Winter Baikal. Olkhon, Chivyrkuysky gulf, Saint nose peninsu
We invite you in the real expedition to acquaintance to the sacred lake when it turns into the biggest skating rink in the world.
Thanks to our long-term experience we created really unique route which will allow to get acquainted with pearls of Baikal: the western coast led by the island of Olkhon and east coast: his majestic Svyatoy Nos Peninsula and Chivyrkuysky gulf.
We will CROSS BAIKAL ON ICE, to get acquainted with local culture and traditions, to be loaded with power in the most known Buddhist monastery of Russia and to climb ice caves, we will look for the most unusual icicles and to admire transparent ice, we will take a bath from a hot spring directly on the bank of the lake and to eat the real Baikal fish soup, we will "burkhanit" and take a steam bath in a bath, to meet declines and to admire the star sky, to take the bombichesky picture and to fall in love completely with Baikal!
Are ready to the most impressive travel in your life? We will discover for you the real Baikal!
Arrival to Ulan-Ude. Acquaintance to the spiritual capital of the Buddhism of Russia – Ivolginsky datsan in which there is a world-famous imperishable body of Hambo-lamy Dasha of Itigelov. Departure to Baikal to the settlement of Ust-Barguzin, on the way going sightseeing and doing stops in sacred places: Pass Pykhta, Haim River and boulder "Turtle". After the long road the dinner and the real Siberian bath will help to restore forces.
We are waited by the real expedition! We go to cross on ice Baikal to the island of Olkhon! We will get acquainted with sacred capes Hoboy and Sagan-Hushun. It not only energetically strong places which inhabitants of the island will read for centuries, but also concentration of the most beautiful hummocks and сокуй! We will admire unapproachable rocks, we will glance in caves and we will organize a photoshoot, we will drive on ice of Small Sea Strait and we will be surprised unusual forms of huge icicles.
Phrase "If you weren't on Olkhon – you weren't on Baikal" is repaid for all 100%. It is the real pearl of the lake with surprising landscapes and the most known rock the Shaman. Today we will study capes and the islands of Small Sea Strait. We will arrange photo hunting behind bubbles in ice, we will have a good time, ride, to be photographed and eat greedily a tasty lunch of the Baikal kitchen directly on the bank of Baikal.
Today we will admire Baikal from height of the capes of Olkhon. Powerful rocks and cozy bays, changeable landscapes and snow-covered dunes: you will see the Haraldaysky gulf and the islands of Small Sea Strait about heights, the natural boundary the Gerbil, the cape of Sagan-Hushun and the cape Hoboy – the most northern an island point, the settlement of Uzury and a meteorological station. After a lunch we come back to the settlement of Ust-Barguzin.
Reserved places! The road to the picturesque Chivyrkuysky gulf lies through Transbaikal national park, along the longest sandy beach of Baikal – the Soft Hag. Here magnificent views of the Barguzin gulf and top of Svyatoy Nos Peninsula. Having reached the Chivyrkuysky gulf, we leave on thick Baikal ice and our expedition on the most beautiful caves and grottoes located on islands of the gulf with the speaking names begins: Bird's market, Naked and Shaggy.
Return back to Ulan-Ude. In Ulan-Ude we will be waited by a farewell lunch in national cafe where we will try nourishing dishes of the Buryat cuisine.
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.