This is one of the most popular places in the Zabaykalsky National park. A narrow neck of land splits two of the most beautiful bays: the Barguzin and the Chivirkuysky bay. Long time ago there was a channel, which separated the Svyatoy Nos peninsula from the continent.
The sand spit, stretching for several kilometers along the sacred lake Baikal, can fascinate you from the first second. Such amazing sunsets like on Lake Baikal you will never see anywhere else. The water surface of the lake looks like a mirror, and the sand spit is painted in fiery colors by the rays of the setting sun.
Isthmus Soft Karga attracts tourists with its picturesque views at Barguzin Bay and the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula. Do not deny yourself the pleasure to climb the observation tower and take a delightful selfie against the backdrop of the deepest freshwater lake in the world! There was a time when the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula was an island. Rivers Barguzin and Small Chivyrkuy carried a large amount of sand, stones, land, and because of that an isthmus with a bizarre alternation of sand ridges and swampy lowlands appeared. At the same time two of the most picturesque Bays of Baikal appeared – Barguzin and Chivyrkuysky. The isthmus is one of the largest nesting places of Baikal waterfowl and birds of prey. Many kilometers of sandy beaches with breathtaking landscapes of the Barguzin Bay make this place one of the most popular for beach holidays.