Irkutsk - Olkhon Island. Big Adventure! - Unusual Excursions In Irkutsk

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Irkutsk - Olkhon Island. Big Adventure! - Unusual Excursions In Irkutsk
Irkutsk - Olkhon Island. Big Adventure! - Unusual Excursions In Irkutsk

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Baikal is a living organism, and on this excursion you will go to its heart. The way to the island from Irkutsk is not easy, but such a trip will show you a great lake in all its diversity, because Olkhon is Baikal in miniature. Breathtaking panoramas from the rocks, sacred places, the smooth surface of water and seals or ice cracks and grottoes: on this day you will know and love the sea of ​​Siberia. Individual excursion for 1-7 people Duration More than 12 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car 25,000 rubles per excursion Price for 1-7 people, regardless of the number of participants

What awaits you

The road to Olkhon - acquaintance with the traditions of the region We will overcome the first part of the way along the old American Highway to the village of Bayandai - the center of the sacred land for the Buryats. Stops will be at the shaman's temple on the top of Mount Kapsal and at the Buddhist datsan in the village of Ust-Ordynsky. This will help you understand how people live, what they believe in and what people think about in such a multinational region of Russia

In Bayandai we will turn sharply to the east and go to Lake Baikal. We will drive through a mountain pass, on top of which there is a stele with a map of the Olkhonsky region. From there we will gradually descend to the Tazheran steppes. Here, at the mouth of the Anga River, you will discover the secrets of ancient petroglyphs. We will also stop at the monument to Khan Guta Babai, the owner of Lake Baikal in the form of an eagle. From here we will admire the panorama of the surroundings.

Heart of Baikal - Olkhon Island from south to north We will find ourselves on the shore of the lake-sea in the Olkhon Gate Strait, which separates us from the main destination of the trip by ferry. In winter, the official ice road is open - thanks to it, we will be able to safely drive on the ice, inspect the frozen grottoes and splashes. On the shore, we will change to jeeps and continue driving along Olkhon Island, stopping in the most picturesque places. Offers

  • Cape Burkhan (Shamanka rock) - one of the nine Great Shrines of Asia and, according to legend, the haven of the spirit of the lake. After admiring Baikal from postcards, we will have lunch at a local cuisine cafe in the village of Khuzhir. In the afternoon, if time permits, you will visit the local extraordinary church, art gallery and local history museum.
  • Cape Khoboy - the northern tip of Olkhon. In summer, in calm, dry weather, there is a great chance to see charming seals. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the widest part of the lake and learn about the sacred Baikal triangle.
  • Village Uzury - one of four places on the rocky eastern bank of Olkhon, where you can go down to the water. We will talk about its name, features and the deepest point of Baikal.

Then we have to return to Irkutsk with dinner at one of the best cafes of Buryat cuisine in the Baikal region.

Organizational details

  • Please note: this journey will take at least 18 hours, so be prepared for a long road (total distance over 700 km)
  • There will be a lot of hiking, so wear good trekking shoes with ankle protection

What is included in the price and what is not

  • Transport included. In January and April, khivus is paid additionally for transportation to Olkhon and back - 800 rubles. per person.
  • Entrance fees not included: Khuzhir Museum of Local Lore - 100 rubles per person, recreational fee for visiting the protected area - 300 rubles. per person
  • The route includes stops for lunch and dinner at local cafes. Food and drinks are charged additionally.

Venue

Start of the excursion in Irkutsk by appointment.You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.

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