Photo expedition

Lake Baikal in Winter

The pearl of Siberia
The tour on Baikal Lake for photographers
Frozen Baikal. Photo Expedition
Lake Baikal in Winter
Photo Expedition in the pearl of Siberia.
Start: February 19, 2019, Irkutsk, Russia
End: February 25, 2019, Irkutsk, Russia

Guide: Dmitry Arkhipov
Price: USD $3350* (deposite USD $1500)

*Based on double occupancy
The group: 8 persons
Baikal is a visually attractive and a beautiful lake and it has the largest picturesque reserve with the purest water of the Siberia Pearl. Many people perceive this region as a soul and a strength of Russia because of its charm and natural beauty. In the season of winter, the region of Baikal is amazingly good. Boundless icy field, specifically with no snow generates a pleasant and quite unrealistic natural environment. A clear and transparent ice of 1.5-2m thickness can be seen in the region, which shows unique patterns through the cracks on it.
We will be having a great week at this place where we will be shooting the beauty of the area without any stress or hurry. We will wait for the caves and ice grottoes as well for shores with the exceptional natural beauty of bays, beautiful mountains of the region covered with taiga. Additionally, the unique patterns on the cracks of the ice will be worth waiting for.
Baikal Lake in Winter
The winter sunrise of Baikal is very mesmerising.
On the ice of Lake Baikal
The travel on the ice of Baikal
Ice myst of Baikal Lake
Baikal Lake. In the ice myst
Beautiful ice on the Baikal in Winter
Baikal ridge on the shore of the Baikal Lake
Amazing winter, experienced guides, cosy hotel, Russian cuisine, and Siberian flavour will be there for us in upcoming photo-tour.

The Program

February 19
We will meet at Irkutsk airport where I recommend reaching at least one day earlier. We will be waiting for a bus at the airport, which will be taking the group to Olkhon Island; here we will be shifted to jeeps. After completing 6 hours travelling, we will be staying at Island's hotel in the evening.

February 20
The next morning, we will be exploring Khuzhir village as well as the small sea in Shamaniy, Peninsula region. These areas are very mesmerising and beautiful. We will be capturing the beauty of the region with ice caves and grottoes at dawn and dusk. The frozen ice of Baikal forms different and unique shapes and patterns that shine with sunlight, we will be shooting this beautiful sight.

February 21
We will be shooting Cape Khoboy ice caves in morning and then will be moving towards Usur Cape. The entire northern lakeside and Bargizinsky sight can be seen at this point.

February 22

The stones covered with snow, frozen Baikal Lake with amazing cracks, and beautiful ice crystal rocks will make the best day for shooting.

February 23-24
We will continue the plan of exploring Olkhon Island and its surrounding areas. Here we will visualise amazing views of natural beauty. We will visit the Southern side of the Olkhon Island where we will capture the sight of Ogoi Island rocks at sunset.

February 25
Our photo tour will end and we will be going to Irkutsk, after completing the last photo-session in the morning.

The cost of the tour includes:

* Transport all along the route
* Accomodation
* The meal in Olkhon Island
* Guide services
* Assistance in photography
The tour price does not include:

x The meal in Irkutsk and in the route to the Olkhon and back
x Alcoholic beverages
x Health insurance
x Tickets to Irkutsk and back

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