Ethnic Tour "Sacred lands of Atsagat"

30.07.2014

The village Atsagat is about 80 km from Ulan-Ude. It is a typical Buryat village, standed in steppes surrounded by mountains. The tour complex includs several Buryat houses - yurtas, big banket and concert hall. 



The programme:

- departure fom Ulan-Ude

- arrival to Atsagat

- visiting the Buddhist temple of Atsagat (meeting with a Buddhist monk - lama) 

- if a good weather - climbing the hill Tamhita - sacred place of Buryat shamans (shaman ritual)

- visiting the tour complex "Steppe Nomads"

- meeting with Buryat people

- concert programm (customs and traditions of buryat people)

- playing national games  (table game with ship bones - shagee, archery)

- dancing Buryat dance - yohor

- dinner (traditional cuisine)

- departure to Ulan-ude


It is possible to change the programm and add some extra options like: visiting the village (buryat family), going to the place of sacred mineral water - Arshan, making traditional food workshop and many other per request. 

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Vocabulary

  • BOOZY traditional Buryat dish, minced (or chopped) meat wrapped in dough and steamed. Nowadays BOOZY are extremely popular and cooked in almost every...
  • DUGAN Buddhist temple. A dugan (or sume) dedicated to specific deities. One DATSAN can include one or up to 15 temples-DUGANs.
  • ATLAS of Tibetan medicine “Atlas of Tibetan Medicine - Blue Beryl” by Desi Sangye Gyatso
    An excellent illustrated commentary on Zhood-shee, established in the 17th century by ...
  • AARSA a product of the distillation of milk. Aarsa is very warming so people tried to make it for winter savings.  Sometimes they boil a little of...
  • SHARBIN Buryat tortillas with minced mutton.