Lake Baikal. Olkhon island. Nikita's homestead.

Clear night skies overhead with stars you've never seen before; tender breezes from Baikal, spreading the scent of wildflowers; songs by the campfire; attention and politeness, nice friendly folk from all over the world, – it all makes people come here – again and again.


For more than 17 years we, Nikita and Natasha Bencharov, have hosted guests from all over the world at our homestead. As a family, working together with others, we provide care and attention that others do not. Guests are welcome all year round. Located in the village of Khuzhir, our homestead is just a 5 minute walk from the famous Burkhan Cape and it's beautiful sandy beach. The air and water are pristine, and the sun shines more than 300 days a year. Our summers are delayed a month due to the melting of the ice on Baikal, but then it can get pleasantly warm. Watered by occasional summer showers, our homestead comes to life with greenery and flowers from July until September frosts


Usually we are fully booked in high season, please book a room well in advance. If you would rather homestay with one of our neighbours or if we are full, we can also arrange this. All the families of the village are very friendly and like to have tourists, the hosts live in a separate house, so you can have your own space.


Russia, 666137 Irkutsk region, Olkhon district, Khuzhir, Kirpichnaya St. 8

Nikita Bencharov

Tel. +7 914 8 957 865
– general questions 
time difference (Central Europe)
+ 7 hours 

skype: natalia.bencharova