Local Culture and Mountainous Paysages

Tunka Valley is called the land of Geser, Buryat (local people's hero), who fought against The Evil Khan, attacking the peaceful land.
The guests like this area for untouched beauty of eternal snowy-peaked Siberian Alps mountains, green meadows, curing hot springs and tasty local cuisine. This is the place, where locals continue to live their cattle breeding lifestyle, some of them have yurts (gers), and if you stay for another day and go to the most remote areas at the border with Mongolia, you will see locals living the lives of their ancestors.
Here a lot of local ethnic festivals are held, including ethnic dance, wrestling, horse riding and breaking the bones of animals contests.

per adult from

$1,058

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Private transportation
    • Guide's services
    • Entry/Admission - Waterfalls Arshan
    • Entry/Admission - Tunkinskaya Valley
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Arshan - Tunka valley

      Stop At: Kultuk, Kultuk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District
      This area, located in Southern part of Baikal, is famous for its unique view at the mountains on the opposite shore of the lake and pristine water in summer, sparkling in the sunshine in good weather. There are a lot of great swimming places in this area . It is also famous for Talovskiye swamps, where you can see rare birds.
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Tunkinsky National Park, Lenina St., 69, Kyren Russia
      We'll drive along the picturesque Tunka valley with the beautiful views of the mountains with the snowy tops.
      On the way we'll make a stop at the famous Bukha-Noyon (The Bull Mountain), the legendary place of worship of locals. According to the beliefs, the Bull spirit prepared for the battle with his enemy here, and his trace has been left at the hill. Locals believe, if you stop at Bull mountain, you will get the blessing for the rest of the trip.
      At Zuun Murino there is a picturesque path along the river. We'll get to the most exciting viewpoint and have a chance to make the nicest photos of the valley with rivers.
      Stop at the Buddhist Monument at the border with Buryatia
      By the end we will arrive in Asrhan, the land of hot springs and mountainous waterfalls

      Duration: 5 hours

      No meals included on this day.
      No accommodation included on this day.

      Day 2: Arshan

      Stop At: Waterfalls Arshan, River Kyngarga, Arshan Russia
      There are 12 waterfalls at the river Kyngarga in Arshan, but the firat one is the most picturesque. Tourists are attracted by the original beauty of these places. The view of the mountain picturesque river Kyngarga with waterfalls will make you get all the advantages of the holiday resort "Arshan," which serves the population of many regions of Siberia. According to a number of authoritative resorts specialists, the view of falling water and the sound it produces creates beneficial therapeutic effect on the nervous system of people.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Tunkinskaya Valley, Arshan Russia
      During today's excursion you will see the picturesque waterfall at Kyngarga river with the crystal clear water.
      You'll walk along the path in the coniferous forests with squirrels, chipmunks and birds, waiting for some nuts from the passers-by.
      Buddhist Temple with astrologer monks. You'll walk along the Sacred Meadow with Buddhist Stupas, and in silence you'll be able to walk around them making wishes and showing respect to nature.
      You'll also visit the place of mudflow, which was here in 2014. There were too much snow in the mountains , and when the ice and snow started to melt , the rivers became full of water, and this flow with stones went to the outskirts of the village. Nowadays it's a picturesque place of Stone River with the mountains behind.
      We'll also visit the ancient Volcano, which was active 10000 years ago. You'll ll be able to get to the crater floor, which has been destroyed during the road construction works.
      There is also a possibility to visit the swimming pool at the Pearl area. It is popular among locals for the curing abilities of the water.
      Duration: 6 hours

      Meals included:
      • Lunch: In Arshan you'll have a chance to try local food of Buryat cuisine, made of fresh meat , milk and vegetables.
      Accommodation included: Overnight in Arshan, in private cozy wooden houses with all necessary conveniencies
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      I will pick you at the hotel, at receptionAirports
      • Irkutsk Airport, Irkutsk Russia
      Departure Time :
      9:00 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

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    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    10

    Organised by Baikal Local

    Activity ID: V-223635P2

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