Lake Baikal 2020

Trekking the Khamar-Daban Mountains

Adventure Tour
Trekking the Khamar-Daban Mountains
Irkutsk – Slyudyanka – ascent of Cherskiy’s Peak (2090 m/55 km/3 days) – Slyudyanka – Irkutsk

Duration :
3 days / 2 nights

- upon request

Tour price per person:
from 14 000

The tour program:

Day 1

Transfer by bus from Irkutsk to Slyudyanka settlement located on the south coast of Baikal (106 km).
Trekking up the Slyudyanka river to the ridge’s top. The path twists and curves skipping from one bank to the other and back, crosses the river by log and pole bridges 15 times and goes past the marble quarry, Gorelaya (Burnt) and Kazachya (Cossack) glades, up and up. Crystal-clear river waters, small waterfalls, rocky cliffs and luxuriant vegetation – this is the real Khamar-Daban. Light lunch en route.

The ascent up the foothills is quite easy, and the surrounding landscapes make you snatch your camera every step of the way. Today you will cover about 24 km.

In the evening you will make an overnight stopover. Depending on the covered distance, this will be either on the Gorelaya Glade or at a campsite at the weather station. The comfort-fans may rent a cabin at the local tourist lodge and relax in the banya – Russian bathhouse (for extra charge).

Transfer by bus to Slyudyanka settlement (106 km)
Accommodation at the campsite
Meals incl.: lunch-picnic, dinner at the camp
Day 2

Breakfast in the camp. Having left the heavy outfit down in the camp, you will have a radial trek to the peak of Mt. Chersky. From the weather station the serpentine road goes steeply uphill to the alpine meadows, which open up magnificent vistas of the Khamar-Daban and Eastern Sayan ridges. Having climbed beyond the forest edge, you reach a narrow rocky isthmus – Zhandarmskiy (Gendarme’s) pass, followed by quite an easy trail along the rocky crest to the peak (2090 m). In fine weather, the peak gives a clear view of Baikal and Serdtse (Heart) Lake hidden at the mountain bottom and named so because of its shape.

Accommodation at the camsite
Meals incl.: Breakfast in the camp, lunch-picnic, dinner at the camp
Day 3

Breakfast in the camp. Going down to Slyudyanka. Light lunch en route. Transfer to Irkutsk.

Transfer by bus to Irkutsk
Meals incl.: breakfast in the camp, lunch-picnic

Tour price includes: 
- meals as per program;
- rent of necessary equipment;
- guide’s services*;
- transfers as per program;
- insurance against accidents and tick-borne encephalitis.

    Number of people  
     Price per person, RUR.
                 2                22 500 
               3-5                18 500
               6-7                 15 500
               14 000

* The tour is led by Russian-speaking guides; guides-interpreters are provided upon request for extra charge.

Upon request, for extra charge we may prolong your tour by a stay in Irkutsk or at Lake Baikal and provide any services not specified in the itinerary.