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  • Region: Siberia (Khakassia)
    • Duration: 11 days/10 nights
    • People in the group: max - 10. Not younger than 12 years old.
    • Period: from June the 1st to October the 10th

Dates: 03/06-13/06; 20/06-30/06 (subsidiary shamanic rite of summer solstice on the Sunduki); 10/07-20/07; 21/08-31/08.

 The cost of the tour package includes: 

  • Transport service throughout the tour program
  • full board
  • Accommodation in tents
  • Providing group bivouac supplies (tent 2-3-4-bed, mats, sleeping bags, kitchen utensils)
  • Insurance from a tick bite
  • Accident insurance and other medical contingencies
  • excursions
  • All entrance fees to museums
  • Shamans program
  • Guide maintenance

  
Additional payments: 

  • Road to Abakan and back  

Siberia bears countless secrets, mysteries, religious and geographical locations of artifacts, which together form a unique and special energy here. Everyone surely knows that the defining characteristic of religious beliefs of was Khakases was the idea of the Universal integrity. There were no oppositions "man - nature", they were considered as a single, indivisible whole. The whole world was perceived as a living organism, populated by visible and invisible beings, endowed with their own minds. People in this world were considered one of equal forms of life, not above or below the other. Khakasses reverently treated the nature, worshiped sacred mountains, trees, water and the sun. It was believed that any violation of human harmony and balance in the whole world inevitably entails a penalty of loss of crop failures in hunting, illness, misfortune in the family, physical death, and that’s the worst thing - the death of the soul through the extinction of generation. Everything depended on the severity of the crime. They believed that the Universe rewards for good deeds, punishes evil deeds and thoughts!
Immersion into the historical memory of Khakassian people, finding out secrets of Siberia, swimming in cold crystal-clear Ivanovskie Lakes, in the sacred waters of lakes Tus and Kiprino - "living water" and "dead water"; sleepping under the open sky with thousands of stars, cleansing the body and soul of "slags": lies, stress, depression, experienced emotions - that will be available for you on this journey!

 Itinerary:
Day 1
Arrival in Abakan - the capital of the Republic of Khakassia. Breakfast.
Bus excursion to the Valley of the Kings (85 km from Abakan), where there are several mounds that stand in magnitude. Among the others there is the most famous Great Salbyksky Kurgan *. Rite meeting “in-khakassian”, purification of the soul by fire. Lunch on the nature with tasting of Khakassian dishes and drinks. Departure to the Shira Lake **. Visiting local Shira museum. Accommodation in tents. Dinner. Bathing in the salt lake.
* The basis of this grand burial structure were huge stone slabs that were on high above the ground to a height of two meters. On the corners and sides of the stone wall monoliths were dug up to 6 meters. Before the construction of the giant earthen mound inside the stone wall was built of logs in the crypt of a truncated pyramid. All this crypt inside and outside covered with a thick layer of bark. Crypt had a height of 2.5 m and a depth of two meters would cover the hole. In the tomb led a log corridor. In this small house there was buried one monk . What were people motivated by to build such a burial for one person? We must assume that in these places four thousand years ago, there was a powerful man, who was buried in the Great Salbyksky Hill. In this connection he can be called a King of Khakassko-Minusinskaya hollow, which means the King of the state of dinlins (tagarts). For his lord to the grave descended six other people: two young warriors and servant girls who were supposed to serve and protect him in another world. Salbyksky mound indicates the existence of a strong government leader of the steppe and dependent members of the public.
Shira ** - is a light-salted lake, despite the fact that in the east it flows into the river Saone. By its composition water in the lake is slightly alkaline , sulphate-chloride , sodium- potassium , with a high content of magnesium. The percentage of salt in the lake differs throughout the whole extension, maximum average is reached at the central part of the lake (about 20 grams per liter). At the conclusion of scientists, unique microclimate areas, springs , dirt and moisture of Shira Lake are favorable for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system , diseases of the joints , arthritis, bursitis , severe illness and non-healing injuries. And also for the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular and nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, metabolic disorders and other ailments.

