Small Sea - a
strait between the sacred island of Olkhon and the western shore of Lake
Baikal. This area is one of the most famous and popular parts of the lake. Here and in the warmest water, and preserved relic plants and amazing
in its beauty landscapes. Getting
to the Small Aral Sea can be mainly by road.
Prior to the Cape Kurminskogo (29 km)
along the shore of Little Sea gravel road, with improved surface, but on up to
the camp site "Zama" and the settlement Onguren forest road, with
large boulders, stones and fords across streams. When is the rainy season the
road becomes particularly complex and sometimes rough enough to marsh Cape Ulan
On the road for the village of Kurma
you will not find the presence of kilometer posts. So to make it easier to navigate
from the description, it may be advisable at the fork (113 km, a pointer -
"On Chernorud") counter-su exact path to switch to the zero mark. And thus, the distance to the
tourist base "Zama" along the bank of the Lesser Sea of Mr. Gates -
Estimated average time on the road
without stopping (in Burkhanov, for example) - 3 hours 30 minutes. If, however, is in a hurry and
stop to take photos and rest, the journey would take more than 4-5 hours.
10 km at the beginning of the road
winds through the mountains above the bay Muhor between deciduous forest. Beyond
the bridge over the river Chernorud (1,9 km) begins the ascent to a small pass
(4,7 km) with a fairly steep descent.
And now with the pass road is visible on his face, and
tourists make a stop here to take a picture.
For the tourists themselves get to
the place of rest, will undoubtedly prove that the 10-th km of the road are the
lapels of the tourist bases: left - to the tourist camp "Baikal-Dar",
right - to bases "Cara" and "Shida.
You can also make a stop at the pass,
the height of which (540 m, and walking about the right of the hill (600 m).
From this summit provides a wonderful panoramic view Gulf Muhor. This shows
that under the mountain, along the shore Khuzhir- Nugayskogo Bay, is an old road
with a steep rise over the sharp stones, and then reunites with dear old
village Sarma with a new gravel road. Khuzhir-Nugaysky juts into the Gulf coast
between Cape Ulirba and Delta Sarma. In the middle of the entrance to the bay
are small rocky islands Toynak and Big Toynak bordered
by shoals. They serve as a nesting herring gulls. Quite good viewing platform
is at 11-12-th km, the lapels of her visible from the road.