Summer projects

Baikal is a world heritage site, and we all have to play a role in taking care of and protecting it.

Ecotourism is especially important for our region. After all, the cleanest fresh water lake on the planet is located here. A properly constructed trail path is considered ecotourism infrastructure with great environmental significance. These trails:

– direct visitors along the arranged routes;

– contribute to the conservation of ecosystems;

– reduce the risk of fire hazards (by preventing the advance of the fire and facilitating the unhindered access of fire brigades to sources of fire);

– promote the localization of garbage within the equipped parking lots and create opportunities for its transportation to areas for disposal.

Ecological paths do not harm the environment. Rather, they promote sustainable economic development of the territory, create additional jobs for local residents, and improve the ecological culture of local residents.

The Great Baikal Trail project involves complex logistics and requires comprehensive training measures to be taken throughout the year.

Our volunteer projects usually lasts 2 weeks. Volunteers live at a tent site, work on building ecological trails, and independently prepare food around the bonfire.

The official languages of the projects are Russian and English.

What usually happens on a Great Baikal Trail project?


What can I expect for each project?


How to join a GBT project


Summer projects 2018


DatesProject titleVenue
July 2 - July 15In the Wilds of the Khamar Daban  (project is full)Baikalski Nature Reserve, in the Osinovka River Basin, Republic of Buryatia
July 4 - July 17The Land of Baikal Taiga (transit) (project is full)Pribaikalski National Park, Trail Bolshoe Goloustnoe- Bolshiye Koty, Irkutskaya Oblast
July 11 - July 24Trial TrailZabaikalski National Park, Holy Nos peninsula, Republic of Buryatia
July 12 - July 25In the Wilds of the Khamar Daban-1 (waterfalls)Baikalski Nature Reserve, in the Osinovka River Basin, Republic of Buryatia
July 17 - July 30The Trail to Sandy Bay-1Pribaikalski National Park, Bolshoe Goloustnoe, Irkutskaya Oblast  
July 25 - August 7Pillars of DavshaBarguzinski Nature Reserve, Republic of Buryatia
July 25 - August 7In the kindom of fernsBaikalski Nature Reserve, in the Osinovka River Basin, Republic of Buryatia
July 30 - August 12The Trail to Sandy Bay-2 (project is full)Pribaikalski National Park, Bolshoe Goloustnoe, Irkutskaya Oblast
August 1 - August 14Trail to Frolikha lake (project is full)Barguzinski Nature Rezerve, Frolikha lake, Republic of Buryatia
August 7 - August 20In the Wilds of the Khamar Daban-3 (mountains) (project is full)Baikalski Nature Reserve, in the Osinovka River Basin, Republic of Buryatia