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Tour to Ivolginsky Temple and Old-Believers Village

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Main stages
  • Visit the biggest Buddhist temple in Russia
  • Bell to the monk's body which is alive for several hundred years due to deep meditation
  • Enjoy eco lunch from farm products and folk songs of Old-Believer family
  • See magnificent views from hills around the trip
Tour duration 7 hours (10:00—17:00)
Transportation Car/van
Description This tour will give your understanding of traditional Russian nomadic and spiritual life. First you will visit the biggest and the main buddhist temple in Russia, Ivolginsky Temple, which highlight for sure is a body of monk, who died almost a hundred years ago but still alive (at least partly, which is proved by different scientists). You will see buddhist university, have a chance to get a forecast for your future (marriage, business deal, or a blessing for a great trip - all possible for lamas - buddhist monks and teachers). After visit to the temple with body of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov and blessing we will head to Old-Believers village. First we will visit Old-Beiliever Orthodox church and museum which is run by local family, which will give you an understanding of their history and simple life. Later we will go to one of the families, living there, and we will see a real house and have there lunch, all from organic products gathered from local farms. After we will enjoy traditional Old-Believers songs and customs, which belong to verbal UNESCO World Heritage - really bright and emotional. On the way back we will have an opportunity to explore a village and enjoy a breath-taking view from the highest hill around. Schedule
  • 9:00
    Departure from Ulan-Ude Pick-up from any place in Ulan-Ude, drive to Ivolginsky Buddhist temple, the main Buddhist temple in Russia.
  • 10:00
    Arrival to the temple and tour around Tour around the temple (which is huge and even has its own university) with a local monk
  • 11:00
    Temple of Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov Visit to the temple with the body of the deep-meditating monk Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, which gives special feelings and memories. You can also donate a prayer scarf for a good luck there
  • 12:00
    Arrival to Old-Believers village Transfer to Old-Believers village, which probably you will determine as different from others, visit to the family museum and Old-Believers church, which is still on renovation. You will get understanding who are Old-Believers and why they were settled there.
  • 14:00
    Lunch and folk performance Lunch with delicious (really) home-cooked food, all products were gathered from local farms. After lunch folk performance, you will see traditional dances and marriage of Old-Believers, all sincere and fun! Folk songs and poetry belong to UNESCO verbal world heritage and give you good understanding what is their life about.
  • 16:30
    Walk around the village After a walk by well-decorated village street we will head back to Ulan-Ude with a stop at hill lookout point.
  • 17:30
    Arrival to Ulan-Ude We will drop you off at any requested place of the city.
Price and Notes:
1 person - 9000 rub
2 people - 6000 rub per person
3 people and more - 5000 rub per person
7 people and more - 4000 рублей per person
10+ people - ask for a special price!

Price includes all transfers and guide service as per itinerary, entrance to the Ivolginsky temple, tour around Old-Believers family museum and church, lunch and folk performance. Due to high demand, old-believers' folk performance could be arranged as a joined group. No hidden costs. Please take on long-sleeve pants/dress for the temple!
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