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Severobaikalsk - River Kabanya by a boat or motorboat (110 km), paddling 9 days on kayak from river Kabanya till Nizheangarsk (170); to Severobaikalsk by a car.

1 d. - move on the river Kabanya by boat or motorboat to river Kabanya (about 110 km by sea).

2 d. - you reach the brook (6 km from hut in river Kabanya, then you hike to the lake "Losinaya", about 4 km; see the map 12 in "Pribaikalie" album).

3 d. - you reach the river "Urbikan", hut is shown on the map; 18 km.

4 d. - you reach the river Shegnanda, there is farm of Strogovs; there you can ask for additional payment to prepare Russian Bath, there also you can buy a fresh milk! 22 km.

5 d. - you reach meteorological station Tompa, 2 houses; 22 km.

6 d. - you reach sanatorium Khakusy (hot springs), you can swim here for additional payment; 25 km.

7 d. - you reach the Ayaya Bay, here you can go for hike to the Frolikha Lake (it is about 9 km one way); 20 km by water.

8 d. - you reach the Cape Erekmakan, 18 km.

9 d. - you reach the huts near the channel Angarakanchik, 18 km.

10 d. - you reach the life-saving station of Nizhneangarsk settlement, here you phone on the telephone: 21560 or 3-6229 for help in a car to fetch for Severobaikalsk. 20 km.


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 Russian album of maps around lake Baikal: "Pribaikalie", scale in one sm two km. You can get this album 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.

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

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: 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:            $562,  $302   $215   $244   $204
Prices include all services: transportation, commission for tour operator and travel agency.

Prices don't include 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!

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

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