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Tour to Posolskiy Monastery and Tankhoy Sanctuary

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Main stages
  • Enjoy beautiful scenery of Posolskiy bay and Baikal sanctuary
  • See one of the most remote and famous male monasteries in Russia
  • Experience walk under massive pine trees between the mountains of Khabar-Daban
  • Understand the history of Circum-Baikal railway
Tour duration 11 hours (9:00—20:00)
Transportation Car/van
Description During this tour we will visit one of the most famous, beautiful and remote monasteries all over Russia, Posolskiy male monastery, located at same-name bay of Lake Baikal. It was founded in 1681 as a dedication to killed Russian ambassadors going to one of Mongolian khans and had a function of connecting port between Russia, Mongolia, and China. Now it is under renovation. The omul, famous Baikal salmon, is the most tasty here, because the fish population living here is the biggest and the fattest. The water at the bay here is one of the warmest at the lake, which makes it nice to swim during summer days. After the monastery we will visit Tankhoy sanctuary, where you will visit museum and visitor center, and walk by beautiful nature trail in the forest of Baikal taiga forest. This tour could be arranged from Ulan-Ude to Ulan-Ude, from Ulan-Ude to Irkutsk, from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude. Please see Price and Notes section below! Schedule
  • 9:00
    Departure from Ulan-Ude Pick-up from any place in Ulan-Ude
  • 10:30
    Posolskiy male monastery Arrival to the monastery, which is famous by its story of Russian ambassadors arrived here in 17 century for a night and were killed by local band of brigands (actually ‘Posolskiy’ in Russian means 'ambassodorial'). Tour around the monastery and its holy places.
  • 11:30
    Free time at Posolskiy bay The place is very beautiful and has a sandy relaxing beach, so you will have some free time for photos, walking and - if weather allows - swimming in Lake Baikal (in summer this area is one of the warmest at Baikal).
  • 12:30
    Road to Tankhoy sanctuary Departure to Tankhoy. We will have stop for a lunch on the way at road cafe (not included).
  • 14:00
    Tankhoy Sanctuary Arrival to Tankhoy sanctuary (Protected National Park). We will explore small but interesting museum at the visitors center, one located close to the shore dedicated to the history of Circum-Baikal Railway (in the past the town was a place for the icebreaker ferry connection), another one dedicated to the forest inhabitants. During time from May to October it is possible to arrange visit to the bird ringing (banding) station, which should be booked in advance and it is not included into the price.
  • 15:30
    Tankhoy Nature Trail After we will have a very relaxing walk by wooden nature trails for 2 kilometers exploring the forest and its inhabitants.
  • 17:00
    Departure from Tankhoy After the walk we will head back to Ulan-Ude or Irkutsk, depending on your route.
  • 20:00
    Arrival to Uland-Ude / Irkutsk Arrival to Ulan-Ude (200 km), we will drop you off at any place in the city. Arrival to Irkutsk around 21-00 (250 km).
Price and Notes:
1 person - 12000 rub
2 people - 7000 rub per person
3 people and more - 6000 rub per person
7 people and more - 5500 rub per person
10+ people - ask for a special price!
Start or end tour in Irkutsk costs extra 12000 rub per group of 4+ people, 7000 rub for group 1-3 people.

Price includes all transfers and guide service as per itinerary, entrance to the national park and museum. Lunch on the way is at the road cafe and paid extra (usually around 200-300 rub), optional visit to bird ringing station (300 rub per person for the group of 4+ people, 1200 rub for less people group, the station is opened from May to October). Please take on long-sleeve pants/long dress for the monastery!
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