Baikal Smart Travel — travel smartly!

Baikal Smart Travel — travel smartly!
Baikal Smart Travel

When it’s better to visit Baikal? Where should I go on Baikal? What kind of stuff I need to take with?
Learn about how your Baikal first steps must look like on the «Traveler’s Notes» page.

Discover Baikal in the team of experienced guide!

Enjoy the Baikal Nature from the ship!

Sights, touristic areas and the Irkutsk map! Learn everything you need about touristic capital of Baikal!

Here we tell how tourists can use Irkutsk public transport to reach the most popular Baikal sights

Here you will learn about housing rentals, entertaiments and tourist routes on Baikal Lake. Don’t forget to download our Baikal Map — the best assistant in your travel!

The history and legends of Baikal are kept by its native people — the Buryats. On this page we tell you about their rich culture, ancient religion and delicious cuisine!

We have made for you a list of the most interesting cities of Lake Baikal for tourists. Each the city is the one small page from the giant book of Siberian culture and history, so try to visit as many towns as possible!

This is how you can get our way of life and make your travel unforgettable!

If you like to spend your free time outside, we strongly recommend you to visit Baikal touristic routes to feel the power and beauty of Baikal Nature.

Read our topics to learn how visit Baikal touristic routes by yourself.

Baikalsk

The main Siberian ski resort

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Baikalsk

The main Siberian ski resort

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The main Siberian ski resort

Baikalsk

The name of this small city can be translated as «city of Baikal.» The town is famous as a ski resort, maybe the best in Siberia. Thanks to the mild climate, ski season long for five months.
The average temperature in winter in these places is 10-15 degrees below zero, and summer is famous for its constant, comfortable temperature of 25 degrees throughout the summer period.

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The name of this small city can be translated as «city of Baikal.» The town is famous as a ski resort, maybe the best in Siberia. Thanks to the mild climate, ski season long for five months.
The average temperature in winter in these places is 10-15 degrees below zero, and summer is famous for its constant, comfortable temperature of 25 degrees throughout the summer period.

Features of Baikalsk

  • Baikal main ski resort
  • Unique nature of Southern Baikal
  • Relict forest
  • Warm lakes
  • Sobolinaya Mountain
  • Strawberry festival

Features of Baikalsk

  • Baikal main ski resort
  • Unique nature of Southern Baikal
  • Relict forest
  • Warm lakes
  • Sobolinaya Mountain
  • Strawberry festival

The name of this small city can be translated as «city of Baikal.» The town is famous as a ski resort, maybe the best in Siberia. Thanks to the mild climate, ski season long for five months.
The average temperature in winter in these places is 10-15 degrees below zero, and summer is famous for its constant, comfortable temperature of 25 degrees throughout the summer period.

Features of Baikalsk

  • Baikal main ski resort
  • Unique nature of Southern Baikal
  • Relict forest
  • Warm lakes
  • Sobolinaya Mountain
  • Strawberry festival

Baikalsk attractions

The main sight of the whole city is Sobolinaya Mountain. In Baikal area, it is the perfect place for skiing. Thousands of skiers visit the mountain every winter.
But there are many activities in Baikalsk if you visit the city in the summertime. Some famous tourist routes as Khamar-Daban ridge, relict forest, or Tankhoy resort have a start not far from Baikalsk.

Click to see Baikal on the map!

Baikal Tourist Map

Baikalsk tiny beach

Ski Resort “Sobolinaya Mountain”

The mountain has a developed infrastructure and good tracks of varying complexity. Sobolinaya’s highest point is 1004 meters above sea level. There are stunning panoramic views of Baikal on the top!
Because of the mild winter, sunny weather, and high service level, the ski center is trendy among the Irkutsk region and Buryatiya republic residents. The ski season begins in November and ends in May.

Here is the Sobolinaya’s website (in russian)
https://baikalski.net/

Sobolinaya mountain in summer

Sobolinaya mountain in summer

The Strawberry Festival

Every summer in July, the citizens of Baikalsk provide the Strawberry festival. Residents cook cakes, pancakes, pies, and many other different desserts of this berry. They also decorate their houses in a strawberry style!

Ear of Baikal

Warm Lakes

The three picturesque lakes are located 38 from Baikalsk. In the wintertime, all lakes are frozen, but the water warms up to 30 degrees in summer. Yes, for Siberia, it is hot enough to call these lakes «warm.»
The lakes are the first part of the long tourist route. Further, you’ll see a relict forest, Monomakh Hat mountain, Talcinskiy Peak, and waterfalls.

Learn more about the Warm Lakes in our article
https://baikalfor.com/warm-lakes-en//

Local pier

Tankhoy Reserve

Tankhoy village is 70 km from Baikalsk. Most of all, the town attracts tourists who like nature and silence. On the territory of the reserve, you can see many picturesque places. Tankhoy Reserve’s nature helps to forget about the city’s noise.

