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Severobaikalsk - Baikalskoe village by car then to Elohin Cape by catamaran with outboard, paddling 9 days on kayak from Elohin Cape till Baikalskoe village (120 km); to Severobaikalsk by a car.

1 d. - you go to Baikalskoe in a car, then move on to Cape Elohin on catamaran with outboard.

2 d. - you reach Cape Bolshoy Cheremshany (10 km).

3 d. - you reach Cape Malaya Kosa (13 km).

4 d. - you reach Guba Bolshaya Kosa (13 km); size of a small lake about 400 meter may be seen.

5 d. - you reach Cape Kovrizka (14 km), size of a small lake about 800 meter may be seen.

6 d. - you reach Guba Bolsoday (Bargunda) (8 km), rest day.

7 d. - you reach Kurkula river (13 km).

8 d. - you reach Cape Kotelnikovsky (hot springs, 9 km) and you reach IIiyskaja guba (4 km, hut may be seen).

9 d. - you reach the Cape Krasny Jar, river Guilga (11 km).

10 d. - you reach Baikalskoe village (17 km). Return by a car to Severobaikalsk.


1. You may be the the whole family (take your children or mother and father). You can paddle from 1 day till 9 day!

2. You shall follow your route on the map in English "Across The North-West Baikal Area"! You can get this map from me.

It is possible to make tours on kayak-paddling from Cape Elohin to Baikalskoe village. You may be alone or two on 2-seat kayak "Taymen-2", you may be 4 or 5 on 2-seat kayak "Taymen" and 3-seat kayak "Taymen-3". You shall have a life-belt.

You may be alone or two on 3-seat kayak "Vuoksa-3" and on 3-seat kayak "Ilmen-3". These are unsinkable, price would be plus $100 per person.

3. You are to have your personal gear: tents, rugs, sleeping bags, bedding.

Also you prepare your food; it is good to have your own gas-stove and gas-cylinder (or benzine stove and benzine), and kitchen utensils. You also to have a fishing-tackle if you are fisherman!

Fredrik from Sweden on 8.09.2002 (e-mail: ---@telia.com):

> will there be meny mosquitos on these tours, thats something
> to try to awoid, from some of my stay in russia i know
> they can ruin your vacation.

I recommend for defence from mosquitos to use protect gauze. Also it is absolutely necessary to follow instructions of Patricia Ormsby (Japan) to protect you from bites of tic; see her article on encephalitis.

4. Optimum dates are (tour begins, rather safe!): 30 May, 10 June, 25 June, 10 July, 25 July, 10 August.

    Groups on kayaks:  1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax.
    Price per
    person:            $526,  $267   $181   $218   $176

5. I am looking for cheap travel trips in Lake Baikal in order to increase number of clients; you could order the trip of any length (days)!


You always keep close to the shore when you paddle (you move from the shore at a distance of 10 meters); if there would be sudden wind - you must have enough time to drag the kayak on the shore!



Click to enlarge. Photo by Serge Skulin.
Click to enlarge. Photo by Serge Skulin.

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