Pristine Ice of Baikal

from 75900Р (7 days) 7+

Travel attractions: the spiritual capital of Siberia, the oldest church in Siberia in one of the largest open-air museums in Russia, the best museum of Baikal in the world, the widest source of the river on the planet, the most complex and interesting railway in Russia, the main ski resort of Baikal region on Mount Sobolinaya, the ancient mountain range of the planet Khamar-Daban, warm lakes on the Snowy River, winter fishing on the Sable Lakes,  the origin of the Mongolian people, the hot mineral springs of the Tunka Valley, the mineralogical pearl of Siberia, the symbolic beginning of Baikal.

1 DAY (Saturday): Meeting with Baikal
Meeting with the guide. Transfer to the museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy".
10:00-13:00 Excursion around the territory of the Taltsy museum. The museum is located on a picturesque glade, descending to a sandy beach on the banks of the Angara River. At the site of the museum was once the first glass factory in Siberia, founded by the famous scientist Laxmann and "King of Alaska" Alexander Baranov. Here you will see more than 9 thousand exhibits and more than 100 monuments of wooden architecture, among which the wooden Kazan church is the oldest in Siberia, and also the real towers of the 350 years old Ilim wooden fortress.13:00-14:00 Lunch at the museum in an old wooden manor house.
14:00-15:00 Transfer to Listvyanka and check-in at one of the hotels, according to the selected accommodation level.
15:00-16:00 Excursion to the nerpinarium (pool with a trained seals) in Listvyanka. Meeting with the charming Queen of Baikal, one of the three freshwater seals on the planet – the Baikal nerpa. You will not only learn all the secrets of its underwater life, but also appreciate its natural talents to show tricks and amaze the public with its insight. After performance visit to the largest souvenir market on Baikal.16:00-17:00 Transfer to the ski lift to the observation platform "Stone of Chersky". Climb to the observation deck with one of the best panoramic views at the source of Angara river, the port of Baikal and the Listvyanichniy bay.17:00-19:00 Transfer to the museum of Baikal in Listvyanka. Excursion to the Museum of Baikal at the Limnological Institute of the SB RAS. A walk along the dendropark "Kamenushki", where almost all kinds of vegetation of the Baikal shore are collected. Virtual dive to the bottom of the deepest lake in the world. Inspection of aquariums with unique representatives of the fauna of Lake Baikal. Acquaintance with microscopic inhabitants of waters with the help of microscopes. A walk along the dendropark "Kamenushki" among evergreen Siberian cedars, to one of the best observation platforms in Listvyanka.
19:00 Dinner at the hotel.
2 DAY (Sunday): Journey through the Circum-Baikal Railway
08:00-09:00 Breakfast at the hotel. 
09:00-10:00 Meeting with the guide. Transfer to the pier in the village Listvyanka.
10:00-10:30 Boarding a hovercraft, crossing to Port Baikal through the source of the Angara River.
10:30-11:00 Visit to the museum of the Circum-Baikal Railway (CBR) in Port Baikal.
11:00-11:30 Departure from Port Baikal on the hovercraft along the Circum-Baikal Railway. Transfer to the complex of tunnels at 87th km.11:30-12:00 Excursion stop at the tunnel №5 (87th km). Overlook of the tunnel No. 5, dilapidated gallery No. 2 and the old crash site of the train.12:00-12:20 Transfer to Birch Cape (100th km).
12:20-12:50 Excursion walk along Birch Cape. Discovering of the abandoned site of the old Trans-Sibirean magistral, "Italian" retaining wall destroyed by the collapse and the tunnel portal No. 9 “Birch”, as well as galleries №6.
12:50-13:00 Transfer to the stop point 102nd km (Shumikha).
13:00-13:40 Excursion walk near the village of Shumikha. Overlook of the Italian section of the CBR, passing through the longest gallery No. 7 “Shumikhinskaya”, acquaintance with the "Italian" retaining wall.13:40-14:00 Transfer to the stopping point is 110th km (Polovinnaya).
14:00-15:30 Stop at the village of Polovinnaya. Lunch at local residents. Free time. Passage through the longest tunnel on the CBR.15:30-16:00 Transfer to the stopping point 123th km (Kirkirey).
16:00-16:30 Excursion walk along Cape Kirkirey. Discovering of the place of the link of the Trans-Siberian Railway, passing through the abandoned tunnel No. 18, acquaintance with a set of retaining walls.16:30-16:50 Transfer to Pillars Cape (130 km).
16:50-17:30 Overlook of the Devil's Bridge across the Shabartuy River, Cape Pillars, tunnel No. 25 "With the Foot" and the Reinforced Concrete Gallery No. 12.17:30-18:30 Transfer to Slyudyanka-1 station (with good ice conditions, we can take a look at the tunnel complex at Cape Khabartuy (144th km), an old viaduct at the station Old Angasolka (149th km) and Cape Shamans (159 km)).
18:30-19:00 A walk to the building of Slyudyanka-1 station, entirely faced with marble and built by Italian craftsmen.19:00-19:30 A transfer from the hovercraft on a comfortable minibus. Transfer to the city of Baikalsk.
20:00 Check in the hotel in accordance with the chosen level of accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.

