October 22, 2016 23:01

How to get to Lake Baikal .

Baikal - is the deepest and purest lake in the world, it is the largest reservoir of fresh water in the world!It is called the pearl of Siberia.The surest way to visit Lake Baikal - is to turn to a travel agency, but if you have decided on an independent trip, then consider a trip the embodiments described hereinafter.

1 Economy version of the - train.It will suit you if you are not in a hurry.The trip from Moscow will be from three to four days, and from the Ukraine - all five.During this time, you will be able to see from a train window almost half of Russia and just take a break from the madding crowd.By train you can get to the nearest about.Baikal large settlements, such as Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude - the capital of Buryatia, Severobaikalsk.These cities are major tourist centers near Lake Baikal.To see the lake itself and its attractions, then you will need to travel by bus or train from Irkutsk.

The quickest way - it's a plane, it is also the most expensive.Flight time will be about 6 hours.
landing place, define themselves, it may be western or eastern side of the lake, respectively, the cities of Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude.From airports to Baikal shuttle buses and taxis.You can also train to Irkutsk.And in the short time of the year (from June to end of August) you can enjoy a trip on the boat.

The easiest and most interesting travel option - it's a car, well, or bus.From wherever you went, you in the same way to the major cities that were described above, and then to the village of Listvyanka, Slyudyanka and Baikalsk town - for them the most affordable way to as mountainous terrain around the lake.Drive your own car gives you unlimited freedom of movement and view the interesting sights along the way.But!Consider the state of Russian roads, which are a serious challenge for any car driver and nerve.A condition deteriorates as their remoteness from the center of the country very quickly.

most popular place on the lake - an island of Olkhon.It is called the heart of Lake Baikal.The island is attractive unique nature and very beautiful scenery.To reach it only by car or bus is possible (a distance of about 300 km will be from Irkutsk).

If you want to not only see the beauty of Lake Baikal, but also soak up the warm sand on its shore - the best time to travel would be the end of July - August.If you simply want to explore the surroundings of the lake, then this will be the best time of spring and autumn, this time of year in the surrounding forests of the minimum number of midges (on the island and its beaches are almost no).And in winter you can enjoy the enchanting power of the frozen ice landscapes.

In Russia, a lot of places to visit, but Lake Baikal - the place that is worth a look!