Tours Classic Tours Tsaatan Reindeer Herders Tour

Price: ( 9 Days )

Northern Mongolia is a very popular travel destination, second only to the Gobi Desert. This region is famous for lake Khuvsgul, a huge fresh water lake. It is also home to the Tsaatans, the disappearing descendents of ancient reindeer herders. Around 300 Mongolians still follow in their ancestors’ footsteps, perserving this nomadic lifestyle built around their reindeer. Tsaatans live in skin covered tepees and move their camps several times a year. They stay far from the beaten road, living deep in the forests. With such a lifestyle, visiting them is a challenge. But once you've met them, you will see that it is worth the effort.  

Day 1. To Ulaan Uul

In the morning, you will fly from Ulaanbaatar to Murun, the capital of the Khuvsgul province. You will be picked up at the airport and we will drive to Ulaan Uul, a small village on the way to Tsagaan Nuur (White Lake).

Stay overnight in a small ger camp. Lunch and Dinner

Day 2. Tsaatan Community at White Lake

After breakfast, we will drive to White Lake. Once there, we will register with the local border guard office. Later we will have time to explore the area.

Stay overnight at the Tsaatan Community and Visitor's Center. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 3. Horseback to our Host

After breakfast, we will drive north into the taiga. After a short drive, we will mount horses and ride horseback for 3-4 hours. We will finish our ride when we arrive at the Tsaatan's camp. There, we will meet our hosts and learn the rules and customs of the tribe.

Stay overnight in Tsaatans' camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4. Homestay with Tsaatans

Today we will learn more about Tsaatan customs and daily life. We will also go on a day trip exploring the taiga.

Stay overnight in Tsaatans' camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 5. White Lake

In the morning, we will ride back to White Lake. There we will meet up with the driver and drive back to the Visitor's Center.

Overnight in Tsaatan Community and Visitor's Center. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6. The Ujig River

From the Visitor's Center, we will stop in Ulaan Uul and continue on to the banks of the Ujig River. Here we will stay overnight with a local Mongolian family.

Stay overnight with a local Mongolian family. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 7. Khatgal on Lake Khuvsgul

After breakfast we will drive to Khatgal, a small city located on the southern tip of Lake Khuvsgul. We will have time to relax on the banks of the lake for the night.

Stay overnight in a ger camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 8. Drive to Murun

Today we will drive back to Murun.

Stay overnight in a hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

Day 9. Fly Back to UB

After breakfast, you will fly back to Ulaanbaatar.

Breakfast

Tour Price:

5 people: 990 USD per person

4 people: 1170 USD per person

3 people: 1260 USD per person

2 people: 1350 USD per person

1 person: 2430 USD

Included:

  • English speaking guide
  • Transportation and Driver
  • Meals (as specified)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Entrance fees to National Parks
  • Border permit
  • Additional necessary equipment (sleeping bag, mattress, etc)

 

Not Included:

  • Airfare from Ulaanbaatar to Murun
  • Insurance
  • Personal Shopping
  • Additional Activities
  
Due to the nature of the Tsaatan people, please book this trip at least one month in advance.
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