LISTVYANKA ONE DAY TOUR

If your time for exploring Lake Baikal is limited to one day a tour to Listvyanka this is what you need.

Listvyanka or Lisvennichnoye is small village in the shore of Lake Baikal at the source of the Angara river. It stretches for 5 km along the lake. Listvaynka is surrounded by mountains on three sides giving it majestic view. The history of the settlement dates back to the 17th century, where the origins of Listvyanka comes from the Russian word Listvennitsa or larch tree.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 7 – 8 hours
  • Distance: From Irkutsk to Listvyanka 70 km
  • Destination: Lake Baikal, Listvyanka village
Place

The Wooden Architecture Museum is located on the right bank of the Angara river, 47 km away from Irkutsk city. There are monuments of architectural heritage and different exhibits of high historical value. Acres of forested land are filled with wooden structures replicating the buildings of historical Siberian villages, including houses, farmsteads, churches, and a school building. Take the opportunity to see and be acquainted with the life of old Siberia.

Located at the entrance to Listvyanka. Here you can learn about the origin and history of the lake. The museum features aquariums with different types of fish, as well as endemic species of mammals, such as by the Baikal seal and exhibitions about the flora and fauna. Also you can see underwater life of lake (video excursions) through the portholes of a submarine and visit the maximum depth of the lake 1637 meters.

On the market you can find and buy some memorable souvenirs and try delicious hot smoked or salted different fish from lake.

The church was built in 1846 on the Angara riverbank by a Russian merchant Serebryakov who was saved by St. Nicholas while crossing the lake during a terrible storm. After the founding of the village Listvyanka the church was moved to the shore of Baikal. In 1957 it was moved once again for 500 meters inland in the Krestovaya Pad in Listvyanka, with the beginning of construction of the Irkutsk hydroelectric power station. At the same time is a lovely functioning church, performing regular services.

Chersky stone is an observation platform named after a famous polish geologist Ivan Chersky, at a height of more than 728 meters. You can go to the view point on foot from parking ski resort - a short walk of about a kilometer, or via ski lift. From there you get stunning amazing views of the southern Baikal, Circum-Baikal Railway, and the source of Angara river with the Shaman Rock. The Shaman Rock is the natural monument of many legends and mysterious stories about Baikal.

Listvyanka and its surroundings have different interesting places for a traveler to see and it is an ideal destination for a remarkable and truly unique experience in Baikal and Siberia.

After tour to Listvyanka your guide will take you to the hotel, airport or railway station.

Price

  •  1 person – 7000 rubles per person
  •  2 people  - 4000 rubles per person
  •  3 people – 3500 rubles per person
  •  4 people – 3500 rubles per person
  •  5 people – 3000 rubles per person
  •  6 and more – upon request
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What's included

The price includes:
  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation according to the program
Additional services:
  • Entry fee to museums
  • Meals
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobile rental
  • Hovercraft rental

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