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The Great Baikal Trail

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Great day trip

We did the walk around part of Baikal from Listvyanka as a day trip from Irkutsk, after about 45... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Riga, Latvia
Wonderful nature

Stunning views and camping places all along the trail. Trees are marked so low chances to get lost... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Olga K
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“nice walk”(2 reviews)
“national park”(2 reviews)
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Listvyanka, Russia
+7 950 131-23-53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the walk around part of Baikal from Listvyanka as a day trip from Irkutsk, after about 45 minutes on the marshrutka from the city market. The village seemed tiny at first, with not a lot to see or do and we were wondering...More

Thank GandalfTheDrunk
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Stunning views and camping places all along the trail. Trees are marked so low chances to get lost. Already cold in September, but you may be lucky to catch sunny days.

Thank Olga K
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This path is hard and very lengthy. Be ready that phones don’t work there - it’s pure forest everywhere. And if you get some incident (accident) no one will be able to help you. Because there is no posts with people or anything there. And...More

Thank CulpritAndJury
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I wanted to hike this during our time in Listvyanka but the forestry office where you buy the permit for the National Park was always closed, even during its supposed open hours. The last day, someone mentioned that the way to do it is to...More

1  Thank Anakena15
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Great hike from Listvyanka to Bolshi Koty. It took us about 5.5 hours, including breaks and a short swim. The hike is easy to follow, but without a map it’s difficult to know how far you are (recommend to download maps.me beforehand). Beforehand you have...More

Thank DianneH524
Reviewed 29 July 2018

My husband and I ( older fit couple ) walked from Listvyanka to the first place where you were on the waters edge, returning the same route on the same day. The walk uphill is about 5 k beginning from the market in Listvyanka, the...More

3  Thank Rh0nda58
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

You need a permit to enter the national park. We forgot about it and were asked to return by the park rangers. With the help of a local guide that we met, the park rangers agreed to bring us to the place for permit registration....More

Thank neelie_leen
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The three of us, accompanied by an english speaking guide, embarked on the 1st and the most popular 20km stretch of the great baikal trail from Listvyanka to Bolshoy Koty on a nice sunny, windless day in the end of may. (Whilst one does not...More

Thank Parth M
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

One leg of the Great Baikal Trail goes from Listvyanka to Bol'shie Koty. Around 22km and a stunning hike especially at this time of the year if ice is around. Accommodation at both ends and you could extend your hike if you have time. Plenty...More

Thank tuckerbag
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Lake Baikal is absolutely beautiful and there is no better way to see it than walking a section of the Great Baikal Trail. We took the one hydrofoil running a day from Irkutsk to Bolshie Koty. Unfortunately it doesn't go until 12.30, arriving at 2pm....More

Thank HappyFamily0f3
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Из Больших Котов автобус не ходит. Можно добртаться на пароме.
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