"To the Valley of Volcanoes"
hotsprings, unique landscapes, and Bronze Age relics make for a fascinating
tour. Oka or, more
correctly, Oha, is like Tibet in miniature.
area is also notable for its connections with the epic hero of the Mongolian
people, Geser. The lava flow marks the remains of the burned down palace
of the Khan, whom Geser fought and was victorious over. On the rock face
of Ulan-Shulun (“red rock”), the red color of the rock face
is a sign of the blood of the wounded Geser.
2nd and 3rd Days. Trek to the 20 different warm and hot natural springs of Khoto-Gol with an overnight camp en route (total 45 km).
4th Day. Enjoy the springs and their beautiful setting. Watch a re-creation of an ancient Shaman ceremony. Opportunity to take mineral baths.
5th Day. Continue to the Valley of Volcanoes (14 km), crossing a pass (height 2,300 m) where we camp for the next two nights.
6th Day. Climb the extinct volcano Kropotkin to see the well-preserved crater and cone. If you have the time and the desire, climb the volcano Peretolchin. Return to the camp in the valley for dinner and overnight.
7th Day. Trek to the valley of the Jom-Bolok river, which has cut its way through the lava flow of Kropotkin and Peretolchin (17 km).
8th Day. Continue to Lake Olon-Nur along the Zhom-Bolok river. (20 km) Overnight camping by the lake. Opportunity for fishing.
9th Day. Trek to the valley of the Dade-Khutel River until we reach the village Shjasnur and stop overnight in tents.
Day. Returning to Irkutsk or Ulan Ude.
According to your desire the route may include a visit to the Joigan mineral springs and climb Topographer's Peak (3044 meters).
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