When the Oldest Lake of the World Lake Baikal Freezes
Baikal is one of the cleanest freshwater lakes in the world. When winter arrives, there are some interesting facts behind this beautiful lake.
Lake Baikal is often also referred to as the sea. This is not without reason, because Baikal has fantastic size and depth. This lake is located in Siberia, Russia.
Baikal has an area of 31,722 square kilometers, while the depth is up to 1,700 meters, as quoted by Landdisposition.com from various sources. Landdisposition wants to invite a traveler to get to know Lake Baikal more deeply. Especially in winter.
Let’s start with the fact that Baikal Lake is the oldest lake in the world. This lake has officially become a UNESCO protected site since 1996.
Being one of the world’s cleanest lakes, Baikal holds 20 of the world’s freshwater when not frozen. If it freezes, the lake has interesting facts that are no less interesting.
When winter comes, Lake Baikal becomes a super beautiful ice land. What can only be seen in winter is the mysterious bubble behind the ice.
Apparently, the bubbles are methane gas. Methane gas is released by algae under the lake, according to NASA.
The closer to the surface, the gas will freeze. So it’s actually unique like a string of bubbles from behind the ice.
Maybe you’ve seen other lakes frozen in other countries. But Baikal has a characteristic. Not all Baikal’s faces turn white.
Turning Into Ice
The Baikal surface has a glass shape with white lines that break down. This is one way Baikal shows itself as one of the world’s cleanest lakes.
About 25 million years old, Baikal Lake will freeze when temperatures reach -30 degrees. The resulting thickness can be up to 30 inches.
Indeed, it is not easy to make this lake a temporary land. When that time arrives, this lake will become one of the winter attractions in Russia.
Tourists may walk on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal. Some also take the time to ride or drive. But don’t be careless, because driving through Lake Baikal without permission is illegal.
If you are lucky, you can see the freezing waves of lake water. Its form is more beautiful when it is in the setting of sunrise or sunset.
How to Get Lake Baikal
The three central matters of access to Baikal are Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude urban communities and Slyudyanka settlement. You can get to Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude via plane, train (Trans-Siberian), or transport. Slyudyanka is a stop along the Trans-Siberian additionally, and you get arrive by transport from Irkutsk as well. There’s additionally Baikalsk on the eastern shore of Baikal lake, yet fewer trains stop there, and it is of no intrigue.
From Irkutsk you can either go to Lisvyanka (prominent town, which is the nearest place on Baikal (65 km – around 1.5 hours by transport or vehicle)), Olkhon island (which is finished wild, yet with every one of the solaces – 250 km – around 7 hours by transport or vehicle), Port Baikal (to begin the Circum Baikal railroad) – alongside Listvyanka, or to Slyudyanka (which is marginally further, yet is a decent point to investigate Circum Baikal). Some stream transport can take you for multi-day treks to one of the coves further North from Listvyanka.
From Ulan-Ude, the primary spot on Baikal you will most presumably get to from is Gremyachinsk settlement (250 km – 3-4 hours via vehicle or transport). It is an extraordinary spot, and from that point, you can begin your very own investigation. We profoundly prescribe to proceed onward to Goryachinsk (1 hour from Gremyachinsk) following a couple of days (incredible shorelines, ideal for outdoors, there’s additionally a spa curort, so you can get a space for about $5/night if there’s one).
On the off chance that you at any point pondered setting off to the apocalypse, at that point proceed with your way from Ust-Barguzin to Svyatoy Nos landmass, which is a wild visitor’s mecca. There are transports along as far as possible up to Ust-Barguzin.