The Holy Nose in the Buryat language means “nose of sturgeon”. This is the largest Peninsula on lake Baikal, which looks like a giant nose. From its heights you can see incredible views of the isthmus of the Svyatoy Nos, Chivyrkui and Barguzin Bays, Ushkany Islands
Just a few millennia ago, the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula was an island and it was not connected to the mainland. As well as the famous Olkhon Island, the Peninsula was a cult place of Buryat shamans. Now Svyatoy Nos is a popular destination for outdoor activities. Every summer tourists try to climb the top. The height of the highest point of the Peninsula is 1877 meters.
The Svyatoy Nos Peninsula is a real treasure for tourists. Here every person can test their strength and enjoy the magnificent nature and incredibly clean mountain air. In this area you can find rare animals that can be found only in this area. In addition, it is home to the last population of sturgeons. One of the best views of Baikal opens from the Svyatoy Nos Peninsula. In order to see the beauty of the Peninsula it is not necessary to conquer the majestic peaks of the Svyatoy Nos, it is enough to reach the level of the mountain plateau – where the tundra begins. From the plateau you can see fascinating landscapes: the surface of the Baikal water, glossy under the rays of the sun, the scattering of Islands and two bays.