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Summer projects

Long-term goal of the project

The development of educational tourism through the creation of an ecological trail in the Shumilikha river valley.
Volunteers will have to restore the existing trail, which suffered from a fire in 2015. This includes clearing the corridor, excavating the soil, and building structures.

There is always a team leader in the group - the team leader who organizes the work, and a translator that provides communication between the participants.

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.
from July 16 to July 29, 2019 (14 days)
Russia, Republic of Buryatia, Barguzinsky reserve, Shumilikha river valley
Project languages
Russian English
Accommodation and meals
Volunteers set up a stationary campground on the coast of Lake Baikal near the mouth of the Shumilikha River. Work will be carried out 2-3 km from the camp. According to the duty schedule established by the team leader, the participants set up the camp and prepare food at the stake for the whole group. You can familiarize yourself with a sample menu.

BBT buys products for two weeks, and also provides the necessary group equipment, tools, tents (one tent for two).

Please note that there is no hot shower on the project, but you can boil water and wash or swim in Lake Baikal.

Weekends and Loads on the project

Weekends: During the project, volunteers will go on excursions to the picturesque local waterfall. At the end of the project, in favorable weather conditions, it is possible to visit the thermal springs in Zmeevaya Bay, as well as the observation deck in the village of Monakhovo and the visit center of the Zapovednaya Podlemorye village in the village of Ust-Barguzin.

Project loads: During the work of volunteers, they are expected to move along the trail for a distance of 1-2 km, work with tools (shovels, picks, etc.), drag and drop logs, stones and other physical activities. Sometimes you will need to carry your things, camp equipment and food.

The volume of your backpack should be at least 70 liters. In connection with the peculiarities of the local climate, it is necessary to take a jacket from rain and wind, a warm sweater and trousers. Also pay attention to shoes - they should be comfortable, light 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.


The project began at the city of Ulan-Ude. Volunteers meet in Ulan-Ude on the morning of July 16 at 9.00 on the Council Square, at the Head of Lenin. We recommend arriving in the city either the day before the start of the project or early in the morning on the day the project starts. A bus is ordered from Ulan-Ude to the village of Ust-Barguzin. Volunteers travel from Ust-Barguzin by motor transport to the Zapovednoe Podlemorye Federal State Budgetary Institution, which includes the Barguzinsky Reserve, to the village of Monakhovo. From there, the group gets to the project site by water transport of the reserve (~ 2.5 hours).

On the day the project is completed, the group with Shumilikha gets to Monakhovo by water, from where she gets to Ust-Barguzin by the motor transport of the Zapovedny Podmoryorye, and from there she returns by bus to Ulan-Ude.

BBT provides:
  • Transfer Irkutsk - Listvyanka
  • Water transfer Big Cats - 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 10,000 rubles for two weeks.
Registration of your participation occurs when a prepayment of 3,000 rubles is transferred 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