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Known as the Pearl of Siberia, this incredibly pure and clear freshwater lake measures one mile in depth, contains more flora and fauna than any other lake in the world, including the only existing fresh water seals, and is surrounded by high...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake was still frozen over in March and it was possibly the most phenomenal experience I've ever had. The water is crystal clear and you can see unbelievably deep into the ice that is about 1.5m thick.. Bubbles formed around thin cracks that froze...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stevoviceva88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The settlement of Listvyanka by Lake Baikal is the most touristy place I have seen in all Siberia. In itself it is not a great attraction, but it is the most convenient place to stay overnight and to organize excursions. When I arrived there in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This lake is huge n waters are clear. We took the trans Siberia train to enjoy miles of this lake..the train made a stop here so we got to get out n walked part of the shores..the bbq lunch offered by the train was also...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

I went there in this year Sep. The lake is just lake ocean. Cannot see the other shore. The water is clear can see bottom. I went to Olkhon Island & the trip was super nice.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Axel-Springer
Reviewed August 2, 2019

We took a speed boat from Khuzhir, Olkhon Island to Severobaikalsk and while there Alena (Diachek Alena Olegovna) was our guide. We also visited the northeastern side of Lake Baikal which is very beautiful. She did an excellent job.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bruceholands
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Said to be the oldest and deepest lake in the world and I would say one of the most beautiful. Take a stroll along the sandy or pebble beaches wandering from village to village with the lake on one side and Siberian forests on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Baikal is a unique place in the world! Full of space, landscapes and far from any kind of stress and worries

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank andredZ4564BZ
Reviewed May 28, 2019

Fantastic Lake to visit. God created this beauty, it is amazing. Traveled from Mongolia to Lake Baikal by bus. Road was good. Once you reach Pribaikalsky Rayon suddenly you see behind trees the lake water. It is amazing. We traveled May so it is not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Bold-Erdene
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

This lake is incredible. I've visited twice so far, in March and May, and I know I'll come back at least one more time. Its huge, and gorgeous. In winter it is heaps of fun to go out on the frozen lake.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank shmeva44
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Every time I come here, it's like finding an absolute and utter zen and peace. It's beautiful throughout the year, and spring season is not an exception!)The ice is partially melted, and you can enjoy the view of huge waves, fast-speed current and green shores...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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NicaC23
January 30, 2019|
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Response from panayiotisb2018 | Reviewed this property |
My dear friend sorry for missing out your question! I assume you got it all shorted out by now
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bluskydream
January 12, 2019|
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Response from samuraigun | Reviewed this property |
June won't have any ice, just will be freezing cold water.
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amputechture
November 14, 2017|
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Response from Hamidrezas | Reviewed this property |
Thick ice is build up very late. normally it will be safe to cross in mid February but I crossed the lake on 1st February by hovercraft. the shore have ice much earlier.
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