It says on the Great Baikal Trail's website that a permit is necessary to take the hike from Listvyanka to Bol'shiye Koty.

However, I have not been able to find the following details on the website:

  • When is their Listvyanka office open? (in case my email to them isn't processed)
  • Is there a possibility that the permit won't be granted? Are there any requirements or general things to know? (not for the hike itself, but for the permit)
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    I can't comment on the permit process, but having visited both ends of the trail last month, I can tell you that there is zero enforcement of the "requirement". Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 22:11
  • See also The Great Outdoors Stack Exchange.
    – gerrit
    Commented Aug 31, 2018 at 10:55

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2GIS claims that Listvyanka office is open daily at 9:00–18:00 with dinner break at 13:00–13:48 (for some reason).

As for not granting the permit, from their page I don't see why they won't, provided that the trail is open at all.

There are also reports that you can get this permit by e-mail: [email protected].

  • Thanks. Actually I emailed them, but apparently they only give permits on the same day or the day before.
    – Ynhockey
    Commented Aug 31, 2018 at 19:36

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