Maxim Milyutin, traveller and tour operator based in Irkutsk near Lake Baikal in Eastern Siberia, Russia

Hi there! My name is Maxim Milyutin. I am based in Irkutsk, Russia's Siberia.

Traveller, organizer of local travel talks, and owner of Irkutsk hostel Nerpa Backpackers. Travel for me is not necessary movement to some place far away from home, it's a state of soul. That's why I like to travel around my home region and and abroad as well. I'm happy to share my knowledge about Baikal with everybody!

Feel free to ask me about Lake Baikal via the contact form

Tatiana Baksheeva, our previous blog runner, remains with us as a contributor.

TOP Places to Visit at Lake Baikal, Russia [tips + video]

Chersky Rock at Lake Baikal, Russia. Photo by Panoramio.com

On the boat. On Lake Baikal.

Chersky Rock at Lake Baikal, Russia. Photo by Panoramio.com

Lake Baikal is the oldest, the deepest and one of the most fascinating lakes of the world. Wherever you go at this charming lake, you will feel its spirit, spend a wonderful time and will be filled with its powerful positive energy!

If you arrive in Irkutsk and you are limited in time or have limited budget, then it’s better to visit Listvyanka, which is situated on the shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km (44 mi) from Irkutsk.

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