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“Baikalov” team has been thoroughly studying the history of the Russian-American Company since 2013. Being greatly impressed by Irkutsk merchants, men of great caliber, and the unique character of the little-explored nature, we came up with the idea of creating “Baikal-Alaska” project.
2016 was devoted to the route reconnaissance and exploration and route defining.

We dared to repeat the trade route of Russian seamen of the 18th - 19th centuries which nobody had dared to take for more than 150 years. The first part of the route was successfully completed in 2017.

Going through the 7 Federal subjects

  • Irkutsk Region
  • the Republic of Yakutia
  • the Republic of Buryatia
  • Khabarovsk Territory
  • Magadan Region
  • Kamchatka Territory
  • Chukotka Autonomous Area

The purpose of “Baikal-Alaska” expedition:

  • to cover the unique route used by the Russian merchants travelling from Siberia to Alaska in the days of the Russian-American Company;
  • to demonstrate the tourism potential of Siberia and the Far East at an international level making them popular tourist destinations;
  • to draw both foreign and Russian tourists’ attention to the expedition route starting on Lake Baikal and ending in Alaska (in both directions).

Total length of the route: about 13 000 km.

Route duration: 4-5 months.


2013-2015
EXPEDITION PREPARATION

Studying the history and possible ways of completing the route nowadays;

2016
ROUTE EXPLORATION

Exploring the three route legs:

  • the Lena River (2000 km);
  • the Aldan and Maya Rivers
    (1300 km);
  • the Kamchatka Peninsula
    (600 km).

2017
THE FIRST PART OF THE EXPEDITION

Irkutsk – Baikal – Severobaikalsk – Yakutsk – Nelkan – Ayan – Okhotsk – Magadan – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (7000 km completed).

2018
THE SECOND PART OF THE EXPEDITION

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Anadyr – Nome – Dutch Harbor – Anchorage (6000 km)


Expedition stages

1. Lake Baikal: 650 km – 8 days
Irkutsk – the Angara River – crossing Baikal from the south to the north – Severobaikalsk
(30th of May – 7th of June 2017)

2. The Lena River: 2000 km (down the river) – 10 days
Severobaikalsk – Davan Pass (by trucks – 120 km) – the Kirenga River (catamaran assembly) – the Lena River – Lensk – the Ura River – the Sinsk Pillars – the Lena Pillars – Yakutsk
(7th of June – 17th of June 2017)

3. Yakutia rivers and the Sea of Okhotsk: 2100 km (1700 km up the river + 400 km across the Sea of Okhotsk) – 23 days
Yakutsk – the Lena River – the Aldan River – the village of Ust-Maya – the Maya River – the village of Nelkan – the Dzhugzur Ridge (transportation by URAL – 220km) – the village of Ayan ( the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk) – the village of Okhotsk
(17th of June – 10th of July 2017)

4. The Sea of Okhotsk: 2100 km – 24 days
Okhotsk – Magadan – Povorot Cape – Shelikhov Gulf – the Kamchatka Peninsula – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
(10th of July – 3d of August 2017)

5. The Kamchatka Peninsula: 2200 km – 25 days
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Ust-Kamchatsk – Karaginsky Island – the Olyutorsky Bay – Anadyr
(17th of June – 11th of July 2018)

6. The Chukotka Peninsula – the Alaska Peninsula: 1300 km – 13 days
Anadyr – Egvekinot – Providence Bay – St. Lawrence Bay (Lavrentiya Gulf) – The Bering Strait – Wales (the USA) – Port Clarence – Nome
(12th July – 25th July 2018)

7. Bristol Bay: 1400 km – 19 days
Nome – Golovin – St. Michael – Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge – Pilot Point – Dutch Harbor
(26th July – 14th August)

8. Aleutian Islands - Alaska: 1200 km – 13 days
Dutch Harbor - Anchorage
(15th – 26th August)