Day 2

Breakfast . Departure to the natural historical monument Mountain Ridge Chests. Shaman rite of passing through the gate to five Chests *. Feeding the mountain spirits. Visiting the Fourth Chest **. Ascent to the First Chest**.
Сampcraft . Dinner. Bathing. Rest. Dinner.
* An array of five separate mountain buttes, up to 200 m range received its name from the northern mountains - Chest, on top of which there is a rock in the form of a cube, then outliers received sequence numbers. The Fourth Chest: at the foot of the mountain, on a stone wall there are rock carvings, broken priest - painter for more than two thousand years ago. Petroglyphs are a kind of heroic epic pictures. They show not only difficult earthly journey of the hero, but also the underworld, where he ends up after death at the hands of the enemy lurking in ambush (lower part of the stone slab) .
The First Chest ** - the most beautiful and meaningful to the ridge in the ritual and astrological sense. According to Academician V.E. Larichev who had been studying Chests for about 30 years, here is located world mountain " – astrological sanctuary , including the priestly temple and the ancient observatory. The mythical world mountain, supposedly located at the North Pole, is known by scientists for a long time . According to legend , this is a kind of primordial land where the greatest gods lived and where the first humans appeared. Each nation had its world mountain,  more precisely, its image . So, The First Chest is a world mountain for this region .

 

Day 3

Breakfast. Departure to the petroglyph White Horse *. Climbing, hiking. Visiting Sulekskaya Pisanitsa **. Departure to Kopevo village. Visiting Kopevo museum. Dinner.
Departure to the Sarala River. Accommodation in tents. Late dinner.
* The most mysterious Chests petroglyph is the White Horse. Scientists suggest that the picture appeared around 16,000 years ago, during the Ice Age. This Horse symbolized the updated time for ancestors.

Sulekskie petroglyphs is a Fine Art Masterpiece ** of Tyuhtyatskaya culture era. It is located 18 km from the station Kop'ev of Ordzhonikidze district . The people call these petroglyphs "Pichiktig -Tag" (Written Mountain) . Scientists first examined it in 1847. It refers to Okunevskaya culture era of 2nd millennium BC.  Artist's hand made on a rock different hunting scenes, knightly battles, fighting animals. There are stories associated with shamanistic rituals. Drawings are accompanied by texts of old-khakassian letters, the upper inscription tells: "The eternal rock", which means rock drawings, left in perpetuity. Almost all images consist of individual points , knocked by some sharp instrument. It seems that it took not a single day to make one picture. And here are several dozen, maybe hundreds of them. And if the people depicted in the usual proportions, the animals on which people sit, seem to be abnormally thin and gaunt. Figures are drawn for over hundreds of meters, more or less frequently. To the left of the path drawings are smeared with something pink and green - this place was filmed by journalists and this allowed getting more color contrast to obtain an image on film. At the most well-preserved figure you can see a man on a horse, holding in his hand something like a maces.

Day 4

Breakfast . Departure to Ivanovo lake *. Accommodation in tents. Radial hike to the waterfall. Returning to the campground . Dinner. Bathing .
 * Ivanovo Lake is located at the threshold to the Kuznetsk Alatau, on the border of Khakassia and Kemerovo region. 8 km from the village Priiskoviy (approximately 345 km from Abakan), consist of four separate cascade lakes with waterfalls. It is believed that this is one of the most famous and picturesque places in Khakassia, Ivanovo lakes have long been a favorite place for all skiers who come here to ride in the summer from the snowy peaks. The water ice hanging over time to time breaks with a dull splash into the water, forming icebergs. From the largest mountain lake the mountain river Sarala flows and rushes into the lower lake with a cascading waterfall. They say that the depth of the lower lake is up to 147 meters! In the lake there is grayling, the water is cold, smells with snow. In some places glaciers persist until mid-August, before the new snow.

 

Day 5

Breakfast. Rest on Ivanovskie lakes. Dinner. Bathing. Radial trips to waterfalls, inspection endemic plants. Photoshoot. Dinner.

