➤Arrival in Olkhon
➤Transfer to the hotel and check in
➤Evening at leisure
Amidst the waters of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Olkhon is the largest of Baikal’s islands. It is considered sacred by the aboriginal people, and every cape here has a legend. With dramatic terrain varying from craggy mountain peaks lining its eastern shore to lush taiga thickets, sprawling steppe and even desert, it’s easy to forget that Olkhon is a mere island. The local inhabitants comprise fishermen, farmers and cattle wranglers. Most of them descending from the island’s aboriginal Buryat people, the locals keep a strong strain of shamanic tradition alive and many sites on the island are believed to have mystic power.
Besides its beautiful flora and fauna and breathtaking scenery, the island is home to friendly and welcoming locals, warm guesthouses, informative museums and tasty authentic food.