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Frozen light of Baikal

Baikal lake is famous for its crystal clear water. Being frozen, it makes blue transparent ice, making amazing patterns. Ice hummocks, ice caves by the rocky strand and ice cracks, spread to many kilometers shine in all spectrum colors during beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Winter time on Baikal lasts till the middle of the March, which is the best time to visit Olhon island and see amazing ice of Baikal.


Tour Schedule

Day 1, Irkutsk — Huzhir village, Olhon island (February 23)

— Arrival to Irkutsk;
— Meeting at the airport or railway station of Irkutsk;
— Transfer to Huzhir (around 4-5 hours trip);
— Accommodation in the tourist camp hotel;
— Welcome dinner;​​

Day 2, Huzhir, Olhon (February 24)

— Morning shooting at Burkhan cape and Shamanka rock.
— Rest;
— Evening shooting at Burkhan cape and nearby places;
— Dinner, rest.

Day 3, Huzhir — Hoboi cape (February 25)

— Wake up early in the morning. Visit southern Ogoi cape by the ice. Morning shooting.
— Hoboi cape visit, which is the northers cape of the Olhon island. By the way we will stop at some interesting locations, such as Saagan Hushun, so called 'Three Brothers', for its three rocks. We will visit some ice grottos and caves, which are available only during the winter time;
— We will have lunch outdoors, directly on the Baikal ice;
— Coming back to the hotel, dinner, rest;
— Night shooting of Burkhan cape and nearby places.

Day 4, Huzhir — 'Maloe More' islands (February 26)

— Breakfast;
— Trip to 'Maloe More' islands: Isohoi, Izhilkhei and others. We will visit ice grottos and caves as well;
— Lunch outdoors;
— Coming back to the hotel, dinner, rest;

Day 5, Huzhir — Ogoi island — Horgoi cape (February 27)

— Wake up early in the morning. Sunrise shooting at Shamanka rock.
— Whole day trip to the Ogoi - southern part of the Olhon island, which is the one of the Baikal places of power. At the center of the island we will see Buddhist stuppa of enlightenment, with statue of dakini Troma Nagmo, the mother of all Buddhas in the center;
— Outdoor luch;
— We will visit Horgoi cape, which is famous with its Kurykan wall, found in 1897. The wall is made of stones, without any other additional fixing materials or devices;
— Evening shooting near Huzhir village;
— Dinner, rest.

Day 6, Huzhir (February 28)

— Wake up early in the morning. Trip to Uzury village. Morning shooting of grottos and caves.
— 'Maloe more' bay ice shooting;
— Visiting Huzhir village for shopping;
— Farewell dinner. Rest.

Day 7 (February 29)

— Breakfast;
— Transfer to Irkutsk (around 4-5 hours trip).


Let us have only good and warm feelings from the trip. we have to be prepared for the weather conditions on Baikal. You need to be equipped with warm and functional clothing. Average day temperatures are up to -35C. Warm multi-layer clothes, gloves, hat and good boots are necessary for this trip. Sunglasses, sunblock and heating pads are welcome as well.

Required equipment and wearing during the tour

  • DSLR or MILC camera
  • Lenses: telephoto, wide, normal
  • Gradient (hard, soft) and CPL filters
  • Tripod and remote shutter release device
  • Headlight or torch for the night shooting
  • Spare batteries
  • Windproof trousers
  • Warm winter trousersi
  • Down jacket
  • Windproof jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Base layer
  • Hat, scarf and windproof gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Winter waterproof boots
  • Spare pair of boots
  • Footwear for house (sneakers or slippers)

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