Baikalsk attractions

The main sight of the whole city is Sobolinaya Mountain. In Baikal area, it is the perfect place for skiing. Thousands of skiers visit the mountain every winter.
But there are many activities in Baikalsk if you visit the city in the summertime. Some famous tourist routes as Khamar-Daban ridge, relict forest, or Tankhoy resort have a start not far from Baikalsk.

Click to see Baikal on the map!

Baikal Tourist Map

Ski Resort “Sobolinaya Mountain”

The mountain has a developed infrastructure and good tracks of varying complexity. Sobolinaya’s highest point is 1004 meters above sea level. There are stunning panoramic views of Baikal on the top!
Because of the mild winter, sunny weather, and high service level, the ski center is trendy among the Irkutsk region and Buryatiya republic residents. The ski season begins in November and ends in May.

Here is the Sobolinaya’s website (in russian)
https://baikalski.net/

The Strawberry Festival

Every summer in July, the citizens of Baikalsk provide the Strawberry festival. Residents cook cakes, pancakes, pies, and many other different desserts of this berry. They also decorate their houses in a strawberry style!

Warm Lakes

The three picturesque lakes are located 38 from Baikalsk. In the wintertime, all lakes are frozen, but the water warms up to 30 degrees in summer. Yes, for Siberia, it is hot enough to call these lakes «warm.»
The lakes are the first part of the long tourist route. Further, you’ll see a relict forest, Monomakh Hat mountain, Talcinskiy Peak, and waterfalls.

Learn more about the Warm Lakes in our article
https://baikalfor.com/warm-lakes-en/

Local pier

Ear of Baikal

Sobolinaya mountain in summer

Sobolinaya mountain in summer

Baikalsk tiny beach

Tankhoy Reserve

Tankhoy village is 70 km from Baikalsk. Most of all, the town attracts tourists who like nature and silence. On the territory of the reserve, you can see many picturesque places. Tankhoy Reserve’s nature helps to forget about the city’s noise.

Baikalsk attractions

The main sight of the whole city is Sobolinaya Mountain. In Baikal area, it is the perfect place for skiing. Thousands of skiers visit the mountain every winter.
But there are many activities in Baikalsk if you visit the city in the summertime. Some famous tourist routes as Khamar-Daban ridge, relict forest, or Tankhoy resort have a start not far from Baikalsk.

Байкальск

Baikalsk beach

Ski Resort “Sobolinaya Mountain”

The mountain has a developed infrastructure and good tracks of varying complexity. Sobolinaya’s highest point is 1004 meters above sea level. There are stunning panoramic views of Baikal on the top!
Because of the mild winter, sunny weather, and high service level, the ski center is trendy among the Irkutsk region and Buryatiya republic residents. The ski season begins in November and ends in May.

Here is the Sobolinaya’s website (in russian): https://baikalski.net/

Read more about the Warm Lakes here:
https://baikalfor.com/warm-lakes-en/

Байкальск

Sobolinaya ski resort in summer

Baikalsk

Sobolinaya ski resort in summer

The Strawberry Festival

Every summer in July, the citizens of Baikalsk provide the Strawberry festival. Residents cook cakes, pancakes, pies, and many other different desserts of this berry. They also decorate their houses in a strawberry style!

Байкальск

Ear of Baikal

Warm Lakes

The three picturesque lakes are located 38 from Baikalsk. In the wintertime, all lakes are frozen, but the water warms up to 30 degrees in summer. Yes, for Siberia, it is hot enough to call these lakes «warm.»
The lakes are the first part of the long tourist route. Further, you’ll see a relict forest, Monomakh Hat mountain, Talcinskiy Peak, and waterfalls.

Baikalsk

Local pier

Tankhoy Reserve

Tankhoy village is 70 km from Baikalsk. Most of all, the town attracts tourists who like nature and silence. On the territory of the reserve, you can see many picturesque places. Tankhoy Reserve’s nature helps to forget about the city’s noise.

How to get to Baikalsk

It’s not so difficult, look:

142 kilometers of distance can be covered in two hours.
A taxi price is about 2800 rubles.
You can reach Baikalsk by bus paying about 500 rubles. The road takes 3 hours. Minibuses take off from Irkutsk Bus Station.
The other option is to get to Baikalsk by train. It will cost 400, 600 or 800 rubles. The price depends on the type of wagon.

How to get to Baikalsk

It’s not so difficult, look:

142 kilometers of distance can be covered in two hours.
A taxi price is about 2800 rubles.
You can reach Baikalsk by bus paying about 500 rubles. The road takes 3 hours. Minibuses take off from Irkutsk Bus Station.
The other option is to get to Baikalsk by train. It will cost 400, 600 or 800 rubles. The price depends on the type of wagon.

How to get to Baikalsk

It’s not so difficult, look:

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