Grote oversteek van het Baikalmeer

Een avontuurlijke rondreis op het ijs van Baikalmeer

7 dagen februari - maart

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Do you want to go for a real adventure on ice in Siberia? If that’s so, our tour “Lake Baikal’s Great Crossing” was made just for you!  Cross the deepest part of the legendary Lake Baikal and find yourself 40 miles (60 km) away from any human habitation.

Drawing on our years of experience, we created a brand new tour, for those like you who wish to experience genuine adventures.

See the stunning, untouched landscapes spread before your eyes as you travel from Olkhon Island to Bargusin. From the western bank to the eastern bank, the lake is 30 miles wide. Crossing it doesn’t imply any kind of physical training; nor do you need any special gear except from your personal belongings. The equipment needed for the group will be waiting for you on site, in Baikal Ice Camp. You will also be provided with an expedition sled and ice cleats so you can walk on ice safely.

In order that you find yourself as comfortable may be, your accommodations were specially designed to resist extreme conditions. Welcome to Baikal Ice Camp!

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Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival to Irkutsk

11:00 TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL
If you arrive later, we can suggest for you the individual transfer.  *Transfer outside the program is for supplement.
12:00 CHECK-IN THE HOTEL
13:00 LUNCH — NOT INCLUDED
15:00 MEETING WITH YOUR GUIDE NEAR THE RECEPTION OF THE HOTEL
Discussion of the program and equipment’s check up. You are free to ask any questions that you may have or just get to know your guide and other participants of the group.
16:00 FREE TIME IN IRKUTSK
You can buy everything you need, go for a walk (the hotel is situated in the city-centre), taste the local cuisine or just sleep enough in the hotel’s room. As option, we can add the city-tour (pedestrian or by car) – not included in teh cost of the tour.
DINNER — NOT INCLUDED
OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL
 

Day 2. Olkhon island – the heart of lake Baikal

09:30 MEETING WITH YOUR DRIVER AND GUIDE IN THE HOTEL

10:00 TRANSFER IRKUTSK – KHUJIR

On the way you will make a short stops to take photos.

12:00 LUNCH IN THE LOCAL CAFE — NOT INCLUDED
You will taste some dishes of ethnic cuisine of Buryatia. Not included, to pay on site in cash.
13:00 CONTINUATION OF THE WAY
En route we will stop in the sacred place for blandishing the main Baikal spirit – Burhan. Our guide will tell you about all peculiarities of this tradition. The most important thing is to have the clear mind and heart. Crossing of the straight Olkhonskiye Vorota by 4×4 on the ice.
16:00 ARRIVAL TO KHUJIR
Check-in at the resort. Free time to have a walk around the village, discovery of Burkhan rock, residence of the Baikal spirits, site of shamanic cult and one of the nine Buddhist sanctuaries of Asia. Visit of the village.
19:00 DINNER IN THE RESORT
OVERNIGHT IN THE RESORT
 

Day 3. Beginning of the crossing

07:30 BREAKFAST
08:00 TRANSFER KHUZHIR – CAPE KHOBOY
Transfer by off-road vehicle (UAZ) to the starting point of our crossing – cape Khoboy situated in the north of the island. From there you will discover a magnificent panorama of the frozen lake. Stops along the way to explore the caves, grottos and islands.
10:00 START OF CROSSING
Heading towards the eastern shore, we will pass through the widest and the deepest part of Lake Baikal. During these two days every participant will pull his personal clothes in special sleds. *7 h 30 min of trekking with sled (25 km)
13:00 LUNCH ON THE OPEN AIR
14:00 CONTINUATION OF THE TREKKING
17:00 ARRIVAL TO THE CAMP
Accommodation in the real camp on the Baikal ice situated in the geographic centre of eh lake on the boundary between the Irkutsk region and the Republic of Buryatia. The ritual of meeting and greeting where every participant of the group can try to bore the ice. The briefing. In the camp there will be the comfortable and warm boots – Russian valenky.
18:00 DINNER
Hot meals (food cooked on gas burner).
19:30 RUSSIAN BANYA
After the long journey, there is nothing more relaxing then the banya and the herbal tea.
 
OVERNIGHT IN THE TENT
Heated tent, placed in the middle of the lake.
 

Day 4. Day on Baikal ice

08:30 BREAKFAST IN THE CAMPING
10:00 FREE DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF BAIKAL
Today you will have a day at leisure on the Baikal ice. For those who prefer the active rest, we suggest to go skating or to walk near the camp. The transparent ice, the ice-hummocks and breaks will allow you to make thousand of photos. If you are keen of the photo, we suggest you to wake up earlier and make photos of the Baikal ice in the morning sunshine. For those who like the measured rest there is an Ice bar – the special menu of the ice exotic things. The purest ice is everywhere – around you and even in your glass.
13:00 LUNCH ON THE ICE
15:00 FREE TIME
For the most sportif participants of the group we propose to play the ice hockey !
18:00 DINNER
Hot meals (food cooked on gas burner).
 
OVERNIGHT IN THE TENT
Heated tent, placed in the middle of the lake.
 

Day 5. Eastern coast of the Baikal

08:00 BREAKFAST
09:00 CONTINUATION OF THE ICE-TREKKING
Today we continue our journey to the eastern coast of the lake Baikal. This coast is flatter and behind it there are the Barguzin and Khamar-Daban mointains. Normally there are more snow then of the western coast. *7 h 30 min of trekking with sled (25 km)
13:00 LUNCH IN THE OPEN AIR
17:00 FINISH OF THE TREKKING AND TRANSFER TO UST-BARGUZIN
At the end of the day you will be transferred by 4×4 to the village of Ust-Barguzin.
18:30 CHECK-IN AND RUSSIAN BANYA
Arrival and check-in in the guest house. After several days of physical activity it its time to take traditional Russian banya!
19:00 DINNER
Dishes prepared by the locals
OVERNIGHT IN THE GUEST HOUSE

 

Day 6. Ulan-Ude – the capital of Buryatia

09:00 BREAKFAST
10:00 TRANSFER UST-BARGUZIN – ULAN-UDE
In the beginning our way goes along the shore of the lake and then passes through taiga forests.
13:00 LUNCH IN THE CAFÉ OF TRADITIONAL BURIAT CUISINE — NOT INCLUDED
Not included, payment on site in cash.
14:00 ARRIVAL IN ULAN-UDE
15:00 VISIT OF THE IVOLGINSKY DATSAN
Ivolginsky datsan is a place serving the most important place of worship in Buryatia and the centre of Buddhism in Russia, located in a beautiful steppe.
19:00 DINNER — NOT INCLUDED
22:30 DEPARTURE TO IRKUTSK BY NIGHT TRAIN
Train, 2nd class compartment, 4 berths
NIGHT ON BOARD OF THE TRAIN
 

Day 7. Return to Irkutsk

07:15 ARRIVAL IN IRKUTSK

07:45 TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Data en prijzen

22.02.2020 - v.a. € 990,-

25.02.2020 - v.a. € 990,-

28.02.2020 - v.a. € 990,-

02.03.2020 - v.a. € 990,-

05.03.2020 - v.a. € 990,-

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