2 day tour to Olkhon Island - 52°17' – Lake Baikal Tours

52°17' – Lake Baikal Tours2 day tour to Olkhon Island | 52°17' - Lake Baikal Tours

2 day tour to Olkhon Island Olkhon Island is a special place by its energy, which can not leave anyone indifferent.

Duration:

2 days / 1 night

Available on:

May till november

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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! For visiting in winter please read 2-Day Ice Tour to Olkhon Island!

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Full itinerary

day 1

Departure from Irkutsk • Arrival in sacred Yord mountain • Arrival in Khuzhir village • Shamanka Rock

9:00

Departure from Irkutsk

We pick you up from any point you requested.
12:00

Arrival in sacred Yord mountain. Lunch at the road cafe.

Yord mountain is a place where ethnic locals come together for Yord (Yordin's) games taken now every 2-3 years, celebrating the coming of summer and ledding round dances by thousands of people around the mountain. Also if the road conditions allow we visit petroglyphs (cave drawings) at the hill beside the way. Then we will arrive to the ferry, the only way between mainland and island during most of the year (except February and March, when we'll just cross the lake by the official ice road)
16:00

Arrival in Khuzhir village. Shamanka Rock

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. 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. We will have free time after the walk to the rock. Dinner at 19-00 (included). Traditional Russian sauna (upon request).

day 2

Baikal national park • Kharantsy cape and village • Peschanka settlement • Cape Sagan-Khushun and Rock of Three Brothers • Cape Khoboy (Tusk) • Arrival back in Khuzhir • Arrival in Irkutsk

9:00

Breakfast. Start of jeep tour.

After the breakfast we will start our tour to the most northern point of Olkhon by UAZ, Russian military jeep. We will explore the northern part of Baikal national park.
10:00

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.
10:30

Peschanka settlement

We see beautiful views from sandy beach and the old wooden pier made for fish factory, a part of Stalin times political prison (GULAG).
11:30

Cape Sagan-Khushun and Rock 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. The legend says that three brothers were turned into the rock by their father. This is the widest part of Lake Baikal, about 80 km.
12:00

Cape Khoboy (Tusk), famous place of the Power.

One of the most beautiful places of the lake, 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. There is also Deva (Girl) Rock, which was (by the legend) turned into the rock to avoid evil thoughts to her relatives. We have a lunch here, it is a traditional fire cooked omul fisherman's soup. You can see Sacred Nose peninsula from here, and also if lucky, Baikal seals during summer. After lunch we head to Irkutsk.
15:00

Arrival back in Khuzhir, then drive to the ferry, departure to Irkutsk

From here we start to go back to the city.
21:00

Arrival in Irkutsk

We arrive to Irkutsk and drop you off where you need.

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 12 000 ₽

Price is per person in group of 8+
1 person

28 000₽

8 and more

12 000₽

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2 people = 16000

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
  • accommodation, meals (1st day: dinner, 2nd day: breakfast, lunch)
  • local guide services
  • Lunch (1st day) and dinner (2nd day) are on the road
  • Russian sauna is upon request

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • transfers and sightseeing
  • National park entrance fee
  • accommodation, meals (1st day: dinner, 2nd day: breakfast, lunch)
  • local guide services

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch (1st day) and dinner (2nd day) are on the road
  • Russian sauna is upon request

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