Baikal is a unique lake in the centre of Siberia in Russian Asia. Age of Lake Baikal is around 25-30 million years that refers it to the most ancient lakes in the world.
The lake has a form of crescent and goes from north to south-west having the length of 636 km. The maximum width is 81km, the minimum is 27km. The size of surface is 31 500 km², volume is 23 000km³, the length of coastline is approximately 2100km. “if water of saint lake is allocated over whole planet it is going to be about 30sm! Baikal is 20% of all planet potable water. It is one of the most beautiful places in the Earth”.
Thank to influence of great water depth Baikal area has its own sea climate. It is sunny here during 317 days a year.
Baikal is nature hangover and it is included to the list of Universal nature heritage of United Nations Organization for Education as one of the most beautiful and the cleanest places in the Earth.
In the opinion of experienced traveler, the winter season on Lake Baikal is the best time to visit. Each and every day is different from the last. The 32,000 sq km lake is your frozen playground. Around every corner you will find a new phenomenon, and no matter how varied your desires. There is always a new adventure to undertake.
Prime time at Lake Baikal is in the month of March, when temperatures hover above zero and the lake is still safely frozen over. The winter sun is dazzling in a cloudless sky and shines off the snow, the icy lake and gigantic ice hummocks.