Lake Baikal in 1 day

Listvyanka, the settlement right on the shore of Lake Baikal. Old wooden, traditional Siberian architecture. Visit the street market and go for a mini-hike along the shore of Lake Baikal. Panoramic view over the mouth of Angara river. Best 1-day option.


Starting time: AM 10:00
Start location: Irkutsk city or Listvyanka
Standard duration: 8 hours
Type of transport: Car or van
Total Distance: 160 km (100 miles)
Guide’s default language: English
Difficulty: Easy

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

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 in Irkutsk,
drive 70 km to Listyanka village.

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

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

PM 1:00
Mini-hike along the shore of Lake Baikal

PM 2:00

PM 3:00
Standard activities:
Explore the village, street market,
Lake Baikal embankment.

Exclusive activities: see below

PM 4:30
Chersky stone.
Great panoramic view from the hill.
Use the ski lift or walking trail.

PM 6:00-7:00
Finish in Irkutsk or Listvyanka.
The drop-off in the requested location.

Things to bring

Comfortable walking shoes
Extra clothes (cold and wind protection)
Headwear (hat or cap)
Small backpack


English speaking guide/driver
Entrance ticket to the open-air wooden architecture museum
Pick up and drop off at traveler’s location in Listvyanka or Irkutsk
Door to door service
Fuel charge


PP = price per person
Lunch (>500 RUB)
Ship ride (750 RUB only in summer)
Ski lift (250 RUB one way up, 400 RUB 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)
Russian outdoor picnic (1000 RUB)
Scuba dive in Baikal in drysuit (5400 RUB)
Speed boat ride (500 RUB only in summer)
Hovercraft ride (750RUB only in winter)
Dog sledding (3000 RUB only in winter)
Horse riding (3000 RUB)

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