Arshan

The Healing Power of Baikal Nature

Arshan

If you like to enjoy the beauty of wild nature, you should come to Baikal at least for a few days! However, your journey will be incomplete if you do not visit the sacred Arshan.
«Arshan» is a mountain peak and a village near this mountain. This popular mountain-climatic restorative resort is situated 900 meters above sea level.

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Arshan

The Healing Power of Baikal Nature

Arshan

If you like to enjoy the beauty of wild nature, you should come to Baikal at least for a few days! However, your journey will be incomplete if you do not visit the sacred Arshan.
«Arshan» is a mountain peak and a village near this mountain. This popular mountain-climatic restorative resort is situated 900 meters above sea level.

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What’s interesting in Arshan?

  • Word «Arshan» means «Sacred Spring.»
  • 210 km from Irkutsk
  • Arshan water is used to treat stomach ailments
  • A sacred center of local believings
  • Peak of Love
  • Arshan hot springs
  • Forest of Tears
  • Waterfalls of Kyngarga River

What’s interesting in Arshan?

  • Word «Arshan» means «Sacred Spring.»
  • 210 km from Irkutsk
  • Arshan water is used to treat stomach ailments
  • A sacred center of local believings
  • Peak of Love
  • Arshan hot springs
  • Forest of Tears
  • Waterfalls of Kyngarga River

Arshan Attractions

Visiting Arshan is a perfect chance to improve your health and enjoy the magic of Baikal Nature!

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Arshan is located right near the mountains of Sayan ridge

Sayan Mountain ridge

Waterfalls on Kyngarga River

The length of the Kyngarga River is 27 km. The left bank of the river is a walking trail for tourists. It leads from Arshan village to the first waterfall (6 meters).

There are about 12 waterfalls on the river. The largest one has a height of about 10 m. Waterfalls on the Kyngarga River are one of the main objects of tourists visiting the resorts of Arshan.

The river name in the Buryat language sounds as «Khangarge» — «the drum river»

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Kyngyrga river

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Kyngyrga river from the tourist path

Tourist path near the first waterfall

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Kyngyrga river waterfall

Thermal Springs

If you are interested in hot springs, we recommend visiting the Zhemchug village, 40 km from the Arshan.

Thermal Springs of Zhemchug annually attracts a considerable number of guests. People come here for the treatment and have a great time in nature for the weekend. July and August are considered the hottest months, but visiting the thermal springs in winter is also an unforgettable pleasure!

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A view from Zhemchug village

Peak Of Love

The mountain is a trendy place among tourists. The height of the mountain is 2451 meters. Tourists can rise the mountain trail, from which you can admire the beauty of the taiga (local forest). The route is not challenging. In general, a way to the Peak of Love takes 4 or 5 hours walking.

According to a legend, young people in love go to the Peak to test their love’s strength. They look into each other’s eyes at the top of the mountain. Arshan is a magical place — spirits help them understand whether they made the right choice, linking fate with this man or woman.

It is not difficult to get to the mountain top; however, what will you see in the eyes of your beloved at the Peak of the Sacred Mountain?

Read the Peak of Love legend

Arshan

On the way to Peak of Love

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Arshan village view on the way to Peak of Love

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On the Peak of Love’s top

The Bowl of the Virgins

Bowl of Virgins is a stone bowl in the Bukhota River, flowing 3 km from Arshan. According to the Buryat people’s customs, the bride bathes in this bowl before the wedding.
Then, the bride and her friends went to a secret place performed the ritual of washing and giving gifts to their ancestors’ spirits. Near Arshan, a similar ceremony took place in the Bukhota River. It is a fantastic place, filled with strength and energy!

Forest Of Tears

This place is also popular among tourists. Local people and guests of the village tie ribbons of different colors on the trees. It is like a special rite of gratefulness for healing. As a result, the Forest of Tears looks very unusual and beautiful!

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Health spring near the Forest of Tears

Statue of the ancient God

The Old Larch

The Old Larch is located in the park of Arshan. Its age is estimated at 500 years, height more than 20 m (its top is broken), with a diameter of 1.2 m. This ancient tree deserves your attention!

Sculpture in Arshan park

Arshan

Don’t forget seeds for these guys!

Arshan Attractions

Visiting Arshan is a perfect chance to improve your health and enjoy the magic of Baikal Nature!

Аршан

Arshan is located right near the mountains of Sayan ridge

Sayan Mountain ridge

Waterfalls on Kyngarga River

The length of the Kyngarga River is 27 km. The left bank of the river is a walking trail for tourists. It leads from Arshan village to the first waterfall (6 meters).

There are about 12 waterfalls on the river. The largest one has a height of about 10 m. Waterfalls on the Kyngarga River are one of the main objects of tourists visiting the resorts of Arshan.

