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8-day ski touring trip in Mamay Valley, Siberia, near Lake Baikal

Join IFMGA-certified guide Aleksandr for this awesome ski touring trip in Siberia. Enjoy an 8-day winter adventure around the Mamay Valley, near the impressive Lake Baikal!

Mountain RangeBaikal Mountains
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Try yourself on an unforgettable ski touring adventure.

  • Ski on a large extension of powder snow terrain.

  • Enjoy the beautiful wild nature of Siberia.

Description

Mamay Valley is a mountain region located near Lake Baikal, in Siberia. In winter this place becomes a snow paradise for ski-tour. Visit it during this awesome 7-day trip in Russia!

Mamay Valley is located 200 km from Irkutsk, just several kilometers from Lake Baikal, one of the largest, deepest and most popular lakes in the world.
Mamay valley was opened for ski touring by locals skiers and snowboarders 20 years ago. On the past few years, it became a perfect spot for tourists who are looking for winter sport adventures.

During this ski touring program, we will enjoy skiing in powder snow, the breathtaking views of Baikal and the majestic Siberian winter. We will explore different local mountains, from 2 to 5 ascents and descents per day. You should be physically fit and have ski touring experience in ascents and powder skiing.

I advise you to come one day before the starting of our program to have a good rest. Also, don’t forget there is an 8-hour difference between Europe and Irkutsk. I will help you to book the hotel and transfer.

Please, send the request to book this trip to Mamay Valley. Contact me and feel free to ask questions. I will get you all the necessary information. See you in Siberia!

I also offer long mountaineering trips. If you are interested, take a look at my Lenin Peak and my Khan Tengri ascents!

Accommodation

Mountain huts

More info

Price includes: - 7 days ski-touring and guiding - 6 nights accommodation in a hut - meals during the program - accommodation at the hotel in Irkutsk and breakfast (one night at the end of the program) - all transfers in the program Clothing: - gore-tex or soft-shell, pants & jacket - thermal underwear - warm layer (primaloft or polartec) - mittens - gloves - thermal socks - hat - balaklava - down jacket (or primaloft jacket) Equipment: - ski touring kit (skis, boots, ski skins, bindings, poles) - avalanche backpack (optional) - avalanche transceiver, probe, shovel - thermos - headlamp

Meeting point

Irkutsk Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Irkutsk. Towards the hut.

Night flight from Moscow to Irkutsk. You will arrive at Irkutsk in the morning. I will meet you at the airport. Тransfer to Vydrino (200 km). On the way, we will stop on the observation point near Lake Baikal and go to cafe Heart of Mamay. After lunch, our luggage will be taken by snowmobiles and we will ski to Mamay valley for 8 kilometers.

Day 2 to 6: Ski touring days

Breakfast. Ski-tour in different spots of Mamay valley. Noon lunch. Evening rest. Dinner. Sauna (by request).

Day 7: Ski-touring in the morning. Transfer to Irkutsk.

Breakfast. 3-4 hours ski-touring. Lunch in the hut. Skiing down 8 kilometers to the same place, cafe Heart of Mamay. Luggage will be taken by snowmobiles. Transfer to hotel in Irkutsk.

Day 8: End of the tour

City tour round Irkutsk (by request). Transfer to the airport, departure to Moscow.


About the guide

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Mountains and work in the mountains are major part of my life. I am an IFMGA mountain guide as well as a member of the Kyrgyzstan Mountain Guides Association (KMGA). I started my career in 2006 and it was a logical extension of my mountaineering activities. I organize ascents, ski-touring and free ride programs for my clients in the Caucasus
(including Krasnaya Polyana), Pamir, Tien-Shan, Siberia, Ural, Kola Peninsula. I have climbing experience in the Alps, Alaska and the Chinese Pamirs.

I am a certified mountain rescuer. My priorities are the client's safety along with the success of the ascent.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2011 each

Group of 2

EUR 1650 each

Group of 3

EUR 1650 each

Group of 4

EUR 1135 each

Group of 5

EUR 1135 each

Group of 6

EUR 980 each

Group of 7

EUR 980 each

Group of 8

EUR 980 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Not included: flight tickets, insurance, city tour, lunch and dinner on the day of departure and drinks.


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