1 day Arrival in Irkutsk
The journey will start with the Irkutsk sightseeing. During a city tour you will visit the historical center, the Angara quay, the heritage buildings and local churches. Then you will walk along the famous 130 district where you can enjoy the design of wooden architecture and visit souvenir shops.
If you have some time, we recommend visiting local museums after the city tour. There are many informative exhibition items for any interest (Lore museum, Art museum, the Decembrist museum).
2 day Departure to Bolshoye Goloustnoye settlement
Breakfast and check-out. Since now let’s forget about the city style of life and go for exploring the village style. The first stop during our “escape from the city tour” is Bolshoye (means Big) Goloustnoye settlement, the cozy and shyness corner hidden from the people’s eyes.
The off-road is going through the picturesque valleys with the views of the Goloustnaya river. Upon arrival to the settlement, the first thing we should do is saying “hi” to Lake Baikal. This is the tradition that we cannot break.
Then go for seeing the major places of interest, which are quite different: the lake and the spring, wood of poplar, majestic cedars, and bright taiga flowers.
Later you may help with camp installation or have free time. Dinner upon bonfire. Overnight in tents.
You can take Russian banya experience in the evening (for extra charge).
Check-in at hotel
3 day Start hiking
Today we will start hiking part of the trip (18 km on foot). First, we will go on foot to Bolshaya Kadilnaya Narrow. This day will allow finding the rhythm of movement: how to carry on the luggage, be careful on the trails and not forget enjoying the views around, and making photos meanwhile.
On the way, you can make a short visit one of the caves, or just enjoy the views of Narrow. The same-named cape is located that area, where the cordon of the Pribaikalsky National Park was located.
Installation of the camp, dinner and overnight.
4 day Forward to Bolshiye Koty settlement
Today you will go through the forest trail till Bolshiye Koty settlement, located 18 km northerner from Listvyanka.
The trail goes vies “the devil’s bridge” located on the Sobolev Cape, through the Skriper Mountain. The major part of this trail goes along the shore of Lake Baikal, sometimes with slide right to the water. Installation of the camp any place you like, cooking dinner.
5 day Bolshiye Koty exploration
Bolshiye Koty is our aim for today. Anyone who likes learning something new can visit local museum, which is considered to be one of the oldest museums in Russia. There you will find rich expositions of Baikal flora and fauna.
Accompanied by an experienced guide you can explore the amazing surroundings with its Baikal views. Adventure lovers may visit ex-gold field (upon agreement with a guide only).
6 day Arrival in Listvyanka
Today is the finish part of the hiking trip (18 km). We will go to Listvyanka settlement and upon arrival check-in to hotel. The trail is also good quality, nice views around. Fresh air, silence and magnificent Baikal…
Overnight at hotel, dinner independent.
7 day Coming back to Irkutsk
Today we will keep learning about Listvyanka settlement. A guide will show the main place of interest, you walk along the Baikal shore and visit souvenir shop.
Visiting Baikal museum and ropeway to the Chersky Stone is for extra charge.
After lunch transfer to Irkutsk (about 16:00). End of services (accommodation and other transfers are additional paid)
Let’s escape from the city at Baikal. Silence, fresh air, energy of the Lake, breathtaking views and no hurry. Enjoy your time. SiberiaDa Tour highlight
Accommodation en route
This is one of the best hotels in Listvyanka settlement. The hotel is located in 15 minutes walking from Baikal shore.
The hotel is built in the chalet style. There are several wooden houses with comfortable rooms. Private WC and shower are in every room. Wi-Fi is also available. Breakfast is an open buffet.
Distance from airport: 140 km (the nearest one in Irkutsk)
Distance from railway station: 150 km (the nearest one in Irkutsk)
Available category of rooms: Standard, Superior, Luxe, VIP cottage
Installation of the camp is by yourself with a guide helping. The guests will be provided by mattresses and sleeping bags. Every tent is for 2-3 pax. Single accommodation is upon request.
The installation of camp is supposed at the river bank or lake shore. Please, take your own towels and personal cleansing, flashlight. We will install a mobile toilet (field style) and shower cabin.
All tourists will get hot meals three times a day cooked on the fire.
During hiking or long passages tourists will get lunch boxes. We will provide you a set of utensils (fork, spoon, cup, plate). The camp is equipped with dining room.
Please, note it’s not possible to charge the batteries (cameras, phones and etc.) in tent camp.
Itinerary start and finish pointStart is in Irkutsk and finish is in Irkutsk.
Arrival and departure transfers are not included. It’s available to order for extra charge.
Travel tipsBefore go to Siberia, we kindly ask to learn travel tips carefully.
What to takeThis trip is an excursion kind of tour with the easy hiking trip. It’s not required any special physical fit. Please take with you all the necessary things for active vacation. Please, make sure that you have a comfortable backpack for hiking part. You will have to carry on your luggage (and tents) by yourself. Useful tips you can find here.
Limitations & dangers
Age: from 12 years.
No special physical fit is required.
Tick-borne insurance is recommended.
- Send us a request
- Confirm an itinerary
- Conclude a contract
- Make prepayment, full payment
- Receive the vouchers, pack the stuff and start travelling