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

  • KHAMBO LAMA the abbot of the monastery. Title of the spiritual leader of Buddhism in Russia.
  • SARMA wind blowing in the middle of the lake. Is the most powerful winds of Lake Baikal. On average, in November, Sarma follows 10 days in December - 13. Us...
  • ZURKHAY horoscope of nomads, which is actually a study of the relationship of space, celestial bodies, nature and man - handed down from generation to generat...
  • DATSAN (Mong. from Tibet. Datsan - "faculty") - Buddhist monastery in Baikal region. Originally Buddhist monasteries  in Buryatia...
  • SOYOMBO an ancient symbol of the complex, going back to the Indo-Buddhist heritage. Soyombo is a composition in the form of columns, which is represented in s...