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Shumak Wilderness Eco Retreat

#57 of 284 things to do in Irkutsk Features Animals
Piskunova St., 140/4, Irkutsk 664023, Russia
+7 395 253-40-00
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Reviewed 14 August 2006
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The Retreat is located in a very picturesque and a truly remote valley of the river Shumak at 1600 m above the sea level, 180 km far from Irkutsk (Irkutsk region, Russia), in the Eastern Sayan Mountains (Oka municipal region, the Republic of Buryatia, Russia), 40km far from Mongolia. The Retreat is accessible only by helicopters (1 hour flight from Irkutsk all year round) or by 4 days of rigorous hiking from Nylova Pustyn (Buryatia)available only in the summer time. It is a sustainable facility. The famous Shumak Mineral Springs are located within 5 min walk from the Retreat. It is the only place in Siberia where about 100 mineral springs of different properties, radon and curative mud are found.The Shumak Mineral Water is a special category of mineral water which is effective for treatment of locomotor, cardiovascular, nervous, upper respiratory tract disorders, liver, stomach, endocrinology and metabolism ailments, skin, gynecological and urological diseases and infertility. Untouched nature, healing mineral water and absolute wilderness makes the Retreat your unique destination to experience this sacred place of Siberia!
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13 Aug 2006
“Wow, I can't believe there is a Tripadvisor for this”
3 May 2017
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Piskunova St., 140/4, Irkutsk 664023, Russia
+7 395 253-40-00
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Reviewed 14 August 2006

If you are reading this I assume you are looking for an extreme get-away so bear that in mind with the rankings. As an amateur hiker I found the trail to be very exhausting and challenging. To an experienced hiker this would be a fun...More

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