Baikal Lake - the deepest lake in the world in the middle of the Siberian taiga. Average depth is 700 meters, the deepest places it exceeds the mark of 1600 meters. It is one of the oldest and most picturesque lakes in the world, no wonder the locals call it the sea! Baikal - the giant fresh water storage, which is striking in its clarity and transparency, and can be seen at 50 meters depth. The area of the lake - about 23 thousand sq. m., and the lake holds a fifth of the fresh water on the planet. All this huge mass of water, surrounded by banks of different color and relief, can look very different depending on the weather and time of year. One thing remains unchanged - Baikal always looks fascinating, exciting, mysterious and unique. Even those who are often here, each time amazed sight of this pearl of Siberia. And of course, this is a wonderful place on the border of Irkutsk region and Buryatia, surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and dense green forests, has always attracted tourists. It is perfectly all - and the shore, and a lot of flowing rivers and streams, and amazing organisms that hold the unique purity of water - crustaceans colony sponge forests, many species of fish, including the famous Baikal omul. Exploring Baikal can be from different sides - just have enough time!
If you are an active family, enjoy spending your time in nature, walking, being far from civilization, this route is for you!
Baikal-Amur Mainline -winter expedition
One of the world's most amazing winter roads