Большая Байкальская Тропа

Ulyun Trail Camp

Participants: volunteers
Crew leader: Kurdyukov Ilya
August 10 – 24.2018
Types of work:
– cleaning the corridor of the trail
– alignment of the canvas
– trail marking


Illustrative schedule Week day


1. Departure from Ulan-Ude to Ulyun village. Lunch in Turka. Overnight

10 Fr.

Minibus travel: “Ulan-Ude – Ulyun”
2. Hiking to the place of the Working Camp. Arrangement of the camp, start of work on improvement of the trail corridor

11 Sat.

3. Trail work

12 Sun.

4. Trail work

13 Mon.

5. Recreation, hiking to lakes

14 Tue.


15 Wen.

7. Trail work

16 Thu.

8. Trail work

17 Fri.

9. Trail work

18 Sat.

10. Trail work

19 Sun.

11. Departure to Lake Baikal in the Zapovednoe Podlemorye, recreation.

20 Mon.


21 Tue.


22 Wen.

14 Departure to Ulan-Ude 14 Thurs. Minibus

23 Thu.

Minibus travel: “Ust-Barguzin – Ulan-Ude”

Project goal: Development of ecotourism in Barguzinsky district of the Republic of Buryatia. Improve the trail along the banks of the river Ulyun.

Preliminary scope of work: Volunteers will do the work on the trail, which suits to the active tourism lovers. Clearing the corridor of the trail, excavating the soil, building structures.
The team must have the crew leader (brigadier), who organizes the work of the volunteers and the life of the group in the camp, and an interpreter providing communication between participants and organizing a cultural program on the project.
Depending on the weather and the condition of the group, the crew leader has the right to change the daily routine. The average working day is 6 hours with a break for lunch.

Accommodation and food:

During the project usually volunteers are camping and sleeping in tents. According to the schedule provided by the crew leader, all of the participants rotate through their everyday camp duties (cooking, taking care of the camp, etc.)

Food and equipment for the project are provided by “GBT-Buryatia”.

 Days off:

Every project has 2 days for fun activities. The activities can vary due to the project (excursions, sauna, sunbathing on the beach, rafting, etc.).

GBT volunteer has to be ready to:

  • Hike at least 3-4 km a day
  • Work with trail building tools (shovels, pulaski, etc.)
  • Lift and transport logs, rocks and other heavy objects

Meeting point for GBT projects:


Cost: The total contribution for the project, which includes food, travel, cultural program and accommodation in the tent camp during the project, is 15,000 rubles (250 USD, 215 EUR).


It’s important!

To reserve your spot as GBT volunteer you must pre pay 20% of the project fee (3,000 rubles, $ 50) in advance. That will help organization and administrative expenses prior to the start of the project. Prepayment is NOT refundable.


GBT volunteer MUST:

Get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis prior to the start of the project.


“Great Baikal Trail-Buryatia” Association

Autonomous Non-profit Organization “Baikal Volunteer Corps”


“Travel, benefit the environment – plan and built Baikal Trails!”.


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