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TOUR BTC-2

Severobaikalsk - River Kabanya by a boat or motorboat (110 km), paddling 9 days on catamaran or trekking from river Kabanya till Nizhneangarsk settlement (170 km); 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 or you trekking for 7 days having with you only photograph camera or video camera! All your luggage will be moving by sea, driver (he is also a cook) will help you to prepare the food. You shall have a life-belt.

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.

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
   catamarans: 1 pax, 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax,

   Price per
   person:     $1378  $717   $555   $452   $391
Prices include all services: food, transportation, commission for tour operator and travel agency.

Prices don't include your personal gear: tents, rugs, sleeping bags, bedding.

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 catamaran on the shore!


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