Valley of volcanoes is a unique place not only in Siberia, but, probably, and on a planet. Sometimes it seems, that you have got to other world where time has stopped in the Stone Age, and in the autumn the valley reminds coral reeves, because of the lichens which are creeping away on lava fields with bright colorful stains. Here are set of various thermal sources. Streams and the rivers as soon as reach borders of lava fields, are mysteriously lost in cracks and in the fallen asleep lava forming lakes, and bogs of the diversified configurations. This place is seldom visited by tourists, and in it also is its appeal! Here there is such taiga jungle where the foot of the person never went.
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Arrival in Irkutsk – the capital of Eastern Siberia by train or flight. Transfer to the southern point of the lake Baikal Kultuk settlement (98 km from Irkutsk). Here it is the best way to have a look to the lake Baikal. Then we continue our way through Tunka valley which is famous for its mineral sources and passing the border between Irkutsk region and Buryatia – motherland of shamans and Buddhism relics. We will see majestic hills of Eastern sayan and Khamar-Daban ridge. Picnic on the way will be prepared for you. Then we move to the West closer to Mondy village (206 km).
Here asphalted road is ended and we continued our way by gravel road to Orlik village (185 km).
The road will last along the river Oka Sayanskaya from the source. We will see how it turns into deep mountain river from stream. On the way there will be some stops on sacred places where we will make worship ceremonies to local spirits.
Upon arrival to Orlik – check-in, dinner.
After breakfast and packing, we will put our backpacks in the truck and begin travel to a place the Hoito-gol – there we are waited by hot sources and baths. (Here there is a strong smell of hydrogen sulphide, but water with a high mineralization and weak radon). Lunch on the way. Upon arrival to Hoito-gol – acquaintance with horses. In the evening we will set up camp at sources and before a dinner we will take hot baths from hydrosulphuric water.
Temperature of water +29... +33 °С. There are about ten mineral sources on which baths are constructed. Sources gidrokarbonatno-natrievo-kaltsievye, with prevalence of sodium, are known since ancient times among Mongols and Tuvinians, use them to treatment of rheumatic and nervous illnesses.
Dinner in camp, evening at a fire, overnight in tents.
After breakfast and packing we will begin our horse transition from the Hoito-gol to the valley of volcanoes. To get to a valley it is necessary to subdue pass (2350 m.) and to reach volcano Peretolchina, with lake inside and avenue of trees around a crater. Lunch-picnic in a way. We will set up camp directly under a volcano. Dinner, evening at a fire, overnight in tents.
This day you can spend at own discretion. If you wish you may hike to volcano Kropotkin. Dinner in camp, overnight in tents.
After breakfast and packing, we will do a way back on horses through pass in a valley of the river the Hoito-gol. Picnic on the way. Returning to sources the Hoito-gol. Hot baths, dinner, overnight in tents.
Today we are expected by horse transition to mineral source gan. Upon arrival – dinner, overnight in tents.
Today we will spend time at mineral source Chigan. According to your desire it is possible to make the pedestrian transition to peak of Topographers (without lifting). Dinner, overnight in tents.
After breakfast and packing we come back to the Hoito-gol. Horse transition, picnic on the way. Upon arrival – placing in camp, dinner, overnight in tents.
Today we will spend the time in the Hoito-gol. The free time to take pleasure in photogenic cleanliness and beauty of these places. According to your desire, it is possible to make a ram for a lunch or for a dinner (at additional expense). Overnight in tents.
After breakfast and packing – a transfer by the lorry to Orlik. Upon arrival – placing, dinner, overnight.
After breakfast and packing we go by the bus to Irkutsk. Upon arrival – transfer to the train station or the airport.