Lake Baikal.

Baikal: the world's deepest lake


Baikal mix: 3 in 1

The route.

Grade of difficultymoderate

Season: June to September

Group: 6 - 10 people plus Wild Russia tour leader and local guides

Land cost:  6 pax - $950 per person

Weather: daytime+ 25-35 , night +15-25 .

Accommodation: during rafting- comfortable tents, in Listvyanka - wooden cottages.

Transport: minivan

Guides: local support team and Wild Russia tour leader

The price includes:
Wild Russia Tour leader, local guide service; All transfers according to the itinerary; Accommodation B&B; Full board during hiking/rafting, breakfasts in Listvyanka; Rent of rafting and camping equipment; Museum entrance fee and excursion.

Domestic flight airfare; Over luggage if any; Personal expenses; Tips; Medical insurance are not included.


Irkutsk - upper reach of Irkut river - Sludyanka - Listvyanka - Irkutsk

This trip combines several activities - rafting down Irkut river, hiking in Sayan mountains, Round Baikal Railway excursion trip and Lake Baikal sightseeing in Listvyanka.

Active part of the trip starts with 1 day hiking at mountain plateau with a number of glacial lakes near Mongolian border. It is a junction of several mountain ridges - Tunkinskii, Kitoiskii and Bolshoi Sayan.

Irkut river heads from alpine meadows under Munku Sarduk - the highest peak in East Sayans (3491 m or 11450 ft asl), and flows in Angara river in Irkutsk city. Rafting down upper reaches of Irkut is not difficult but the river runs fast and rapids are numerous though not dangerous. The river winds among steep rocky sides of Tunkinskii ridge.

After rafting you will travel down Round Baikal Railway which is another highlight of the Lake Baikal. This railroad is a masterpiece of road construction built in the end of 19 century, it cost more than any other Russian railway and became one of the most famous railroad constructions. 90 km of it contains 38 tunnels, numerous galleries, bridges and viaducts.

At last you arrive in Listvyanka that offers a wide range of activities - visiting local museum and St Nicholas church, exploring local fish and souvenir markets, hiking and Lake Baikal sightseeing.

7 days, 6 nights

Note: the program is indicative only and may be customized according to your preferences



Day 1. Arrive to Irkutsk. Transfer to Mondy village (330 km). On the way you will see Khamar-Daban and Tunkinskii mountain ranges, and enjoy a good scenery of the Lake Baikal. Overnight in tents.
Day 2. One day hiking to Oka plateau, picnic in the alpine meadow zone with a scenery of East Sayan with its highest peak Mount Munku Sardik (3491 m) and glacial lakes. After picnic return to the camp. Overnight in tents.
Day 3. Instruction and beginning of rafting down Irkut river (Grade 2). Overnight in tents.
Day 4. Continue rafting down to Moigoty village (30 km). Overnight in tents.
Day 5. Transfer to Sludianka by bus. Round Baikal Railway tour by excursion train to Port Baikal. Ferry to Listvyanka. Accommodation in cottage.
Day 6. Sightseeing in Listvyanka, Lake Baikal Museum, Saint Nicholas Church, optionally hiking to scenic spot with Lake Baikal scenery, visiting fish and souvenir markets. Overnight in the cottage.
Day 7. Transfer to Irkutsk to the airport or railway station.
General information
Getting there







Lake Baikal classic
Magical Olkhon
Baikal mix 3 in 1
Hot breathing of Sayan mountains
Experience in Orkho-Bom canyon







Kropotkin peak.
Kropotkin peak


Alpine meadows.
Alpine meadows


Typical Sayan river.
Typical sayan river


Glacial lake in the mountains.
Glacial lake in the mountains

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