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Eat, pray, live Baikal style

In this live experience, you will visit Lake Baikal and learn about the shamanistic rituals practiced by the Buryats (local people). You will also learn about the local ethnic groups, 'Shamans' and learn to play Khomus, a local musical instrument.

From Irkutsk
Online Experience
1 Hour
Culture
Upto 10 people
English, Russian
Highlights
  • Real-time tour, live-streamed from the banks of Lake Baikal.
  • Interesting insights into Shamanistic rituals, local culture and the food habits of the Buryat.
Description

I invite you to this online experience, where you will learn everything about lake Baikal. You will know the shamanistic rituals, food habits, local dance traditions. You will see the sightseeing destinations, places of power, the souvenirs to buy here, precious stones and talismans. You will understand how playing a local musical instrument called Khomus that helps Shamans to connect their bodies with their minds. You will also learn about Shamans, why they were so important for ethnic groups here, and how they live now. 

Lake Baikal is famous for its unique power and beauty. From ancient times, local Asian tribes as well as Russian settlers, who came here searching for new land, were inspired by its strong energy. They never knew what to expect from the Great Lake. But as the life of locals, including their food and conditions for survival, depended on it, Buryats (local people) learnt to show respect to the powerful lake.

About this experience
What's included
  • Live and interactive experience of Lake Baikal, where you will learn about local life and traditions from a local.
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be delivered via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Since this tour involves visiting outdoors, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • Please bring a glass of milk or alcohol for the ritual demonstration
Meet your Host
Tanya Tomitova

I an qualified in linguistic education, as well as a degree holder in law. But traveling is my passion, and I’ve worked as a guide in the Baikal area since 2006. I belong to the native community of this area. My ancestors lived not far from Baikal for many centuries, they were occupied in cattle breeding, hunting, leading nomadic style of life. Since my childhood I was taught by my parents and grandparents about different shamanistic rituals, and as an adult started to do research about the religion. I also got the education of life coach and found a lot of explanations of what I was taught in childhood. And now I’m happy to invite you to the unique world of Baikal with its history, legends and beautiful landscapes.

From USD 40 / Group
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • The tour can be canceled up to 24hrs before the scheduled tour
  • The date is based on the local time zone of the experience host
  • Since the activity is conducted outdoors, it may need to be rescheduled in case of poor weather conditions