Trip to Baikal
Siberia and Lake Baikal, the origin of the Shamans
Magda Solé and Jaume Mestres
From 8 to 22 July 2018
Because for centuries a country of exile, Siberia brought together people of colorful cultures, followers of many religions and unique ethnic groups persecuted by the Czarist and the Stalinist regimes. Today, this country offers the diversity of cultures and nationalities, each with its own traditions and customs, but which nevertheless are united by respect for nature and Lake Baikal, considered sacred.
This trip-seminar is designed for those interested in discovering the culture, people and lifestyle of Buryat shamanism. And those who in a spirit of adventure are equally tempted by the encounter with authentic shamanic work for the possibility of experiences of interior exploration that place us in our relationship with nature and our origins.
Siberia, in this part around Lake Baikal, is steeped in shamanic culture. On the northwest slope of the Baikal, shamanism met with the
Orthodox Christian religion, while on the southeast slope, it is the very clear influence of Buddhism that had priority.
On the slopes of the picturesque valley of Barguzín and those surrounding Lake Baikal, you will reach the lost villages in the Siberian taiga, the wise local lifestyle. We will visit the nature reserve and get to know Barguzín, tranquil corners in exuberant nature, where nothing seems to interrupt the course of the tranquility of its inhabitants.
And we will have the opportunity to meet and work with different shamans, different in their approaches and of course, also, to experience the Holotropic Breathing in a yurt in full taiga, accompanied by wild horses, near a small Buddhist monastery.
International flights are usually via Moscow.
Ust Barguzin In the morning we will leave to visit the Museum of Banya. Lunch and in the afternoon we will make a Banya on the beach of Lake Baikal. Dinner at Sinbad restaurant. Night with shamanic ritual on the shore of the lake. Accommodation with families.
Located in the middle of a pine forest in the picturesque Berezovka valley, this museum is considered one of the most beautiful outdoor museums in Russia. We will find, restored the old traditional houses from prehistoric times to the wooden houses of the early twentieth century. In the afternoon we will make a walking tour in the city. We will discover its historic center, the Soviets Square and the giant head of Lenin. Dinner at Café Lenin with Tsipilma.
Day 15: Irkutsk- Barcelona
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.
This program is indicative and may be subject to modifications.
This travel seminar is intended for people who are willing to live deep inner experiences and are open to shamanic learning.
Price per person: € 2250
* International flights are not included in the price.
* If you want a single room there is a supplement
Accommodations in double rooms to share in homes with families and yurts. All the activities planned in the program. (Workshops and chamic rituals).
Full board including all meals.
Transfers by bus, boat, ferry, 4 × 4 and train included.
All the guides
Entrance to museums
They are not included
The international flights.
Entry visa to Russia. (€ 120 per person).
Individual sessions are optional with the shamans.
The alcoholic drinks.
Assistance and repatriation insurance in case of accident.
The cancellation insurance is optional.
Travel to Irkutsk
We invite you to book the flight yourselves. We will give you precise indications to coincide with the group in Irkutsk.
Holos Travel It proposes a special insurance in case they had to cancel the trip.