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BUDGET 3-Day Baikal 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 3 days
Transport Van/car, 4x4 jeep, bus
About This tour is for those who would like to have a guided tour but do not want to pay for a guide :)) The tour is guided for the first day, the second and third day it's self-guided. You will get all necessary information from your guide on the first day and then you will enjoy the trip on your own! 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 most sacred places of Asia. Just here Zhima mountain is located, where by the legend the host of Baikal lives. Winter time gives us great possibilities for hiking, ice- cycling, walking, fishing and driving! It is a special time for a special place which will be in your heart forever! Program Day 1
  • 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 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 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. Many people say it has special feeling. The guide will leave you at this point. You have free time after the walk to the rock. Dinner at 19-00 (included). Traditional 'banya' - Russian sauna after (optional, not included).
  • Day 2
  • 10:00
    Breakfast. Start of jeep tour. After the breakfast you 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. The tour to the most northern point is by shared with other tourists 4x4 van.
  • 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 White islands for great photos at grottos and ice formations. Depending on a year, ice formations could be up to 4 meters height!
  • 11:30
    Peschanka settlement 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.
  • 12:30
    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. This is also the widest part of Lake Baikal, about 80 km. From the lake surface the cape looks like huge giant, which was turned into stone by some spirits. Here is also an ice cave for your exploration!
  • 13:00
    Cape Khoboy (Tusk) 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 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. After lunch we leave severe but beautiful cliffs and head back to the village.
  • 16:00
    Arrival back in Khuzhir We arrive in Khuzhir. Free time. It is possible to visit sandy beach, rent a bicycle, winter skates, walk around or have some rest. Dinner at 19.00 (included).
  • Day 3
  • 10:00
    Departure to Irkutsk. After the breakfast (included) you head back to Irkutsk by regular minibus.
  • 15:00
    Arrival in Irkutsk You arrive in Irkutsk at the central market area.
Price and policies:
1 person - 19000 rub
2 persons - 13000 rub per person
3 persons - 11000 rub per person
4 and more - 10000 rub per person.

This tour is possible to do any day except seasons of ice freezing (end of December to end of January) and melting (end of March to beginning of May). Please ask us about the ice freezing this year before buying train/airplane tickets! Price includes transfers (1st day - private van with guide; 2nd - shared 4x4 van without guide; 3rd day - regular minibus, without guide), and sightseeing, National park entrance fee, accommodation, meals (1st day: dinner, 2nd day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 3nd day: breakfast), local guide services for the first day only. Lunch (1st day) and dinner (3nd day) are on the road and paid extra, Russian sauna, rent of bicycles, winter skates, are upon request and paid extra.

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  • Explore beautiful ice caves and remote grottens
  • Taste native siberian meals of Buryats and Russians
  • Experience stunningly blue ice of the lake
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  • Explore beautiful ice caves and remote grottens
  • Taste native siberian meals of Buryats and Russians
  • Experience blue ice of the lake
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