Two sides of Baikal - 52°17' – Lake Baikal Tours

52°17' – Lake Baikal ToursДва берега Байкала - Иркутск и Бурятия в одном туре! | 52°17' - Lake Baikal Tours

Два берега Байкала – Иркутск и Бурятия в одном туре! Discover western and eastern shores of Baikal in one trip!

Duration:

8 days

Available on:

May to September

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Activity type:

everyday, sightseeing

About this tour

Enjoy two sides of Lake Baikal and see the most famous and spectacular points in this trip. Listvyanka, Olkhon island, Barguzin Valley, Old-Believers village.

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day 1

Irkutsk • Shaman stone • Chersky Hill • Fish and crafts market

10:00

Departure from Irkutsk city center

We pick you up from any place in Irkutsk and start our tour.
11:00

Shaman stone

Shaman stone is a rock at the middle of the Angara river headwaters, flowing from Lake Baikal. Here we tell you stories and legends dedicated to this place.
12:30

Baikal museum

13:00

Chersky Hill Lookout Point

Chairlift to the top of the hill with breath-taking view to the lake and mountains at its another side.
14:00

Lunch

We stop for a lunch in Listvyanka Club restaurant to enjoy traditional Siberian meals.
15:00

Fish & Crafts market

You visit small but charming market with Baikal fish and local souvenirs, made locally and hand-made.
17:00

Transfer to Irkutsk

Returning back to the city, free time after.

day 2

Irkutsk • Golden Horde • Olkhon island

10:00

Departure from Irkutsk

Today we head to Olkhon Island, which is the most famous place of Baikal.
11:00

Golden Horde

We stop at Golden Horde, ethnographic village. Shaman welcomes us, we listen to local songs.
12:00

Lunch

You will learn how to make traditional Buryat dumplings "pozy" and enjoy the lunch with them after.
18:00

Arrival in Khuzhir

We arrive in the the main and only town on the island at the evening. Stay at local guesthouse. 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. You will see many colourful ribbons attached to 13 polls, symbolising the most powerful family of Eagles, lived at the island long time ago. You will have free time after the walk to the rock. Dinner and free time after.

day 3

Khuzhir • Kharantsy cape • Peschanka • Cape of Three Brothers • Cape Khoboy • Khuzhir

9:00

Free time

Breakfast. After the breakfast you will have some free time to relax and enjoy the rural life vibes.
12:00

Lunch

You will have lunch before the tour.
13:00

Jeep tour to the northern part of Olkhon

After the lunch we will start our tour to the most northern point of Olkhon island by UAZ, Russian military jeep. It is the main way of transportation here.
20:30

Khuzhir

We return to the guesthouse and have a good rest after a long day.

day 4

Khuzhir • Uzury area • Ust-Barguzin

10:00

Transfer to the speedboat

Breakfast. After we start our way to Uzury area at the north of Olkhon island, from where we will cross the lake by boat.
14:00

Ушканьи острова

Мы посетим Ушканьи острова - крупнейшее лежбище байкальской нерпы. Тюленей здесь можно увидеть с близкого расстояния.
12:00

Boat ride to Ust-Barguzin

This is the widest and the deepest area of the lake. The ship ride takes about 6-7 hours, we will have lunch during the trip.
18:00

Check-in at local guesthouse

Check-in at local guesthouse, dinner, free time.

day 5

Чивыркуйский залив

10:00

Прогулка по берегу Чивыркуйского залива

Сегодня мы отдохнем от переездов и погуляем по одной самых живописных эко-троп полуострова Святой Нос.
19:00

Ужин

Ужин, свободное время

day 6

Ust-Barguzin • Barguzin town • Yarikto village • Yanzhima buddhist temple • Viewpoint at 'kuitun' • Inn stone garden • Bull rock • Suvo Saxony • Ust-Barguzin

9:00

Jeep tour around Barguzin valley

Breakfast. Start of tour to Barguzin valley.
After the breakfast we will start our tour to Barguzin valley.
10:30

Arrival in Barguzin village

We arrive to Barguzin town 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.
11:30

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.
12:30

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.
14:00

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

We stop for a lunch cooked with national Buryat cuisine.
16:00

Inn stone garden

We stop at huge stones that were moving by the glacier of the last ice age.
17:00

Bull rock

We stop at holy place for local and enjoy the stories of this place.
17:30

Suvo Saxony

We see the rocks of different views and spend our time there exploring them and taking pictures.
18:30

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.
20:00

Ужин

Ужин, свободное время

day 7

Ust-Barguzin • Ulan-Ude

10:00

Transfer to Ulan-Ude

We have breakfast at the guesthouse in Ust-Barguzin and then head to Ulan-Ude by private minibus.Lunch stop on the way
15:00

Ulan-Ude

We arrive in capital of republic of Buryatia.
20:00

Ужин

Ужин в одном из лучших ресторанов города

day 8

Ulan-Ude • Ivolga Buddhist temple • Village of Old Believers • Ulan-Ude

10:00

Start from Ulan-Ude

After breakfast we will drive to Ivolginsky Buddhist temple, the main Buddhist temple in Russia.
11:00

Ivolga Temple

First you will visit the biggest and the main buddhist temple in Russia, Ivolginsky Temple, which highlight for sure is a body of monk, who died almost a hundred years ago but still alive (at least partly, which is proved by different scientists). You will see buddhist university, have a chance to get a forecast for your future (marriage, business deal, or a blessing for a great trip - all possible for lamas - buddhist monks and teachers). Tour around the temple.
12:30

Old-Believers village

After visit to the temple with body of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov and blessing we will head to Old-Believers village. Transfer to Old-Believers village, which probably you will determine as different from others. Later we will go to one of the families, living there, and we will see a real house and have there lunch, all from organic products gathered from local farms. After we will enjoy traditional Old-Believers songs and customs, which belong to verbal UNESCO World Heritage - really bright and emotional. On the way back we will have an opportunity to explore a village and enjoy a breath-taking view from the highest hill around. You will get understanding who are Old-Believers and why they were settled there.
13:00

Lunch and folk performance

Lunch with delicious (really) home-cooked food, all products were gathered from local farms. After lunch folk performance, you will see traditional dances and marriage of Old-Believers, all sincere and fun! Folk songs and poetry belong to UNESCO verbal world heritage and give you good understanding what is their life about.
17:00

Free time in Ulan-Ude

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 110000 102 000 ₽

Price is per person in group of 7+
1 person

102 000₽

7 and more

102 000₽

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2 people = 102000

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • All activities as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in hotels/local guesthouses

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Сувениры
  • Tips
  • Поезд Улан-Удэ-Иркутск
  • Последняя ночь в Улан-Удэ

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