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 Kobylya Golova Cape greets everyone who goes to Olkhon by ferry. We will tell you who invented the cape’s name and which parts of it are definitely worth seeing during your trip.
We keep on acquainting you with the extraordinary villages of Lake Baikal. The new subject of the section will be the village situated close to everyone’s way to Olkhon. The “Key to Baikal” will tell you why it is worth staying in Elantsy for a little bit longer and under which circumstances you should better do this.
On the occasion of the Day of Mountaineering, we will tell where you should go if you decided to visit Lake Baikal and are also fond of conquering the rocks. As you might have already guessed, here you can find the routes both for beginners and professionals.