3 DAY (Monday): Rest Day at the Sable Mountain.
Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00-13:00 Skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of Sable Mountain in the village of Baikalsk. 12 slopes of different levels of complexity with a total length of 15 km. The maximum elevation difference is 475 m, the highest elevation is 1004 m.13:00-14:00 Lunch at the top of the mountain in the panoramic cafe "Altitude 900".14:00-18:00 After skiing, vacation is just beginning. Complex of procedures in the center of beauty and health of the mountain resort "Sable Mountain". Swimming in the pool.18:00-19:00 Return to the center of Baikalsk. Dinner at the hotel.

4 DAY (Tuesday): Warm lakes on the Snezhnaya River
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00-10:00 Transfer to Warm Lakes at the foot of the most ancient mountain range of Eurasia – Khamar-Daban.10:00-11:00 After a short training course on snowmobiles ride on a virgin snow along the Snowy River to the Fork, where the Selenginka River flows into Snowy River. 11:00-13:00 Continuation of skiing to the Sable Lakes – habitats of grayling. On request, you can organize ice fishing (the catch on Sable Lakes is traditionally quite good).13:00-14:00 Picnic in the taiga hut.
14:00-16:00 Return to the tourist center near the Warm Lakes.
16:00-18:00 A picnic in the taiga wintery, and also a wonderful taiga Russian sauna (after the bath – hot mulled wine or tea with taiga herbs and honey to choose from).
18:00-19:00 Return to Baikalsk. Dinner at the hotel. 

5 DAY (Wednesday): Hot mineral springs of the sacred Tunka valley    
 Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00-11:00 Entering the territory of Tunkinsky National Park, visiting the stupa Dashi Gama on the border with the Republic of Buryatia and in the sacred place of Khoryooma Shuneken.
11:00-12:00 Visit the ancient Russian settlement of Tunka, where we will visit the Intercession Church and the cone of the extinct volcano Noyony-Habtash.
12:00-13:00 Visit to the Khoymorsk datsan in the village of Arshan, founded by the outstanding Buddhist figure and teacher of the Dalai Lama XIII Agvan Dorzhiev.13:00-14:00 Lunch in the village of Arshan in the traditions of Buryat cuisine.
14:00-15:30 Walk along the mineral springs along the Kyngarga River along the forest trail to the first waterfall.
15:30-16:00 Tasting the mineral water of the resort Arshan from natural sources. Walk along the market of healing Sayan herbs.16:00-17:00 Transfer to the village of Zhemchug. Bathing in hot methane terms of Zhemchug mineral springs to wash off tiredness after a long journey.
17:00-19:00 Transfer to Baikalsk.
19:00 Dinner at the hotel.

