Trekking tour: settlement Nizneangarsk -
Chivyrkuisky Bay - settlement Ust-Barguzin.
Transfer from Severobaikalsk till Nizhneangarsk by the cars.
First you to cross with catamaran the river Kichera, exit
to the eastern side of Lake Baikal possible to do on Yarki
Island (14 km, see map 2). You are cross with catamaran:
2 two hundred branches of river Verkhyaya Angara, Yarki
Islands have the full length of 20 km and width of about 50
meters, there are birch trees. Island Milliony is the begin
of ornithological reserve created here for defence of birds
in the delta of the river Verkhyaya Angara. You reach Dagar
Bay. Stop for the night about "sar" - it means shed.
About 30 km.
The paths are very difficult, you go on shore. Today you
cross with catamaran the river Frolikha. Stop for the night
about the river Frolikha, in the right side. About 24 km.
You move to Frolov Cape (see map 2) then to Lakanda Cape
(see map 8), came to the Ayaya Bay (see the map 8); there
catamaran will be waiting for you. Stop for the night about
Ayaya Bay. About 15 km.
You visit Frolikha lake. Catamaran will stay at Ayaya Bay.
Stop for the night about Ayaya Bay.
Best way to reach the Cape Tucalaragdy when you are going
from Ayaya Bay to the south corner just after crossing
little river then 15 minutes ascent by the path, there is
larch trees and creep-trees - the path comes to middle of
spur; after that the path follow on descent in the larch
forest, after 1.5 - 2 hours you found yourself on the shore
of lake Baikal in mouth of tiny brook Tucalaragda - very
interesting that a water above ice is kept till the end of
July (see map 8, there is a little hunting hut)! You are
reaching Khakusy sanatorium by shore. Stop for the night
about the Khakusy Bay. About 16 km.
It is 4 km of beach, on the south it stops by rocky columns
of Aman-Kit Cape. Here it is good to move by water in the
catamaran to the Cape Turaly (5 km), there is one of the
most beautiful places on the eastern coastline of Lake
Baikal - "singing" dune! There is very high path about Cape
You reach the river Shirilda, cross it with catamaran,
you trek till gydro-meteological station Tompa. Stop for
the night about About 30 km.
You cross the rivers Topuda (see the map 8) and Shegnanda
(see the map 12) with catamaran. After the Shegnanda river
there is good horse path to mouth of the river Irinda, much
better to use it, reach the Cape Galandikit. Stop for the
night about Cape Galandikit. About 28 km.
You trek to the Cape Urbinan and Cape Birakan. Stop for the
night about Cape Birakan. About 26 km.
You trek on the shore till turn to the lake Losinoe and back
to the shore. Stop for the night about the path to lake
Losinoe. About 8 km.
You cross the rivers Kabanya (see map 12), Bolshaya (see map
16) with catamaran then you trek till the Cape Cherny. From
the Kabanya river till the village Davsha you can meet at
any moment bear! Stop for the night about Cape Cherny.
About 30 km.
You visit the village Davsha, cross the rivers Turkuli and
Sosnovka with catamaran; then you reach the cordon Kudaldy.
Stop for the night about cordon Kudaldy. About 30 km.
See map 16.
You go for the mouth of the river Shumilikhi for about 4 km
then on the left side of the river Shumilikha by steep
ascent in pine forest.
On your way you can to have a rest in two hunting huts,
see wonderful views till the Alpine Meadows, see 3 mountain
lakes; there are a lot of waterfalls - all that it will
take you about 11-12 hours. Stop for the night about mouth of
river Shumilikha. About 4 km.
You trek by the shore and cross the river Bolshaya
Cheremshanaya with catamaran. Stop for the night about the
Bolshaya Cheremshanaya, in the right side of the river.
About 20 km.
See the maps 15, 16, 21.
Here is not path till the river Malaya Cheremshanaya - you
move till it on catamaran (about 8 km, see the map 21), even
the path from river Malaya Cheremshanaya goes along the brook
Medvezhy and is lost in the wind-fallen trees; again descent
to the shore of Lake Baikal. Again the places very pressed,
then ascent to the steep slope; descent in a broad valley of
the river Kedrovaya, to it 2 km there is hunting hut. From
here there is no path! - it only appears for several
kilometers for the village Chivyrkusky, that is why you are
to move on the catamaran! - about 11 km. Stop for the night
about the village Chivyrkusky. About 28 km.
Distance from Nizhneangarsk is about 290 km.
You explore the Chivurkuy Bay, one of the best in Lake Baikal
- it is about 75 km around; you can use map N 21. It is better
to use catamaran and to reach Lake Arangatuy - from this
only 15 km is left till Ust-Barguzin! About 50 km. Distance
from Nizhneangarsk by catamaran is about 340 km.
Or (if fuel you have) you can reach Verknee Izgolovye then
move on catamaran till the Nizhnee Izgolovye; you finish
tour journey in the settlement Ust-Barguzin (120 km). About
195 km. Distance from Nizhneangarsk is about 490 km.
1. I work out about new tour but it must be two groups moving
to Ust-Barguzin, the number of tourist must be enough to
use my catamarans!
If first group comes with one catamaran so the second
group coming to Ust-Barguzin must be no more than 5
If the first group comes to Ust-Barguzin with 2
catamarans so in this case the second group coming to
Ust-Barguzin must be no more than 10 clients!!! Is it
clear? - is it possible to have two groups?
It is only the project but I think that tour very
interesting, I must carefully to look for the guide and
for driver-cook (service team).
2. It is necessary to have two equal by the number of
tourists, first group comes from Nizhneangarsk to
Ust-Barguzin then the second group goes from Ust-Barguzin
You may be the the whole family (take your children or
mother and father).
Having with you only photograph camera or video camera!
All your luggage will be moving by horse, on the river by
catamarans and on Lake Baikal by catamarans also, driver
(he is also a cook) will help you to prepare the food. You
shall have a life-belt.
3. You shall follow your route on the map in Russian album of
maps around lake Baikal: "Pribaikalie", scale in one sm two
You can get this album (book) from me. We can stop in
lake Arangatuy - from there is only 15 km to
4. You are to have your personal gear: tents, rugs, sleeping
5. Optimum dates are for 2 groups: from 10 June till 25 June
and back from 27 June till 12 July; may be once more we
Nizhneangarsk on 14 July till 30 July and back from 1
the 16 August (I have something from 16 August for rafting
Tompuda with all my catamarans with Chekhs) - it is very
to find catamarans in our town.
catamarans: 2 pax, 3 pax, 4 pax, 5 pax,
team: 1 guide + 1 cook (driver)
person: $1490 $1082 $871 $750
catamarans: 6 pax, 7 pax, 8 pax, 9 pax, 10 pax
Service team: 1 guide + 2 cooks (drivers)
person: $905 $801 $729 $675 $641
Prices include all services: food, transportation,
commission for tour operator (10%) and travel agency (10%).
Prices don't include your personal gear: tents, rugs,
sleeping bags, bedding.
5. The optional number of tourists - is from 4 till 10
You should always keep close to the shore when you paddle
(you move from the shore of Lake Baikal at a distance of 10
meters); if there would be sudden wind - you must have enough
time to drag the catamarans on the shore!
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 (on my website).