In only one day, travelers can visit the most mystical and mysterious places of Lake Baikal - Olkhon Island which is known as a sacred Baikal center and the distant Barguzin Valley famous for its legends and stories.
"The land of ancient barguts or the world’s end " - the Barguzin Valley got such name in the era of Genghis Khan as it was the world’s end for the Great Empire. The wife of Great Mongol Khan was born there.
This is the only place in Russia where descendants of Evenks-horsemen live nowadays.
During this air tour you can admire all the sights of the Barguzin Valley: the Suvinsky "Saxon Castle", the stone Bukhe-Shulun, where the spirit of the valley owner lives, the ancient irrigation system, as well as the largest bays of Lake Baikal – Barguzin Bay and Chivyrkuy Bay. You will also fly over the highest St. Nose Peninsula Mountain (1800 m), Olkhon Island, sacred Zhima mountain (1274 m), the Black Grieve and Advanced ridges (1700 m).
During the air plane tour you will visit Ust-Barguzin village, a fish market; during the helicopter tour you will visit the largest Buddhist datsan of the Barguzin Valley - the goddess Yanjima Temple.
Flight time is about 3.5-4 hours.
You can book any of the following excursions to this mysterious land:
- to Barguzin village - place of merchants and smugglers ;
- to the valley hot springs;
- to the Evenks-horsemen camping;
- to have a picnic at a hunting winter hut at the foot of the Barguzin Ridge.