To the taiga region of Pribaikalye - 2

Summer projects

Long-term goal of the project

The development of educational tourism. Renovation of a popular hiking trail.
Preliminary scope of work: Volunteers will have to repair the existing trail. 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.
July 10-19, 2019 (10 days)
Russia, Irkutsk Region, Pribaikalsky National Park, Listvyanka trail - Big Cats
Project languages
Russian English
Accommodation and meals
Volunteers set up a campground on the shore of Lake Baikal in the Emelyanikh valley. 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 purchases products for the entire project, 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

In the first half of the project, it is planned to climb the Chersky Stone, from where a picturesque view of the source of the Angara River opens. In the second half of the project, if the group is in good physical condition, a one-day trip along the trail to the village of Bolshie Koty is possible, ascent to the Skriper cliff (which offers an excellent view of South Baikal), a bathhouse.

On the first day of the project, volunteers will have to walk on foot with their personal equipment from Listvyanka to the Emelyanikha Pad (~ 6 km). On the last day of the volunteers' project, a 15-kilometer walk along the trail from Emelyanikh Paddy to the village of Bolshie Koty awaits.

During the work of volunteers, they are expected to move along the trail for a distance of 2-3 km, work with tools (shovels, picks, etc.), drag and drop logs, stones and other types of physical activity. 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 Irkutsk. Volunteers meet on July 10 at 9 a.m. at BBT Hostel. 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. From Irkutsk, the group leaves by bus to Listvyanka village. On the day the project ends, the group returns from the village of Bolshie Koty to Irkutsk by water.

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 8000 rubles for 10 days.
Your participation is registered 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