Tuvan Khöömei School 2019
Hello! We are Anai-Khaak and Evgeny. We have been running the yurt camp Sai-Xonash every summer for the last 19 years. It has been an amazing journey for us meeting new people and sharing our love for Tuva with others.
Our guided tours have been very popular among our visitors as we take you to the best places to see and offer the most interesting things to do in Tuva.
So this year we took a step further and apart from the guided tours and the yurt camp experience, we invite you to join us in the Tuvan Khöömei School this summer. Our programmes are designed for those who are interested in Tuvan throat singing or willing to expand their knowledge in our yurt-style nomad living this summer.
You will live in a yurt among real nomads observing and experiencing their lifestyle, trying to make and taste traditional Tuvan cuisine, experience horse riding, and herding, surrounded by incredible Tuvan landscapes.
You will have a rare opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Khöömei, from the use in animal herding to shamanic practices. But most importantly, you will indulge yourself to relax, improve your mindfulness, and understand the true meaning of Khöömei in this beautiful nature.
Tuvan nomads have been always imitating the sounds of nature which have evolved into the different throat singing styles. Animals inspired people to make musical instruments - Igil (horse), Bzanchy (cow). You will have a chance to see, learn and play these instruments at our School this summer.
All Khӧӧmei sessions will be led by our teachers, world famous Masters of Throat Singing who will happily share the secrets of the nomad art.
Looking forward to seeing you this summer.
What we offer
- 4-5 day stay in the yurt camp
- meet Tuvan nomads
- Khӧӧmei sessions with the best Masters of throat singing
- learn about the history of Khӧӧmei
- learn about traditional folk instruments
- practice your skills - evening jams
- taste traditional Tuvan cuisine
- cooking workshops
- horse riding
*can be added to the chosen Tuvan Khӧӧmei School Programme depending on the dates, read more in Our Programmes