Travelling on Baikal ice of 270 km along the west coast from Olhkon to Severobaikalsk.
My favorite trip. If you are thirsty of vivid impressions, come to this trip. Never to be
|17th March||(S)||Meeting at the railway stattion in Irkutsk at 8-00 AM. Departure to Olkhon (Khuzir) by minibus. On the way visiting Baikal museum in Listvyanka. Lunch at the caffe. Dinner and night at the hostel of Nikita Bencharov (Khuzir). Russian banya.||Minibus|
|18th March||(M)||Olkhon (Sasa cape - Hoboi cape)||14 km|
|19th March||(T)||Hoboi cape - Kocherikova river
Hereinafter we sleep in the tent.
|20th March||(W)||Kocherikova river - Kocherikova cape||11 km|
|21th March||(T)||Kocherikova cape - Shartlay cape||24 km|
|22th March||(F)||Shartlay cape - Sagan-Moryan cape||24 km|
|23th March||(S)||Sagan-Moryan cape - Zavorotny cape||28 km|
|24th March||(S)||Zavorotny cape - Elohin cape||36 km|
|25th March||(M)||Elohin cape - Malaya Kosa cape||24 km|
|26th March||(T)||Malaya Kosa - Kovrizka cape||22 km|
|27th March||(W)||Kovrizka cape - Kotelnikovskiy cape. Hotel accomodation. Hot springs "Kotelnikovskiy"|
|28th March||(T)||Kotelnikovskiy cape - Baikalskoe village. Baikalskoe village - Severobaikalsk (Minibus). Hostel accomodation.||36 km|
|29th March||(F)||Severobaikalsk. Rest day. Cafe food.|
|30th March||(S)||Departure from Severobaikalsk|
For several years in a row, in March and April, I gather my friends and take them to Baikal to show the beauty and the energy of Baikal in winter. This trip is also a great opportunity to meet and talk to intesting people, to make new friends, to order the flow of the thoughts, to shake the body and get new experience of travelling.
All members of the team are equal. This means that all of us take place in building the camp, cooking on a fire, preparing the woods, taking part in the night-shits while looking after the stove in a tent and other team common affairs.
Having decided to participate in our travelling you admit that you will follow all the intrsuctions and requirements of the guide. Because they are made for the safety of the participants and aimed for the suceccfull passing of the itinerary.
We almost do not have any age limits. Children can participate only with parents.
While walking we pull the sleds behind us. Backpacks and skiing are fixed on the sleds. Usually ice is clear, without the snow at the first half of the route and then we walk. Closer to the north of Baikal snow is growing and then we ski.
We use a cozy 7-member-tent equipped with the stove which we light with the firewoods. To keep the tent warm we have the night-shifts looking after the stove. Usually the shift is around 1-1,2 hour per member per night.
Besides the russian banya at Olkhon (Khuzir) and hot springs at Kotelnikovskiy cape, we build banya 1-2 times per travelling.
We prepare the food in a pot on the fire. All the members help preparing the food. We have meals 3 times per day. Members wash their dishes after the meals themselves.
Please warn in advance if you have any food restrictions.
Cost per participant - $930
Please have you personal money for:
* - You can take Skies and Sledges to rent.
Attention! Personal equipment (without Skies and Sledges) must not exceed 20 kg!