Reindeer Tsaatan Tour Mongolia

Reindeer Tsaatan Tour Mongolia

Day 1 Erdenet City

In the morning we will start driving to Erdenet city . We will drive forward and pass Erdenet city for getting closer to our next destination. We will have a picnic lunch in the nature and drive continuously to get to our next family to stay with.( Lunch and Dinner). Overnight in an apartment

Day 2 Murun City

Murun is the administrative center of Khovsgol aimag (province) in northern Mongolia. Before 1933, Khatgal had been the Aimag capital.  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). Stay overnight in a ger. 

Day 3 Drive through Darkhad Depression to Tsagaan Nuur

(Driving by paved road: 120 km and by dirt road: 200 km)
Continue the journey to remote Tsagaan Nuur village in Darkad depression. This beautiful depression/valley is rich in rivers, streams, lakes and surrounded by impressive alpine mountains and taiga forest. Arrive at the Tsagaan Nuur village and discover the village. Will  prepare  horses for horse riding and meet with  local horse guide and their family. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). Stay overnight the tent.

 Day 4 Start riding to  Taiga

Meet our horse equestrian who will be following us entire horseback riding trip. We will start our horseback adventure heading to Baruun Taiga. There are two places in the depths of the Taiga where the reindeer herding people live in communities; Zuun Taiga (East Taiga) and Baruun Taiga (West Taiga) those are named after their location measured from the Tsagaan Nuur village. Entire riding to and from the Baruun Taiga is along wooded terrains with occasional open parts and some swampy areas. We will ride at walking speed at most of the time. The West Taiga is home to 20 reindeer herding households live in 1-10 family groups between 2 and 10 km distance. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) Have an overnight in the tent on the way to Baruun Taiga.

Day 5,6 The riding continues, visit reindeer families

The riding will continue through rugged mountains and boggy valleys. Arrive at Baruun Taiga by late afternoon. Visit the reindeer families and learn about their distinctive way of life. Stay in the tent neighboring the reindeer families. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). Stay overnight the tent.

Day 7 Riding back to the Tsagaan Nuur village 
It is a time to say goodbye the Reindeer people. We pack our luggage and mount on the horses. Ride back on the same trails and have an overnight in the tent.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 8 Return drive to cross the Darkhad valley

We drive to cross the Darkhad valley to reach the Khuvsgul lake. However, we will have to spend a night on the way. A tented camp will be set up on a picturesque riverside. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). Stay overnight the tent.

Day 9  Khuvsgul Lake

The Lake Khuvsgul located in the northwest of Mongolia near the border to Russia. It is about 1100m above the sea level, 136 km long and 262 m deep. It is the second most freshwater lake in Asia. The town of Khatgal is at the southern end of the Lake. The surface of the lake freezes over completely in winter and the ice festival organized annually in early February which becoming quite attractive event in winter tourism in Mongolia. Taiga, Tsaatan families, reindeer herders are the main attractions for tourists. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). Overnight in a ger camp

Day 10  Khuvsgul Lake

In the morning we will hike in the surrounding forest mountains to have a better look of the crystal blue lake. There are horse riding and fishing opportunities around the lake. In the afternoon, we will drive to the north to visit Reindeer village where we can experience Tsaatan; reindeer breeders’ unique everyday life and traditional tent dwelling “Urts”. Return to the ger. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).Overnight in a ger camp

Day 11 Shine-Ider Village

Day 21 Terkh White Lake

Today we drive to Terkh white lake.  It is an astonishingly beautiful lake with relatively pure fresh water. Torrents of lava issuing from the Khorgo volcano blocked the north and south Terkh rivers, so forming the dammed lake of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake at an altitude of 2060 meters above sea level. The lake supports Pike and other fish. Rare birds are found here.

Day 13 Tsenkher hot springs

After breakfast we will drive to the Tsenher Hot Spring. The SPA is 98 oC hot. Here you will have opportunities to have bath in the healing spa.  Men and women bathe separately. It is an excellent place to relax. Overnight in a tourist camp. Tsenkher hot springs

Day 14 Semi Gobi and Khogno Khaan Uul

Drive to Semi-Gobi.  Imagine a picture that consists of Rocky Mountains in the back, sand dunes extending on the right sand of the dunes, green trees in and aside the dunes, a river flowing along the dunes. That is what Semi-Gobi looks like. Relax in Semi-Gobi. Trekking to the mountains, Camel riding

Day 15 Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to UB, on the way having lunch

Reindeer Tsaatan Tour Mongolia


North Mongolia is a main travel destination of Mongolia. The highlight of Mongolia’s northern provinces, an alpine region bordering the forests of Siberia, is pristine Lake Hovsgol, known as Mongolia’s “dark blue pearl.” Believed to be several million years old, Mongolia’s deepest freshwater lake is surrounded by dozens of small rivers and streams that empty into its waters, pristine taiga forest, and valleys and meadows rich with wildflowers.

There are two main areas where the Tsaatan community lives and herds reindeer, called the East Taiga and West Taiga respectively. Tsagaan Nuur village is conveniently located between these two areas, central to the entire Tsaatan community.

From Tsagaan Nuur village  to the East and West Taigas can be accessed by driving or riding by horse out of town towards the edge of the taiga, and then riding by horse to the actual Tsaatan camps.

Activities –horse riding, camel riding, historical sites and cultural experiences

Duration-15 days/14 nights

Location-  Taiga, Khuwsgul Lake and Central Mongolia

Vehicle-Road Mongolia is tough and it requires excellent vehicles with experienced drivers. We ensure reliable and excellent vehicle including 4wd Japanese Mini-van and Russian van

Note: All the packages are not final and it can be modified and customized upon your request in terms of days and destinations to be simply added or eliminated. Please inquire your request within.


2 person-$94 per person per day

3 person-$74 per person per day

4 person-$64 per person per day

5 person-$55 per person per day

6 person-$50 per person per day


  • B, L, D and once a traditional barbeque named Khorkhog.
  • Accommodation
  • Camping equipment
  • English speaking guide/ cook
  • Local horse guide
  • Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle
  • Camel riding and horse riding
  • Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
  • Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)
  • Pick up and drop off from train station and airport

Not included

  • International Airfare
  • Personal items
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance
Reindeer Tsaatan Tour Mongolia

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