Lake Baikal trip, Buryatia

Buryatia Republic
Lake Baikal trip, Buryatia
Buryatia Republic
8 days
Difficulty level
120 км
Group structure
8-10 человек


Lake Baikal is the deepest sweet-water lake on Earth. To its west and north lies the Irkutsk Oblast which is quite well-known among tourists and its south and east is the territory of the Republic of Buryatia. North of the Selenga river that feeds into the lake there is the oldest Russian nature reserve—the Barguzinsky Nature Reserve.

Our trip shall lead us along the eastern shore of Lake Baikal. We shall wade across mountain rivers and creeks, ascend the slopes of Davydov Golets mountain, swim in the sacred water of Father Baikal and savor the energy of the areas which are still free of the onslaught of unorganized tourists from Slyudyanka or Listvyanka.

Dates: July, 17-24 2016

Price per person: 35 000 RUR

Minors (under 18 years of age) get a 15% discount only if they take the trip with a parent.

Club discount - 7%

Trek length – 90 km

Group consists of 6-12 people

Initial meeting place: city of Ulan-Ude

Trekking program*


We shall meet at the Ulan-Ude train station and take a bus from there to Zarechnyi, a township on the shore of Lake Baikal.

Leaving the township, we shall set up our first camp on the shore of the sacred lake. A creek flows nearby, its water coming from many springs is extremely clear. The water in the lake is also crystal clear and tastes well!


Going up the mountain slopes overgrown with cedars and larches we shall make stops at the mountain creeks. At the start of the hike we are trying not to be in the hurry so that we can adapt better to the change of the time zone, altitude gain and physical exertion.

We shall set up camp at a place where the summit of the Davidov Golets mountain can be seen.


We shall spend this day in our mountain camp doing some radial hikes in its vicinity. We shall try gathering berries and mushrooms, and prepare a nice, tasty evening meal. Weather permitting, we shall hike up to the top of Davydov Golets which is 1717 meters above sea lebel.


Going downstream the Kapustinskaya river, we shall come to Tolstyi Promontory. There is view from here towards the opposite side of lake Baikal. In front of us, only 40 kilometers away, lies Olkhon, an island that is considered sacred by all Buryats. Legend has it that the sun shines over it all the time and clouds never gather above it. Staying for the night on the promontory we can check ourselves that the ancient legend is true.


Today we shall do a short hike to Baklaniy promontory. There we shall find a good location for our camp, and our coach will conduct workshops for volunteers on how to start the fire with the fire striker and to build a shelter using available material. Those who are more courageous can also try their hand by doing extreme ascents and descents using climbing rope.


We still stay on the shore of the lake, swimming and fishing. If we are not lucky as fishermen, we may try getting some omul, the traditional fish of Lake Baikal, from other, more experienced fishers who might be passing by our camp.


Along the Talanka inlet, across marshy ground, we shall reach Rossypnoi promontory. From here, modern civilization is a stone’s throw away. Further out, we shall reach Gremyachiy township from where we can return to Ulan-Ude.

Out trip is, however, not over yet. 20 kilometers away from the capital of Buryatia, Ivolginsky Datsan is located, the most well-known Buddhist monastery in Russia. We shall take a bus ride there and set up camp in its vicinity.


Ivolginsky Datsan is the site where Khambo Lama’s incorruptible body is preserved: he, the head of Buryat Buddhists, asked in 1927 to be buried so that he would not witness the atrocities being committed in Buryatia by the Bolsheviks. There is a belief that he is still alive, and the Buryats are waiting for him to wake up to life.

After visiting the finely colored temples and turning prayer wheels by hand, we shall return to Ulan-Ude.

* Trek program can be changed due the weather conditions, physical conditions of participants, other reasons


Meals are to be made from food that is provided by the Wolfin Survival School and will be distributed among all participants.

You can find pictures of our trip in June, 2015 here

Price includes:

- all transfers on the route

- food

- instructor’s service

- rent of common equipment (tents, cooking equipment, GPS, etc.)

Additional expenses: travel expenses to and from initial meeting place, rent of personal equipment, personal expenses

Do You want to go to this trek individually or with your family or friends only? We can find convinient dates for you and we will help you to buy tickets to the meeting point. Just call or write us!

Have any questions? Call +7 916 1765430 or send email on 

Event program

1-ый день
1-ый день

Встречаемся на железнодорожном вокзале города Улан-Удэ, откуда автобусом едем до поселка Заречный, на берегу Байкала.

2-ой день
2-ой день

Поднимаемся вверх по склонам, покрытым кедрами и лиственницами, останавливаемся отдохнуть у горных ручьев.

3-ий день
3-ий день

Этот день мы проведем в нашем горном лагере, совершая радиальные выходы по округе.

4-ый день
4-ый день

Вдоль реки Капустинская спускаемся к озеру и выходим на мыс Толстый.

5-ый день
5-ый день

Сегодня мы совершим небольшой переход, дойдем до мыса Бакланий.

6-ой день
6-ой день

Мы остаемся на берегу озера. Будем рыбачить и купаться. 

7-ой день
7-ой день

Вдоль губы Таланка, по заболоченной местности мы добираемся до мыса Россыпной. Отсюда до цивилизации рукой подать. 

8-ой день
8-ой день

Иволгинский дацан – место, где хранится нетленное тело Хамбо-Ламы

What you need to do

Список снаряжение

необходимого в походе, можно найти здесь


до Улан-Удэ и обратно


Необходимо оформить страховку для активного отдыха

Included in the price

  • Guide's service
  • Transfers in program
  • Camp food
  • Group equipment incl tents
  • Visits of museums
  • Group medical kit

Not included in the price

  • Tickets to initial point
  • Personal expenses
  • Rent of personal equipment
  • Medical insurance
  • Visits of cafes and restaurants
  • Souvenirs

Trust to Proffesionals

Do you want to travel individually or with your family and friends? We will confirm your dates and will offer you the most comfortable price. Call or email us.

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