Rating in Russia
$ 2990

Lake Baikal Photography Expedition

min $ 2990
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Irkutsk, Olkhon Island
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2990
Group size: min 1 — max 10
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  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Prices


Trip Highlights:


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Day 1:From Irkutsk to Olkhon island

Welcome to the astonishing Baikal region of Siberia and the winter photography expedition of a lifetime!
Your journey begins with your arrival at Irkutsk airport, where you’ll be met by our staff, ready to answer all your questions on the mission to come. At 10am, we’ll waste no time venturing straight to the shores of the mighty Lake Baikal.

From Irkutsk, we travel by road to Olkhon Island (approximately 300km, 5 to 6 hours) off the western coast of Lake Baikal. During winter, the narrow channel between the mainland and Olkhon is completely frozen over, allowing us to safely commandeer our 4wd transport over the metre-thick ice to reach our destination in western Olkhon. Our home for the next nine days is Khuzhir, the main village on the island. You’ll stay in comfortable, well heated wooden cabins with a welcoming local atmosphere.

Days 2-6:Landscape photography around Olkhon

Over the next 5 days we will visit the most picturesque destinations in and around Olkhon including the ice grottos of Kharantsy Island, the ice mounds of Khoboy Cape, the Buddhist stupa on Ogoy Island, the bubbles at Belenky Island, the tiny settlement of Uzury and the steppe landscapes on the southern part of Olkhon.

Because of the weather dependent nature of the trip, there’s no fixed, day-by-day itinerary – we choose destinations based on the most opportune conditions on each day.

Day 7:Return to Irkutsk

Our expedition complete, after lunch we transfer back to Irkutsk to spend the evening relaxing, celebrating and sharing favourite photos and memories.

Day 8:Departure

Final morning in Irkutsk, with transport provided to the airport ready for the journey home.




Wooden cabins accommodation on Olkhon Island (6 nights)

Hotel accommodation in Irkutsk (1 night)


Breakfast, lunches and dinners while on Olkhon Island


Group arrival and departure airport transfers

Transportation on tour according to the itinerary (4WD cars)


Professional photographer guide

Local English-speaking tour leader

Experienced drivers

Activities and sights

All sights indicated int he itinerary, depending on the weather


Russian visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

Your own group at any dates Private Tour
DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup.
2 Feb - 9 Feb 2019 Guaranteed Departuresnullnullnull
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of 56th Parallel
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