There’re so many people who are attracted by this part of our huge world.
You too have a chance to visit this unique place and to see with your own eyes all these wonders that have been described in so many books and stories.
Burkhan Cape will welcome you with authentic shaman poles – serghe.
On Shamanka Stone you’ll feel the true energy of this place of power.
You’ll cross Olkhon Island from south to north.
You’ll feel the pleasure of swimming in crystal clear water in Peschanaya Bay.
The walking trees resembling their relatives from mangrove forests will hide you under their roots.
Tazheran steppe with its fantastic views and solitary bays will stay in your memory for a long time.YOU’LL GET YOUR OWN IMPRESSION of Baikal because YOU’LL SEE IT with your own eyes!
Shamanka Rock is one of the most popular places not only on Olkhon but in the whole Baikal region. It impresses with its appearance – the white marble, granite and quartz it’s composed of.Visit this place and you’ll feel its spirit and power, and will become one step closer to the world of shamans. According to the local legends, the rock is the place of inhabitance of the island owner, the spirit named Khan Khute-Baabay.
Krestovaya Pad Hotel with a picturesque view is located only 50 m away from the shore of Baikal. A sunny terrace and a sauna are at guests’ disposal. One can have tea or coffee in the room, watch flat-screen TV.
Chalet-rooms with wooden panels have a desk, a mini-bar and a private bathroom. In some rooms free Wi-Fi is available.The restaurant of the hotel serves European cuisine and various Siberian dishes typical for Baikal region. The breakfast menu offers a variety of dishes.
Meeting with the guide in the airport of Irkutsk.
Let’s get comfortable in the seats of Mercedes Sprinter and go on a sightseeing tour in Irkutsk. The city has preserved its originality. Here and there we’ll see intricately decorated merchants’ houses, wooden and stone estates.
Later, we’ll drive closer to Baikal. The first stop will be made in Taltsy, the open-air museum of wooden architecture. Its is an old Siberian village with the restored furnishings of the XVII-XX cc. it is a truly unique collection of heritage architecture!
Lunch in a restaurant.
We are in Listvyanka. Here, the funicular will take us up to the height of 700m. A majestic panoramic view over the legendary lake, the beautiful Angara, Listvyanka, Baikal port, Shamanka rock and old railway will open to our eyes. The things we’ve heard so much of, will now become real!
Its power and beauty.Night in Listvyanka hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel.
After breakfast, a speedboat will take us on a cruise.
We’ll head to one of the most picturesque places on Baikal, Peschanaya Bay.
Breakfast in hotel
Comfortably seated in a minivan, we’ll travel to the island of Olkhon.
Do not forget about your video cameras in order to make some creative, interesting videos as keepsakes on your 5-6 hour drive to the ferry. On our way, we’ll stop for lunch in order to try dishes of Buryat cuisine.
Ferry to Olkhon Island takes less than an hour.
Olkhon is the biggest and the only populated island on Baikal. The island has accumulated on its territory the whole variety of natural landscapes of Baikal region. Its shape reminds of the shape of Baikal. Olkhon is a part of the National Park and is one of the most beautiful places on Baikal.
After 40 more minutes, we are in the settlement of Khujir. This is where we’ll stay for the night in a comfortable hotel.
We won’t waste any time, and we’ll go to one of the most sacred places, the cape of Burkhan in order to take a look at Shamanka Rock. Burkhan was the name for the main god of Baikal among Buddhist Buryats.
And the walk-through Shamanka Rock was considered its home. No one had a right to come close to the spirit’s home.Night in the hotel on Olkhon.
Today we’ll go on an interesting tour to the northernmost point of the island, Khoboy Cape, and we’ll take there the most convenient transport UAZ off-roader.
Khoboy Cape is the northernmost point of Olkhon, it’s located close to the widest place on Baikal. The route will take us around the most picturesque places of Olkhon, which will stay in your memory for a long time. On our way we’ll stop in the village of Kharantsy, at Sagan Khushun Cape, Three Brothers Rock, one of the natural monuments, Uzury settlement, weather station. And, finally, Khoboy Cape. Translated from Buryat, it means ‘fang, molar tooth’. Part of the cape does resemble a beast’s fang.
On Khoboy you can see a rock with the outlines of a woman’s face. According to the legend, it’s a face of a Buryat woman who asked for a beautiful big palace from gods, and they turned her into a rock.
On a clear day, a view on the widest place on Baikal opens from the cape, and you can even see the outlines of the Svyatoy Nos (‘Holy Nose’) peninsula. Here you’ll find peace in complete mergence with nature – something you can’t find in today’s metropolitan cities.
Open-air lunch will add a charming touch to the adventure.
Everyone will have some free time to rest after coming back from the trip.Night in the hotel on Olkhon.
After a delicious breakfast you’ll have a rest day.
You can spend it as you choose: relax on the beautiful Saraisky beach or spend your time actively taking rides on ATVs, bikes, horse rides, going on a boat trip to Ogoy Island and mineral springs…
A choice of activities to any taste (to be ordered in advance).
Night in the hotel on Olkhon.
On a very early morning we’ll go to the most sacral place on the whole Baikal, the place of power – Shamanka Rock. The first rays will send us the vibrant energy of the sun, the Earth, its pure air and clean water. Baikal, you’re the life!
The time has come to say good-bye to Olkhon. It’s time to go back.
After a substantial breakfast, we’ll get moving.