Lake Baikal

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About Baikal

Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. Its depth is 1,642 meters. It is a whole world, and you can enjoy its beauty over and over again. And every time you will discover something new in this harsh and extraordinary land. It's impossible to see all the corners of the Sacred Lake and to know all its mysteries just during one trip.

Lake Baikal contains 1/5 of all the fresh water on Earth, is the habitat of more than 2600 species of animals and plants, more than 1000 of which are endemics, including Baikal seal, the life-giving fish Golomyanka and the famous omul? A lake with 336 rivers flowing into it and only one river, the Angara, flowing out?

Nowhere else in the world will you find such clear water, which you can scoop up with your hands and drink. The taste of Baikal water will amaze you! And its transparency: if you put a disc with the diameter of 30 centimeters down to the bottom, you'll see it at the depth of 43 meters! In spring and summer, the transparency can reach 50 meters.

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Lake Baikal Characteristics

Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world. This gem of Russian nature contains 20% of all the fresh water in the world.
Lake Baikal is located in a rift fault in the Earth's crust, which was formed as a result of pressure of the huge plate of Hindustan on the Eurasian platform. The interaction of these plates gave rise to Baikal.
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When to travel
to Lake Baikal

Summer on Lake Baikal is a long-awaited season of sightseeing trips, hiking and outdoor activities. It's a good time to come here with any purpose: to relax on the camping site, sunbathe on the beach, ride quad bikes and go fishing. In June, July and August, the most interesting hikes, excursions, archaeological and hydrogeological expeditions are held. In the summer on Lake Baikal go rafting, rock climbing, speleology. At the same time, every summer month on Baikal is good in its own way.
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Baikal fishes

By their lifestyle, some Baikal fish live permanently near the bottom and belong to the benthos. Others are inhabitants of the water column, good swimmers, able to actively wander widely. They are representatives of the nekton, or pelagic fish.
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