1. Theme





2. Region, city, itinerary

Ulan-Ude – Ivolginsk – Gusinnozersk – Novoselenginsk

3. Seasonality


4. The complexity, style of the tour

Easy, comfortable

5. Accommodation


6. Number of days


7. Number of people

No limits

8. Booking conditions

5-7 days before the tour start

In the morning we are going from the capital of Buryatia Ulan-Ude to the village of Ivolginsk, 35 km from Ula-Ude.

First, we will visit the territory of the monastery complex.

On the way to Datsan, the guide will tell you about the history of the Republic of Buryatia, about the capital of Ulan-Ude, about the objects of tourist display, historical information, legends. Ivolginsky Datsan is the spiritual capital of the Buddhist Traditional Sangha of Russia. The monastery complex includes: Tsogchen-dugan, Buddhist temples, educational buildings, library buildings, a museum, and sacred stupas “suburgans”.

 After that, we are going to the spring "uta bulag" of the Yangazhinsky valley (15 km). The area of Ulzyt.

 The source of Uta Bulag ("long spring"). In 1764, the Senate granted the Petition of the elders of the Selengin families, who appealed to the Russian government with a request to allocate special teams from them for carrying out border service. So, 4 Buryat six-hundred regiments were created from Selengin Buryats. Russian Russians participated in the Russo-Chinese War of 1899, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, and the First World War of 1914. Visit to the museum complex of the XII Hambo Lama Dasha Dorjo Etigelov in the area of Ulzyt.

 By lunch, we reach the city of Gusinoozersk (50 km). Lunch at a local cafe dishes of national Buryat cuisine.

After lunch, we are visiting the House-Museum of the Decembrists in Novoselenginsk.

Sightseeing tour of Novoselenginsk with a visit to the memorial complex to the Decembrists, the observation platform on the Selenginsky prison.

 In 2015 marks the 350th anniversary of the Selenginsky old stockade house (“ostrog”), an outpost of the border of the Russian state of the XVII century. Russian Cossacks founded it in September 1665 and for many years it served as the main Russian administrative, military-defensive and cultural-confessional center in Western Zabaikal region. Ostrog played a special role in the history of Russia's political and trade relations with China and Mongolia. The great ambassador Fyodor Golovin and the head of the Russian Embassy in China Savva Raguzinsky stayed here. The famous Tea Road passed through ostrog. Here Abram Petrovich Hannibal (great-grandfather of A. S. Pushkin), associate of Bohdan Khmelnitsky and Hetman of the left-bank Ukraine Demyan Mnogogreshny and the Decembrists served their exile.

An unforgettable page in history was written by the infantry regiment formed in 1796 in Selenginsk, which participated in the Patriotic War of 1812. Soldiers of the 41st Selenginsky Infantry Regiment covered themselves with unfading glory in the defense of Sevastopol in the war of 1834 and 1855. The regiment participated in the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-1878. The name of the Selenginsky Infantry Regiment is carved on the walls of the St. George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, next to the names of the 545 best regiments of the Russian Army.

On the way back from Novoselenginsk to Ulan-Ude, visit the area "Talyn Hargana" – one of the most outstanding sacred places for Russian Buddhism.

Late in the evening we return to Ulan-Ude.