BAIKAL MEANS FREEDOM

43 000 RUB

Overview

It is very hard to relax when you live in a large and bustling city. In fact your body and your soul are having a rest only with nature where you can forget about problems and just enjoy what is happening. This is called “to be free” from all everyday routine and go hand in hand with nature. Just imagine, you, night, clear starry sky, Baikal, kilometers of ice, and nothing more. Looks like you are alone million miles away. No one will bother you, you will find a complete unity with a nature, there will be a time to plunge into your thoughts, or just listen to the silence.
Or maybe you’re looking for new sensations, you want to test yourselves on the strength and to challenge the nature? Do you want to feel complete freedom from fear, difficulties and overcome the barriers?
Be sure that after our tour your expectations will be true. Be sure that you will have stories to tell your friends and brag about it. You will become one of those who crossed Baikal on foot, and crossed it in the deepest place. Be sure that you will feel the taste of absolute freedom, because Baikal knows what is “to be free.”
Winter Baikal, the concept is not samely but beautiful. It is known that Baikal begins to freeze in January, and in late February – early March, the ice reaches its maximum thickness – about 1 meter. This short period is the safest time to organize tours on ice. 
The whole tour will take place with the participation of a professional guide – hikers. Overnight will be in specialized tents constructed for extreme conditions. Meals will be organized according to the weather conditions.

Itinerary

IRKUTSK

Morning meeting at the airport / railway station with a nameplate “Baikal Vision”. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.
Lunch in the restaurant at 13:00. Discussion of the program and equipment’s check up (Special guidance discussion and equipment checking up).
Free dinner. Your guide will advise you the best restaurant or cafe according your wishes and desires. Overnight in the hotel.

KHUZHIR

Breakfast. Transfer to Khuzhir – central village in Olkhon island. Late lunch. Today you will have an excursion around Khuzhir village: Shaman Rock, one of the nine sacred place of Asia. Dinner. Overnight in the resort.

KHUZHIR – UST-BARGUZIN. CROSSING OF BAIKAL

Breakfast. Transfer to Khoboy Cape where our foot expedition will begin .If you look at the map, you will see that you (are going to cross) will cross Baikal in the widest part. The depth is about one and a half kilometers. Lunch on the way. During the expedition, you will see clear ice, hummocks, ice caves and much more. Dinner and overnight in tents.

KHUZHIR – UST-BARGUZIN. CROSSING OF BAIKAL

Breakfast. Continuation of trekking. Lunch on the way. Meeting with a driver in Barguzin Bay. Transfer to a guest house. Check-in. The rest after trekking need to be solid, so before a dinner you will have hot Russian banya. Dinner. Overnight in the guest house.

UST-BARGUZIN

Breakfast. Free day. The guide will offer you several excursions. However, our company advises you to visit the hot springs. You can enjoy the open-air bath of thermal waters, among the white snow, absorb the heat of the Earth and breathe the purest air. Dinner. Overnight in the guest house.

UST-BARGUZIN – ULAN-UDE

Breakfast. Departure to Ulan-Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia (268 km), east capital of Baikal. Arrival in the city at 13:00. Lunch in cafe of Buryat cuisine. Check-in.
Then you will visit Ivilginski temple (Datsan) – Central Buddhist Temple of Russia. Later you will go back to Ulan-Ude to walk in the city center. After walk you should say goodbuy to your guide. Today he will have a train to Irkutsk.
Dinner is free. Overnight in the hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of teh program.

  • 43 000 RUB per person in a group of 10 people
  • 44 900 RUB per person in a group of 9 people
  • 44 800 RUB per person in a group of 8 people
  • 46 000 RUB per person in a group of 7 people
  • 48 800 RUB per person in a group of 6 people
  • 53 300 RUB per person in a group of 5 people
  • 57 600 RUB per person in a group of 4 people

Price includes:

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • Visits and
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary

Price does not include:

  • Airline tickets 
  • Alcohol
  • Visa fees and
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and
  • Tips
  • Invitation letter

The sequence of visits can be changed depending on weather conditions.
Guaranteed departure from 4 people.
Accommodation is expected in rooms of the “Standard” category.
The room or hotel category can be changed according to your preferences. Please contact us before departure.

  • Trip Length: 7 days
  • Group: from 4  persons
  • Departure: on request
  • Period: February – March
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Resort, Tent
  • Activities: Excursions, Cruise, Cultural exploration
  • Transport: Private car / bus, 4WD car
  • Visited area: Irkutsk, Small Sea, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Ust-Barguzin, Ulan-Ude

Other tours

Baikal Vacation – 50 500 RUB
Insta tour to Baikal – 27 000 RUB
Baikal Drive – 50 000 RUB
Baikal Ice – 54 500 RUB
Expedition “Even ice is hot here …” – 109 900 RUB
Baikal means freedom – 43 000 RUB
Winter Classic – 35 000 RUB
Baikal Robinsons – 105 000 RUB
East and West of Baikal – 67 000 RUB
Listvyanka – visit-card of Baikal – 15 500 RUB
Olkhon – soul of Baikal – 25 500 RUB
Baikal landscapes – 76 500 RUB

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