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Oust-Bargouzine

Oust-Bargouzine (Russia)

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3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
5 hours by minibus from Ulan-Ude
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Oust-Bargouzine

Emmanuel Maisonneuve Seasoned Traveller
21 written opinions

Ust-Barguzin is on a sort of tourist crossroads, between Lake Baikal and the Barguzin Valley.

My suggestion:
Don't hang around in Ust-Barguzin. Just use it as a base camp for other things. You're better off making the most of the white sand beaches on Svyatoy Nos Peninsula.
My review

Despite its 7,000 inhabitants, there is little of interest at Ust-Barguzin except the Banya Museum and St John the Baptist Church. The town is a good base camp for exploring the surrounding Barguzin valley and other places. Nobody speaks English and the tourist infrastructures are not very well developed.

However, I really recommend you go on the Svyatoy Nos (literally holy nose) Peninsula to climb up the mountain, and even camp there if you fancy it, so you can see the magnificent views. I regret I didn't do it!

Finally, if you are intending to do a nature trip down the east shore of Lake Baikal then you have to go through Ust-Barguzin.

Lake Baikal
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