Arshan in 1 day

This is a tour to Arshan — tiny village in Tunka valley, South-West Lake Baikal area. Sleeping volcanoes, beautiful mountains, mineral water springs, and rich rivers. Irkut River starts here.

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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

Booking form

Online booking is free, no credit card needed.