9 The Trip to the Majestic Icy Baikal

The Trip to the Majestic Icy Baikal

Posted on July 10, 2011 by team


Beautiful rocks covered with noble green lichen is a sure sign of good ecology.

Day 5. The aim is to move along the summer road since it’s covered with reliable ice.

A large crack blocks the way.

The cape of three brothers.

Khoboy Cape and quite a recognizable bust of a “virgin” sadly looking at the Baikal.

The ice near this cape is too transparent and beautiful. This is due to strong winds blowing here.

Day 6. The next destination is Arshan village, a popular health resort located not far from Lake Baikal.

There, you can rent such a carved house for quite an adequate price.

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Day 7. Observing the territory of the village.

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March is not exactly the best time of the year to spend at the health resort. All is covered with ice and to move is quite difficult.

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The rapid flow of water flowing underneath a transparent icy sarcophagus is a spectacular sight, marred only by heaps of garbage and rocks covered with writings.

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Then, the guys head for Mongolia.

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The road runs in a valley surrounded by mountains.

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A datsan.

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Day 8. Returning to Irkutsk.

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9 Responses to “The Trip to the Majestic Icy Baikal”

  1. popalumi says:

    Sunt impresionata de aceste imagini. Asi dori sa fiu si eu in aceste locuri.

  2. Russian Fan says:

    Wow, the ice cracking into big pieces look like broken pile of glass. Cool.

  3. Chac Mool says:

    Great pics, thanks.

  4. Akasha says:

    #27 reminds me of a painting by caspar david friedrich – the sea of ice

  5. Musa says:

    Cool Post, Thank You. :)

  6. Eric says:

    It is impossible to imagine the feeling to be had from standing atop a kilometre of water with just transparent cracked ice between you and icy doom. It has to be experienced to be understood.

  7. testicules says:

    I heard the water was so cold inBaikal that they don’t require boats to have life vest. The chances of survival are so poor if you’re in that water for very long.

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  9. Mariel says:

    Amazing photos!

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