Arshan in 1 Day

Arshan is a tiny village in Tunka valley 130 kilometers west from Kultuk, the settlement on the South tip of Lake Baikal. Total 230 km from Irkutsk city it is a wild and clean place. Valley of volcanoes, beautiful mountains, mineral water springs, and rich rivers.

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Buddhist temple in Arshan
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Arshan village
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Road to Arshan
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Sayan mountains
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Kultuk village on lake Baikal
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Starting time: AM 9:00 
Finish time: PM 11:00
Start location: traveler’s location anywhere in Irkutsk
Duration: 14 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Type: Car or van / Private
Distance: 460 km (290 miles)
Language: English

Map of the route

Itinerary

AM 9:00
Meet the guide

AM 10:00
Leaving Irkutsk city to Kultuk highway

AM 11:30
Panoramic view on Kultuk and south of Lake Baikal

AM 12:00
Lunch in Kultuk restaurant

PM 1:00
Drive in Tunka valley

PM 3:00
Arrive to Arshan village Hike up the river Kyngarga river street market Buddhist temple

PM 7:00
Leave Arshan

PM 9:00
Dinner in Kultuk restaurant

PM 11:00
Arrive back to Irkutsk

Things to bring

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

Inclusions

Private car with English speaking guide-driver
Pick up and drop off at your location in Listvyanka or Irkutsk
Private tour
Fuel charge

Exclusions

Lunch and dinner

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