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Thirteen sarge are ritual pillars in Buryat culture

Buryat village Ust Orda

Wooden poles with a lot of imposed multicolored flaps and ribbons made of fabric

A Buryat Shaman conduction a traditional Shamanistic ceremony

Tubden Darjalin Buddhist temple in the western side of Lake Baikal

A Buryat Shaman conduction a traditional Shamanistic ceremony

Buryat yurt is installed on decking floor in steppe by fence

Buryat village Ust Orda

Buryat yurt is installed on decking floor in steppe by fence

Traditional shaman ceremony

Traditional shaman ceremony

Traditional shaman ceremony

Buryat village Ust Orda

Ust-Orda National Museum

Buryat village Ust Orda

Buryat village Ust Orda

Buryat village Ust Orda

Buryat village Ust Orda

Thirteen sarge are ritual pillars in Buryat culture
Buryat village Ust Orda
Wooden poles with a lot of imposed multicolored flaps and ribbons made of fabric
A Buryat Shaman conduction a traditional Shamanistic ceremony
Tubden Darjalin Buddhist temple in the western side of Lake Baikal
A Buryat Shaman conduction a traditional Shamanistic ceremony
Buryat yurt is installed on decking floor in steppe by fence
Buryat village Ust Orda
Buryat yurt is installed on decking floor in steppe by fence
Traditional shaman ceremony
Traditional shaman ceremony
Traditional shaman ceremony
Buryat village Ust Orda
Ust-Orda National Museum
Buryat village Ust Orda
Buryat village Ust Orda
Buryat village Ust Orda
Buryat village Ust Orda

Tour to Ust-Orda Village, Shaman Ceremony and Traditional Buryat Lunch (with transport) (5 hours)

During this tour you'll be taken to a traditional Buryat village Ust-Orda in 70 km from Irkutsk. The excursion will give you a chance to get acquainted with Buryat folklore, national games and shaman rites, as well as to taste the national dishes of Buryat cuisine.
  • Departure to Ust-Orda Buryat settlement, 70 km from Irkutsk
  • Visit to the Ethnographic Museum in Ust-Orda.
  • Meeting with the Shaman. The rite of purification.
  • Traditional lunch – dishes of Buryat cuisine.

Meet your guide and driver at your Irkutsk hotel to start the day trip to Buryat Village - Ust-Orda.

Ust-Orda is surrounded by long ranges of hills from the West and the East, with the approximate height of hills being 700 meters.  There is an extraordinary and amazing view.  About 3km from the village there is a mountain called Bulen, which up until today is famous for its religious and sacred practices of the Buryat people.

The Buryat is one of the largest nationalities inhabiting Siberia. The Ust’-Ordinskiy region is famous for traditional Buryat culture which is handed down across the generations. They live in the Republic of Buryatia, as well as in the Aginskiy (Baikal) and Ust-Orda (Irkutsk region) districts. Ust-Orda District is interesting, because from generation to generation it is protected by the traditional culture of the Buryat.

The excursion will give you a chance to get acquainted with Buryat folklore, national games and shaman rites, as well as to taste the national dishes of Buryat cuisine, know the way of life of the locals. You will be able to visit the Local Museum of Regional Studies (opened in 1944) where you will learn about the origin of Buryat people, their culture, world outlook, religion. The exhibits of the museum have no counterparts, they always attract tourists from different countries. These are objects of shaman cult, ancient coins, bride’s decorations and many other things.

During the lunch, you will have an opportunity to try traditional Buryat meals.

Transfer back to Irkutsk.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance ticket to the Ethnographic Museum
  • Shaman Ceremony
  • Traditional Buryat Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Dinner / Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Departure and Return

Departure and return point: your hotel in Irkutsk

Sights included in program

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1 person - US$ 276 (US$ 276 per person)
2 person - US$ 368 (US$ 184 per person)
3 person - US$ 399 (US$ 133 per person)
4 person - US$ 492 (US$ 123 per person)
5 person - US$ 525 (US$ 105 per person)
6 person - US$ 552 (US$ 92 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 6

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