Have you ever dreamed of going INTO THE WILD?
Then Baikal Lake is what you are looking for! The deepest lake in the world in Russian Siberia is a great opportunity for real adventures and wonderful vacations in the wild nature. You can have a great time here in summer as well as in winter. You can find any kind of activities here - skiing and skating in winter, fishing, hiking, kayaking, horse-riding, bird-watching and animal-watching in summer, and many other exciting things to do.
We suggest that you make the first stop in one of the most beautiful places on Baikal - Bolshie Koty, a small hideaway village, 90 km (56 miles) from Irkutsk.
Staying here for a few days, you will have a good chance to start your acquaintance with the Lake without losing usual comfort.
Uniqueness of the village is provided by absence of traffic and trains - the only way to get here is a boat or your own feet. And at the same time you will find all necessary services in our cozy hostel.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Common Room
- Hot Showers
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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By bus from Irkutsk
From the central bus station take minibus to Listvyanka village (1 hour trip, minibuses run all day long).
From Listvyanka you can take a regular boat ('Voskhod', goes on schedule*, 30 minutes trip) or you can walk by foot. There`s no need to buy tickets in advance, you pay onboard.
A walking tour takes about 4-6 hours (18 km), you can find the detailed route on the Great BaikalTrail website- http://greatbaikaltrail.org/en/node/938
As you`ve reached Bolshye Koty village find a ferry pier and follow the shore line further. Take the first street on your left - it`s Lesnaya St. Keep walking until you see the sign 'Lesnaya 7' on the left (white on blue). You are here!
*Regular boat Voskhod schedule:
High season (July and August) - every day.
Shoulder season (September) every day except Monday and Thursday, dep. from Listvyanka at 13.30.
Navigation starts in the end of June and stops in the end of September.
Please call or email us to book and get more detailed information.
Irkutsk, Baikal Lake