Tourism

TOUR BK-2

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.


Notes:

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)!

Danger!

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!


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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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