Trip Report

1 Day Trip to Barguzin Valley

All day trip starting and finishing in Ust-Barguzin settlement. As it was mentioned in the previous post, all best trips to the East side of Lake Baikal start in Ust-Barguzin.

This trip takes to the valley of Barguzin river, it is one of the major sources of water to Lake Baikal. There are many villages and settlements along the way.

Barguzin settlement is worth of mentioning. It used to be a city long time ago in the 19th century and had a very deep connection to Irkutsk city. Even the logo of Barguzin is almost the same as the logo of Irkutsk. The same tiger.

The tour goes along the Barguzin mountain range on the left side and Barguzin river on the right side.

Barguzin is an ancient name, probably the name of some local people who used to live here. So there is Barguzin bay, Barguzin river, Barguzin settlement and Ust-Barguzin settlement, and all this around and inside of Barguzin valley. Ust means “ustye” in Russian (устье) which means the end of the river, the place where the river connect to the lake, the outfall of the river. That is why many places in russian have “Ust” in the beginning of the name, check the location of this place and you will see that it is right in the end of the river.

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