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2-Day trekking from Listvyanka to Bolshiye Koty

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Highlights
  • Follow the Great Baikal Trail going by the lake shore
  • Climb to Scriper Rock with magnificient view to Baikal and surrounding mountains
  • Drive on hydrofoil and understand the history of local gold miners
  • Visit small village which was a place of gold miners in the past
Duration 2/3 days
Transport Van/car, hydrofoil, on foot
About Baikal has boundless lands, but you can explore it not only by car, but also on foot. This tour is a great opportunity to walk through Siberian taiga forest, covered Sacred Lake shores. We will walk for 18 km from Listvyanka to goldminers' village of Bolshiye Koty. During summer this is the only way to go there (except boat), this helps to keep its ecology really clean. Program Day 1
  • 9:00
    Departure from Irkutsk We will pick you up at any place in the city and start our tour. We will tell you about construction of Transsiberian railway and dam, Great Tea Way of the past and development of Irkutsk.
  • 10:30
    Arrival in Listvyanka. Stop at Shman Rock. Shaman stone (do not be confused with Shamanka Rock) is an underwater rock in the middle of outfall of Angara river, now sticking out for 1 meter above the water. This is a sacred place, and local shamans used to make there some rituals.
  • 11:00
    Start of trekking by Great Baikal Trail. We will take our backpacks at this point and start walking part through taiga forest. First up- and then downhill, then following the rocky trail by the shore, built by volunteers from different countries.
  • 13:00
    Stop from a lunch We will stop for a lunch at sand beach, where you can swim while the guide is cooking meals on fire.
  • 17:00
    Arrival in Bolshiye Koty We will come to the village at evening, and stay at Lesnaya Guesthouse. Dinner (included) and Russian sauna ("banya", optional).
  • Day 2
  • 9:00
    Breakfast After the breakfast we will come for about 7 km by the trail till Scriper Rock, from there you can see a great view to the lake and surrounding mountains of Baikal National Park. Little lower from top, explorers found a stay of ancient man, some stone arrows, knife and leather. Before the rock there is a good pebble beach, which is popular during summer. Free time for swimming and walking.
  • 12:00
    Coming back to Bolshiye Koty village We will come back to the village for lunch (included) and still have some time for beach or visit of local museum before the hydrofoil.
  • 17:00
    Departure to Listvyanka by hydrofoil, from Listvyanka to Irkutsk - by car or public bus We will take hydrofoil on the way back and enjoy the view of the taken path from the side of the lake. The rest of the road from Listvyanka we will drive by car or van.
  • 20:00
    Arrival in Irkutsk We will arrive in Irkutsk around 20:00 and take you to any place in the city
Take note of this:
The price is valid per person in the group of 2 or more - 10000 rub. Price for 1 person is 12000 rub. Price includes national park entrance fee, meals as by itinerary (1st day: lunch, dinner, 2nd day: breakfast, lunch; if you take 3-days tour: the same plus 2nd day: dinner, 3rd day: breakfast, lunch), local guide services, accommodation and transfer to and from Irkutsk by public bus. Private round transfer to Listvyanka costs extra 2500 rub for car. Hydrofoil (around 400 rub, guide pays for himself) and Russian sauna (optional) are paid extra. 3-day tour with coming back on foot is possible all-year round (costs extra +3000 rub), 2-day tour is possible only during summer. The best time for the tour is from May to October.
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  • Try dishes from famous omul fish
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  • Visit the places of the Power where local shamans still speak with spirits
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