Olkhinskoe Plateau

This route is perfect
for a short one-day walking

Olkhinskoe plateau

Olkhinskoe plateau is very close to Irkutsk. It is a good choice for a short one-day route. The road to the plateau takes about one hour. A train drives you to the «Orlyonok» train stop.

Leaving an electric train, you will find yourself in the Baikal forest. Tall trees with green crowns will protect you from the hot sun. The Olkha River winding along the tourist trail will give you beautiful views and share its coolness. The river will be a companion in your travel almost till the end of the route.

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Olkhinskoe Plateau

This route is perfect
for a short one-day walking

Olkhinskoe plateau

Olkhinskoe plateau is very close to Irkutsk. It is a good choice for a short one-day route. The road to the plateau takes about one hour. A train drives you to the «Orlyonok» train stop.

Leaving an electric train, you will find yourself in the Baikal forest. Tall trees with green crowns will protect you from the hot sun. The Olkha River winding along the tourist trail will give you beautiful views and share its coolness. The river will be a companion in your travel almost till the end of the route.

Popularity — 70%
Complexity — 20%
Availability — 100%

What’s interesting here?

  • About 15 rocks of Olkhinskoe plateau
  • Maybe the easiest route on Baikal
  • A small river Olkha
  • Short travel on electric train
  • A perfect place for climbing

What’s interesting here?

  • About 15 rocks of Olkhinskoe plateau
  • Maybe the easiest route on Baikal
  • A small river Olkha
  • Short travel on electric train
  • A perfect place for climbing

Rock «Vityaz»

There are few rocks on the Olkhinskoe plateau. The rock «Vityaz» is the most popular. Choose a long or a short trail to reach it. When we was visiting the Olkhinskoe plateau, we chose the long path to «Vityaz». On our way back, we went by a short one.

Olkhinskoe Plateau

Touristic pointer. A long way to left, a short one to right

Ольхинское Плато

River Olkha

Olkhinskoe plateau trail

River Olkha

The way took about five-six hours. I came to the «Orlyonok» stop at 14:00. But our tickets back were on the 20:00. So we had to be in a hurry. Don’t make the same mistake and buy tickets for an earlier time, at 12:00 o’clock at least. In this case, you will have enough time to enjoy your healthy walk!

Olkhinskoe plateau trail

A simple place for rest

Ольхинское Плато

A view from the trail

The route itself is not challenging. About 80% of the way to the rock is a direct, simple road without inclination. And it is broad enough for a car!

Olkhinskoe plateau trail

In some places, it is possible to cross the river by stones

Olkhinskoe plateau trail

Trees growing among stones, a local peculiarity

Ольхинское Плато

A picture on the path’s side

Olkhinskoe plateau

Baikal forest. A view from the path

Near the Rock

The path will become more vertical and narrower close to the route’s end. After a short walking, you will reach the rock «Vityaz». There you’ll find a place for a rest and camping, as well as many tourists and climbers.

Ольхинское Плато

Closer to the rock the path looks like that

Ольхинское Плато

Olkha river near the rock

Olkhinskoe plateau

The rock is pretty high

Olkhinskoe plateau

Climbers use ropes to conquer the top

Ольхинское Плато

Camping place near the rock

On your way back, choose the second, the short trail. The path is very picturesque. It is full of giant stones splitting with the tree’s roots!

Here was our travel to Olkhinskoe plateau. We hope the text was helpfull, and you will enjoy the travel to the Olkhinskoe plateau!

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Rock «Vityaz»

There are few rocks on the Olkhinskoe plateau. The rock «Vityaz» is the most popular. Choose a long or a short trail to reach it. When we was visiting the Olkhinskoe plateau, we chose the long path to «Vityaz». On our way back, we went by a short one.

Olkhinskoe Plateau

Touristic pointer. A long way to left, a short one to right

Ольхинское Плато

River Olkha

Olkhinskoe plateau trail

River Olkha

The way took about five-six hours. I came to the «Orlyonok» stop at 14:00. But our tickets back were on the 20:00. So we had to be in a hurry. Don’t make the same mistake and buy tickets for an earlier time, at 12:00 o’clock at least. In this case, you will have enough time to enjoy your healthy walk!

Olkhinskoe plateau trail

A simple place for rest

Ольхинское Плато

A view from the trail

The route itself is not challenging. About 80% of the way to the rock is a direct, simple road without inclination. And it is broad enough for a car!

Olkhinskoe plateau trail

In some places, it is possible to cross the river by stones

Olkhinskoe plateau trail

Trees growing among stones, a local peculiarity

Ольхинское Плато

A picture on the path’s side

Olkhinskoe plateau

Baikal forest. A view from the path

Near the Rock

The path will become more vertical and narrower close to the route’s end. After a short walking, you will reach the rock «Vityaz». There you’ll find a place for a rest and camping, as well as many tourists and climbers.

Ольхинское Плато

Closer to the rock the path looks like that

Ольхинское Плато

Olkha river near the rock

Olkhinskoe plateau

The rock is pretty high

Olkhinskoe plateau

Climbers use ropes to conquer the top

Ольхинское Плато

Camping place near the rock

On your way back, choose the second, the short trail. The path is very picturesque. It is full of giant stones splitting with the tree’s roots!

Here was our travel to Olkhinskoe plateau. We hope the text was helpfull, and you will enjoy the travel to the Olkhinskoe plateau!

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How to get to Olkhinskoe Plateau

It is possible only by a train. Other ways are unavailable.

You can get to «Orlyonok» stop by electric train going from Irkutsk Railway Station. We recommend you to buy tickets online on the Russian Railways website.

How to get to Olkhinskoe Plateau

It is possible only by a train. Other ways are unavailable.

You can get to «Orlyonok» stop by electric train going from Irkutsk Railway Station. We recommend you to buy tickets online on the Russian Railways website.