzhyr, visiting Shamanka rock and Cape Burkhan, sacred place of Buryat shamans. Accommodation in guesthouse.
4 day 4. 27th December. Hiking to Kharanzy cape with a nice view to part of Baikal called Maloe more (Small sea). We will pass sandy areas and pine tree forest. Accommodation in guesthouse.
5 day 5. 28th December. Transfer to Cape Hoboi, northern point of Olkhon island. Accommodation in guesthouse.
6 day 6. 29th December. Hiking on Olkhon island. Accommodation in guesthouse.
7 day 7. 30th December. Transfer to Irkutsk.


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