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Reindeer Tour Mongolia

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Explore Reindeer Tour Mongolia 9 days/ 8 nights

DAY 1 Flight to Murun & Darkhad

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Murun. After a 1.5-hour flight, we will land in Murun, where our local team will warmly welcome you. From there, we will drive to the Darkhad Depression, a region surrounded by picturesque prairies, enchanting forests, and numerous lakes. Spend the night amidst the marvelous mountains, immersing yourself in pristine nature and tranquility.

Camping (Lunch/Dinner)

DAY 2 Tsagaan Nuur Village

Our tour continues to Tsagaan Nuur village, situated in the northern corner of the Darkhad Depression. There, we will arrange for horses for riding and meet with a local horse guide and their family. Today, your guide will obtain the necessary border permits required, as you will be venturing into areas very close to the Russian border.

Ger Guesthouse (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

DAY 3 Horseback riding to East Taiga

After breakfast, we’ll drive 20 km. Afterward, from this point on, horseback riding will begin. Depending on the time of year, the ride might take from 4 to 7 hours because the Tsaatan tribes are nomadic and frequently change their location. Upon arrival, you’ll meet the reindeer herders and spend the evening socializing by their teepee.

Teepee (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)

DAY 4 Tsaatan Reindeer Tribe

Today is a full day spent with a Tsaatan family, where you can engage in various activities and learn about their unique way of life. You can observe or participate in activities related to reindeer herding, such as feeding, milking, or even riding reindeer. Additionally, you can take walks or hikes in the picturesque taiga forests, providing opportunities to learn about the local flora and fauna.

Teepee (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)

DAY 5 Horse riding back to Tsagaan Nuur

Today, we say goodbye to the Tsaatans and return to the edge of the taiga. We will follow the same route through the woods and across the marshes. Meet the driver at the starting point of our horseback riding adventure. Then, we will drive to Tsagaannuur sum.

Ger Guesthouse (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)

DAY 6 The return drive across the Darkhad

This day we will travel across the Darkhad Valley to reach Khuvsgul Lake, but we’ll need to camp overnight on the way. A tented camp will be set up by a picturesque riverside.

Camping (Breakfast/Lunch/ Dinner)

DAY 7 Khuvsgul Lake

After breakfast, we will drive to Khuvsgul Lake, a major tourist attraction in Mongolia. Its breathtaking scenery and unspoiled environment make it a must-visit destination for anyone exploring the northern regions of the country.

Ger Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8 Khuvsgul Lake

Today, enjoy your relaxing time at Khuvsgul Lake. Take a leisurely walk along the lakeshore, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and savor the picturesque views. 

Ger Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9 Flight to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we’ll head to Murun town’s local airport and catch a return flight to Ulaanbaatar. The flight takes 1.5 hours. When you land at the city airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to your city hotel.


Reindeer Tour Mongolia 9 Days

2 person-$2020 per person

3 person-$1795 per person

4 person-$1710 per person


*Breakfast- 8, Lunch- 8, Dinner-8
*Ger camp-2, Ger guesthouse-2, tent-2, teepee-2
*English speaking tour guide
*Local horse guide
*Horses for luggage
*Driver+ fuel+4WD vehicle
*Domestic flight tickets
*Border permission
*Camping and cooking gears
*Entrance fees for the parks indicated in the program
*Daily drinking water (1.5 liter per person per day)

Not Included

-International Airfare and Mongolia visa fee
-Travel insurance
-Personal items
-Alcoholic drinks ,snacks
-The excess baggage charge for domestic flight
-Accomodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

How To Book This Tour?

If you would like to book Reindeer Tour Mongolia, please send us your request.

Why Choose This Tour?

Choosing a Reindeer Tsaatan Tour in Mongolia can offer a unique and enriching experience for several reasons:

Learn About a Unique Culture: The Tsaatan people, also known as the Reindeer Herders, have a distinct and fascinating way of life. Engaging with their culture provides a rare opportunity to learn about their traditions, rituals, and nomadic lifestyle.

Unique Lifestyle: The Tsaatan are one of the very few remaining nomadic reindeer herding tribes in the world. Watching how the Tsaatan people interact with their reindeer and understanding the special bond they share is a unique and precious experience.

Camping: Camp in the wilderness under the clear Mongolian sky. Experience the serenity of the park and stargaze in the unpolluted night sky.

Explore Beautiful Nature: The Taiga region where the Tsaatan live is incredibly beautiful. You’ll be surrounded by forests, mountains, and rivers. If you love nature or taking pictures, you’ll enjoy this tour a lot.

Adventure and Exploration: Getting to the Tsaatan camps involves riding horses or trekking. If you enjoy active adventures and want to explore the wilderness of Mongolia, this tour is perfect for you.

Brief About Tsaatan

The Tsaatan community resides in the East and West Taiga regions, with White Nuur village serving as a central hub. To reach these areas from Tsagaan Nuur village, one can drive or ride a horse towards the edge of the taiga and then continue by horse to the Tsaatan camps.

West Taiga: The West Taiga, located west of Tsagaan Nuur village, is accessible by driving or riding approximately 20 km to the back of the Harmae valley. Beyond this point, the terrain becomes rugged, with steep wooded mountains, rocky slopes, and impassable rivers. Except for a few camps at the valley’s edge, the West Taiga is accessible only by horseback. Camps are situated 10-40 km apart, housing more than 20 Tsaatan households living in family groups.

East Taiga: The Eastern Taiga, northeast of Tsagaan Nuur, is accessed by driving or riding about 30 km towards Hogruk, crossing the Shishged River via a ferry operated by a local family. During winter, the frozen river allows travel, but conditions can be perilous. The East Taiga spans the Mongolian-Russian border, featuring diverse landscapes, from steppe-taiga valleys to dense forests. While some camps are reachable by vehicle in mild mud conditions, most are accessible only by horse due to muddy routes in warmer months. Camp distances from Hogruk range from 6-40 km, housing over 18 Tsaatan households organized into family groups.

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