Circum-Baikal railway

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– or locally called just as “Krugobaikalka” is an architectural-landscape reserve, where numerous engineer constructions are located at the 80-km shoreline of Baikal. It is amazing how naturally and balanced they fit into surrounding landscape. Before revolution this part of Transsiberian railway was called “The golden buckle of Russian steel belt”. Buckle – because it connected two parts of Transsiberian, separated by Baikal Lake, and golden – due to enormous costs spent on its construction, which was more than for all railroads in Russia. Until the middle of the 20th century the Circum-Baikal railway was part of the main line of Trans-Siberian Railway; later on, however, a duplicate section of the railway was built. Sometimes called a unique achievement in engineering, the Circum-Baikal is one of the picturesque sights of the area around Lake Baikal. To get there is the same as to make a time journey 100 years back, everything is preserved the same way it used to be…


Summer tour to Baikal

Visit the "Heart of Baikal" - sunny Olkhon island, trekking and camping along the shore of sacred lake Baikal, train along the Circum-Baikal railway, speed boat ride.

Olkhon Listvyanka Circum-Baikal railway Bolshiye Koty Bolshoye Goloustnoye


Trekking to Circum-Baikal railway

One day trekking through picturesque valley in taiga forest to Baikal lake, and second day trekking along the Circum-Baikal railway. Overnight in tent.

Circum-Baikal railway