Irkutsk used to be wooden in the past. Even nowadays it is one of not many Siberian cities which preserved its wooden outlook. The city has mysterious charm: quiet shady streets with different carved decorations get on nowadays with many-storied modern buildings. Famous Russian writer Anton Chekhov compared Irkutsk to Paris. He said: “As England created London and France - Paris, the same Siberia created Irkutsk”.Irkutsk can join incompatible things together: asphalt and wooden pavements, domes of beautiful churches and grey boxes of administrative buildings, cultural level and penal experience, the past and the present…
You will ice-trek in the middle of frozen Baikal lake, spend one night in tent on ice, walk on skis in deep snow of wintry taiga, experience warm sauna and spend the night in wooden hut in the silence of surrounding forest. Dog-sledding (optional).
Explore wintry Baikal lake while snowmobiling in the forest, dog-sledding (optional) on the ice, aeroglisseur ride to the biggest island on the lake - Olkhon, admire the ice-grottoesand try ice-fishing!
Plunge into atmosphere of winter fairytale of Siberian taiga forest while 3 days trekking to the mountains, walk on wide hunting skis over deep snow, spend night in wooden cabin, climb Peak Cherskogo and ice-climbing on icefalls of Sayan mountains!
Trekking along the shore of Great Siberian lake. Both in taiga forest and along the beaches. Overnight in tents (or wooden houses on your demand). 3 or 2 days are possible.
One-day sightseeing tour to Baikal which will give you an idea of historical and cultural background of peoples, lifestyle and nature in Siberia, as well as a chance to see Baikal lake just in one day! Taltsy museum, Cherskiy rock in Listvyanka, fish+souvenir market. Possible to extend by 1-2 hours of horse-riding.