The deepest lake in the world
and the sacred place for Buryat people
The legendary

Lake Baikal

BAIKAL

Reasons to go and things to do
Baikal
Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. It is 640 kilometers long, and local people call it rather "a sea" than a lake. For Buryat people, Baikal is a sacred place.

Here are some of the main features that make Lake Baikal special:
Baikal

Why to go to Baikal

Baikal is a huge lake, surrounded by mountains and Siberian forests. Come here to wander through the wilderness of national parks, visit remote settlements in the forest, see sunrises over the mountains.
LAKE AND MOUNTAIN
LANDSCAPES
LAKE AND
MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES
Historical Circum-Baikal railway was the most important part of Trans-Siberian Railway, the masterpiece of engineering, and it still can be enjoyed during a historic train journey.
HISTORIC HERITAGE
HISTORIC HERITAGE
Baikal shores are a home for Buryat people, for whom the lake is sacred. Buryats are Buddhists, and there are many temples around the lake. However, the Shamanism beliefs are also very strong: there are shamans living on the lake, as well as plenty of sacred sites, that are protected by the spirits of Nature.
CULTURAL TRADITIONS
CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Baikal

Tours to Baikal

Visit Baikal with Russian Expeditions
We run private tours to Lake Baikal
Suggested trip length: 1-3 weeks
Approximate cost: USD 3000-10000
Recommended group size: 4-12 people
Transport: offroad vans, helicopter
Time to visit: November to March (winter), July to September (summer). Suggested time for photography tours: September
Booking: minimum 1 month before the departure date
Explore some of the most remote regions on Earth
Alex Permyakov
WhatsApp: +7 999 2293044
E-mail: alex@alex.travel
Let's plan an amazing trip to Baikal
Founder of Russian Expeditions
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