Days 6 & 7: Lake Baikal

There really isn’t much more to say. Lake Baikal is a place you should visit at least once in your life. If heaven froze over, it would look something like this.

And this would be its throne.

I spent two days in the tiny village of Angasolka, located a rough 40 minute hike from the nearest town. The deepest point in Lake Baikal (1600m) is located near its shores.

Two-thirds of the plant and animal species found in the Lake Baikal region can be found nowhere else in the world. This is one of them,  flowers known as подснежки (podsnezhki)- literally beneath the snow.

I think this place will always remain unknowable- too immense for any one person to take in. I was happy for the small introduction, to have done my part.

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