Baikal is located at a significant altitude above sea level: 457 meters. In addition, the lake is located in the middle of a huge continental massif of the North Asia. These two conditions largely determine the Baikal climate.
Only the altitude of Lake Baikal above the sea level greatly contributes to the existing temperatures which are two or more degrees lower than those in the places on the same latitude as the lake, but at the sea level. The continental location of Lake Baikal enhances both the temperature difference during the day and the amplitude of annual fluctuations.
July and August are traditionally considered the warmest months on the lake, however, even during these months the water in the Baikal bays warms up to a maximum of 24 degrees Celsius.
The climatic and technical conditions of the Baikal region there are perfectly suitable for skiing. Skiing season lasts from mid-November to mid-May.
The area of the Baikal Mountains in winter receives around 5-6 meters of snowfall, so winter sports is one of the favorite tourist activities this time of year.
We proceed with introducing the surprising villages of Lake Baikal to you. The subject of this article will be the village of Khor-Tagna that was included into the list of “The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Russia” in 2019. This place is really amazing. “Key to Baikal” will tell you why you should visit Khor-Tagna and its surroundings.