• City tour in Kyzyl
After breakfast we visit Kyzyl, the capital of Tuwa. This city is located at the mouth of the large river Yenisei. The first thing we do here is visit a Buddhist temple, which is located in the geographical center of Asia. Buddhism in Tuwa is close related to the Shamanism, so after we go to a shamanic community and learn about the mystical customs of these ancient traditions, deeply rooted in the rites of the people living here.
After lunch we visit the National Museum of Tuwa and see unique archaeological finds of different eras.
The time after lunch can be planned freely. Optionally, you can visit a local market and mineral spring near Kyzyl, or learn the secrets of making shamanic drums, yurts, utensils, and jewelry from local artisans.
After dinner with national dishes we take part in a tea ceremony and experience the fascinating demonstration of the shamanic "Kamlaniye".
• Overnight in Biy-Khem in Tuva
The route length: 70 km