trip duration TRIP DURATION
6 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Baikal Mountains
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
6 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
Jan, Nov, Dec
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


Khamar-Daban is a mountain range in Siberia, Russia, near the Baikal mountains. It is a very unique mountain region neat the Baikal Lake. The terrain is beautiful and varied, stretching over 350 km.

Only 10 km from Baikal lake, you can find the valley of the Bolshoy Mamay river. This destination is ideal for ski touring, backcountry skiing and snowboarding.

A huge bonus about ski touring in Mamay valley is the fact that it has a special microclimate. Winters in this region are more template than in other parts of Baikal. From the beginning of the winter and until January, precipitation is abundant. And the combination of the precipitation with the stable temperatures produces a lot of light snow.

In the north-west, the slopes are protected from all sides by the geography. Therefore it’s the ideal region to ski. We are guarded from strong winds, which also keeps the snow in good condition.

The ski season runs from November to May. In particular, the most abundant snowfall occurs in November-December.

I particularly like to guide my friends and clients in this area because:
– Perfect terrain, which is generally steeper and more varied than other Siberian regions;
– Astonishing views of Baikal lake;
– Long runs.

Besides, we will have the chance to visit cities as Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude, which are very interesting. And of course also visit Baikal lake. Did you know that it’s the deepest lake in the world?

Does this program sound interesting? Then please contact me! This is a truly unique region for ski touring, join me in its discovery! Russia is full of wonderful places to explore ski touring, another one is Luzhba, in Western Siberia.


Day 1


Evening flight from Moscow to Irkutsk.

Day 2


Arrival in Irkutsk, transfer to Vydrino village, approach to mountain hut.



Day 3 to 7

Monday to Friday

Ski tour/splitboarding – full days.

Day 8


Departure to Irkutsk, Baikal lake excursions on a way, overnight in the hotel.

Day 9


Morning flight to Moscow.

Next departures:

For private groups contact the guide
Next datesInfo
18/11/2018 to 25/11/2018
Baikal Lodge. 1950 EUR per person, in group of 6.
25/11/2018 to 02/12/2018
Baikal Lodge. 1950 EUR per person, in group of 6.
25/11/2018 to 02/12/2018
Sphere Lodge. 1620 EUR per person.
02/12/2018 to 09/12/2018
Baikal Lodge. 1950 EUR per person, in group of 6.
02/12/2018 to 09/12/2018
Sphere Lodge. 1620 EUR per person.
09/12/2018 to 16/12/2018
Baikal Lodge. 1950 EUR per person, in group of 6.
16/12/2018 to 23/12/2018
Baikal Lodge. 1950 EUR per person, in group of 6.

Price per person

1 Person1950EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
The price is for a person who joins an open group (see dates). Discounts for private groups are available.Not included in price:- International and domestic airfares - Meals in Irkutsk - Personal insurance - Wine and spirits - Personal expenses

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required



-Mountain hut for 6 nights in Mamay
-Hotel in Irkutsk

More info

Baikal Lake Skitouring

Price includes:

-5 days of skitouring and guiding
-Accommodation in Mamay mountain hut, 6 nights, with daily Banya (Russian bathhouse).
-Hotel in Irkutsk (one night on the way back).
-All meals in Mamay (breakfast, mountain lunch, aprés ski soup and snacks, dinner), cooking service.
-Group transfers: airport Irkutsk - Vydrino, Vydrino - Irkutsk, Irkutsk - airport.
-Transportation of luggage from Vydrino to the hut and back by snowmobile.

This items are not included in the price:
-International and domestic airfares
-Meals in Irkutsk
-Personal insurance
-Wine and spirits
-Personal expenses

Required skills:

- Be an intermediate or higher level of skiing/boarding, including in deep-snow conditions.
- Be healthy and in good physical shape.
- Be able to skin up at least 1200 vertical meters per day.