The Sludyanka side of the old Baikal rail is more interesting for hiking as the Listvyanka one. We have here more tunnels and other interesting constructions.|
We propose:one day hike to the Circum Baikal railroad (available all the year round, 10-15 km long on foot).
Our tour begins with a suburban train ride to a small station on the Trans Siberian railroad. At this spot the new Trans Siberian comes really close to its predecessor – the legendary “Krugobaikalka” railroad built in 1903-1904 along Lake Baikal western coast and yet considered to be one of the most beautiful railroads in the world. Luckily there’s no automobile road connection and the number of tourists visiting the area is limited by a narrow path going through the forest down the valley to Lake Baikal shore.
424 engineering constructions were built along the 84 kilometers-long section of Baikal lake shoreline from Khultuk village to Port Baikal including 39 tunnels with the total length of 8994 meters, 14 kilometers of supporting walls and 50 galleries.
Depending on the weather and your desire we’ll go exploring these marvels and spend a couple of hours at the spot we like most to have a picnic and than walk back to the station to catch a suburban train to Irkutsk.
It will be a really unforgettable hiking experience!
Price in rubles:
with 2 persons in a group=4 300
Included: guide, transfers to the railway station and back, suburban train ticket, picnic.