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Girl Retreat at Baikal

Duration
4 days
Languages
English, Russian

You will be able to explore the surroundings of Lake Baikal in the company of friends, visiting numerous places of power, meditating and submerging into the local culture and traditions. You will get the best of what the region has to offer on the 4-day tour. It will be truly a unique experience for women that will offer a men-free zone and allow you to relax, cleanse and get filled up with energy.

Day 1. Getting deep into the culture. You will meet other guests and set on the road to Olkhon, traveling for 5-6 hours and covering 290 kilometers to Khuzhir. You will stop for a ferry crossing and for lunch, trying delicious dishes of the national cuisine. On this day, you will completely immerse in the local culture. During your visit to the Golden Horde ethnopark, you will participate in a throat singing performance and learn how to dance yokhor, Buryat national dance. Also, you will find out about Buryat buuzes, boovs and bukhleor, as well as the features of the tea ceremony of nomadic people. Discovering the traditions of the locals, you will understand why it is so important for them to share what they eat and drink with the spirits and what dishes are being prepared in a Buryat family for important rituals. In the evening, you will arrive at Olkhon and have a tour to the Shamanka rock. According to legend, the main spirit of Baikal Khan Khuute Baabai live there. You will stay overnight in Khuzhir, lunch will be included.

Day 2. Panoramic rock day. You will begin the morning with breathing practices on the shore of Lake Baikal. Proper breathing will allow you to tune in to the right energies and feel better the power of the lake. Then you will have a trip to Khoboy at the north of the island. The program will include visits to such places as the Three Brothers Rock, Cape Shunte and Uzury Pad. There, you will see the picturesque views of rocks, water, as well as sandy and pebble beaches. You will also get the legend therapy that will allow you to answer your own questions and come to the right solutions with the help of light and fascinating stories. You will be able to plunge into the purest water of Lake Baikal. After all, according to the legend, the water of the sacred lake heals and gives its visitors youth and longevity. In the evening, you will learn everything about the Baikal amulets, also known as ongons, and find out the secrets that shamans put into them. You will make your own protective amulet, charging it with your intentions and the energy of Baikal. Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 3. Baikal boat trip. You will meet the dawn with an amazing view of the Sarai beach. Learning to play the national instrument, the jew's harp, will allow you to feel the vibrations of your body and tune in to a positive mood. After breakfast, you will cruise along the Small Sea, the strait that is separated from the big Baikal by Olkhon Island. You will discover the diversity of the Small Sea Islands. There, you might encounter a Baikal seal and feed herring gulls, as well as taste the healing water from the “holy” silver spring that has male and female branches. You will also dock at the uninhabited island of Ogoy, the largest island of the Small Sea and one of the “places of power” of Baikal. From afar, you will spot the island due to its snow-white Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment that is located at the very top. The temple has over 750 kilograms of Tibetan books and 2.5 tons of scrolls of sacred mantras. There, you will admire Baikal from a bird's eye view and make a wish. You will also have the opportunity to visit the secret bays, padi and sacred places of the lake. As you will discover the possibilities of your intuition, you will be able to formulate your goals in such a way as to fill them with the energy of Baikal and achieve them in the shortest time. In the evening, you will visit a Siberian Russian banya with natural scrubs and peels, and if you wish, you might also go to a steam room with birch banya besoms. Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Day 4. Visiting places of power. After breakfast, you will leave Olkhon Island and head to the meeting with a shaman. Communication with the spirits is the important part of Buryats' daily life, and shamans act as mediators in this process. The rite of purification will give you the opportunity to get in touch with the ancient traditions and cleanse yourself of unnecessary thoughts and emotions. You will also raise your energy level and tune in to the fulfillment of your goals. It will be the day of initiation and visits to places of power in the Tazheran steppes. You will travel around, making a stop at the sacred mountain Yord, the place where important rituals have been held since the old times, as well visit a viewing platform with ancient rock paintings and the Valley of the Stone Spirits. You will return to Irkutsk and receive memorable gifts at the end of the tour. Breakfast and lunch will be included.

Highlights: Olkhon, Irkutsk, mountain Yord, Ogoy island, Lake Baikal, the Small Sea, Tazheran steppes.

Duration: 4 days and 3 nights. Includes: a tour guide, transfer from and to the airport, transportation according to the program, entrance fees, meals according to the program, double room accommodation every day. Optional: single room. Minimum 2 people.

Please note: total price for one person depends on the group size, inquire about the details.

Payment policy: 100% advance payment is required 14 days or more prior to the event.

Cancellation policy: 100% advance payment refund if cancelled 7 days or more prior to the event. 50% advance payment refund if cancelled 3-7 days prior to the event. Non-refundable advance payment if cancelled 3 days or less prior to the event.

Tatjana
With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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€1,116.27 / person