Lake Baikal in 1 day (Listvyanka)

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.

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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

Itinerary

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
Lunch

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)
  • Small backpack
  • Sunglasses
  • Water

Inclusions

  • English speaking guide/driver
  • Entrance ticket to the open-air wooden architecture museum Taltsy
  • Entrance ticket to Retro Park museum
  • Try the taste of Lake Baikal fish on the street market
  • Pick up and drop off at traveler’s location in Listvyanka or Irkutsk
  • Fuel charge

Exclusions

  • Lunch (>500 RUB)
  • 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)

Prices per person.

Extras (Optional)

  • Ship ride (750 RUB only in summer)
  • 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 (1800 RUB only in winter)
  • Dog farm excursion (350 RUB)
  • Horse riding (3000 RUB)

Prices per person.

Booking form

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