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Winter trip to lake Baikal and Sayan Mountains

5 days / 4 nights
Trip to lake Baikal and Tunka valley located at the foot of Sayan Mountain. You`ll have a possibility to discover Listvyanka village, Circumbaikal Railway, Arshan village and Sayan Mountains. During this trip you`ll see hummocks at the transparent ice of the lake, tops of Khamar Daban  mountain range, you`ll have a chance to bath in thermal hot springs in balneotherapeutic health  station of Jemchug village.

Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Season December 2018 – March 2019
Route Irkutsk – Listvyanka village – Circumbaikal Railway – Tunka valley – Arshan village –
Number of people in a group from 2 persons


  1. DAY 1  IRKUTSK – LISTVYANKA village
    Arrival in Irkutsk. Meet with local guide and transfer to Listvyanka village. Arrival in Listvyanka. Stop at the observation platform to see the famous Shaman Rock. Lunch at local restaurant at the shore of the lake, tasting dishes of famous lake Baikal fish omul. Then excursion at the Baikal museum to see the flora and the fauna of lake Baikal. Visit by cable car to Mountain Chersky where a beautiful view opens at the south part of lake Baikal and the source of the Angara river. Walking tour at the village Krestovka with visit to the Saint Nicolas church. Accommodation at hotel Krestovaya Pad,  hotel Baikalskye Terema or at the homestay. Russian banya (supplement service). 
    Breakfast. Transfer with guide to the pier and departure by ferry to the village Port Baikal to start a fascinating trip by tourist rail bus on Circumbaikal rail road. Arrival at Port Baikal village. boarding in the first class carriage and departure. During excursion you`ll have some stops to visit galleries, tunnels, to walk in the forest and at lake Baikal shore. The train always goes on Baikal shore and you`ll have a possibility to admire beautiful landscapes of the lake. In the evening (19.00 - 20.00) arrival at the railway station of Sludianka. Transfer at the village Arshan, buriat village located 138 km from Sludianka and at the Mountain  Sayan foot. Arrival, accommodation at private hotel Zamok Gornogo Korolya (Castle of Mountain King) or hotel Mariana Rosha. 
  3. DAY 3  ARSHAN village
    Breakfast. Visit to the Buddhist Datsan Bodhidharma loacated 1 km from the village, assistance Presence at religious daily ceremony. Visit to the village Arshan famous by its thermal medical, tasting of water. Lunch at hotel café.Trekking to the water fall of Kingarga River. There are 12  waterfalls but you`ll visit the first, the biggest and the most beautiful water fall. Return to the hotel. Rest.
  4. DAY 4 ARSHAN village –  JEMCHUG village –  IRKUTSK
    Breakfast. Departure to the balneal station Gemchug where you`ll bath in thermal hot sources famous by its medical minerals. Lunch at village cafe and departure for Irkutsk, 210 km. Arrival in Irkutsk. Accommodation at hotel Courtyard Marriott / hotel Viktoria or at homestay. 
    Breakfast. Transfer to the train station or airport. Departure from Irkutsk.

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