Anyone who is planning an independent travel to Lake Baikal asks one and the same question: when is it better to go there? But the advantage of Baikal is that you can come here literally at any time of the year, and there are much more sunny days per year here at the Lake than at the resorts of the Black Sea!
Summer has become the most favorite tourists’ time of travels to Lake Baikal. In summer you can enjoy all the pleasures of a holiday at sea here (Baikal really resembles the sea!). Swimming in Maloe More Strait, hiking in the forests, starry sky and picnics on the coast — all these and many things more are offered to you by the summer Baikal.
Baikal in autumn is a great place for those who do not like too hot weather. They also say that autumn is the best time to shoot the photos of Baikal. Sunny and windless weather is prevalent during this period, but most importantly — the least amount of tourists come here in autumn, and you can enjoy the beauty of the Lake in silence and away from the crowd.
Winter is a favorite time for those who respect extreme sports: alpine skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding or simply long walks along the vast and transparent ice of Lake Baikal. The most daring ones may try winter diving.
May is the month when Baykal and all its nature are waking up from a long winter sleep. The most fascinating spectacle of Baikal – ice drifting – begins in May. Adventure seekers can ride a real ice floe or a special boat with a hovercraft on Lake Baikal during this time.
Numerous rock outcrops on the coast of Baikal have long attracted the attention of famous researchers and geologists who were stunned by the beauty of these places.
The whole world celebrates the Day of Young Seals Protection on March 15. Nowadays this problem is more topical for Baikal than ever.
How the regulation of the level in Irkutsk Water Reservoir via the HPP saves the city and its residents from dangerous floods.
Irkustsk and Bratsk HPPs has been the main regulators of annual electricity balances in the region for several decades.