 

Day 6

Breakfast . Departure to Lake Tus*. Accommodation in the tents. Bathing, catamarans driving (extra charge). Dinner.
* Lake Tus imposingly currently lies between the hills. Great picture! The main feature of the lake is a very high salinity. It is almost a pickle. The lake bottom in almost covered with sand in all areas. Along the northeastern and southwestern coasts there are small deposits of bottom mud. Since the midle of XVIIIth  century the lake was used for salt production. The salt taken from this lake was in great demand for many years. Mining ceased in the postwar period, when the size of the lake increased significantly and the salanity of water decreased. At the conclusion of scientists, Lake Tus is favorable for the treatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular and nervous systems, diseases of the joints, metabolism and gynecological diseases.

Day 7

 Breakfast. Departure to the Lake Kiprino *. Dinner. Bathing, rest. Return to the lake Tus. Dinner. Overnight in tents*. Kiprino Lake is a small freshwater lake with bottom sand, warm water and round shape. Among the locals, there is a belief that the water in the lake Tus is dead, and in Kiprino – is alive. First of all you should plunge into dead water, then in alive - and here you are, born again!

Day 8

 Breakfast . Departure to Malaya Syya Village. Accommodation at the camp site. Dinner . Visiting the museum of Malaya Syya Village*. Preparing for the descent into the cave, instructions. Excursion to the cave Archeological**. Visiting Verhnepaleoleticheskaya site of ancient people. Russian bath. Dinner.
 * The museum displays the life of the Upper Paleolithic Minor Syi riverside of White Yus which is the most ancient settlement of homo sapiens in Khakassia. Time living of this village is determined by radiocarbon analysis of charcoal hearths and amounts 34,000 years ago. Judging by the objects found in the parking lot, the ancient Siberians were hunters, including the mammoth and the woolly rhinoceros. Also there are interesting finds of musical instruments made of mammoth bones and colorful paint made from a mixture of different powder and melted fat. All of this characterizes the high level of Siberian culture in the era of the Old Stone Age .

Day 9

Breakfast. Preparation for rafting, transfer (75 km). Four wheel drive to the site of the alloy. Instruction. Rafting on White River Yus *.
  * Valley of White Yus  for centuries served as a passage through which penetrated the mountain steppe. Here are the migration routes of taiga animals. This valley was held during expeditions of academician P.S. Pallas, who drew attention to the mineral wealth of this land. Already in the XVIII century the saltpeter was mined here, going to the production of gunpowder. Since the end of the XIX century along the Yus tributaries  people washed gold.

Day 10

Breakfast. Transfer to the cave Kashkulakskaya. Preparation. Dinner. Excursion to the cave Kashkulakskaya*, shamanic ritual. Accommodation in the tents. Dinner.
* This cave is called "White Shaman" or "Dungeon of Black Devil". Located on the slope of the mountain of the same name - Koshkulak . Cave recognized as the most terrible cave world and is suggested as the anomalous zone. This cave is a cult. 2.5 has been used thousands of years ago by priests - Scythians for worshiping Phallus that many Gentiles was a symbol of fertility and procreation . Phallus is a natural stalagmite in one of the upper caves and around fireplace, coal analysis which showed that it existed more than two thousand years ago. Into the cave there an ancient altar was discovered, which can be seen today, as well as a large number of bones, which were removed from the cave by archaeologists. At different times this cave was connected with lots of interesting stories. Yes, myths not only die, but they are to be born! It was speculated that in one of his hidden grottoes Kolchak's gold that here mislaid armory "father" Solovyov and young commander of uzhur chonovtsy Arkady Golikov, just at the entrance to this cave got its legendary nickname Gaidar .
The length of the cave is 920 meters. It is an extraordinary cave, which can make a double influence to the person. Modern scientists have found geomagnetic anomaly in this cave, that may increase the effect on the human body of a changing magnetic field of the Earth. Along with the negative influence, even one descent and ascent to the cave can normalize the pressure of human influence on the osteoarticular system and other organs.

Day 11

Breakfast. Transfer to Abakan (430 km). Lunch on the way. Rest. Leisure time. Dinner. Presentation the gifts to the every tourist from the travel company.

 

   

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