Trekking on eastern part of Lake Baikal.
Severobaikalsk - Ayaya Bay - Lake Frolikha -
river Left Frolikha - river Tompuda - river Topo.
Rafting on river Tompuda till Lake Baikal.
I prepared the trekking tour and rafting tour for 9 days.
I tell you about reindeers living very close to Lake Baikal.
We had in
comission for tour operator and
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. 15km. Camp for night in the middle of
Frolikha lake. Swimming, fishing.
2 d. - 16km. 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
Frolikha, fishing. Moving up the river Left Frolikha,
on the left bank,
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.
3 d. - 14km. Moving up the river Left Frolikha, on the left
There is a path, not good everywhere. Approach to the
Reach the lake Uokinda. Beautiful lake, clean and
handsome; there is fish grayling; swimming, but the
cold. You begin go round the lake on the right side.
4 d. - 12km. There is hauling down along the source Tykma on
side. Steep hauling down along big stones about 400
The river Tompuda; on fisher-man's pit called
big grayling swimming like in a "aquarium"; good view
Croosing the river Tompuda. Moving down the river on
the left bank. The path losed sometimes but she is.
night on the second big tributary in 12km from river
5 d. - 12km. Moving down the river on the left bank. In the
of the river Topo there is winter hut, you can use it
are catched bad weather. Excellent fishing in pits; if
there is an ability - you can catch a taymen!
6 d. - Rest day. Preparing for rafting.
7 d. - There is no dangerous rapids after junction of these
but it is necessary always to be over-cautious; speed
water is 10-12km/hour. Rafting begins, there is 50km
Baikal Lake .
8 d. - River Sogdennaya. There are winter hut, Russian baths;
where always bites excellent grayling!
You can stay near "pit of taymen" at dinner time.
are living specimens of taymen till 30kg.
9 d. - Going out to Lake Baikal. Boat will take you to
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: $485, $465, $380, $390, $350
Prices include all services: transportation, meals,
reindeer-team drivers, guide, comission for tour operator and
Prices don't include your personal gear: tents, rugs,