On Lake Baikal
Beautiful City of Irkutsk
ice sculpture near Baikal
Blue Ice of Lake Baikal
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winter lake baikal
ice patterns of Lake Baikal
on Lake Baikal
Trans-Siberian Railway along Baikal
Trans-Siberian Railway along Baikal
Entering Lake Baikal
fried fish barbeque on Lake Baikal
On Lake Baikal
Blue Ice of Lake Baikal
Baikal Gate on eastern side
view of lake baikal in winter

Winter Lake Baikal 2017: An ice-cold drive and trip to and on the legendary Siberian lake

Premium travel on deep blue, inky and interspersed with innumerable air bubbles whose color is sparkling blue or blindingly white: Such is the ice of Baikal!! Located deep in Siberia, Baikal is the largest and deepest freshwater lake on the planet.

On Lake Baikal everything is very stunning and unusual : Huge blocks of ice appear to glow bright blue as they catch the sun to the ice hummocks, created through a combination of extreme winds and cold temperatures that can reach a height of 15m (50ft) to Baikal mirages locally known as holomedica to the drive itself. An extraodinary trip of exploring the legendary Siberian Lake! Price inclusive of service tax with return flight tickets, all accommodation and meals as per itinerary.

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  • Group Size Medium Groups
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Winter Lake Baikal Adventure

The “Sacred Sea” Lake Baikal is the most ancient lake in the world. Lake Baikal holds about 20% of the world’s fresh lake water, and its transparency is such that you can easily examine objects located at a depth of 50 m. At 34,000 square kilometers, Baikal is larger than Belgium. Crescent-shaped, 636 kilometers (400 miles) north-to-south, 81 kilometers across, it has 2000 kilometers of shoreline. It is more or less the same size as Lake Superior.

In winter Lake Baikal looks like the magic ice kingdom. This is especially true in late February and early March, when the lake's surface is frozen solid and the temperatures are subzero. At the same time the air is dry and the skies are surprisingly sunny. Temperatures drop much below zero at night but this is the right time for you as a traveller to explore the untouched beauty of Baikal - a completely different side of exotic Siberia.

The tour lasts for eight full days, and you start in Irkutsk, a “celebrated stop on the old Tea Road from China to Moscow.” It’s a cozy city found right in the middle of the scenic wilderness.

Travel to Olkhon Island, the largest in Lake Baikal. It is 77 km long and 15-25 km wide. This is a very beautiful and mysterious place. The climate here is different and special. It is dry in summer and not much snow in winter.

Travel and drive to North Part of Olkhon Island in morning after breakfast and see all Ice crystals and frozen lake.

There are several settlements and 5 villages in Olkhon island (Yalga, Malomorets, Khuzir, Kharantsi, Ulan-Khushin) inhabited mostly by Buryats. Khuzir is the geographical and administrative center of Olkhon. Population of the island is less then 1500 and consists of fishermen and farmers.

Listvyanka - small resort township on the bank of Lake Baikal. Activity like Baikal dog-sledding can be arranged and is an unforgettable experience - powered by a team of our friendly, handsome Kamchatka Huskies.

From Uzuri Bay we go as much as possible to Lake, driving deep inside lake and have a nice lunch on frozen Lake Baikal and then drive back to Khuzir

A package exploration trip that takes out all the hassels of travelling to this remote mountain place that too in middle of extreme winter.

Rates starting from ₹158,500/- for 7N/8D, i.e. March 1st to 8th, 2017, inclusive of service tax, to and fro flight tickets from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai. All accommodation and meals as per itinerary.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Flight tickets to and from Irkutsk. Flight tickets from Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.
  • All Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • All transportation in Toyota Hayes/Hyundai Starex/UAZ military van.
  • Services of a English-speaking guide.
  • All permits and entry fees as required.
  • All taxes including service tax.
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Extra optional activities like dog-sledding in Listvyanka.
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses and cancellations due to factors beyond our control, like worsening of weather.
  • Visa fees.
  • Single room accommodations
  • Liquors, beeers and bottled beverages
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in Inclusions
  1. March 1 Depart India and arrive in Irkutsk, Russia

    A big flight journey from Delhi/Kolkata/Chennai/Bangalore/Mumbai to arrive in Irkutsk at around 22:30 hours. Airport transfer to hotel accomodation in Irkutsk. Overnight at Hotel. Exclusions: Meals, additional transfers.

  2. March 2 Exploring Irkutsk

    Start the Tour!: After a long flight journey and leisurely breakfast we do some local sightseeing in Irkutsk - a “celebrated stop on the old Tea Road from China to Moscow.” It’s a cozy city found right in the middle of the scenic wilderness. A city tour of 3 hours to explore Irkutsk. Tranfers and guide cost included. Overnight at Irktusk hotel. Exclusions: Meals, additional transfers.

  3. March 3 Irktusk - Olkhon island

    Drive to Olkhon Island: Enroute covering various scenic spots we saw and stay at Khuzir in a comfortable guest House. Accommodation, guide, and dinner included. Exclusions: Breakfast & lunch, additional transfers.

  4. March 4 Exploring the Northern part of Olkhon island

    Drive to North Part of Olkhon Island in morning after breakfast and see all Ice crystals and frozen lake . Include transfer to Khoboy (North part of Olkhon Island), excursion, accommodation in Uziri Bay - basic accommodation in a local ger or guest house, guide, meals (B+L+D). Exclusions: Additional transfers.

  5. March 5 Exploring Baikal and having picnic lunch on ice!

    From Uzuri Bay go as much as possible to Lake, for a feeling of deep inside lake and have a nice lunch and then drive back to Khuzir and stay again there in Homestay. The price include excursion to ice with a picnic on ice, comfortable accommodation in guest House ( in Khuzir), guide, meals (B+L+D). Exclusions: Additional transfers.

  6. March 6 Khuzir to Listvyanka

    A scenic drive to Listvyanka - small resort township on the bank of Lake Baikal. A walking exursion can be done over here on Lake Baikal. The price include transfer to Listvyanka, accommodation in guest House or mini hotel, guide, and breakfast. Overnight at the hotel in Listvyanka. Exclusions: Lunch + Dinner, insurance, additional transfers.

  7. March 7 Listvyanka to Irktusk

    From Lystvianka explore there in morning and in afternoon drive back to Irktusk. Optinal activity include dog-sledding on Lake Baikal ice! Overnight at hotel in Irkutsk. The price include transfer to Irkutsk, accommodation in hotel/hostel, guide, breafast. Exlusions: Lunch and dinner, insurance, additional transfers, optional activities like dog-sledding

  8. March 8 Morning flight from Irktusk to India

    Say adios to the Siberia and Lake Baikal for the morning transfer to the Irkutsk airport for taking the flight back to Delhi/Kolkata/Chennai/Bangalore/Mumbai. Exclusions: Neals (B+L+D), insurance, additional transfers.

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Shared Rooms included in teh Price Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Individual Rooms not included in the Price Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
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Reviewed on 14/1/2016
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Travel Date 1st to 8th of March, 2017 Trip Status Price (PP) Including service tax, flights to and from Irkutsk, all accomodation with meals as per itinerary  
1st March to 8th March, 2017
Available
₹158,500/- for 4 persons. Maximum of 4 persons in a van/SUV.