6 days from 190 950 RUB / person

Combined tour «Winter Baikal»

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Welcome you to the unforgettable journey across winter Lake Baikal. You'll cross the lake on ice and explore its most picturesque corners, riding on snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.This is an opportunity to discover the beauty of the reserved mountain range Hamar-Daban and see mysterious ice grottoes on the islands of the Maloe More (Small Sea).

Accommodation is organised in comfortable hotels.    

Tour is organised for individual groups and dates can be booked according to your wishes.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

riding on snowmobiles along the Snezhnaya River valley

picturesque Lake Baikal сovered with ice

amazingly beautiful snow-covered peaks of Khamar-Daban

photo of crystal iced hummocks

ice skating on Baikal 

visiting Ogoi Island and the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment

acquaintance with Baikal cuisine

comfortable accommodation along the whole route

Difficulty: to everyone
Group size: 7 pax
Participation with children: from 12 years old
Duration: 6 days
Accommodation: Hotel — 5 nights
from 190 950 RUB / person

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1. Arrival to Irkutsk

Arrival to Irkutsk by morning flight from Moscow, meeting at the airport.

Breakfast.

Trabsfer to a cozy pine chalet (hotel type), located in Novosneznaya settlement at the confluence of Sneznaya river in Lake Baikal. It is a small family hotel with a breathtaking view of the snow-topped peaks of Khamar-Daban mountain range.

Upon arrival enjoy welcome drink and lunch.

Check-in.

Visiting Siberian banya (steam bath) or Japanese Ofuro bath. Our special birch and fir brooms shall be prepared for you.

Dinner of local cuisine and rest in peaceful place with unique nature.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Good mobile signal

Shower available

Day 2. Trip around Lake Baikal by snowmobiles

Breakfast.

We continue our adventure trip around Lake Baikal: riding by snowmobiles (BRP Lynx adventure / 2 pax on a snowmobile) to the Mamay Mountain – a local Baikal point of attraction for mountain skiers and snowboarders. This safari – unforgettable journey to admire beautiful landscapes of winter Lake Baikal and stunning views of Khamar-Daban Mountain range.

This area gets a lot of precipitations throughout the year, that's why snow gets 2.5–5 meters deep here. We will travel with stops en route to enjoy the pure mountain air, superb views and walk in the fairytale winter forest.

Lunch in Mamay chalet.

Return to the hotel in the evening.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Shower available

Day 3. Day of rest. Optional excursions

Breakfast.

Today you will have a free day for the rest, just relax and enjoy your time!

It is a good day to visit the husky sledding center and try driving a dog sled into the taiga-woods backcountry. Following a brief lesson at the kennel, you’ll soon be mushing with your own sled, pulled by a team of energetic huskies, through the woods and over the snowy plains (extra pay).

Or spend your time at the alpine skiing center of Sable Mountain resort with panoramic view to Lake Baikal (extra pay).

Lunch on your own.

Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Shower available

Day 4. Olkhon Island, Peschanaya Bay

Breakfast.

Check-out.

Riding by hovercraft (hivus) along the ice of Baikal to Olkhon, the largest island of the lake, its geographical and sacral center veiled by the ancient myths and legends.

Stop en route to visit the Peschanaya Bay – one of the most wonderful places of Baikal: walking on the shore to see the walking trees, enjoy the views of the wild Babushka Bay.

Lunch (lunch-boxes and hot drinks).

We will cross the Olkhon Gates by ice, straight separating the island from the mainland.

Upon arrival to Khuzir village – check-in at the hotel.

Dinner with dishes of Baikal cuisine.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Bad mobile signal

Shower available

Day 5. Maloe More and Ogoy Island. Arrival at Irkutsk

Breakfast.

Departure from the island towards Maloe More (Small Sea in English) by all-terrain vehicle (trucks «Sever»). Maloe More is a part of Baikal between the mainland and Olkhon Island and especilly famous in March for its spectacular smooth surface of the transparent ice that is quickly freed of the snow by winds.

We will travel along the islands of Maloe More – Ogoy, Izhilhey, Oltrac, Khibin with stops: to peer into the impressive deep blue depths under your feet and at the quaint patterns of crack lines and ribbons and to explore the bizarre ice formations – shields, piles and icicles covering the rocks at the shore.

Walking to the top of Ogoy Island to admire the Buddhist stupa and splendid views.

Enjoy skating on the natural ice rink.

We will finish our ice safari on the Small Sea, have lunch of traditional Buryat cuisine (boozy, buhler).

Transfer to Irkutsk by minibus.

Dinner (on your own).

Overnight at the hotel in Irkutsk.

Accommodation in a hotel

Electricity available

Good mobile signal

Shower available

Day 6. The end of the tour

Breakfast.

Return flight to Moscow.

Good mobile signal

+ What is included in the price

  • English speaking guide service
  • visa support
  • meals according to the program
  • transport service
  • twin accommodation in hotels 
  • all excursions according to the program 
  • rent of necessary transport: hovercraft (hivus), BRP Lynx Adventure snowmobiles (2 pax on a snowmobile), all-terrain vehicle (trucks «Sever»)
  • Siberian banya (steam bath) or Japanese Ofuro bath (2 hours) 

- What is not included

  • tickets to/from Irkutsk
  • meals not included in the program
  • optional excursions on Day 3
  • porter services
  • alcohol drinks
  • tips

Price clarification

Tour is organised for individual groups and dates can be booked according to your wishes.

Tour price:

for a group of 12 pax – 190 950 RUB per person

for a group of 7 pax – 207 200 RUB per person




Tour map

How to get there

The tour starts in Irkutsk, it's 5–6,5 hours by flight from Moscow.
Aeroflot, S7, Ural Airlines and others operate daily direct flights from Moscow to Irkutsk. 
Also it's possible to get Irkutsk by train (3 days).

Meals

During the tour you'll be provided by meals with dishes of Baikal cuisine according to the program:

Day 1 – breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 2 – breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 3 – breakfast, dinner
Day 4 – breakfast, lunch (boxed), dinner
Day 5 – breakfast, lunch
Day 6 – breakfast

Meals not included in the program is paid on spot.




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F.A.Q.

Answers to popular questions
Are flight tickets included in the tour?
Flight tickets to Irkutsk are not included in the tour price. You can book them individually, or we can help you with it.
Difficulty: to everyone
Group size: 7 pax
Participation with children: from 12 years old
Duration: 6 days
Accommodation: Hotel — 5 nights
from 190 950 RUB / person