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The path to Peschanaya Bay - 2

Summer projects

Long-term goal of the project

Development of socially responsible and informative tourism through the construction of a coastal path to the popular tourist destination Peschanaya Bay.
Significance of this route: A pre-existing trail was destroyed by fires. In the summer of 2016, volunteers began restoring this route as part of the Eco-Action project, during which the corridor of the future trail was marked and cleared. In 2017, the BBT volunteer team began directly to build this trail. In the future, the trail will not only connect the settlements of Bolshoi Goloustnoye and Buguldeyka, but will also attract tourists, and this will enable local residents to offer accommodation, meals, sell souvenir products, and will contribute to the development of trade and transport services. The trail will reduce the burden on the environment and prevent trampling of plants and soil erosion. Trails also contribute to enhancing environmental literacy and community responsibility. Understanding the importance of nature conservation for their own business, people are beginning to take a more responsible attitude to the environment. Also, fewer people get lost along the way to Peschanaya Bay.

Preliminary scope of work: Clearing the corridor of the trail, building a new section of the trail, installing signs. Please note that you will need to carry your things, camp equipment and food to the project site (1.5-2 km).

There is always a team leader in the group - the team leader who organizes the work.

The average working day is 6 hours with a lunch break. Depending on the weather and the condition of the group, the team leader has the right to change the daily routine.
Dates
from August 16 to 29, 2019 (14 days)
Location
Russia, Irkutsk Region, Pribaikalsky National Park, the trail of Bolshoye Goloustnoye - Peschanaya Bay
Project languages
Russian
Accommodation and meals
Volunteers set up a camp near the place of work.

According to the duty schedule defined by the team leader, participants will equip the camp and cook food at the stake for the whole group. You can familiarize yourself with a sample menu.

BBT buys food for two weeks, and also provides the necessary equipment, utensils for cooking, tools, tents (one tent for two).

There is no hot shower on the project, but you can boil water and take a bath or swim in Lake Baikal.

Weekends and Loads on the project

Weekends: On weekends, a trip to one of the local attractions is planned - on the Dry Lake or the Holy Mountain, as well as volunteers will have the opportunity to take a steam bath in a Russian bath.

Project loads: Moving along the trail 1-2 km from the camp to the workplace and back, building the trail using shovels, picks and other tools, dragging logs, stones and other types of physical activity. On the first day of the project you will need to carry your things, equipment and food to the camp site (1.5-2 km). Also throughout the project you will need to participate in the improvement of the camp.

Please note that the volume of your backpack should be at least 70 liters. In connection with the peculiarities of the local climate, you need to take a warm jacket, raincoat, sweater and pants. Also pay attention to shoes - they must be durable and non-slip.

We strongly advise you to familiarize yourself with the list of necessary equipment, information on tick-borne safety, as well as general information for BBT volunteers.

Directions

The project began at the city of Irkutsk. Participants meet on August 3 at 9 am in the BBT hostel, so you need to arrive in the city either the day before the start of the project, or early in the morning on the day the project starts. From Irkutsk, in a minibus ordered in advance, the group leaves for Bolshoy Goloustnoye.

The distance from Irkutsk to Bolshoi Goloustnoye is about 122 km, travel time is 2.5 hours. From the Bolshoi Goloustnoye, volunteers independently reach the project site (1.5-2 km), where they will set up a camp and live and work for two weeks. On the day the project ends, the group from Bolshoi Goloustnoye returns by bus to Irkutsk.

BBT provides:
  • Transfer Irkutsk - B. Goloustnoye - Irkutsk
  • Accommodation in a hostel in Irkutsk on the last day of the project
  • Foreman
  • Translator
  • Group first aid kit. (Attention! If you have chronic diseases or you need certain medications, please take them with you)
  • Products, as well as the necessary group equipment, tools, tents (one tent for two).

FEE for participation in the project is 8,000 rubles for two weeks.
Registration of your participation occurs when transferring 3000 rubles to the account of the organization. Prepayment is used to prepare the project and is not refundable.
Read more about project contributions here.
* Please fill out the application only if you are 100% sure that you will participate in this project.

* If you have not received an answer within a week or if you have any questions related to participation in the project, contact our coordinator directly by writing to russian-volunteers@greatbaikaltrail.org.