Travelling Trans-Siberian? Short in time but still want to take a look on famous Lake Baikal? We’ve got an ideal low budget & smart solution for backpackers –
Tent Camp at Lake Baikal
Located at the picturesque spot of the southern part of Lake Baikal! There are seven good reasons why you could choose our service:
1. It’s really easy to get to & find Us
2. Great location of the campsite right at the shore of Lake Baikal
3. Cheap to stay with Us (300 RUB / 1 night, B&B)
4. Fun atmosphere + wide range of outdoor activities provided of the camp:
- Biking (MTB bikes for rent + guided tours)
- Kayaking & Boating at Lake Baikal + short Rafting tours in a closest mountain neighborhood
- Rock climbing + Via Ferrate excursions
- Cultural excursion (Old CircumBaikal railroad, museum of local minerals & gems and many others)
5. Light breakfast + cooking facilities (gas stove, barbecue place etc)
6. Evening access to 220 V from local generator & Internet on laptop.
7. Russian steam sauna – “BANYA” at the very shore of the Lake!
Photos of the camp site
1. By bus from Irkutsk cityBuses departs from central railroad station of Irkutsk city, on a right side of the station building if you are facing to it, right next to the café “HOT”.
Buses are available from 8:30 AM till 10 PM daily; a minivan goes every half an hour. One way ticket cost 140 Rub, might be an extra charge for a big luggage of 50 Rub. Whole 110 km drive would take you about one hour.
Those 14 seats minivans have sign “Èðêóòñê-Ñëþäÿíêà” on the windshield. While boarding to the van please show for the driver this (“Êóëòóê”, spells like “Kultuk”) marking your destination (this is a easy remarkable bus stop right after the long downhill serpentine road descending to the southern extremity of Lake Baikal).
From here on, facing to the Lake Baikal you need to go left leaving the settlement and following shore line and rails of the CircumBaikal railroad. Follow small dirt track near by the rails for about 1 km until you will see the sign of BaikalCamp. Our campsite located at the picturesque cape covered with birch forest right at the cost of Lake Baikal.
2. By local train from Irkutsk city
Local train Irkutsk-Sludyanka departs eastwards daily around 8:30 AM from a central train station. You need to buy a ticket to the station ÇÅÌËßÍÈ×ÍÛÉ, spells like “Zemlyanichniy”, approx. ticket price about 50 Rub, no extra charge for a luggage]. Ticket office is right next to the main subway city entrance, number of platform could be different, so follow majority of the people getting into the subway around 8:30 AM. Train ride would be about 3 hours. Around noon or a bit earlier you will pass long railroad tunnel, first one if you are heading from Irkutsk city. Your stop is right after the tunnel. This is a small Trans-Sib station connected by small walking downhill trail with Kultuk settlement. Once you’ve manage to get down to Lake Baikal and Kultuk village you need to turn left, leave the settlement and walk on a small dirt track near by the rails of CircumBaikal rail line about 1 km until you will see the sign of BaikalCamp. Our campsite located at the picturesque cape covered with birch forest right at the cost of Lake Baikal.
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