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Listvyanka - Olkhon Island

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Listvyanka - Olkhon Island

5 days / 4 nights



Arrival to Irkutsk from Moscow at 08:05. Meeting at the airport, time for breakfast in café (order and payment on the spot) and transfer to Listvyanka (1-1.5 hours). Stop at the observation deck opposite the Shaman-Stone, which rises alone in the middle of the source of the Angara River. Today we will go to the Baikal Museum, where we will learn a lot of new and interesting things about Baikal: about its origin, unique features, flora and fauna, the history of research and the secrets of its depths. There are also aquariums with its inhabitants. After the tour, we will climb to the observation platform Chersky Stone. The ascent and descent is carried out on a chair lift.


The Chersky Stone is one of the mystical places in Listvyanka. In shamanism, such places that stand out from the general landscape are considered to be a zone connecting different worlds. Therefore, thousands of tourists visit the summit every year. Someone comes to recharge with local energy and follow the rites of shamanism, and someone comes to enjoy the amazing views from the cliff. Being on a rock, it is impossible not to pay attention to the colorful ribbons tied next to the stone. They hang on the serge pole installed here - a symbol of the fact that the place is eaten by its owner, the spirit that protects the peak. Next to the pillar it is supposed to “burkhanit”, that is, to make a sacrifice. Buryats bring food and drinks here, while tourists, most often, limit themselves to coins. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation. Rest.



After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the port of Listvyanka. Boarding a Yamaha speedboat, transfer to Peschanaya Bay - the warmest place on Lake Baikal, famous for its stilted trees (about 2.5 hours on the way).

Peschanaya Bay is considered a natural monument of Lake Baikal, located 80 km from the village of Listvyanka. Peschanaya Bay is a rather famous place on Baikal, it is remarkable for its stilted trees, the number of sunny days and the beauty of landscapes. Water washes away, and the wind blows sand from under the trees, so their roots are located on the surface, and not in the ground. The number of sunny days in Peschanaya Bay can be compared with the number of sunny days on the Black Sea. The bay is surrounded by pyramidal rocks: the Small Bell Tower, which is 60 meters high and the Big Bell Tower, 80 meters high. The clean sandy beach of the bay is semi-oval, its length is 750 meters, its width is 15 - 20 meters.


Small trekking to the picturesque Babushka Bay. Duration approx 2 hours. A very varied tour. Includes inspection of Peschanaya Bay, Babushka, Bolshaya Belfry rock. Going down to Babushka Bay, pay attention to Cape Ded. From this angle, it immediately becomes clear where the name of the cape came from. From the Peschanaya Bay to the Babushka Bay you will be led by a trail laid through wild rosemary thickets and passing by huge anthills. Lunch at the Baikal Dunes camp site.

Further transfer to Olkhon (approx. 3.5 hours by speedboat).

On the way, it is possible to stop at the white marble rock of Saagan-Zaba (in the absence of a wave) and view rock paintings (petroglyphs) of the 3rd-5th centuries AD.


Passage of the Small Olkhon Gates - a narrow strait between Olkhon Island and the mainland. Also, if there is time and favorable weather, we will stop at the island of Zamogoy, where we have a chance to see the seal (not guaranteed) and disembark on the island of Ogoy to view the Buddhist stupa of enlightenment. Arrival in Khuzhir, transfer to the hotel.

This trip Listvyanka - Olkhon can be also made by the regular scheduled speed ship "Comet", but it moves without stops and landings, it arrives in Zagli Bay on about. Olkhon, from there transfer by car to the village of Khuzhir (40 min)



After breakfast walk to Shamanka rock. The Shaman Rock is a kind of visiting card of Lake Baikal, photographs with images of the rock are in all guidebooks and books about Baikal. This is one of the nine Shrines of Asia, since ancient times the rock has been considered a sacred place, about which many legends have been composed. There is a through cave in the rock. Women are not allowed to enter this cave. The Shamanka rock was the main place of pilgrimage for the believers of the Buryats of the entire Baikal region; sacrifices were made to the spirits here.


Then we are going for the most popular and exciting tour on Olkhon Island - an excursion to the famous Cape Khoboy (the northernmost part of the island). The duration of the excursion day is 7-8 hours. Baikal is often called the blue heart of Siberia, and Olkhon Island is the heart of Baikal. Olkhon Island is considered the largest of the 26 islands of Lake Baikal. Its length is 72 km, and its width is 15 km, the area of the island is 730 square km. The nature of Olkhon Island is famous for its variety of magnificent landscapes, reflecting the beauty of the island and the lake. Here you can see steppes, deciduous and fir forests, rocks, bays and beaches.

During the tour you will see the picturesque places of the island, the diversity of its natural landscapes, take wonderful pictures and feel the power and energy of Baikal. You will be offered a lunch cooked on a campfire (baikal fish soup cooked on a fire, vegetables, Baikal berries, national drinks).

Cape Khoboy is the northernmost point of Olkhon Island. This is a very picturesque place, attracting most of the tourists coming to the island. On the cape there is a rock in the form of a huge vertical slab, which gave the name to the entire cape. Translated from the Buryat "Khoboy" is translated as a fang. Also, with its outlines, the rock resembles the silhouette of a woman. There is a Buryat legend, according to which this rock is a petrified Buryat woman who, out of envy, asked God for the same palace as her husband. God punished the woman for her envy and turned her into a rock. Here you can see the Ushkany Islands and the Svyatoy Nos peninsula in good weather. Return to the hotel.



Breakfast. Transfer from the village Khuzhir to the ferry crossing (approx. 45-50 minutes). Ferry crossing approx. 20 minutes. Transfer to Irkutsk (about 4 hours on the way). On the way, a stop in the Tazheran steppes at a column depicting the totem of one of the Buryat clans - the Eagle.


Lunch of Buryat cuisine in the ethno-park "Golden Horde" and a visit to the local history museum in the village of Ust-Ordynsky to get acquainted with the Buryat culture and lifestyle. Arrival in the evening and accommodation at the hotel.



Breakfast. Transfer to the airport of Irkutsk with a stop at the market to buy souvenirs and Baikal gifts. Departure to Moscow at 13:20


Nett price per person in USD:


On Barguzin

from 09.06 on Fridays and Sundays

from 28.06 to 27.08 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays,

flights 01.09 and 03.09

On a private Yamaha boat

Group of 2 people



Group of 4 people




The price includes:

- guided tour of the entire program

- transfers by passenger car (2 people) and Mercedes Vito minibus (4 people), on Olkhon passenger car (2 people) and UAZ (4 people)

- water in transport for 4 days, 0.5 liters per person per day

- entrance tickets to the Baikal Museum, to the chairlift, to the Museum of local lore in Ust-Orda

- tickets for a cruise ship to Olkhon or rent a boat and lunch at the b/o "Baikal Dunes", depending on the selected program

- national park fees along the entire route

- lunch on day 3 and 4



Accommodation according to the program (possible, recommended), prices for a double room per day with breakfast, NET

Listvyanka, 1 night

Anastasia hotel, standard+ (with a view and a balcony) – 12,800 rubles.

Olkhon, 2 nights

Baikal View Hotel, comfort room – 11,450 rubles.

Irkutsk, 1 night

Irkutsk City Centre Hotel, standard – 8,200 rubles.