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Lake Baikal

Hiking the Great Baikal Trail

semi-overcast 20 °C
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Made breakfast in our room (cereal and cuppa). We were really lucky with the weather as it was forecast for cold rain, but the day was perfect for hiking. The guesthouse organized a taxi to take us to the start of the Great Baikal Trail at Baikalskoe around 40km south on a terrible road ($24).

On the way we stopped at a Buddhist (?) temple, which seemed out of place except this area was conquered by Gengis Khan so maybe thats relevant.

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The village

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Transport options

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Local repair shop

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Strange and colorful cemetry in the village

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The hike (4hrs slow walking) was spectacular....

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Picnic spot at the lake

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Returned to Severo Baikal on the mini bus (1hr $6 each).

For dinner Margaret had Baikal Omul, a fish only found in Baikal. It was delicious. Interesting story
here

Natural beauty and a star.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.pngstar.png 5 star day

Posted by MikeinCairns 09:27 Archived in Russia

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Nothing strange about the and colorful cemetry in the village. This is the way we decorate the tombs with those paper-and-wax flowers that could be more lasting than the plants...

by Vic_IV

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