Departure from Irkutsk
We pick you up from any point you requested and start the tour.
Arrival at ferry and MRS (Sakhurta) village. A stop for breakfast on the road.
The ferry is the only way connecting the island and mainland during all the year except two months of winter, when ice road for cars is opened.
Khuzhir village. Shamanka Rock
Khuzhir is located in central part of the island. 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, symbolizing the most powerful family of Eagles, lived at the island long time ago. For us, modern people, it's more place to take classic view photo, but maybe you will also feel something peaceful and good in the mind and soul.
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 took this mission since middle of 20th century. "Kharantsy" means "watcher", that is why we see great views from the cape.
We see beautiful views from sandy beach and the old wooden pier made for fish factory, a part of Stalin times prison (GULAG).
The Cape of Three Brothers
This is one the most beautiful spots of the Northern Baikal, the cape is formed from light-color marble, covered by lichens, grown only at places with really clean air. This is the widest part of Lake Baikal, about 80 km. Of course, we will know the legend about these brothers.
Cape Khoboy, famous place of the Power.
It is a special place, where local people met sunsets and thanked local spirits for their kindness and justice. Despite Baikal is the widest here, you can see another shore and specially the hilly Saint Nose peninsula if the weather allows. We have a lunch here, it is a traditional fire cooked omul fisherman's soup. After lunch we head to Irkutsk.
Arrival at the ferry, departure to Irkutsk
We meet our car again and depart to Irkutsk.
Arrival in Irkutsk
We arrive to Irkutsk around midnight and drop you off where you need.