ADVENTURES IN4X4 ON FROZEN LAKE BAIKAL

In Shamans' country

FEBRUARY 22nd - March 2nd 2022
This trip is an opportunity to admire the beauty of lake Baïkal when it's completely frozen. We travel in a UAZ 4x4, which stops frequently and lets us walk on the ice, touch it, go inside caves, take pictures.....We can also meet local people, see their way of life, taste traditional meals, and of course visit the unique shamanic place of worship.
The itinerary:
1
Day1
Arrival day
Morning arrival in Irkutsk. Welcome by the english speaking guide at the airport.Check-in at the hotel. Visit of the city. Dinner at the hotel, during which we get acquainted and discuss the program.
Meals: Dinner

2
Day2
Transfer to the «Little sea»
On that day, we take a long trip through the Tajeran steppes, to reach the shores of Lake Baïkal. We reach the Ouyouga base in late afternoon. We go take a walk on the ice, and admire the colors of the sunset. Night in Ouyouga.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3
Day3
Exploring the islands of the «Little sea»
Morning departure with our 4x4 to explore the islands of the « Little sea », including Ogoï, the largest island, on top of which lays a stupa (a buddhist chapel). In the evening, we reach Khoujir, the capital of Olkhon Island. Night at B&B in Khoujir.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4
Day4
The Shamans' rock and capeKhoboi
Today we explore the Bourkhanerock, a shamanic place of worship, where the god of the Baïkal resides. Then our 4x4 takes us to the northern tip of the island, cape Khoboi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5
Day5
Heading east: Ouzouri
We leave the « Little sea » towards the Great Baikal, on the eastern coast of the island. We head towards Ouzouri, a tiny hamlet of a few houses on the shore. This side of the island is wilder, almost unpopulated. We explore the ice, the
«toroses» (heaps of broken ice), and enjoy the scenery of the Bargouzine Mounts. In the evening, back to the B&B in Khoujir.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6
Day6
The cabin from the movie
Have you seen the movie « In the siberian forests » from the eponymous novel by Sylvain Tesson ? On this day, we visit the cabin which was built for shooting the movie. Nothing has changed since, the same interior, and the same surrounding scenery. Night at B&B in Khoujir.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7
Day7
The «Doors of the Olkhon»
In the morning we head towards the straight of the « Doors of the Olkhon ». During summer, this is where the ferry connecting the island and the mainland departs. We visit the island « Mare's Head » (Kobilïa golova). We can also hike up a hill from which the view of the village and the lake is magnificent. Night in B&B Sakhurta.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8
Day8
BacktoIrkutsk
Transfer day. We bid farewell to lake Baïkal, and drive to Irkutsk. Night at the hotel in Irkutsk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
9
Day9
Departure day
Transfer to the airport
Meals: Breakfast
Please note:The program may be modified to take into account the quality of the ice, weather conditions, the group's abilities, or any other safety concerns.
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*From 3 to 6 participants


  • All transfers included in the program
  • The services of an english speaking guide for the whole trip
  • Hotel and B&B rooms (double or twin)
  • Transportation by 4x4 during the whole trip
  • Meals listed in the program
  • Entrance fees to natural sites or parks
  • Ice soles
  • International flights
  • Visas and insurance
  • Meals not listed in the program
  • Alcohol during meals
  • Expenses incurred during optional activities and personal expenses
  • Supplement for individual room
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