How to get from Irkutsk:
On central bus station take minibus to Listvyanka (about 1 hour trip, minibuses run all day long).
Attention! Before hike to Bolshie Koty you have to obtain the National Park permit. The office is located at Gorkogo street, 2 - on the right side of the main road from Irkutsk. It costs 90 rub per person per day. It the office is closed just take a picture of locked door to improve it for Nat'l park ranger.
In Listvyanka you can take a regular boat ("Voskhod", goes on schedule*, about 30 minutes trip) or walk by foot.
Walking tour will take you about 4-6 hours (18 km). In Listvyanka you start from Gudina street. The road will change into a forest path which will lead you directly to Bolshie Koty village.
Our address in the village - Lesnaya, 7. (You will see the sign on the gate).
Important: please don't start your way from Listvyanka on the coastline - it will lead you to a dangerous path - so it's necessary to walk along Gudina street.
You also can order a guided tour from Irkutsk to Bolshie Koty included transfers and meals. See details here.
*Regular boat Voskhod schedule:
See the official timetable here
Please call or email us to book and get more detailed information.