Such lake as Baikal could not fail to produce healing mountain springs, there are more than 200 of them here. They are all different in properties and water composition, but in most cases the waters are carbonated with nitrogen, methane and occasionally - hydrogen sulfide.
Around 336 rivers and streams flow into Baikal, and only Angara flows out. There are many waterfalls along the length of this complex system of water flow. The exact number is difficult to determine, as it is more than a hundred.
Ice diving on Baikal is quite a special activity. The ice diving season lasts until early spring, so any winter month is a good time to come, but the perfect time for ice diving is late February and early March.
Winter on Lake Baikal is a time when you can enjoy a quiet vacation without the crowds of tourists and feel, at last, the real magic of the lake.
The old round Baikal railway (Circum-Baikal) which the locals call “Krugobaikalka” is one of the few unique railway lines running through the territory of our vast country.
The winter weather at Baikal may seem harsh to many, but not everyone knows that during the summer months, the lake has time to warm up enough that the accumulated heat makes Baikal winters mild and pleasant for walking and traveling.
Baikal is a wonderful place for the whole family to visit. Breathe in pure mountain air, take a dip in the Small Sea, or if you are traveling in winter, ride a sled down the snowy hills of Russia.
All of the ecological hiking trails at Lake Baikal are combined into an integrated system – "The Great Baikal trail". 13 years after its inception, the project provides a large variety of hiking trails throughout the region. But there are three routes that considered to be the most comfortable, interesting and picturesque.