Lake Baikal is a wonderful place that looks mighty both in winter and in summer. It is the oldest lake in the world that was there 25 million years ago and is 744,4 m deep. No other deeper lake can be found in the world. Let us visit the place and enjoy its beauty.
Olkhon is an island located right in the middle of the lake. 26 islands can be found in the region but Olkhon is the largest one. In summer it can be reached by water, ferry is available from May to December. In winter the lake is covered with ice.
Olkhon island is very close.
On the island.
The cusp named Shamanka is considered sacred. It is connected with the island with a small isthmus and contains a wide cave in it. Only shamans could enter the cave inhabited by ancient spirits. A cemetery of shamans is located nearby.