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2-day Ice tour to Olkhon Island

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Highlights
  • Drive by transparent ice of Lake Baikal
  • Explore beautiful ice caves and remote grottens
  • Taste native siberian meals of Buryats and Russians
  • Experience blue ice of the lake
Duration 2 days
Transport Van/car, 4x4 jeep
About 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 Zhyima 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! We highly recommend this tour to everyone who has 2 and more days at Lake Baikal. Program Day 1
  • 9:00
    Departure from Irkutsk We will pick up all tourists from any place in the city and start the tour.
  • 12:00
    Arrival in sacred Yord mountain. Lunch is 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 official ice road, going by the lake. It is completely safe, and exciting experience! On the ice we will have several stops with beautiful views to the lake.
  • 16:00
    Arrival in Khuzhir village. Shamanka Rock, where local people still doing their rituals 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. This place is still very important, considered as the world's capital of shamanism, and many people say it has special feeling. You will have free time after the walk to the rock. Dinner at 19-00 (included). Traditional 'banya' - Russian sauna after (optional, not included).
  • Day 2
  • 9:00
    Breakfast Good morning! After the breakfast we will start our tour to the most northern point of Olkhon by UAZ, Russian military jeep, which is the main vehicle here. It is possible to have a dog-sledding ride close to the main village (upon request, not included).
  • 11:00
    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 holds that mission since middle of 20th century. "Kharantsy" means "watcher", that is why we see great views from the cape. We will drive by the ice again, and we will stop at Crocodile and Whitish islands for great photos at grotos and ice formations. Depending on a year, ice formations could be up to 4 meters height!
  • 11:30
    Peschanka village We will see beautiful views to the village and old wooden pier made for fish factory, a part of Stalin times political prison (GULAG). The settlement has only one family, living all year round.
  • 12:00
    Cape Sagan-Khushun and Rock of Three Brothers This is one of the most beautiful spots of the Northern Baikal, the cape is formed from light-color marble, covered by lichens. From the lake surface the cape looks like huge giant, which was turned into stone by some spirits. We will tell you local legends about shamans (people who are able to speak with spirits) and mysteries of the lake. Here is also an ice cave for your exploration!
  • 13:30
    Cape Khoboy (Tusk), famous place of the Power. One of the most beautiful places of the lake, where local people met sunsets and prayed to spirits for their kindness. Close to the cape there are areas of stunningly blue ice, which looks so beautiful... If the weather allows, you can see another shore and hilly Holy Nose peninsula, located at eastern coast. There is also Deva (Woman) Rock, which was turned by the legend into the rock to save her from greediness. You will feel here that the lake is really alive. We will have a pre-cooked lunch here, and warm meals taste especially good when it's cold outside. Vodka upon request! :)
  • 15:00
    Departure to Khuzhir. We leave severe but beautiful cliffs and head back to the village.
  • 16:00
    Arrival back in Khuzhir, departure to Irkutsk From here we start to go back to the city.
  • 21:00
    Arrival in Irkutsk We arrive to Irkutsk and drop off all travellers at any place in the city.
Price and Policies
7-8 people - 13000 rub per person
5-6 people - 14000 rub per person
4 people - 16000 rub per person
3 people - 18000 rub per person
2 people - 20000 rub per person
Individual (1 person) - 32000 rub
10 people and more - ask for a special price!

This tour is possible to do any day from January till April, please ask us about the ice freezing this year before buying train/airplane tickets! Price includes transfers and sightseeing, National park entrance fee, accommodation with hot shower (1 night), meals (1st day: dinner, 2nd day: breakfast, lunch), local guide services. Lunch (1st day) and dinner (2nd day) are on the road and paid extra, Russian sauna is paid extra (500 rub per person).
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  • By phone Just call us, we will ask you all necessary details and book your trip for the specific date! +7 (3952) 72-52-17
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  • Experience blue ice of the lake
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