Lake Baikal is a unique place in Siberia,part of World Nature Heritage, the deepest lake on the planet (maximal depth : 1.637 meters); geographical age of it is 25-30 million years.
Traditionally it is believed that the tourist season at Lake Baikal is short, — everybody could hear jokes about green winter, which is still bearable compared to white one or about «a short summer with little snow».
June is the best month to travel to Lake Baikal if you want to enjoy its nature at attractive prices and without crowds of people at the camp sites and in museums. It is also one of the most favorable periods for fishing. The main difficulty in the beginning of summer it is low temperature of water in the lake, but we can say that the water in Lake Baikal never warms up to a comfortable level; you can swim only in bays.