The river name in the Buryat language sounds as «Khangarge» — «the drum river»

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Kyngyrga river waterfall

Tourist path near the first waterfall

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Kyngyrga river

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Kyngyrga river from the tourist path

Thermal Springs

If you are interested in hot springs, we recommend visiting the Zhemchug village, 40 km from the Arshan.

Thermal Springs of Zhemchug annually attracts a considerable number of guests. People come here for the treatment and have a great time in nature for the weekend. July and August are considered the hottest months, but visiting the thermal springs in winter is also an unforgettable pleasure!

Аршан

A view from Zhemchug village

Peak Of Love

The mountain is a trendy place among tourists. The height of the mountain is 2451 meters. Tourists can rise the mountain trail, from which you can admire the beauty of the taiga (local forest). The route is not challenging. In general, a way to the Peak of Love takes 4 or 5 hours walking.

According to a legend, young people in love go to the Peak to test their love’s strength. They look into each other’s eyes at the top of the mountain. Arshan is a magical place — spirits help them understand whether they made the right choice, linking fate with this man or woman.

It is not difficult to get to the mountain top; however, what will you see in the eyes of your beloved at the Peak of the Sacred Mountain?

Read the Peak of Love legend

Arshan

On the way to Peak of Love

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Arshan village view on the way to Peak of Love

Аршан

On the Peak of Love’s top

The Bowl of the Virgins

Bowl of Virgins is a stone bowl in the Bukhota River, flowing 3 km from Arshan. According to the Buryat people’s customs, the bride bathes in this bowl before the wedding.
Then, the bride and her friends went to a secret place performed the ritual of washing and giving gifts to their ancestors’ spirits. Near Arshan, a similar ceremony took place in the Bukhota River. It is a fantastic place, filled with strength and energy!

Forest Of Tears

This place is also popular among tourists. Local people and guests of the village tie ribbons of different colors on the trees. It is like a special rite of gratefulness for healing. As a result, the Forest of Tears looks very unusual and beautiful!

Аршан

Health spring near the Forest of Tears

Statue of the ancient God

The Old Larch

The Old Larch is located in the park of Arshan. Its age is estimated at 500 years, height more than 20 m (its top is broken), with a diameter of 1.2 m. This ancient tree deserves your attention!

Sculpture in Arshan park

Arshan

Don’t forget seeds for these guys!

Weather in Arshan

The weather changes very often. For example, heavy rain can suddenly change the brightly burning sun.
In general, there are more sunny days than rainy. However, it is worth paying attention to the fact that the temperature drops significantly at night. Therefore, the heat of 25° in the afternoon in July can be replaced by 8° at night. Don’t forget warm clothes!

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Weather in Arshan

The weather changes very often. For example, heavy rain can suddenly change the brightly burning sun.
In general, there are more sunny days than rainy. However, it is worth paying attention to the fact that the temperature drops significantly at night. Therefore, the heat of 25° in the afternoon in July can be replaced by 8° at night. Don’t forget warm clothes!

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How to get to the Arshan

It is not difficult to get to Arshan:

There are 210 km distance between Irkutsk and Arshan. The road takes about 3 hours

The journey time is 3 hours. It costs about 7000 roubles.
In Irkutsk, minibusses take off to Arshan from two places: the Railway Station and the Bus Station.

Minibus # 521

From Irkutsk railway station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 09:30, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 08:00, 09:30, 10:30, 13:00, 15:00, 17:15, 18:00.
The ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Minibus # 520

From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 08:00, 09:00, 10:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
The ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Bus # 723

From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 08:45
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 11:00
The ticket price is 374 roubles, baggage – 94 roubles.
The journey time is 4 hours 45 minutes.

Minibus # 721

From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan, then to Zhemchug village
Departure time: every day at 10:00, 15:00, 17:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 10:00, 12:00, 16:00
The ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

How to get to the Arshan

It is not difficult to get to Arshan:

There are 210 km distance between Irkutsk and Arshan. The road takes about 3 hours

The journey time is 3 hours. It costs about 7000 roubles.
In Irkutsk, minibusses take off to Arshan from two places: the Railway Station and the Bus Station.

Minibus # 521

From Irkutsk railway station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 09:30, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 08:00, 09:30, 10:30, 13:00, 15:00, 17:15, 18:00.
The ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Minibus # 520

From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 08:00, 09:00, 10:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
The ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Bus # 723

From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan
Departure time: every day at 08:45
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 11:00
The ticket price is 374 roubles, baggage – 94 roubles.
The journey time is 4 hours 45 minutes.

Minibus # 721

From Irkutsk bus station to Arshan, then to Zhemchug village
Departure time: every day at 10:00, 15:00, 17:00
Departure back (from Arshan to Irkutsk): every day at 10:00, 12:00, 16:00
The ticket price is 400 roubles, baggage – 100 roubles.
The journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes.