Boat trip to the Ayaya bay:
Arrival at the Ayaya bay:
This bay can only be reached by boat. There are no roads and no civilzation - just wild nature, some hikers and maybe some bears!
On the beach:
We had a hiking trip to the Frohlikha lake, which is lokaed about 8 km from the Ayay bay:
Contrary to the Bajkal the water of this lake was quite warm.
With the help of two Russian tourist and their boat we transfered to the other shore of the lake:
Back at Ayaya bay in the evening:
Our task during the GBT camp was to improve the path linking the Ayay bay with the Frohlikha lake.
Work in the forest:
A boat bringing some other tourists:
A small bridge, constructed by us...
Oliver, Nadya and Egor:
The weekend was freetime. Some of our group decided to make a small hiking trip:
Having a hair-shower....
1st row f.l.t.r.: Franziska (CH), Andrej (RU), Helmut (AT)
2nd row f.l.t.r.: Oliver (CH), Genadi (DE), Regina (DE), Nadja (RU), Tanja (RU), Egor (RU), Ljuba (RU), Matthias (DE), Johannes (DE)
Excursion to the Khakusy hot springs:
45° hot water:
The shop of the small village:
After a rainy day, which we mostly spent at the hot springs, the sun came through the clouds in the evening:
Still fog on the beach:
Sun on the horizon:
Morning at Khakusy:
The shop again from outside:
In the afternoon we went back to Ayaya-bay by boat.
Hiking trip to the Frohlikha river:
The toilet of our camp:
Finally the boat back to civilization arrived:
Ayaya bay - bye, bye!
Lunch on the boat:
After arrival at Severobajkalsk:
We stayed at a hotel in a suburb of Severobajkalsk. View from our room:
Information about the GBT (Great Baikal Trail) project:
It was a great experience to spend two weeks in the nature next to such a beautiful lake. I met nice people and spent a wonderful time. I can highly recommend it!