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Day 1: Arrival to Irkutsk. Free day in the city. Briefing with the guide.

Pass By: International Airport Irkutsk, Ulitsa Shiryamova, 13, Irkutsk, Irkutskaya oblast', Russia, 664009
Group transfer from the airport at 11:00. If you arrive later, we can suggest for you the individual transfer. Please, let us know the number of your flight and the arrival time. *Transfer outside the program is for supplement.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in the hotel situated in the city centre (twin rooms).

Day 2: Transfer to Olkhon Island - the first meeting with Lake Baikal. Walking tour of the Khujir village.

Stop At: Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, Western bank of Olkhon island, Olkhon Island 666137 Russia
We will stop in the sacred place for blandishing the main Baikal spirit - Burhan. Our guide will tell you about all peculiarities of this tradition.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel's restaurant.
• Dinner: Dinner in the resort's cafe (Russian cuisine).
Accommodation included: Overnight at the resort (wooden houses, twin rooms).

Day 3: First day of the Crossing - we start from the Khoboy Cape till BaikalIceCamp (25 km max with pulka for your belongings).

Pass By: Olkhon Ferry, Olkhon Island, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia, Irkutskaya oblast', Russia, 666135
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Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast in the resort's cafe.
• Lunch: Outdoor lunch (lunch boxes).
• Dinner: Hot dinner in the camp prepared on gas.
Accommodation included: Overnight in BaikalIceCamp (five-persons heated tents with single bed, 2 bunk beds, a mattress, a sleeping bag).

Day 4: Day in the Camp: in the middle of lake Baikal - hokkey, Ice banya (sauna), bar and the purest Baikal ices.

Stop At: Lake Baikal, E Russia
Free day in the middle of Baikal
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in BaikalIceCamp (five-persons heated tents with single bed, 2 bunk beds, a mattress, a sleeping bag).

Day 5: Second part of the trekking on ice till the Chivirkuy bay (the eastern coast). Transfer to the guest house by 4x4.

Pass By: Chivyrkuiskiy Isthmus, Ust-Barguzin 671624 Russia
We will cross the lake till it's eastern coast.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast in the Camp.
• Lunch: Outdoor lunch.
• Dinner: Dinner in the guest house (home-made dinner).
Accommodation included: Guest house of the Ust-Barguzin village (twin rooms).

Day 6: Transfer to Ulan-Ude city - the capital of the Buriat republic. Tour to Ivolginskiy datsan. Night train to Irkutsk.

Stop At: Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery), Ivolginsk 671050 Russia
Ivolginsky datsan is a place serving the most important place of worship in Buryatia and the centre of Buddhism in Russia, located in a beautiful steppe.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in the train (Train, 2nd class compartment, 4 berths).

Day 7: Arrival to Irkutsk in the morning and transfer to the airport.

Pass By: Railway Station Irkutsk-Passazhirskiy, Chelnokova st., 1, Irkutsk 664005 Russia
Early morning arrival.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
International Airport Irkutsk, Ulitsa Shiryamova, 13, Irkutsk, Irkutskaya oblast', Russia, 664009
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
7 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Pulka, Ice studs for shoes, all CampEquipment
  • Railway tickets in 2nd class
  • Accident insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Baikal
  • Entry/Admission - Ivolginsk Datsan (Buddhist Monastery)
Exclusions
  • Airline tickets
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Lake Baikal which was organised by the travel company Baikal Nature. We were very impressed with the friendly, professional and competent services of Baikal Nature. Our guide and driver were friendly, knowledgeable and great company. We spent
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Response from ageychenko, Owner at Grand Crossing Of Lake Baikal
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Wendy, thank you for your kind words, we are really happy!
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After reading many reveiws, I did not expected much, but the tour delivered the most fun I have had since retirement. The setting was perfect for sub-zero expedition style touring of Baikal frozen lake. Four of us from various countries enjoy this tour very much. From Irkutsk to
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Response from ageychenko, Owner at Grand Crossing Of Lake Baikal
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Seri, Thank you for your kind words! We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with us !
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