6 DAY (Wednesday): Trans-Baikal Expedition
Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00-12:00 Transfer by snowmobile on the ice of Lake Baikal to Listvyanka on the opposite western shore. The depth of Baikal in this places reaches 1,400 meters.12:00-14:00 Transfer to the center of Listvyanka village (luggage will be delivered to the hotel by car to the moment when the guests arrive in Listvyanka). Settling in one of the hotels in Listvyanka, according to the chosen level of accommodation. Lunch at the hotel.
14:00-18:00 Transfer to the Center of Sledding Sports in the village Listvyanka. After a short briefing in the sleds controlling you will start the trip along the Cross Valley. Initially, the instructor will stand and control the sleds and the guest will sit on it. During the journey, the instructor and the guest change places: the kayur sits in the sledge, and the guest stands on the sleds. The route passes to the Black Pass. On the way, small stops will be made. Return to the Center of Sledding Sports by the end of daylight hours.18:00-19:00 Dinner at the hotel.

7 DAY (Friday): Excursion around the spiritual capital of Siberia
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00-10:00 Transfer to the city of Irkutsk. Check in a hotel in Irkutsk in accordance with the chosen level of accommodation.
10:00-11:00 The beginning of a sightseeing tour around the city of Irkutsk. Stopping at the place of Irkutsk foundation near the Church of the Savior. Walking along the veterans alley to the memorial of the Eternal Flame, the overlook of the Epiphany Cathedral.11:00-11:30 A ride along the embankment of the Angara River to the oldest in Siberia triumphal arch of the Moscow Gate. On the way, overlook of the central square of the city, across the main merchant street of the city with old mansions.
11:30-12:00 Visit to the oldest in Siberia nunnery in the name of the Sign of the Mother of God with burials of writers, public figures and Decembrists. The worship of the relics of St. Innocent Kulchitsky - the first ruler of the largest diocese in the world. Overlook of the only monument in Russia to Admiral Alexander Kolchak.
12:00-12:20 A ride along the Labor District of Irkutsk, on the way overlook one of the most famous prisons in Russia - the Irkutsk "White Swan". Visit to the most beatiful church of Siberia in the name of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God. 
12:20-12:30 Drive along the central avenues of the city of Irkutsk. On the way, an inspection of the lacy wooden mansion of A.I. Shastin (House of Europe), a block of Decembrists with the old manors of princes S.G.Volkonsky and S.P.Trubetskoy.
12:30-12:40 Stop at the most beautiful monument in Russia to Emperor Alexander III, walk around Alexander Square, visit to the "Moorish Castle" and the White House.12:40-13:00 The tour ends at the famous 130th Quarter near the monument to the symbol of the city of Irkutsk – the mighty Babr next to the famous Cross Exaltation Church. Return to the hotel.13:00-14:00 Lunch in one of the best cafes in Irkutsk.
14:00-15:00 Visit to one of the museums in Irkutsk.
15:00-19:00 Free time. Walking along the "Fashion Quarter" – one of the largest shopping centers of the city of Irkutsk. Return to the hotel.
19:00 Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 8 (Saturday): Return back home
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport, railway or bus station.Attention! If you intend to visit other places during the trip, we are ready to develop an individual program for you. In addition, you can change the number of excursions in the trip, replacing them with free days for rest.

The cost of the tour includes:
  • Meeting in Irkutsk.
  • Guide service throughout the trip.
  • All transfers by the program.
  • Rent of snowmobiles and sporting goods.
  • Accommodation in Listvyanka (2 nights).
  • Accommodation in Baikalsk (4 nights).
  • Accommodation in Irkutsk (1 night)
  • All breakfast, lunches on DAY 2 and 6.
  • Entrance tickets to museums.
  • Recreational fees for visiting nature conservation areas.
  • Complex program of rest at the mountain resort "Sable Mountain".
  • Dog sledding in Listvyanka.
  • Excursion around the Circum-Baikal railway.
  • Excursion to the village Listvyanka and the museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy".
  • Sightseeing tour of the historical part of the city of Irkutsk.
  • Excursion to the islands of Small Sea Strait.
  • Excursion to Cape Khoboy.
  • Excursion to the Warm lakes. 
The tour price does not include:
  • The cost of air travel, railway crossing or road to the starting point of travel.
  • The cost of additional services and excursions not indicated in the travel program.
Attention! Children under 12 years old receive a 10% discount.

