Lake Baikal in Siberia is the biggest freshwater lake in the world.
Its remote location will guarantee you some quality time out in the nature away from touristy crowds.
This world’s deepest and biggest freshwater lake is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over 1/5 of the whole world’s freshwater can be found from Lake Baikal. It has a beautiful nature and diverse ecosystem with many species living only in that area.
How to get there?
Closest town Irkutsk has an airport. The city also has a train station and it is a popular stop on Trans-Siberian Railway.
From Irkutsk, you can take a bus from the bus station to a town called Listvyanka which is on the west banks of the lake. From Listvyanka is possible to arrange ferries to get into the islands and explore the are more.
Where to stay?
If you want to stay in Lake Baikal, Listvyanka is the first option. Bolshie Kotym which is a 1,5 h ferry ride away has some accommodation as well. Olkhon island is a good option for people who truly want to experience Lake Baikal.
What to do?
Trekking, kayaking, cycling, horseback riding. All the activities are in the nature.
A beautiful destination out in the wilderness.
A little hard to reach but definitely worth it.