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Shumak valley

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Warm season

A unique place in the Eastern Sayan mountains which is also called “The Valley of Hundred Springs”. 118 sources of mineral water, differing in chemical composition and temperature, is located here. Shumak’s waters are similar to the waters of Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Tsqaltubo, Naftusi, Belokurikha and Yamkun. This place is considered a “wild” resort. A Buddhist dugan, sauna, bath house, about 20 winter huts, camping sites and a helicopter landing pad are all located here. One of its main attractions is a local national open-air museum, another attraction is the waterfall on the river Shumak.

How to get there:

  • Car to Nilovka village (510 km), rest of the way is covered on horses or on foot.
  • Train from Ulan-Ude to Slyudyanka (340 km), then a bus to Nilovka village (170 km), rest of the way is covered on horses or on foot.
  • Helicopter from Irkutsk

Trip duration: 7 hours by car; 8 hours by train, 2,5 hours by bus; 1 hour by helicopter