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Lake Baikal, Siberian District

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Surrounded by tall mountains and home to more plant life and animals than any other lake in the world, it's not hard to see why Lake Baikal has earned a title as a World Heritage Site. Formed as an ancient rift valley, the lake is considered the oldest in the world, at 25 million years old. The planet's largest freshwater lake contains about 20 percent of the world's unfrozen fresh water, as well as over 1,700 species of plants and animals. Visit the crystal clear lake for a chance to see some rare species--two-thirds of these plants and animals are found nowhere else in the world. While at 1,642 m (5,387 ft), the lake is deep, it is also one of the clearest. Take a boat tour to learn more about the lake's history. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Listvyanka holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Lake Baikal and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We spent a day here whilst on the fabulous Golden Eagle “Winter Wonderland” trip from Vladivostok to Moscow. What a day!! Hovercraft, dog sled, snow mobiles, amazing natural ice ‘sculptures’, raw and ...  more »
  • Ice Lake Baikal route starts from the village of Khuzhir, on the island of Olkhon. This Pribaikalsky National Park. Along the way, the road passes through protected areas. At this time, national parks and nature reserves have joined together into one budget organization-FBGU. Therefore it is necessary to arrange permission to visit. This can be done in advance by contacting FBGU Office or in the field, directly from the Rangers reserve. The motorcade makes a stop near natural monuments: ckal'niki "three brothers" Cape khoboy. Ice natjoki fantastic kosmami Harbour coastal cliffs. Sometimes the height of ice of Arts reaches 3-storey building. The road to the Ushkanii Islands nakatana, but nevertheless cracks and pushes constantly cross the path. The passengers have to exit the cars and drivers with peshnej checked dangerous place, freeing up travel, probing depth. On the big Ushkany island we expect employees of the weather station. It cooked small rooms with beds. Terms of the most Spartan. But when the hot oven and dinner with strong warm up the body and brain, covers the feeling that landed on another planet. By the way, the island dogs cannot be trusted, they steal a bottle raised in snow for cooling. In the spring, when the snow melts, and the ice is no longer stable, an island cut off from the big land. And here's the unexpected ottajavshie dog archive, as a gift from Santa Claus. During the next trip in a few years, we wound up selecting meteostanshhiki great omulem, for stealing a dog. Next chivyrkuiskiy Gulf. On the way stopped for a photo shoot. In the Bay of Zmejovaja bathed in the hot tub under the stars. Incidentally, personal utensils should be in any campaign, even if the overnight in the seasons of ...
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  • Very nice, feels incredible power and energy of nature. Incredibly picturesque villages are very tasty fish at the Bazaar in Slyudyanka..
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