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In 2019, my family and I went to Lake Baikal. This is a very unusual lake. It is the deepest lake... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2020
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Excursion to lake Baikal

Hello, dear friends and readers of my review! In this review, I want to tell you about my trip to... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2020
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Stavropol, Russia
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you get anywhere near Siberia. Lots of hiking options, as well as camping. Many resorts along the Lake, although they are still more primitive and less commercialized than in other parts of the world.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

A gob smacking piece of natural beauty. Well worth a visit - would be easy to spend more than a few days here.

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Lake Baikal is located in east Russia, Siberia!

Its a huge Lake, the main city is Irkutsk which is 6h flight from Moscow, on the south side of the Lake there is the Angara River.

The lake is frozen more or less 8months a year, but in summer temperatures can arrive to + 36* degrees.

People dont speak english there, except in some hotel and in some excursion offices.

i stayed on the South of the Lake at the beginning of Angara River.

In summer there are various excursions, the longest one is the one to Olchon Island (14hours excursion).

Olchon island is 300km from Irkutsk, more or less 4h drive, streets are destroied, full of holes but the view is incredibly beautiful!

To get to Olchon there is a FerryBoat which leaves every 30'm and goes back and forth all day till 18.30 (The boat is free).

Once on the island there is one more hour drive to Shaman rock wich is the main attraction of the island.

Olchon is still wild, they got elecrticity for the first time in 2005, and there are no modern toilets, mostly holes in the ground... exc exc

lake is more or less 600km long and 60km large, so pay attention when you look for a Hotel it might be too far from the arrival airport.

Its an amazing place, to visit if you like adventure, nature and wild places.

Things to know about Lake Baikal:
- is the biggest lake of the World
- deepest lake 1.300 meters deep (more or less)
- has the 80% of pure water present in the planet

Most of the turists get here with the Transiberiana train and then continue the trip to China!

Hope it was helpfull
xx

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Did this on the Tsar's Gold Train, which actually uses the now unused rail line around the south of the lake. Wonderful views, even stop for a swim& picnic by the lake. The views are incredible

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank dominicand0ll
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

After travelling from Ulaan Baatar to Irkutsk on the Trans-Siberian Railway, with the last couple of hours around the edge of Lake Baikal, I was really looking forward to our overnight trip to Listvyanka, which is right on the lake. Given that Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest lake on the planet, with about 20% of Earth's fresh water, I was expecting this to be a rather special visit. Unfortunately it didn't turn out that way. Listvyanka was a bit of a boring dump, our attempt to get on an evening cruise on the lake failed because there weren't enough other travellers willing to join the cruise, and everything else was just very ordinary. Fortunately, the rest of our holiday was wonderful, but I really couldn't find much to recommend in Listvyanka.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank RKK01
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