Attention! The cost of the air flight Moscow-Irkutsk-Moscow (12 flying hours) for 2020 is from 11,400 rubles for 1 person in the economy class. Most flights from Moscow are at the evening time, so arrival to Irkutsk will take place the next morning. The cost of the Moscow-Irkutsk-Moscow railway travel (7 days of travel) for 2020 is from 18,300 rubles for 1 person in the "coupe" class. All this must be taken into account when you planning your trip. When you’re buying a trip, we can book tickets for the dates of interest for you at the lowest price on the market.

If you need assistance in obtaining a visa in the Russian Federation we can help you in a collection of complete package of documents (it will cost you from 7900 to 77200 rubles, depending on the type of visa and the consular fee).


  • сrampons for walking on Baikal ice;
  • set of moisture-removing thermal underwear;
  • 2-3 pairs of wool socks;
  • mountain winter gloves;
  • hat, covering the ears and face or balaclava with a hood;
  • fleece or wool jacket;
  • down jacket or Alaska-style jacket;
  • windproof light jacket or windbreaker;
  • warm waterproof shoes or trekking boots;
  • sunglasses and sunblock cream;
  • swimwear and plastic slippers;
  • thermos and a small hiking backpack;
  • cash, since there are few ATMs at Baikal;
  • camera, video camera, extra batteries and a tripod;
  • If you are taking any medications, do not forget to take them with you!
The price of travel depends on the level of accommodation:
Below are the hotels in Listvyanka, Baikalsk and Irkutsk.

Attention! Surcharge for single occupancy + 20% of travel cost

Accommodation level: ECONOM

Hotel "Baikal" (Listvyanka)
Country hotel "Baikal" is located in the village of Listvyanka, at the source of the Angara River, at the height of the bird's flight. This is a modern hotel with a wide range of additional services: a ski resort, a restaurant "Tsarsky" and a bath-house, a tennis court, a children's room, a conference room. Each room has a refrigerator, TV, telephone with a city number and the possibility of long-distance and international communication, a toilet room with a bath. The hotel windows offer a picturesque view of Lake Baikal. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Hotel "Molodezhnaya" (Baikalsk)The hotel is located in the administrative center of Baikalsk, a 15-minute walk to Baikal, and the same time to the Sobolinaya Mountain resort. Rooms kept clean and tidy. The staff is friendly and courteous. Landscaped and well-groomed adjoining territory, with the creative compositions of stone and wood placed on it. There is a cafe, Wi-Fi, sauna, billiards, children's corner. Two-room rooms with 2 single or 1 double bed, equipped with TV, shower and small dining room (refrigerator, kettle, microwave oven).

Hotel "Fregat"
Hotel "Fregat" is located near the banks of the Angara River, in an ecologically clean and quiet area of the city. The convenient location of the hotel complex will allow you to reach the city center in 10 minutes, 5 minutes from Irkutsk International Airport and 15 minutes from the railway station. You will have everything you need for a pleasant stay and active life. Each room has a single or double bed, a bedside table, a wardrobe, a coffee table with comfortable chairs, TV and a telephone. The room rate includes breakfast buffet.

