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Baikal Dog-sledding trips & Sled Dog Racing in Siberia


Baikal dog-sledding trips are an unforgettable experience in which you are driving your own dogsled powered by a team of our friendly, handsome Kamchatka Huskies. These dogs absolutely live to pull. The pulling instinct is so strong that they need training nearly every day.

Baikal dog sledding over frozen lake Baikal


The dog-sledding base and starting point is located in Listvyanka village which is on the shore of Baikal and 70km away from Irkutsk city. The base has 40 dogs and is run by a family who race the dogs. They live in a wooden hut on the territory of the base. Dog-sledding take place from 11:00 till 17:00

lake Baikal dogsledding  Sled Dog Races / Trail distance:
    Dog-sledding speed is 50km per hour at the beginning and 25km/h at the end
     - 1km track: 1700 rubles per person (acquaintance trail)
     - 3km track: 2500 rubles per person (small trail)
     - 5 km track: 3500 rubles per person (medium trail)
     - 10km track: 5000 rubles per person (up to 30 minutes)
     - 20km track: 9000 rubles per person
     - 20km dog-sledding with lunch in forest made on fire (2-3 hours): 12000 rubles per person


One day Baikal dogsledding trips lake Baikal dogsledding  One day Dog-Sledding Trip with lunch in forest:
    Period:   November - March
    Duration:   11:30 - 16:30
    Distance:   40km
    Price:   18000 Rubles
    Price includes: dogsledding & musher, lunch, all necessary equipment, national park fees



Sled dog racing in Siberian forest


Dog sled races in lake Baikal taiga forest


Baikal dogsledding trips  Overnight dog-sledding trip in forest and/or on ice:
    Period: December - March
    Duration: afternoon 16:00 - overnight - morning 12:00
    Total distance: 40km

Dog-sledding through taiga forest with overnight at the Chernaya base, 200 meters away from lake Baikal. Starting time 16-17:00. One and a half hour dog-sledding to lake Baikal and to the base camp at the Pribaikalsky National Park. Dinner and overnight at the wooden huts / twin & triple / sleeping bags. Wood burning stove. After breakfast dog-sledding back to Listvyanka. Approximate arrival time is 12:00.

   Group Size:
1
2
3
4
   Cost (Rubles) per Person:
18200
17400
16700
15900

Included program costs: dog-sledding, musher/instructor, meals (dinner & breakfast), accommodation, national park entrance fees;
Price does not include: transportation to/from the starting point / dog-sledding base, english-speaking guide.


Baikal dog sledding tours


Baikal dog sledding trips - overnight at the wooden base


Lake Baikal dogsledding trips  Two full days dog-sledding on ice:
    Period: February - March
    Duration: 2 full days and 1 night
    Total distance: 90km

Starting time 11:00. Dog-sledding on frozen lake Baikal to the west. Tea break / lunch enroute. In the evening reach the Shumilikha base camp (Circumbaikal railway). Total distance covered on this day is 45km. Prepare food for dogs. Banya/steam bath at the base. Dinner and overnight at the guesthouse. 2nd day: Breakfast. Continue dog-sledding by frozen lake Baikal to Listvyanka. Stop for lunch enroute. Approximate arrival time is 17:00 / before dark.

   Group Size:
1
2
3
4
   Cost (Rubles) per Person:
36000
32600
30600
28800

Included program costs: dog-sledding, musher/instructor, meals (lunch, dinner & breakfast, lunch), accommodation, banya/steam bath, national park entrance fees;
Price does not include: transportation to/from the starting point / dog-sledding base, english-speaking guide.


Baikal dog sledding ice travel


Two day Baikal dog sledding tour - on frozen lake Baikal


Baikal dogsledding travel  Three days dog-sledding on ice and in forest combined with trekking:
    Period: February - March
    Duration: 3 days and 2 nights
    Total distance: 110-120km

Day 1: Start at 11:00. Dog-sledding on ice to the middle of lake Baikal. Overpassing cracks and hummocks. Lunch / tea break enroute. Reach Bolshie Koty village in the evening. Accommodaton in the guesthouse. Banya / steam bath. Dinner.
Day 2: Breakfast. Trekking with snowshoes to Skripper cliff, trekking on ice along the shore. Lunch / tea break enroute. Return to the base in the evening. Dinner at the guesthouse.
Day 3: After breakfast continue dog-sledding by ice along the western shore. Lunch enroute. Then dog-sledding through Siberian taiga forest and cross Cherny mountain pass. Back to Listvyanka / dog-sledding base in the evening before dark.

   Group Size:
1
2
3
4
   Cost (Rubles) per Person:
56250
54000
51750
49500

Included program costs: dog-sledding, musher, instructor to accompany group on snowmobile, trekking equipment/snowshoes, meals 3 times per day, accommodation in the guesthouse at Bolshie Koty village 2 nights, banya/steam bath on the 1st day, national park entrance fees;
Price does not include: transportation to/from the starting point / dog-sledding base, english-speaking guide.


Travel over frozen lake Baikal with dog sledges

Dog-sledding trips in lake Baikal

Rates include musher to accompany group at all times.

It is important to have the right clothing and footwear with you. If you do not own anything suitable you are most welcome to borrow the right equipment from us. We can offer winter overalls, gloves and boots if necessary

Dog-sledding trips up to 6 days are also possible. The sound of panting dogs as they trot across the frozen lake. Sunlight cascading through spruce trees onto a blanket of snow. Here, in the untouched Siberian territory, you will experience the overwhelming beauty of Baikal winter!

dog-sledding in siberian forest


Dog-sledding over frozen Baikal

Dog-sled on lake Baikal

Dogsledding tour: dogs rest on lake Baikal

A regular stop to check the dogs during dog-sledding trip over lake Baikal

Baikal dog sledding and fast dogsledding racing
Dog sledding Baikal   Our experienced mushers accompany you on a sledge to provide complete training, help out as needed and point out signs of scenic interest. No experience is needed. Persons ages 5-75 have enjoyed these trips.

