Frozen Lake Baikal, Sokuis and Grottoes, Sunrise and Sunset panoramas at hidden vantage points, Local villages, Religious artefacts
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All tours are land tours and based on twin sharing only.If you have registered as a single participant and do not wish to pay for the single supplement, we will try our best to match you with another single participant; otherwise, you will need to incur the single supplement charge in order to join our tour.
This tour to Lake Baikal requires participants to brave up to minus 30 degrees celsius weather. Accommodation conditions and food options will also be basic as participants are expected to rough it out. The tour also departs and ends in Bangkok.
Day 0 (12 Feb) - Depart Bangkok
Day 1 (13 Feb, B,L,D) - Arrive Irkutsk, transfer to hotel, check-in. Early morning transfer to Lake Baikal (6 hrs). Enroute we photograph the straits of Baikal from our vantage point. Evening will be spent on one of the islands photographing sunset.
Day 2 (14 Feb, B,L,D) - Tranfer by 4WD to the nearby cape to photograph the sokuis, huge icicles that have formed on the coastal rocks. Here about are a few grottoes and islets that make excellant photographic subjects as well.
Day 3 (15 Feb, B,L,D) - Visit a local village to photograph Shamanistic totem poles and the local tribe. We stop by one of the islets for a short climb up to photograph a Buddhist stupa. We then visit a cave with the biggest sokuis which reflect magnificently in the rays of the setting sun.
Day 4 (16 Feb, B,L,D) - Sunrise will be near the local village with the rock Shamanka in the foreground. Afternoon is a little free and easy time for some much needed rest before heading off to another cape for great sunset photography. Here we photograph the famous 3 rocks of Khuzeer before heading back to our hotel.
Day 5 (17 Feb, B,L,D) - Sunrise again from another vantage point before we head back to Irkutsk for some blue hour photography.
Day 6 (18 Feb, B) - Transfer to the airport for our return journey back to Bangkok / Singapore.
**Itinerary subjected to change
Note: This itinerary starts and ends in Bangkok.
- 6N accommodation in Lake Baikal and Irkutsk
- Private 4WD transportation
- All meals as per itinerary
- English speaking local guide
- All park permits and entrance fees
- Singapore Trekker Photography Guide
- International airfare (SIN-IKT-SIN)
- Visas (if applicable)
- Personal expenses and travel insurance
- Guide and driver gratuity
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This was my first trip with SG Trekker. What a fabulous photography trip. Adrian planned the trip so we didn’t have to worry about logistics and made adjustments along the way depending on the weather so we could get the best possible photos. We all got great photos with his help and guidance of the milky way, star trails, Mt. Bromo and more. It is a tiring trip because of all the places that are planned to get the photos but it is worth it. The other photographers were wonderful and some are already planning trips together. The trip exceeded my expectations. I hope to join more trips with SG Trekker and highly recommend you take a trip with Adrian!
Fantastic planning by Adrian and the tour operator with attention to every detail. Trekkers fast and slow were well taken care of and never felt left behind. Care for not just the trekkers but the locals and environment was also of importance, which I find heartwarming. Thank you for this amazing experience!