The pearl of Siberia

Lake Baikal

The transsiberian railway follows the lakeshore of Baikal in the south, but to get to the Island of Olkhon, you need to get into a car, and drive for a few hours until the paved road ends, then cross over with a ferry. You’ll find yourself in a wild place, where a lack of infrastructure is meeting ever increasing numbers of tourists. And with the right guide, you’ll get an introduction to shamanism and how to behave in place where going to the wrong place might anger the spirits.