The terrain is a mixture of hills and flat parts in siberian taiga forest on the shore of lake Baikal. In February and March it is a great opportunity to take the dogs over a frozen lake.

The dog-sledding base and starting point is located in Listvyanka village which is on the shore of Baikal and 70km away from Irkutsk city. The base has 30 dogs and is run by a family who race the dogs. They live in a wooden hut on the territory of the base.


lake Baikal dogsledding  Trail distance / 1 or 2 persons per sledge:
Dog-sledding speed is 50km per hour at the beginning and 25km/h at the end
- 1km track: 1700 rubles per person (acquaintance trail)
- 3km track: 2500 rubles per person (small trail)
- 5 km track: 3500 rubles per person (medium trail)
- 10km track: 5000 rubles per person (up to 30 minutes)
- 20km track: 9000 rubles per person
- 20km dog-sledding with lunch in forest made on fire (2-3 hours): 12000 rubles per person

Baikal dogsledding trips  Rates include musher to accompany group at all times - one person per sledge

Dog-sledding travel in Siberia  Dog-sledding / two persons on a sledge: if your team of 2 has at least one experienced musher, you may ride a sledge together. One person is mushing the dogs for the first leg of the track while the other one is comfortably tucked into the sled. Skilled musher rides ahead of everyone else and periodically pauses to look back and see if everyone is doing OK with their team of dogs. At the midpoint, you got the chance to change roles between "mushers" and "passengers".

It is the only dog sledding base in Siberia and you may find other offers from agents with more or less the same costs. We offer the first price right from the owner and provide a fast 100% confirmed booking, detailed information support, quick responses and answers to your emails. Compare ... you'll be convinced!

If you have already decided about the date, time, trail distance and the size of your group you may call us during a day and you will speak to someone straight away.

No special fitness or experience is needed. We will do our best to prepare you and share the experience of this unique Baikal dog-sledding activity. We LOVE our Huskies and we're sure you will enjoy the results!

Contact us to book a dog-sledding race or ask any question.

Dear Guests: here you can read some comments of travellers who booked Dog-sledding through Baikalex.com

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baikal dog-sledding trip  I only had a short time in Irkusk-- 2 days. But I was able to take full advantage of my time thanks mostly to Leonid at Baikal Explorer. I had SO many questions for Leonid prior to my arrival-- he was kind and very quick to respond to all of my emails. He himself assisted with transportation and arranged my overnight dog sledding trip near Lake Baikal. I HIGHLY recommend the dog sledding -- it\'s a once in a life time experience. The dogs seem to be very well taken care of and they get so excited when it\'s their turn to pull a sled! The mushers were amazing and everyone was so kind and friendly.

Jessica (28-29 December, 2015) / USA



baikal dog-sledding experience  Thank you for a fantastic trip to Baikal. We had a wonderful day dog sledding with lunch provided and cooked over an open fire. Our next 2 days on frozen Baikal will always remain a highlight during our stay in Russia. We enjoyed all of the sites and the fantastic service provided by everyone associated with this company. Well done and we hope to come back during the spring months to see this areas transformation.

Judy & Mike Peacock (07-09 March, 2015) / Canada



baikal dog-sledding experience  Five friends and I took the 2 day dog trip and it was excellent. The team were conscientious and great company and the experience was wonderful. Highly recommend and thanks to our wonderful guides/hosts.

Betty L. (12-13 February, 2015) / Canada



baikal dog-sledding experience  I recently travelled through Russia with my boyfriend on the trans-syberian, and our favorite stop was Lake Baikal. We arranged the whole stop through Baikal Explorer from the activities to transportation. They were always on time, and knew exactly what they were doing. They were very friendly and happy to help. The dog-sledding was exciting, and the meal offered on the 3 hour tour was a delicious soup, with tasty russian dumplings and tea. They also gave a small desert of cookies and chocolate and had pads for us to perch on in the snow. A magical experience over all.

Sarah Boyle (28-29 December, 2014) / Canada



dog-sledding at baikal  Great service, had a fun trip. Everything was planned, worked out on time. Nice and friendly tour guide, was great and helpful.

Marcus Haerder (15 March, 2014) / Germany



baikal tours  ... The dog sledding was also something different for us. We had mixed feelings - John loved it (despite being tipped out once!), I found it very uncomfortable but wouldn't have missed it, and Wally said it "was the worst thing he had ever done"! Each to their own I guess, but I wouldn't recommend it to someone with fragile bones.

Adrienne, John and Wally

100 Things to do Before you Die
(27 February, 2014) Australia



tours to baikal  It's the Iditarod - crouching low over dog sledge, fiercely gripping the handrail, the dogs are baying and you're two meters behind the lead team. Swerving wildly round the bend, in amongst the snow covered silver birch trees the sled runners are screaming round the final curve, ice chips flying everywhere - leaning over at an impossible angle trying to take the bend without overturning, - you race to the finishing line. Who won? Who cares? All over for another year.

John Anthony Peck & Christine Margaret Peck

Irkutsk, What we did & Dog-Sledding impressions
(31 March, 2013) Australia



travel baikal  We took the Dog sledding trip in March this year and found it to be well run and organised. We were picked up from the hotel on the dot and safely delivered back afterwards. The driver was personable and knowledgeable about the area and the way of life. A well run and proffessional organisation. I would recommend their services to anybody. Well done. Bob

Robert Holdsworth (15 May, 2012) / United Kingdom

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