Lake Baikal, Russia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lake Baikal, Russia? If you're planning to go to Lake Baikal, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Lake Baikal, Russia

Based on the climate and weather in Lake Baikal, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lake Baikal, Russia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lake Baikal, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Lake Baikal, Russia by month

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January

January for Lake Baikal can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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February

Traveling to Lake Baikal in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March here is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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April

Traveling to Lake Baikal in April, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

If you go to Lake Baikal in May, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June for Lake Baikal is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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July

July in Lake Baikal is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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August

August is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

September in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

If you go to Lake Baikal in October, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November here can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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December

If you go to Lake Baikal in December, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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