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Reindeer Tour Mongolia

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Reindeer Tour Mongolia

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,camping , 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

Reindeer Tour Mongolia

DAY 1 AMARBAYASGALANT MONASTERY

Amarbayasgalant is one one the largest monasteries, too, and it also considered architecturally the most beautiful. Unfortunately, some buildings were damaged during the religious purges of the 1930s and 10 of the 37 temples were destroyed.

DAY 2 MURUN CITY

Murun is the administrative center of Khovsgol aimag (province) in northern Mongolia.

DAY 3 TSAGAAN NUUR

(Driving by paved road: 120 km and by dirt road: 200 km) Continue the journey to remote Stagaan Nuur village in Darkad depression. Will prepare horses for horse riding and meet with local horse guide and their family.

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. 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.Have an overnight in the tent on the way to Baruun Taiga.

DAY 5,6 THE RIDING CONTINUES, VISIT REINDEER PEOPLE

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.

DAY 7 RIDE BACK TSAGAAN NUUR

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

DAY 8 RETURN DRIVE TO CROSS THE DARHAD

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.

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.

DAY 10 KHUWSGUL LAKE

In the morning we will hike in the surrounding forest mountains to have a better look of the crystal blue lake.

DAY 11 SHINE IDER

We will do a full day of driving to the Shine ider village of Khuvsgul province.

DAY 12 TERKH WHITE LAKE & HORGO VOLCANO

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.

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.

DAY 14 SEMI GOBI

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 DRIVE BACK ULAANBAATAR

Drive back to UB, on the way having lunch. Experience Reindeer Tour Mongolia with us

Reindeer Tour Mongolia

Tour Price

2 person-$95 per person per day

3 person-$78 per person per day

4 person-$68 per person per day

5 person-$58 per person per day

6 person-$55 per person per day

Included

  • Breakfast- 14, Lunch- 15, Dinner- 14
  • Traditional barbecue Khorkhog-1
  • Accommodation- Ger Guesthouse , Camping 3, Ger camp 1
  • English speaking tour assistant/ cook
  • Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle / Minivan
  • Horse riding and camel riding
  • Local horse guide
  • camping equipment
  • Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
  • Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)

Not included

  • International Airfare
  • Personal items
  • Alcoholic drinks and snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation in UB

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