the Stone Giants of Baikal
lkhinskoe Plateau takes its name from the river Olkha. The Plateu is popular because of skalniks – remains of boulders formed as a result of weathering rocks for hundreds of thousands of years. There are about 15 skalniks on Olkhinsloe Plateau
This very easy route is a good choice if you have just few free hours. It is a great opportunity to see the local nature and admire a beauty of another attraction of lake Baikal.
The route passes along the small river Olkha and takes about 2 hours to go by foot. The distance between “Orlyonok” electric train stop and skalnik “Vityaz'” is about 8-9 km. If you wish you can continue the walk and see other skalniks. Moreover, it will not spend a lot of your time and effort, but you will see how beautiful the Nature of Lake Baikal is!
How to get to Olkhinskoe Plateau
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.