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4-day tour to Barguzin Valley This tour is a great opportunity to visit almost non-habitated places at Lake Baikal and valley surrounded by Barguzin snowy mountains.

Duration:

4 days / 3 nights

can be longer with add-on

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Activity type:

active, cultural

About this tour

This tour is a great opportunity to visit almost non-habitated places at Lake Baikal and valley surrounded by Barguzin snowy mountains. These places have many historical and natural sights to explore, including rocks of Suvo Saxony, Inn stone garden, hidden petroglyphs and mountain buddhist temple. You will also visit Sacred Nose peninsula, which is one of the most beautiful places of the lake.

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day 1

Irkutsk • Great Baikal Road • Visit to Sable Mountain • Tankhoy Sanctuary • Bird Ringing Station • Arrival to Uland-Ude

8:00

Departure from Irkutsk

Pick-up from any place in Irkutsk
9:30

Breakfast at the cafe with view to Lake Baikal

After 100 km we arrive at the lake. Here we see its southern corner and two parts of Transsiberian railway, it's place to learn a little (or more) from the history of its construction. After the breakfast we start our journey by the Great Baikal Road, going by the shore line of the lake.
10:30

Visit to Sable Mountain viewpoint

We come to the top of the mountain by chairlift (not included) and see a beautiful scenery from the top of the lookout point.
12:30

Bird Ringing Station

We arrive to the Baikal Protected National Park and first we visit the bird ringing station. We see some birds trapped into the the hands of scientists, doing counting and research of their population and migration. This is one of the oldest bird ringing stations in Russia.
13:00

Tankhoy Nature Trail

After we will have a relaxing walk by wooden nature trail for 4 kilometers exploring the taiga forest.
14:00

Visit to Sable Sanctuary

After the walk we visit sable enclosure, where we can see this cute animal, which is famous from the past by its expensive fur. Fortunately, these sable are protected now by the national park. Also we will see here some part of the historical Transsiberian line and Circum-Baikal Railway.
16:00

Departure from Tankhoy

After the walk we will head back to Ulan-Ude or Irkutsk, depending on your route. On the way back in summer we can make an optional stop at Warm Lakes, which name is pretty understandable, for swimming. Let us know before, if you need it!
16:30

Bird Ringing Station

In summer we visit bird ringing station. We see some birds trapped into the the hands of scientists, doing counting and research of their population and migration. This is one of the oldest bird ringing stations in Russia.
21:00

Arrival to Uland-Ude

Arrival to Ulan-Ude, check-in at hotel.

day 2

Ulan-Ude • Sretensky female monastery • Turka • Ust-Barguzin

9:00

Departure from Ulan-Ude

After breakfast we head to Barguzin valley!
11:00

Arrival in Sretensky female monastery.

The only female monastery in Burytia was founded in XIX century, now it's reopened again. Worth stop to see simple life of the village and nuns serving there.
12:00

Arrival in Turka

Stop in Turka town for a lunch. This town has Special Touristic Zone, which is now under construction. You can see lake promenade and lighthouse, but most of the sights are not constructed now.
14:00

Arrival in Ust-Barguzin

We arrive in Ust-Barguzin and head to Sacred Nose peninsula, Barguzin or Chivirkuysky Bay for overnight stay at Zabaikalsy National Park, then free time. Dinner at guesthouse (included).

day 3

Barguzin valley • Barguzin village • eyesight water spring • Yarikto settlement • "kuitun" viewpoint • Inn stone garden • Bull spirit Holy place • Suvo Saxony • Salt lake and petroglyphs

9:00

Breakfast. Start of tour to Barguzin valley.

After the breakfast we will start our tour to Barguzin valley.
10:00

Arrival in Barguzin village

We arrive to Barguzin and explore the town wooden architecture, historical graveyard with graves of famous decembitsts, jewish merchants and hungarian poet, who all were surprisingly living here almost at the same time.
11:00

Stop at eyesight water spring

On the way we see endless lands with very few wooden houses and nobody around. We stop at small water spring and enjoy the scenery.
12:00

Arrival in Yarikto settlement.

We came to Yanzhima (Saraswati) buddhist temple. One monk found there that there is a picture of the god in 2007 and then it became a holy place for local people. There are many pilgrims visiting the stone and asking for children, for the most of them Saraswati helps.
13:30

Stop at "kuitun" viewpoint

We cross the Barguzin river by the scenic bridge and stop for pictures at "kuitun", wide steppe area located on the hill. This landscape is unique to this part of Siberia.
14:30

Lunch stop

We stop for a lunch cooked with national Buryat cuisine (included).
15:30

Arrival in Inn stone garden

We stop at huge stones that were moving by the glacier of the last ice age.
16:30

Stop at Bull spirit Holy place

We stop at holy place for local and enjoy the stories of this place.
17:00

Arrival in Suvo Saxony

We see the rocks of different views and spend our time there exploring them and taking pictures.
18:00

Stop at salt lake and petroglyphs

As a final chord of the tour we visit salt lake and ancient petroglyphs. After that we head back to Ust-Barguzin for a night stay in guesthouse.

day 4

Ust-Barguzin • Ulan-Ude

10:00

Breakfast

We have breakfast at the guesthousein Ust-Barguzin and then head back to Ulan-Ude
15:00

Arrival in Ulan-Ude

We drop you off 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 31 000 ₽

Price is per person in group of 7+
1 person

68 000₽

7 and more

31 000₽

Check other group sizes:

2 people = 38000

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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  • transfer
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  • Breakfast

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • transfer
  • local guide services

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Breakfast

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