Place of visiting: Atsagat village, 50 km far from Ulan-Ude city
Time of visit: all year round
Duration: 5 hours
One of the most interesting and fun excursions with english guide - "Steppe Nomad. Atsagat " in Atsagat village (52 km, 50 minutes).
A local guide will take you through the ritual circle - "Goro", which is a mandatory rite of honoring local traditions, will lead to inside of the datsan, where you can take unique photos of 1000 Buddhas who have an exciting story of saving them till now.
Visit to the Museum - House of Aghvan Dorzhiev, with the only in Eastern Siberia wax figures of the Buddhist hierarchy and a copy of the Atlas of Tibetan medicine, the guide will tell about the fascinating life of the famous Buddhist scholar, philosopher and diplomat Aghvan Dorzhiev.
After lunch in the cafe (Buryat traditional food) moving to etnocomplex "Steppe Nomad", where guests are greeted by the locals in traditional costumes with ancient ritual "Ugtamzha" (Meeting) with melodious song and words of welcome, an honorary guest is awarded with "Hadak" - a symbol of hospitality of the Buryat people and white food, a symbol of prosperity and purity of thought.
Ethno program acquaints visitors with the traditions and customs of the Buryat people. Visit the ancient Buryat yurt, where you will see how the Buryats lived in ancient times. Guests are carried out in a wooden house, will show a master class on the national game of "Shagai naadan", make photos in national costumes, green tea will be served with traditional rustic cakes.
Guests will visit Galaxy yurt and know old stories about the heavenly bodies. Informative program will be finished by a traditional merry round dance “Yokhor”.
In winter, there is an additional opportunity dashing ride with a snow slide, ride a horse-drawn sleigh / wagon, learn Buryat archery, communicate with unforgettable camels.
Return to Ulan-Ude, in the city center or to the hotel.
Additionally by previous order: funny traditional ritual “Wonderful Courtship”, dog sledging (in winter) and other
Price for one tourist, ₽:
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The price includes:
• Transportation cost Ulan-Ude - Atsagat - Ulan-Ude
• Excursion to Atsagat Datsan and Agvan Dorzhiev’s Museum
• English guide service for the excursion
• Meeting ritual with Khadak and white food
• Visiting Galactic yurt
• Visiting traditional buryat house, knowing traditions and household of buryats
• Master class at “Shagai” game
• Master class at Yokhor dance
• Lunch – traditional buryat dishes
The price does not include:
Personal tourists expenses, optional ritual "Wonderful Courtship”, personal astrological prognosis made by Lama in Atsagat Datsan
How to reach the ethnocomplex "Steppe Nomad":1.By public transportation:
Departure from Melkombinat bus station
bus № 490. "Ulan-Ude" - "Unegetei", departure time 13:00, 18:00.
Ticket price 105 ₽.
Departure from the bus station Sovetskaya str, 1
Bus № 200/220, departure time 8:00, 9:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:45, 13:00, 13:30, 14:10, 15:20, 15:30, 16:30, 17:00, 18:00.
Ticket price 100-150 ₽.
Stop at the cafe "Steppe Nomad"
2. By car or by bus.
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