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Zavorotnaya Bay

Zavorotnaya Bay is located in the northern part of Lake Baikal on the west coast. It was formed as a result of the merger of a coastal lake with Lake Baikal. A narrow rocky spit, 800 m long in the form of a horn separates Zavorotnaya Bay from Lake Baikal. Today it is an ideal shelter for ships from treacherous Baikal winds. Here micro quartzite field was discovered – an abrasive mineral with high strength for metal polishing, but the field was deserted 20 years ago.

Because of the close passing of the Baikal ridge the coastline is unusually picturesque. Nowhere else on Lake Baikal high mount peaks come close to the shore. Tourists are very rare guests, the place is very secluded.


How to get:

By water in summer, in winter – on ice. There are no scheduled routes to the bay, there are no settlements nearby. Zavorotnaya Bay is included in the program of many Lake Baikal cruises.

Possible activities:

1. See the unique relic pines and poplars;

2. Taste water from a waterfall (they say it rejuvenate people);

3. Eat taiga berries;

4. Collect mushrooms for dinner;

5. Take a walking tour to the mountains, towards a geological quarry (about 2 hours one way);

6. Visit a bath on the shore of Lake Baikal.

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