52°17' – Lake Baikal ToursDay Ice Tour to Olkhon Island | 52°17' - Lake Baikal Tours

Day Ice Tour to Olkhon Island Olkhon Island is a special place by its energy, which can not leave anyone indifferent.

Duration:

1 day

Available on:

November till April

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Closest date & group:

Activity type:

active, cultural

About this tour

Olkhon Island is a special place by its energy, which can not leave anyone indifferent. Just here Shamanka Rock is located, where local shamans still perform their rituals and speak with spirits of the past, Olkhon Island is one of six sacred places of Asia. Just here Zhima mountain is located, where by the legend the host of Baikal lives. There are also many capes with beautiful views to the lake. There are great possibilities for hiking and cycling at summer, and ice walking and driving in winter!

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Full itinerary

day 1

Irkutsk • Lake Baikal • Khuzhir village. Shamanka Rock • Kharantsy cape • Peschanka village • Cape Sagan-Khushun and Rock of Three Brothers • Cape Khoboy (Tusk) • Khuzhir • Irkutsk

9:00

Departure from Irkutsk

We pick you up from any point you requested.
10:00

Arrival in Lake Baikal. Stop for breakfast (not included).

We will arrive at official ice road, going by the lake. It is completely safe, and exciting experience! On the ice we will have some stops with beautiful views to the lake.
11:00

Arrival in Khuzhir village. Shamanka Rock, where local people still doing their rituals

Khuzhir is located in central part of the island. It is convenient to travel to any place of the island from here. Just next to the village is Shamanka Rock, the most energetic place where local shamans still carry out their rituals. We will see many colorful stripes attached to 13 polls, symbolising the most powerful family of Eagles, lived at the island long time ago. This place is still very important, considered as the world's capital of shamanism, and many people say it has special feeling.
11:30

Kharantsy cape and village

We pass through the village where the airport served local flights to and from Irkutsk. The airport is still maintained by one family, which holds that mission since middle of 20th century. "Kharantsy" means "watcher", that is why we see great views from the cape. We will drive by the ice again, and we will stop at Crocodile and Whitish islands for great photos at grottos and ice formations. Depending on a year, ice formations could be up to 4 meters height!
12:30

Peschanka village

We will see beautiful views to the village and old wooden pier made for fish factory, a part of Stalin times political prison (GULAG). The settlement has only one family, living all year round.
13:00

Cape Sagan-Khushun and Rock of Three Brothers

This is one of the most beautiful spots of the Northern Baikal, the cape is formed from light-color marble, covered by lichens. From the lake surface the cape looks like huge giant, which was turned into stone by some spirits. We will tell you local legends about shamans (people who are able to speak with spirits) and mysteries of the lake. Here is also an ice cave for your exploration!
14:00

Cape Khoboy (Tusk), famous place of the Power

One of the most beautiful places of the lake, where local people met sunsets and prayed to spirits for their kindness. Close to the cape there are areas of stunningly blue ice, which looks so beautiful... If the weather allows, you can see another shore and hilly Holy Nose peninsula, located at eastern coast. There is also Deva (Woman) Rock, which was turned by the legend into the rock to save her from greediness. You will feel here that the lake is really alive. We will have a pre-cooked lunch here, and warm meals taste especially good when it's cold outside. Vodka upon request! :)
15:30

Departure to Khuzhir.

We leave severe but beautiful cliffs and head back to the village.
16:30

Arrival back in Khuzhir, departure to Irkutsk

From here we start to go back to the city.
22:00

Arrival in Irkutsk

We arrive to Irkutsk and drop off all travellers at any place in the city.


Why 52°17’ Tours?

Certified local guides

Our guides are locals truly in love with Baikal, who are eager to share their knowledge with you!

Travellers to travellers

We have extensive traveling experience and try to tailor all our services to travellers like us!

Off the beaten path

We choose the most interesting, not just the most popular, and know when it’s the right time.

Handcrafted adventures

We aim for quality — so we only make tours in small groups and adapt them on occasion.

Convenience is a key

From special diets to any place pickup/dropoff and comfy cars — we care for your best comfort.

Truly local business

We involve local businesses and individuals as much as possible to support the place we live at.

More about the company

Certified local guides

Our guides are locals truly in love with Baikal, who are eager to share their knowledge with you!

Travellers to travellers

We have extensive traveling experience and try to tailor all our services to travellers like us!

Off the beaten path

We choose the most interesting, not just the most popular, and know when it’s the right time.


Handcrafted adventures

We aim for quality — so we only make tours in small groups and adapt them on occasion.

Convenience is a key

From special diets to any place pickup/dropoff and comfy cars — we care for your best comfort.

Truly local business

We involve local businesses and individuals as much as possible to support the place we live at.

More about the company

Prices and booking

from 7 500 ₽

Price is per person in group of 12+
1 person

29 000₽

12 and more

7 500₽

Check other group sizes:

2 people = 14500

The more people in the group — the less it costs per person!
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Ongoing groups our ongoing groups:

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  • transfers and sightseeing
  • National park entrance fee
  • meals (lunch)
  • local guide services
  • Breakfast and dinner are on the road

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • transfers and sightseeing
  • National park entrance fee
  • meals (lunch)
  • local guide services

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Breakfast and dinner are on the road

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