Siberia, known as the land of exile for ages, gathered together people from various cultures, adherents of multiple religions, unique ethnic groups persecuted under tsarism and Stalinism. Today, this destination offers all the diversity of cultures and nationalities each with its own traditions and customs but which are however united by the respect for nature and Lake Baikal considered to be sacred.
This adventure is destined for those who are interested in discovery of the culture and the lifestyle of Buryat people and sumptuous nature of frozen Lake Baikal. On the menu of this journey you will find visiting the school of Buddhist monks, the only one in Russia, discovering of the factory producing traditional Russian boots, tasting of traditional dishes of Siberian cuisine, and, of course, walking on the crystalline ice of the Baikal.
Following the tracks of scenic Barguzin valley and those of the Baikal ice field, you will reach some villages lost in Siberian taiga and get to know the way of life of local people. You will visit the Barguzinsky nature reserve and meet forestry officers of Davsha and also discover the weather station on Ushkany Islands. Calm corners of sumptuous nature where nothing seems to interrupt a quiet life of their inhabitants...
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