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Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia and the administrative center of Irkutsk Oblast, situated 5,185 kilometers (3,222 mi) by transsiberian (transmongolian) railway from Moscow.
Population: 593,604 (2002 Census); 622,301 (1989 Census).
Irkutsk was found in 1661 by Russian Cossack troops established a fortress on the right bank of the Angara river.From the late 17 century,it was the political,economical and culture centre of Siberia.
The city's Russian classical architecture dates from the period of the 1880s when the city boomed after gold was found here.

  • Winter on Baikal (Jesse and Mimi,Holland)
  • Blue Eyed Snow Dog (Jesse and Mimi ,Holland)
  • Angara River Bridge(Gesse and Mimi ,Holland)
  • Winter in Irkutsk
  • Skating in Baikal Lake
  • Just look at this Great View !
  • Cycling near Baikal Lake , Why not ?
  • To Rent a Canoe
  • Shaman`s Dancing
  • Omul Fish
  • Baikal lake view
  • Baikal Dog Sledding
  • Fishboat

We do our tours to Baikal lake from Irkutsk.Baikal lake is the pearl of Eastern Siberia.25 per cents of all the of the fresh water on Earth is contained in Baikal.Over 300 rivers flow into Baikal,but the Angara river is the only one that takes its source from the lake.Baikal is real magnet for tourists.The best way to travel to Baikal is taking our car transfer from Irkutsk and having accommodation in wooding house (chalet) in Listvyanka village,which is located in 70 km from Irkutsk city. Hiking and climbing tours in the area of Lake Baikal-from May until late September. Cross-country skiing through the Taiga and across the ice of Lake Baikal-from February until mid March. Ice skating on Baikal -end of January to the begining of February,when there is the least amount of snow on the ice.

Tours in Irkutsk and Baikal lake


The hike starts and ends in Listvyanka village on Baikal lake shore in 70 km from Irkutsk city. At first part you are walking through the Taiga forest then the route leads to Baikal. Your guide will cook you a delicious open fire lunch with the famouce Baikal fish Omul. If the weather allows,you could continue the break having sunbathing or even swimming in the lake. After break you hike route leads on the hillside shore,enjoying the panorama of Baikal lake.

The cost is from EUR 70 or USD 80.


English speaking guide service


National Park Entrance Fee.

Look for details here Baikal lake hiking

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Train tickets from Irkutsk

to Irkutsk
Destination Train number Departure dates Departure time Arrival time Duration 1st class 2nd class
Novosibirsk 7 Daily 10:52PM 05:21AM 31:29 €251 €123
Moscow 1 On odd dates 03:54PM 02:13PM 75:19 €704 €422
Ulaan Baatar 306 On Mondays, TuesdaysandFridays 08:13AM 06:50AM 22:37 €245 €162
Ulan Ude 8 Daily 08:57AM 04:22PM 7:25 €74 €59
Ulan Ude 362 Daily 08:48PM 05:21AM 8:33 €44
Ulaan Baatar 4 On Saturdays 08:13AM 06:50AM 22:37 €245 €162
Ulaan Baatar 6 On Sundays 08:13AM 06:50AM 22:37 €245 €162
Pekin 4 On Saturdays 08:13AM 02:35PM 54:22 €599 €378
Pekin 20 On Wednesdays 08:03AM 05:49AM 69:46 €659 €422
Krasnoyarsk 7 Daily 10:52PM 03:49PM 17:57 €173 €91
Vladivostok 8 Daily 08:57AM 02:32PM 75:35 €479 €305
Ekaterinburg 69 Daily 04:39PM 09:55PM 56:16 €201
Khabarovsk 8 Daily 08:57AM 01:29AM 62:32 €409 €209
Source Train number Departure dates Departure time Arrival time Duration 1st class 2nd class
Moscow 4 On Tuesdays 11:55PM 07:27AM 74:43 €525 €293
Moscow 6 On Wednesdays 11:45PM 07:28AM 74:38 €525 €293
Moscow 20 On Saturdays 11:55PM 08:28AM 75:33 €525 €307
Ulan Ude 361 Daily 10:13PM 07:20AM 9:7 €44
Ulan Ude 69 Daily 07:47AM 03:59PM 8:12 €47
Ulaan Baatar 305 On Mondays, TuesdaysandSaturdays 03:22PM 02:37PM 23:00 €215 €143
Pekin 3 On Wednesdays 07:27AM 03:40PM 55:55 €650 €400
Pekin 19 On Saturdays 11:00PM 06:17PM 67:21 €685 €445
Ulaan Baatar 5 On Fridays 03:22PM 02:37PM 23:24 €209 €143
Moscow 70 Daily 01:35PM 09:46AM 87:11 €346
Ulan Ude 7 Daily 02:50PM 10:23PM 7:33 €103 €53
Moscow 2 On odd dates 11:45PM 07:18AM 74:33 €916 €491
Vladivostok 7 Daily 09:52PM 10:23PM 74:31 €331 €210

Accomodation in Irkutsk

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Book homestays in Irkutsk

Single Double
Homestay (city center) €53 book €66 book
Homestay (close to the city center) €39 book €54 book
Chalet in Listvyanka village,Baikal lake shore. €55 book €72 book
Angara hotel in Irkutsk €61 book €98 book

The prices are given per room per night, including breakfast.

Homestays should be booked with arriving transfer. Our taxi driver will meet you and transfer to your homestay.

Transfers in Irkutsk

Railway station€20
Listvyanka village€50

The prices are given per car.