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Skating on Lake Baikal

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Based on 4 pax740 €
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Based on 6 pax740 €


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Lake Baikal is a rift lake in Russia, located in southern Siberia, the deepest lake on the planet (1642 m) and the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world. From January to April the lake freezes almost entirely. By the end of the winter ice thickness reaches 1-2 m. Baikal ice is very transparent, and you can see the icy caves and spatters along the banks.

Skating tour across Lake Baikal is a unique chance to see the beauty of winter Baikal. While tour skating, you will pass about 200 km during 7 days. Cross-country skiing skills are more important here rather than ice skating ones. Our experienced instructors will conduct special training on the first travelling day, and you will have time to get used to a new skill.

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Tour skating and cross-country skiing skills, being ready to cold weather conditions
from 740 €
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The nearest date
18 - 25 February 2018
8 days / 7 nights
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Tour manager
Rudenok Anton

Rudenok Anton

Telephone number: +7 (495) 229-50-70 (Доб.171)
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Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Irkutsk. Morning flight S7 08:05, Aeroflot 08:25, meeting the group at the airport, transfer from the airport to Buguldeyka, overnight stop at a shelter or hostel, equipment fitting. Meeting the group, dinner included.
Day 2
The first ravelling day. Transfer from the hostel to the lake. Training. 35 km from Buguldeyka to Akademicheskaya Bay. Overnight stop at the Baykal Dunes. Camping food: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 3
The second travelling day. 35 km from Akademicheskaya Bay to Bolshoye Goloustnoye. Overnight stop at the shelter or hostel. Camping food: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 4
The third travelling day. 40 km from Bolshoye Goloustnoye to the Chernaya River (Bolshiye Koty). Overnight stop in the tent or at the shelter. Сamping food: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 5
The fourth travelling day. 15 km from the Chernaya River (Bolshiye Koty) to Listvyanka. Overnight stop at the hostel "Baikaler" in Listvyanka. Meals at your own expense or camping food: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 6
The fifth travelling day. Visiting The Seals Museum (Nerpinariy) and The Limnological Museum. Overnight stop at the hostel "Baikaler" (Listvyanka). Meals at your own expense.
Day 7
The sixth travelling day. Transfer from Listvyanka to Irkutsk. Overnight stop at the hostel (Irkutsk). Food at your own expense.
Day 8
Irkutsk. Departure.
2018 Year
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Length of tour
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Application for participation
From 18.02 To 25.02
8 days / 7 nights
from 740 €
From 25.02 To 04.03
8 days / 7 nights
from 740 €
From 04.03 To 11.03
8 days / 7 nights
from 740 €
From 11.03 To 18.03
8 days / 7 nights
from 740 €
FAQ
Route
Irkutsk - Buguldeyka - Baikal - Listvyanka - Irkutsk
Documents required
International passport and visa
Accommodation/hotels:
Hostel accomodation in Irkutsk
Shelter accomodation on the route
One ovevrnight stay in a tent in case of good weather conditions
Itinerery
This is not just a skating trip, it is a type of expedition using special equipment.
This journey might involve difficulties, cold weather conditions.
Price includes
All transfers
Camping meals (without one dinner in Listyanka and one day meals in Irkutsk)
Entrance tickets to excursions
Professional guide
Renting skates and a sledge
Navigator
Gas burners
Price does not include
Return ticket to Irkutsk
Extra meals
Transfer to the airport
Winter activities (ice skating) health insurance
Unexpected expenses
Special equipment
Skates. You must fit them and try to practice before the departure.
Ski poles (not plastic), long, suitable for skate skiing. The ferrules must be hard metal.
A 30-liter backpack for the down jacket and dinner, so that not to unpack the sledge every time.
A sleeping-bag. The comfort temperature must be -15°C, as it's -30°C at night! If you choose a synthetic bag, first pay attention to the weight (at least 2,000 g).
It is also good to combine two relatively cold sleeping bags, especially down and synthetic.
A bag or a 70-100-liter backpack.
A sleigh with a rope, elastics and shackle.
Hard mountaineering boots which fix the ankle joint well. Double plastic mountaineering boots, for example, is a good idea.
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