Valley of Volcanoes Adventure

Venture across a vast, off-road 4WD trail before embarking on a guided hike to the spectacular Volcanoes Valley.

Siberia has always been associated with intrigue and mystery: with its raw nature, incredible landscapes and many dense Taiga woods. The Valley of Volcanoes is located in the Eastern Sayan Mountain Range, which stretches across 800 km from the southern extremity of Lake Baikal to the Yenisei River in the Northwest.

Deeply incised valleys separated by mountain ridges and low-level saddle-shaped passes characterise this extensive and fascinating mountain system. The majority of the passes can be traversed on footpaths, allowing you to hike from one river basin to another. The tour includes trekking alongside whitewater streams and waterfalls, mountain lakes and fields, all while getting a taste of native Siberian culture.

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Group size

8 days / 7 nights


2-10 people

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Day 1:Welcome to Irkutsk

Welcome to Siberia! At the airport you’ll meet your tour leader and receive a briefing on the trip before setting off on an off-road adventure, passing Lake Baikal. You will stop along the way at many scenic spots, including a sacred spot in the Buryat Republic to taste traditional Siberian cuisine.

Day 2:4X4 Journey to Sentsa river

On Day 2 tour you’ll experience the actual highs and lows of driving off-road in Siberia, taking a scenic 4WD journey along the Sentsa river valley.

Day 3:Start of the trekking route: Cherbi Pass

Trek 18km over the Cherbi pass and enjoy views of many frozen peaks and emerald mountain lakes along the way. After lunch you will finally encounter the mysterious Valley of Volcanoes.

Day 4:Exploring the Valley of Volcanoes

Today will be devoted to exploring the valley of extinct volcanoes. You’ll see craters over 100m deep and a lava field covering more than 30 square kilometres.

Day 5:Khoyoto-Gol thermal springs

You’ll take the familiar route back to the Khoyoto -Gol Springs and are invited to enjoy a night swim in the warm spring water pool upon arrival.

Day 6:Journey back

Back on the road, you’ll enjoy the impressive landscapes surrounding the Oka river and arrive at the Zhombolok waterfall where you’lll set up camp and stay overnight.

Day 7:Nukhu Rock

Take a 200km drive to the White Irkut river nestled within the mountains, and take a picturesque walk to a famous arched rock along the way, Nukhu, where you’ll stay overnight.

Day 8:Farewell hugs

Transfer to Irkutsk, with spectacular views of the Sayan mountains before your journey home.



All meals (except 1st day breakfast and lunch, and last day lunch and dinner)


Group arrival and departure airport transfers

All transportation  on tour 4wd car or 6wd truck-bus


Local English-speaking tour leader, local guide, experienced drivers

Activities and sights

All sights indicated in the itinerary


Equipment rental, tents, kitchenware, campfire equipment

Russian visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
29 Jul - 5 Aug 2018
Guaranteed Departures
Limited spaces US $2,250 N/A Reserve

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