Turka Trail Camp

Participants: volunteers
Crew leader: Mikhail Salakhutdinov
Project dates: 25.06 — 08.07.2018

Types of jobs :
— cleaning the corridor of the trail
— alignment of the canvas

Illustrative schedule Week day Provision
1. Departure from Ulan-Ude to the village of Turka. Lunch. Overnight. 25 Mon. Minibus travel: “Ulan-Ude – Turka”
2. Trail work 26 Tue. Tools equipping
3. Trail work 27 Wen.
4. Trail work 28 Thu.
5. Trail work 29 Fr.
6. Trail work 30 Sat.
7. Trail work 01 Sun.
8. Rafting Turka river 02 Mon. Lunch
9. 03 Tue.
10. Trail work 04 Wen.
11. Trail work 05 Thu.
12. Trail work 06 Fri.
13. Trail work 07 Sat.
14 Выезд в Улан-Удэ 08 Sun. Minibus travel: “Turka – Ulan-Ude”

Project goal:
Development of ecotourism in Pribaikalsky region of the Republic of Buryatia. Construction of a new trail to the site, for visitors to the Special Economic Zone, residents of the village of Turka.


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 16,000 rubles (approx. 250 USD, 215 EUR).


It’s important!

To reserve your spot as GBT volunteer you must pre pay 20% of the project fee 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.

If you have any questions please contact our coordinator Evgenii: dagbaevevgenii@gmail.com, +79025625811 (Telegram)


“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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