of difficulty: moderate
June to September
6 - 10 people plus Wild Russia tour leader and local guides
cost: 6 pax - $950 per
daytime+ 25-35 Ñ, night +15-25 Ñ.
during rafting- comfortable tents, in Listvyanka - wooden
local support team and Wild Russia
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
Irkutsk - upper
reach of Irkut river - Sludyanka - Listvyanka - Irkutsk
trip combines several activities - rafting down Irkut river,
hiking in Sayan mountains, Round Baikal Railway excursion
trip and Lake Baikal sightseeing in Listvyanka.
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.
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.
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
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
Note: the program is indicative
only and may be customized according to your preferences