Dog Sledding towards the Circum-Baikal Railway
Listvyanka – Lake Baikal – Shumikha Station – Lake Baikal – Listvyanka
2 days, 1 night
Period: Mid-February – Late March
You will overcome about 90 km by dog sleds, riding by sparkling or snowy ice of Lake Baikal! You will admire the winter beauty of the lake and the Circum-Baikal Railway! You will feel like a real dogteam driver among the huge expanse of the lake...
Transfer to the dog-sledding centre. We will meet the dogs and instructors and get all the necessary instructions. Start of the tour at 11:00 – 11:30. Ride by dog sleds from Krestovaya Fall along the river to the lake shore. Here we will go to the smooth icy expanses of the winter lake.
On a sunny day the mixed colors of blue and light blue peaks of Khamar-Daban are clearly visible… We will have a picnic lunch with hot tea….
After contemplation of the amazing amenities and taking pictures, we will go farther towards Polovinka Station.
The total distance traveled for 1 day is 45 kilometers. When passing round ice-hummocks, cracks, scours, the distance increases slightly.
In the evening we will reach Shumikha station. Accommodation. We will cook dinner for the dogs, feed them. Banya (Russian steam bath). Dinner. Opportunity to take a walk to the tunnel, the old steam-engine.
After breakfast we will prepare to go back. We will pack our equipment, organize the sled team and go to the Baikal ice. Today is your second day of dog-sledding. You are more experienced now and it’s easier and more interesting for you to ride. You begin to understand the dogs’ characters, they are all different, and you already have some favorites…
We will have a picnic lunch on the way, hot tea… By the evening we will reach Listvyanka village and the dog-sledding centre. There you will be awarded with a memorable certificate of the dogteam driver. You will also collect fresh emotions, impressions and adrenalin, which you got during your trip!
Price of the program
47000 RUB / single traveller
43400 RUB / person for the group of 2 participants
41400 RUB / person for the group of 3 participants
39600 RUB / person for the group of 4 participants
The price includes:
- dog sleds and necessary equipment rental;
- dog-sledding instructor’s accompanying;
- accommodation (1 night);
- meals on the route;
- transfer Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Irkutsk.