Tour to mountainous Tuva “Visit to reindeer herders of Todzha”

Vast, snowy mountains of tundra, unbelievable views of Eastern Sayan, unspoiled wilderness and intoxicating aromas of taiga – all of this you can experience in Todzha, in the picturesque northern region of Tuva. The Day of the Reindeer is a unique event that only happens once a year, where you can see the Reindeer herders bring together their herds from the entire region. For the Todzha people, it’s a matter of honor to participate in reindeer races and to demonstrate their hunting trophies. For us, explorers, it is an excellent chance to see the life of the Todhza people from within. You will learn the methods of survival in taiga-covered mountains, you will see traditional leather tannery and savor the local cuisine. We will show you the most beautiful, panoramic views of the Eastern Sayan mountains and amazing places of Khamsara river, or the “fisherman’s heaven”, a river that originates from the glaciers of the Sayans and is considered to be one of the cleanest rivers on the planet.

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Vast, snowy mountains of tundra, unbelievable views of Eastern Sayan, unspoiled wilderness and intoxicating aromas of taiga – all of this you can experience in Todzha, in the picturesque northern region of Tuva. The Day of the Reindeer is a unique event that only happens once a year, where you can see the Reindeer herders bring together their herds from the entire region. For the Todzha people, it’s a matter of honor to participate in reindeer races and to demonstrate their hunting trophies. For us, explorers, it is an excellent chance to see the life of the Todhza people from within.

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Day 1.
Arrive in Krasnoyarsk. Transfer to the national park Ergaki. Accommodation in the forest lodge “Snezhnaya” (“Snowy”). Resting.

Day 2.
Transfer to Ergaki - the village Toora-Khem (Tuva). Lunch of traditional Tuvinian cuisine in Tuvinian yurt in the Tzars’ valley. Accommodation in the village Toora-Khem.

Day 3.
Day of Reindeer Herders celebrations.
Festival activities include:
• Learning about the everyday life, traditions and national cuisine of hunters and reindeers of Todzha.
• Demonstration of traditional crafts of the mountainous region
• Exhibition of hunting trophies
• Competition of speed saddling and loading of reindeers
• The most exciting part of the festival – reindeers races!

Day 4
Transfer to the village Toora-Khem – river Khamsara. We will stop in scenic mountains with panoramic views of the Eastern Sayans.

Day 5-6.
We will see natural reserve “Azas” near river Khamsara. Immerse in reindeer hunters’ life and culture. We will have an introduction to hunting traditions of the Todzha people and have the opportunity to capture some animals on film followed byIce-fishing. Accommodation in forest lodges.

Day 7.
Transfer to the Khamsara river and Toora-Khem village. Accommodation in forest lodges in the charming place next to river Bii-Khem (or Bol'shoi [Great] Yenisei).

Day 8.
Ice-fishing on the Bii-Khem river.

Day 9.

Option 1: transfer to Kyzyl and then you take flight to Krasnoyarsk.
Option 2: Transfer to Petropavlovka (Krasnoyarsk region), eco-settlement of artisans, where you will experience:
• Vegetarian cuisine of taiga dwellers
• Blacksmithing – you will be able to forge your own axe
• Meeting with famous Siberian painter Igor Goncharov.
Accommodation in hotel “Usadba Okolitsa”, a beautiful old Russian farmstead that keeps the spirit of old Russia alive.

StartLengthPrice
Marсh 1, 2018 (there is possibility of change of the day depending on the date of the ethnic festival “Day of Reindeer Herder”from 9 daysfrom 95 000 rub

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Мы оставляем за собой право корректировки и изменения маршрутов. Составляем индивидуальные туры по желанию туристов


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Кто будет сопровождать меня в путешествии

На маршруте с вами будут профессиональные гиды и инструкторы

Как будут кормить

Вас ждет трехразовое питание. Завтраки и ужины традиционной домашней кухни организуют в кафе базы. Обеды — пикники и перекусы на открытом воздухе. Вы можете указать свои пожелания по питанию при заполнении заявки

Какая будет погода

Температура днем от +15°С до +30°С, ночью от +5°С до +20°С. Возможны осадки

Что взять с собой

  • — рюкзак или дорожная сумка
  • — удобная походная одежда и обувь (в том числе, резиновые сапоги или высокие туристические ботинки)
  • — непромокаемая и непродуваемая куртка-дождевик
  • — головной убор
  • — спортивные брюки (2 пары)
  • — х/б носки
  • — 2-3 футболки
  • — перчатки и шерстяные носки
  • — солнцезащитные очки
  • — крем от загара и после загара
  • — аптечка
  • — средства личной гигиены
  • — средство от клещей и комаров
  • — видео- и фотоаппаратуру лучше хранить в мини-гермоупаковке

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