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To The Evenks In Taiga

This tour is not available and is archived.
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Highlights
  • Discovery of unique landscapes of the Barguzin valley
  • Acquaintance with the culture and the way of life of today's Evenks
Tour Overview

The Evenks populated the taiga zone stretching from the Irtysh river to the Sea of Okhotsk including the territories of the Lena river, the Angara river and Lake Baikal. These people were the most numerous in Siberia. Their main occupations were reindeer breeding, hunting and fishing.

This outstanding tour invites you to discover the remains of authentic culture. It will take you to the real backwoods of Buryatia. However, even if the Evenks do not live in raw-hide tents any more and do not raise deer to survive, these people of woods still keep their particular lifestyle. A trail will bring us to the end of the Barguzin valley where we will discover a typical village isolated by its location and perhaps... by time...

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    400-km (249-mi) day journey Morning leave for the Barguzin valley by 4x4. There live the descendants of the Evenks having settled there before the Buryats and the Russians came. Tour of the village, visit to the Evenk cultural centre and local museum. Lunch in the village. We will stop over on the way in some holy and worship sites. We will visit thermal springs, the gorge of the Alla river. Return to Ust-Barguzin in the evening.
    Detailed description
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    Price includes
    • Lunches
    • Russian-speaking guide services
    • Transport as per itinerary
    • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
    • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
    Price does not include
    • English-speaking guide services
    • Administrative registration
    • Personal expenses and tips
    • Visa fees and travel insurance
    • Accommodation
    • Letter of invitation
    For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
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