The life of a nomad. Esoteric tour to Kalmykia

A 15% discount is valid for check–in on April 28 - May 1. The price is indicated without discount.

Take a closer look at the endless steppe, listen to the breath of the wind, immerse yourself in the vast world of little Kalmykia… What do you see? Exotic? Authentic culture and traditions? All right. And we call it home. We call it life.

Don't just become our guest, become one of us.

"The Life of a nomad" is not only a unique tourist experience, but also an opportunity to become a real steppe nomad. Experience the special atmosphere of Kalmykia from the inside, enjoy the traditional cuisine, admire the nature and wildlife of the region. You will get acquainted with the legends of the people, as well as a meeting with a shaman.

Location

Republic of Kalmykia, Tselinny district, Troitskoye village
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 May – 2 Jun
    • 20 – 23 Jun
    • 18 – 21 Jul
    • 8 – 11 Aug
    • 22 – 25 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 17 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Republic of Kalmykia, Tselinny district, Troitskoye village
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Dawn at the Lonely Poplar
Meet the new day in one of the most significant places of power in Kalmykia
Getting to know the shaman
Get to know the Kalmyk shaman, and if desired, spend the whole day with him
Exciting master classes
You will have the opportunity to cook national cuisine, learn traditional crafts, dance and play musical instruments

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival. Visit to the "Camel Island", meeting with a shaman, dinner with dzhangarchi

    09:00 Arrival in Troitskoye village.

    09:00-10:00 Meeting of guests.

    Breakfast.

    10:00-11:00 Check-in.

    11:00-13:00 Visit to the "Camel Island".

    Acquaintance with Bactrian camels of the Kalmyk breed.

    13:00-14:00 Lunch.

    14:00-16:00 Free time.

    Cycling (Kurdyukovsky garden, Trinity Canyon).

    Kurdyukovsky garden near Troitskiy was named in honor of Stepan Kurdyukov, the first settler, who planted it according to various sources in the 60-90 years of the XIX century.

    Troitskiy Canyon is a natural landmark located a little to the west of the village. The arch of the canyon reaches a height of eight to ten meters.

    16:00-18:00 Meeting with the shaman.

    19:00-20:00 Dinner with jangarchi (performer of the folk epic "Jangar"), throat singing. National dances, lessons of playing traditional instruments.

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  • Day 2 - Sunrise meeting on a Lonely poplar tree, master class
  • Day 3 - Khurul complex "Geden Sheddup Choi Korling", ethnostoyanka / day with a shaman for an additional fee
  • Day 4 - Completion of the tour
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

This tour provides for collective (same-sex) accommodation in a caravan for 5 people.

The cost of the tour for 1 person is 39,000 rubles/person.

A 15% discount is valid for check–in on April 28 - May 1. The price is indicated without a discount.

Yurt Hotel 3 nights

Accommodation in a caravan for 5 people.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 17 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Republic of Kalmykia, Tselinny district, Troitskoye village

Included in price

  • hotel accommodation;
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners;
  • tour support;
  • bus on the tour route;
  • entrance tickets to all specified facilities;
  • bike ride;
  • master classes;
  • a shaman's reception.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Volgograd/Elista and back;
  • transfers Elista-Troitskoe and back;
  • Volgograd-Troitskoye and back (group transfer can be arranged);
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • Offerings in temples (100 ₽ in cash/adult);
  • personal expenses;
  • an individual appointment with a shaman on the 3rd day (5000 rubles).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • passport, insurance policy;
  • clothing and shoes according to the season;
  • personal medicines;
  • mosquito repellents, repellents.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 435
    30 May – 2 Jun 4 days 3 nights
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  • US$ 435
    20 – 23 Jun 4 days 3 nights
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  • US$ 435
    18 – 21 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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  • US$ 435
    8 – 11 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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  • US$ 435
    22 – 25 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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