Bolshoye Goloustnoye

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Settlement on the western shore of Lake Baikal in the delta of the Idin-Gol River originated in the XVII century due to the need to service the trade route from Russia to China. Merchant sailing-rowing boats (doshchiki), going from Irkutsk across the Angara and Baikal reached the river Idin-Gol, which, at the confluence of Baikal, forms a promontory far into the lake. A special berth was equipped on the cape. Ships in this place crossed Baikal and went to the delta of Selenga river, rising to Udinsk and Selenginsk.

At the end of the XIX century, near the Goloustnoye, a temporary zoological station was operating.

The village was called Goloustniy for the treeless banks of the river, next to which the settlement was located. Currently, in Bolshoye Goloustnoye there are about 600 people and there is everything that is necessary for the tourist: shops, hotels, camp sites, cellular communication. With Irkutsk, Bolshoe Goloustnoye is connected by bus service - about 130 km on the road, mostly gravel. There is a hiking trail to the village of Bolshie Koty (30 km along the coastline) and further to Listvyanka.

As the main attraction of the village is usually called the St. Nicholas Church with an ancient and complex history.


Meeting with Baikal (trekking on Baikal shore)

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.

Irkutsk Listvyanka Bolshiye Koty Bolshoye Goloustnoye


Trekking and canoeing at Baikal lake

On this tour you will have trekking for 2 days along the shore of Baikal and one day canoeing.

Irkutsk Listvyanka Bolshiye Koty Bolshoye Goloustnoye


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