Baikal dog-sledding trips are an unforgettable experience in which you are driving your own dogsled powered by a team of our friendly, handsome Kamchatka Huskies. These dogs absolutely live to pull. The pulling instinct is so strong that they need training nearly every day.
The dog-sledding base and starting point is located in Listvyanka village which is on the shore of Baikal and 70km away from Irkutsk city. The base has 40 dogs and is run by a family who race the dogs. They live in a wooden hut on the territory of the base.
Lake Baikal dogsledding Sled Dog Races / Trail distance:
Dog-sledding speed is 50km per hour at the beginning and 25km/h at the end
- up to 10 minutes: 1700 rubles per person (3km track)
- up to 20 minutes: 2500 rubles per person (5km track)
- up to 30 minutes: 3500 rubles per person (10km track)
- up to 1 hour: 6000 rubles per person (20km track)
- 3 hours with lunch: 9000 rubles per person (lunch made on fire in forest)
One day Dog-Sledding Trip with lunch in forest:
Period: November - March
Duration: 11:30 - 16:30
Price: 15000 Rubles
Price includes: dogsledding & musher, lunch, all necessary equipment, national park fees
Overnight dog-sledding trip in forest and/or on ice:
Period: December - March
Duration: afternoon 16:00 - overnight - morning 12:00
Total distance: 40km
Dog-sledding through taiga forest with overnight at the Chernaya base, 200 meters away from lake Baikal. Starting time 16-17:00. One and a half hour dog-sledding to lake Baikal and to the base camp at the Pribaikalsky National Park. Banya / Steam bath in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the wooden huts / twin & triple / sleeping bags. Wood burning stove. After breakfast dog-sledding back to Listvyanka. Approximate arrival time is 12:00.
Cost (Rubles) per Person:
1 per - 18200
2 per - 17400
3 per - 16700
4 per - 15900
Two full days dog-sledding on ice:
Period: February - March
Duration: 2 full days and 1 night
Total distance: 90km
Starting time 11:00. Dog-sledding on frozen lake Baikal to the west. Tea break / lunch enroute. In the evening reach the Shumilikha base camp (Circumbaikal railway). Total distance covered on this day is 45km. Prepare food for dogs. Banya/steam bath at the base. Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse. 2nd day: Breakfast. Continue dog-sledding by frozen lake Baikal to Listvyanka. Stop for lunch enroute. Approximate arrival time is 17:00 / before dark.
Cost (Rubles) per Person:
1 per - 36000
2 per - 32600
3 per - 30600
4 per - 28800
Included program costs: dog-sledding, musher/instructor, meals (lunch, dinner & breakfast, lunch), accommodation, banya/steam bath, national park entrance fees;
Price does not include: transportation to/from the starting point / dog-sledding base, english-speaking guide.