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.
The problem of water level fluctuations in Lake Baikal has been actively discussed by environmentalists and journalists in the last few months.
The History of Baikal railway.
Ringed seal is the main endemic of the lake and its most cute inhabitant. If you want learn about other animals living only on Lake Baikal and nowhere else in the world, see our exclusive infographics.
The discovery of Baikal is inseparable from the exploration of Siberia. These lands attracted explorers from all over the world, and all of them made their contribution into the study of the lake. Our infographics will tell you about the most important stages in the discovery of Baikal and clearly show the routes which the first explorers used for passing through the territory of the lake.