Lake Baikal in 1 day

Panoramic view over the mouth of Angara river. Listvyanka, the settlement right on the shore of Lake Baikal. Best 1-day trip. Suitable for any budget. Variety of options and add-ons.


Starting time: AM 10:00
Start location: anywhere in Irkutsk or Listvyanka
Standard duration: 9 hours
Options: Car or minibus / Private or public group
Total Distance: 160 km (100 miles)
Guide’s default language: English
Difficulty: Easy

Starting and finishing at the traveler’s location anywhere in Irkutsk or Listvyanka.

Map of the route


AM 9:45
Pick up from the traveler’s location. Meet the guide.

AM 10:00
Leaving Irkutsk city by Baikal Highway,
stop at Angara icebreaker,
70 km to Listyanka village.

AM 11:00
Open-air wooden architecture museum,
ethnographic expositions,
Angara river shore.

AM 12:00
Shaman stone and the legend behind it,
Angara river mouth.
Lake Baikal.

PM 1:00
Walk along the shore of Lake Baikal

PM 2:00

PM 3:00
Drive through the village

Free activities:
Visit the old church,
retro park, farm,
old style blacksmith,
hike in the forest.

Extra charge activities:
Baikal museum, boat ride,
hovercraft ride, speed boat ride,
a music concert, an outdoor picnic,
and other, see below.

PM 4:30
Panoramic point. Chersky stone.
Ski lift or walk.

PM 6:00
Finish in Irkutsk or Listvyanka.
The drop-off in the requested location.

Things to bring

Comfortable walking shoes
Extra clothes (sweater and wind protection)
Small backpack


English speaking guide/driver
Pick up and drop off at traveler’s location in Listvyanka or Irkutsk
Door to door service
Fuel charge


Main activities:

Open-air wooden architecture museum (250 RUB PP)
Lunch in a restaurant (>500 RUB PP)

Other activities:

Ship ride (>750 RUB PP only in summer)
Ski lift (250 RUB PP one way up, 400 RUB PP both up and down, there is a good 1 km trail to the top, it takes about the same time as ski lift)
Horse riding with a picnic in the forest (>7000 RUB PP)
Russian outdoor picnic (>1000 RUB PP)
Scuba dive in Baikal in drysuit (>5400 RUB PP)
Speed boat ride (>500 RUB PP only in summer)
Hovercraft ride (>750RUB PP only in winter)
Dog sledding (>3000 RUB PP only in winter)
Horse riding (>3000 RUB PP)

PP = price per person

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