Trekking on eastern part of Lake Baikal.
Severobaikalsk - Ayaya Bay - Lake Frolikha -
river Left Frolikha - river Tompuda - Lake Baikal.
I prepared the trekking tour for 10 days.
I tell you about reindeers living very close to Lake Baikal.
We had in
1974 about 1000 heads in Tompa on the shore of Baikal but when
builders came all herd was destroyed to 1976!
Only in 1992 were made the first steps for restoration of
of reindeers. But it turned out very difficult affair! Many
tried but without success. Only Evenk Chernoev Youri began
heads which he bought in Nerungri region (1000km to the east)
1992 and his family has now 420 heads!
For the first time in history (!) we discussed the problem
drawing reindeers to tourism matters ... . I had an idea of
Youri Chernoev said that every reindeer-team driver can
5-6 reindeers; it was possible to cover 15 km/day, it was
pack on each reindeer 20-30 kg.
It is necessary to check the path: it must be about 1 meter
to check the path must 2-3 men with reindeers; among people
the path must be also future guides. That work must be done in
June 2002 year. The path was not used many years; there is
bushes and trees!
Splendid fishing on the whole route; beautiful places for
there is abundance of berris: whortle-berry-bush, bog
Group must have an experience of trekking. Route is very
complicated, it goes on not inhabited area; there is 40-50km
path. Total length about 130km.
Group must have an equipment for laying river crossing or
small rubber boat for river crossing, carring capacity 2 men;
be very useful on taymen fishing. You will have a guide and
Reindeers open a new page in easteren part of coastline.
summer trekking tours hiking with packstock is attractive!!!
handle only small luggage.
1 d. - 9-00 from Severobaikalsk to Ayaya Bay, boat go in 3
Rest, preparing for the trekking. You go on trekking
- lake Frolikha, 3 hours. Camp for night. Swimming,
2 d. - 8-9 km. Along lake Frolikha to mouth of the river Left
Frolikha. Practically no path; 3-4km swampy waterside
thick bushes. Press to the mountain for one km, large
There is excellent sandy beach in the mouth of the
3 d. - 10-12km. Moving up the river Left Frolikha, on the left
there is good path. Camp for night in mouth of source
Dochildym; there is winter hut for 3-4 men; there is
abundance of whortle-berry-bush, fishing.
4 d. - 10-12km. Moving up the river Left Frolikha, on the
There is a path, not good everywhere. Approach to the
Camp for night. If a group is moving good, in this case
may reach the lake Uokinda. Beautiful lake, clean and
handsome; there is fish grayling; swimming, but the
5 d. - 10-12km. You begin go round the lake on the right side.
is hauling down along the source Tykma on the right
hauling down along big stones about 400 metres. Camp
on the river Tompuda on fisher-man's pit called
grayling swiming like in a "aquarium"; good view in the
6 d. - 12-15km. Croosing the river Tompuda. Moving down the
the left bank. The path losed sometimes but she is. It
possible to reach the third big tributary in 6km from
7 d. - 12-15km. Moving down the river on the left bank.
river Topo, if the water is not high - crossing ford.
mouth of the river Topo there is winter hut, you can
when you are catched bad weather. Excellent fishing in
there is an ability - you can catch a taymen!
8 d. - 14-16km. Moving down the river on the left bank. When
1.5-2km is left till you meet the river Sogdennaya you
cross on the right side of the river Tompuda. There are
hut, Russian baths; pits where always bites excellent
9 d. - 16-18km. Moving down the river on the right bank. You
near "pit of taymen" at dinner time. There are living
of taymen till 30kg. Path is good!
10 d. - 18-20km. Going out to Lake Baikal. Path is good! Boat
take you to Severobaikalsk.
Optimum dates are (tour begins):
17 June, 1 July, 15 July, 26 July, 12 August, 26 August.
Groups: 4 pax, 6 pax, 8 pax, 10 pax, 12 pax.
Service team: dr+g, dr2+g, dr2+g, dr3+g, dr3+g
Price per person: $540, $517, $420, $436, $390
Prices include all services: transportation, meals,
reindeer-team drivers, guide, comission for tour operator and
Prices don't include your personal gear: tents, rugs,