Accommodation level: STANDARD

Hotel "Mayak" (Listvyanka)
Rest in the hotel on the shore of Lake Baikal - all this is a modern country hotel "Mayak", which is located in the heart of Listvyanka. Elegant and spacious rooms. The interior is decorated in pastel colors, on the floor - high quality carpet. Furniture from natural wood will please with convenience and beauty. Each room has one double or two single beds, wardrobe, bedside table, chest of drawers, mirror, full bathroom, air conditioning. Some rooms have a large area, which makes it possible to install additional space. Most rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Baikal. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Recreation center "White Sable" (Baikalsk)The recreation center "White Sable" is located in the city of Baikalsk at the foot of the mountain "Sobolinaya". "White Sable" has everything for a comfortable stay: a sauna, a playground, a summer swimming pool, gazebos on greenery. Nearby is a beautiful two-story cafe, connected by a warm transition to the hotel. Free Wi-fi in the entire hotel. The small cozy double rooms are decorated in pastel colors, with carpeted floors. In each room: one large double bed or two single beds, bedside tables, a coffee table, a hanger with a mirror, a plasma TV, a minibar, an individual safe, a separate bathroom (an individual set of towels, a hairdryer, a shower, a washbasin, toilet). The windows of all rooms overlook the resort "Sobolinaya Mountain". In the room you will find everything you need for a comfortable stay. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.
Hotel "Irkutsk" (Irkutsk)Hotel "Irkutsk" is a modern hotel complex with developed infrastructure. Located on the embankment of the Angara River, in a quiet historical part of the city, within walking distance of the main cultural and historical sights of Irkutsk. For your rest - the restaurant "Irkutsk" with European cuisine, a lobby bar. In the room - a comfortable double or two twin beds, desk, cable TV, telephone, free Internet access, refrigerator, air conditioning. In the bathroom - hairdryer, bath accessories. In the hallway there is a large wardrobe. For guests of the hotel "Irkutsk", visit the gym - for free!  A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Accommodation level: LUXURY

Hotel "Mayak" (Listvyanka)
Rest in a hotel on the shores of Baikal - all this is a modern country hotel "Mayak", which is located in the heart of the village Listvyanka. Elegant spacious rooms. The interior is decorated in pastel colors, on the floor - carpet of high quality. Natural wood furniture will delight the convenience and beauty. In each spacious and bright room you will find a large double bed (or two separate), bedside tables, dressing table with mirror, wardrobe, TV, as well as a telephone, air conditioning and a full bathroom. There is enough space in the rooms of this category to receive guests and spend time in good company, admiring the beauty of Baikal from your window. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Hotel "Melnitsa" (Baikalsk)The hotel is located at the foot of the mountain "Sobolinaya", 500 meters from the ski resort and is one of the most elite places of residence of Baikalsk. The cozy atmosphere, the aroma of the coniferous forest and the service at the highest level make the rest here unforgettable. A wireless Internet connection is available. A spacious restaurant with a fireplace, where you can prepare Russian cuisine. Billiards with a real Russian bath. Each room has an entrance hall, a large bedroom, dressing furniture, a double or two single beds and a sofa, a TV and a telephone, a radio, a fully equipped kitchen, a toilet room (bath, shower, toilet). A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Hotel complex «North Sea»
The fashionable nine-storey hotel complex “North Sea” is located right on the embankment of the Angara River, exactly in the middle between the center of Irkutsk and the airport, being only 5km from both points. Walking distance to supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, nearby promenade is ideal for walking. For guests there is a large secure parking and luggage storage. The cozy room with beautiful comfortable furniture made of natural wood and is equipped with a large double bed or two twin beds, a working place and a seating area. In-room air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, kettle, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, free Wi-Fi. The room rate includes breakfast buffet.

Price list:

Number of people in the group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-10 11-13 14-18 19-23 24-32 33-39 40-49
SUITE, RUB. 276900 170300 140500 125600 116700 112800 108800 105600 103300 101700 99900 97600 95100
STANDARD, RUB 252800 152800 124500 110400 101900 99400 96500 91800 89700 88200 86500 84300 81900
ECONOM, RUB 228000 144700 117200 103400 95100 92800 88900 85600 83500 82100 80500 78300 75900