from 2 250 USD
Auqust – September - October
9 days / 8 nights
All miracles of Khakassia
One and a half thousand years ago on the banks of the river Yenisei an ancient state – Kyrguzski Kaganat was formed. It discovered to the world a unique runic script, wonderful samples of epitaph art. In long ago times cities, fortresses were built in that territory, there existed crafts and trade, arts were developing. Local population managed to create perfect and flourishing culture, which was destined to play a role in the history of Siberia similar to that of antique civilization of Greece and Rome in thehistory of Europe.Khakassia today is a blessed land with mysteries of ancient epochs.
Numerous monuments of past centuries inherited by us are unique and are exceptionally rare. It is difficult to find one more such a place on the Earth where numerous stone monuments of ancient times are concentrated. Here there is no single hill without rock carvings; there is no river valley where stone sculptures, ancient idols, are fund and antique paintings.
Specially for our guests we developed a program which unites the most well known places of interest of Khakassia. Healing lakes, bright steppe landscapes, unique archeology, traditional national cuisine and shaman ceremonies will be offered to our guests.
- Arrival in Abakan. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
- Departure for the reserve «Oglakhty». The complex «Oglakhty» includes a topical Visit-center devoted to cultural and historical heritage of Khakassia and a walking tourist route along picturesque staircase to petroglyphs of the mountain Forty teeth.
- Tasting Khakassian teas in the nomad’s tent.
- Return to the hotel. Evening strolling around the city.
- Departure to the bank of Abakan river to the restaurant – trying Siberian dishes.
- Return to the hotel.
- Departure for Sayano Shushenskaya hydro power station.
- In the Republic of Khakassia in the mountains of Western Sayans there is a unique creation of town builders Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro power station (SSHPS), one of the biggest and most powerful HPS оn the planet. It is situated on the river Yenisei in a place which was previously called KarlovStvor. A unique arch-gravitation dam of SSHPS was developed by Leningrad scientists of the institute Hydro project. The creation of the dam of this typd in conditions of a wide cross section of river Yenisei and cold Siberian climate was a unique technical project of soviet engineering thought.
- The group is divided into two parts: one is flying to SSHPS in two helicopters (4 persons per helicopter) and the other group is leaving by car. On the way back the transport facilities are exchanged: one by car, the other by helicopter.
- Uponarrivaltothe observation platform – a sightseeing tour with a visit to the museum of hydro power engineering.
- Departurefor the bank of Yenisei river for trying yenisei’sdishes: trout on coals, siberian fish soup, bird cherry spice cakes, local marmalade, etc.
- There is a possibility to fishing from a pier or motor boat. Siberians teambath with healing procedures.
- Returning to the hotel.
- A visit to the popular Siberian complex Shushenskoye – a museum under open sky, restored estates of the 19th century. An interesting program will be presented to you with Kazaks ensemble show. Rusian cuisine. Tour of the village. Master classes.
- Staying in the complex Shushenskoye –In Russian huts with completely restored interiors.
- Departure for Ergakhi mountains (Sayans).
- A stop on the way for taiga cuisine trying.
- Accommodation in the tourist complex. Dinner. Steam bath.
- Departure for a one-day excursion to the natural object Hanging stone – a well-known tourist attraction. A unique creation of Nature – a huge stone is «hanging» on the mountain, having a support of no more than one meter.
- A path goes along unique taiga foot paths. Alpine meadows, mountain lakes and springs, multi century coniferous forests, the purest taiga air.
- Late arrival to Abakan. Accommodation at the hotel. Rest.
- Visit to Salbykski burial hill and shamanistic ritual, visit to the national nomads’ tent. Tea at the nomads’ tent.
- The most popular excursion in Khakassia! The one who did not visit Salbykski hill did not visit Khakassia!
- A big Salbykski burial hill, located in the Tsars Valley, is one of the most magnificent and mysterious monuments of Southern Siberia, it is a kind of apotheosis of burial hills construction in the territory of Ancient Khakassia. Archeologists found out that it was constructed in the 3rd century before Christ. Salbyksky burial hill was first mentioned in 1739 by well-known scientist Miller who stated that salbykski hill is a proof of the might and riches of former TagarskiCzardom.
- Return to the city. There is a possibility to visit popular places for buying souvenirs: handmade ceramic articles, wooden idols – protective amulets, tableware, cloths, fur trophies, original ethnic silver decorations. Also there is a possibility to visit confectionery shop: tasty chocolate, sweets with natural fillings, pastille, marmalade, baked goods and many others. You will have a small taste-off and will get acquainted with original cooking recipes.
- Visit to the museum «KhurtuyakhTas» – the great Goddess, the mother of all mothers of Khakassian people.
- A famous historical and cultural complex of Khakasssia; a stone stele «UlugKhurtuyakhTas» – one of the most worshipped and known places of interest in Khakassia. According to different data this stele was put into the ground 4-6 thousand years ago at the place of geological crack in the Earth’s crust where a powerfulradiation of a particular energy is registered. Forthetimebeing the official science could not explain its mystery.
- A visit to the museum complex «Каzanovka».
- Каzanovka–Is an example of careful attitude to historical and cultural heritage of our republic; the brand popular with scientists and tourists from the whole of the world. Territory of Kazanovkais 18 thousand hectares and along its borders six residential areas are located, where basically local population lives. Here Khakassian language is spoken, Khakassian cuisine is not exotic, but the norm, many ceremonies are carried out naturally, without theatrical effect. And the museum itself is situated in the valley of the spring Kug, which means happiness in Khakassian language.
- Traditional Khakassian lunch in the nomads’tent.
- Late arrival to the tourist complex «Olenieozero» (deer’s lake).
- The tourist complex Olenieozero is situated in 120 км to the south of Abakan on the bank of a picturesque lake Balankul, which in the translation from the Khakassian language means Deer’s lake. On the way to the complex you will see a typical Khakassian landscape – steppe with ancient burial hills, going up to the mountains. The lake Balankul itself is located in pre-taiga zone, further on taiga is spreading.
- Dinner. Traditional local specialty – lamb on a roasting stick.
- Departure for an excursion to ancient taiga town Abasa on eco-resort «Kanjul».
Eco-resort is situated in a dense pine forest on the bank of the river Abakan. All houses are made according to individual projects: Russian hut, provance, country and others.
- Excursion to Kazaks estate of village Arbaty. Getting acquainted with traditions of Yenisei kazaks.
- A visit to historical and cultural heritage of Khakassia – Maloarbatskypisanitsa.
- Departure to Abakan. Visiting places of interest on the way – one of the most mysterious and unstudied monuments of ancient times in Khakassia.
- On unlimited steppe surface among mountains there are several dozens of burial hills. There are located at different lengths from each other; all of them have rock engravings which are of interest to many people until now. These are mythological and cosmological images: thereareabout564. Most of them have a relation to shaman culture. They show magical signs, cosmic symbols, figures of people and animals, many generic signs – Tamgi. It is considered that these pictures are an encyclopedia of Siberian shamanism and undoubtedly this burial hill is the most valuable object of the world cultural heritage.
- Late arrival to Abakan. Accommodation at the hotel.
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