PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP TO LAKE BAIKAL

In the realm of ice

January 24 - February 2
FEBRUARY 3 - 12
Lake Baikal in winter is a gorgeous spectacle, a real fairy tale. Its
ice is particularly transparent and covered with numerous
fissures, its ice caves and mysterious rocks are true works of art.
It is difficult to describe with words, one must see it at least once,
and better yet, take photos of it.
The itinerary :
1
Day 1
Arrival at Irkutsk
Arrival in the morning at Irkutsk. Welcome by the photographer-guide at the airport.
Settling at the hotel. Visit of the city. Dinner at the hotel, during which we get acquainted
and discuss our program.
Meals: Dinner
2
Day 2
Transfer to the « Little Sea »
On that day, we take a long trip through the Tajeran steppes, to reach the shores of
Lake Baïkal. If the weather is ok, we stop for pictures in the steppes. We reach the
Ouyouga base in late afternoon. Pictures of the sunset.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3
Day 3
Olkhon and the islands of the « Little sea »
Early departure to take pictures of the sunrise. Back to the base for lunch. Crossing
of the « Little sea », photo stops, arrival on Olkhon island, installation in B&B rooms at
the village of Khoujir (the island's « capital »). Pictures of the sunset on the S1hamans'
rock.
Night at B&B.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4
Day 4
Olkhon, north side
Early departure to take,pictures of Chamanka, back to B&B for breakfast. We explore
the north side of Olkhon island. Pictures of the ice caves. Sunset at Khoboï cape.
Night at B&B
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5
Day 5
Caves, ice and "toroses"
We continue exploring the « Little sea » and its islands, its ice caves, and its
« toroses » (piles of broken ice). In the evening, pictures of the sunset on the Ogoïisland, the largest island on the « Little sea », on top of which stands a stupa (buddhist
chapel). This island's interesting shape which is reflected on the ice at sunset.
Night at B&B.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6
Day 6
East coast of Olkhon
Departure for Ouzouri, north-east of Olkhon. There, we see the great Baïkal, wide and
majestic. We explore the eastern side of the lake, which is a lot wilder; on this side, we
also admire the magnificent view of the Bargouzine mountains. In the evening, back to
the B&B, and preparation for night photography in the ice caves.
Night at B&B.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7
Day 7
Visit of the cabin built for the movie
Have you seen the movie « In the siberian forests », based on the eponymous novel by
Sylvain Tesson ? Today, we go and visit the cabin which was built for shooting the
movie. Nothing has changed since, the same decoration and the same scenery outside.
Night at B&B.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8
Day 8
The doors of Olkhon
Departure for the village of Sakhurta. Hike on the ice of the « Doors of Olkhon »
straight, visit of the « Mare's head » island (Kobilïa golova). Night photography if the sky
is clear. Night at B&B in Sakhurta.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9
Day 9
Back to Irkutsk
This is our last day on the lake. at sunrise, we climb a hill on top of which the view of the
village and the lake is magnificent. After breakfast, we leave for Irkutsk.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
10
Day 10
Transfer to airport. Departure for Moscow.
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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2 890 EUROS

*From 3 participants (6 max)


  • All transfers in the program
  • The services of english speaking photography guide for the whole trip
  • Hotel and B&B rooms (double or twin)
  • 4X4 vehicle for the whole trip
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees to natural sites or parks
  • Ice crampons
  • Airline tickets
  • Cancellation and medical insurance
  • Meals not listed in the program
  • Alcoholic beverages during meals
  • Expenses incurred during optional activities and personal expenses
  • A single room supplement
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