WALKING TOUR TO CIRCUM-BAIKAL RAILROAD
Departure from Irkutsk. We will pick you up at any point of the city and start the tour.
Arrival in the starting point of trekking. From here we will start walking part of the tour. We will go downhill from the new line of the Transsiberian through the valley to Lake Baikal
Coming to the lake, village of Staraya Angasolka. Staraya Angasolka is a small station and few buildings, there are art galley and good eatery with tasty pancakes during summer!
Picnic (not included) and walking by the old transsiberian line till the station of Kultuk. After the village we will follow the tracks, coming through three tunnels, several bridges and small stations (4 km). We will also see some leftovers of disassembled second line of Transsiberian.
Lunch at cafe. Our guide will wait for you at the Circum-Baikal Railway monument, which is built right on the railway. After the final shots of the lake we will drive to the top of the mountain, where we can have a lunch (not included) with a beautiful view of the lake. By the way, “kultuk” in turk language means “dead-end”.
Departure to Irkutsk
Arrival in Irkutsk. We arrive at Irkutsk city center and drop you off at any place.
Price and policies:1 person – 7000 rub
2 persons – 3500 rub per person
3 and more – 2500 rub per person
Price includes all transfers, local guide services (for the group from 8 people). For the group of less than 8 people our guide and driver will take you to the starting point of trekking, give you all necessary instructions, and wait for you at the end of your trekking. Lunch is paid extra (optional, around 200 rubles). National park entrance fee (100 rub) is not included and has to be paid on request of nat’l park ranger on the trail.
You should take lunch box and drinking water with you. Suitable shoes are recommended. We also recommend you to take sun block and spray against ticks.
If you need tickets for the train, we can arrange them also, please contact us by e-mail.