Tour to the last Reindeer tribe for 15 days
Tsaatans, have lived in the remote, deep forest of northern Mongolia. They are one of the few remaining tribes of its kind left as modern development makes its way into their remote habitat, their ancient traditions are now at risk of dying out.
Tour departure dates:
|Dates||June 5-19||June 24-July 8||July 13-27||Aug 1-15||Aug 17-31|
Reindeer Tribe Route:
Ulaanbaatar – Khustai-Khogno Khaan – Kharkhorin – Tsenkher Hot springs- Great White Lake – Murun – Ulaan Uul- Renchinlkhumbe -Taiga- Renchinlkhumbe – Lake Khovsgol – Uran Togoo – Ulaanbaatar
We’ll start out with Camel riding for an hour, then we’ll visit Erdenezuu temple, and then visit National parks such as Khustain nuruu, Great White lake /Terkhiin Tsagaan nuur, and Lake Khovsgol. You will enjoy a natural hot spring at Tsenkher, and a one day hike between the lake and Khorgo volcano. You will have an amazing Horse trekking for 4 days to visit the reindeer breeders, and visit with local families.
What to bring:
Bring a Wind breaker, waterproof jacket, sweatpants, sweatshirt, long sleeves shirts, T-shirt, cap, and boots for the horse trekking. Additional items are gloves, personal toiletries, head or touch lamp, and sunglasses.
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Total distance: 2500kms
Tour length: 15 days
Difficulty level: Challenging
Capacity: 2-4 people.
Tour price: All prices are for per person.
Detailed itinerary: Tour the Last Reindeer Tribe
We will drive to the Khustai National Park, located on the north side of the Tuul River, about a two-hour drive west of Ulaanbaatar. Although located in the central grasslands, Khustai means “with birch” because birch trees and aspen groves are plentiful in the area. It is a hilly terrain, with the Tuul River forming the southern boundary. The national park was originally set up in 1993 as a nature reserve for the first reintroduction of the Przewalski’s Horse (Equus przewalskii) into Mongolia. Today the Khustai Trust runs the park, funded mainly by tourism funds. In the afternoon we head on a drive to Mount Khogno Khan Nature Reserve. The mountain is home to hundreds of birds, deer, and gazelle. You’ll be able to go hiking around the area or to the small sand dunes nearby called ” Elsen tasarkhai”. Spend the night in a nomadic family ger.
Next is the a drive to Tsenkher hot spring. You’ll be able relax taking natural hot bath in the hot spring water. Stay at ger camp at Tsenkher hot spring.
Starting with a drive to Great White Lake and Khorgo Volcano. Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National park was established to protect the spectacular mountain scenery and endangered species of fauna and flora. The area has extinct volcanoes, many beautiful lakes, a great number of animals and birds, and is definitely one of the best natural tourist attractions. Khorgo is a unique natural complex (2240 m), National Park surrounded by the Khangai Mountains, which is 3000 meters above the sea level. In the craters some of them are very tiny crystal- clears lakes. The Khorgo crater, situated at an altitude of 2.210 meters with a diameter of 20 meters and depth of 70 to 80 meters, is the most stunning. We’ll stay at nomadic family ger.
A day of hiking to the Volcano “Khorgo” for a day and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
A drive to Murun town, a capital of Khovsgol province. Please note it involves long driving.
After we obtain the border permit for visiting the last reindeer tribe, we’ll then head to tribe, but we’ll spend the night on the way. We’ll camp near Ulaan Uul village.
Next we’ll arrive at the horse herder family and enjoy the view and go hiking around the area.
It is a day of horse trekking and we will ride horses for about 5-6 hours. Then we’ll camp.
The ride continues with our horse trekking and arrive at the reindeer tribe in the afternoon. We’ll meet a reindeer family and sleep in their huts.
We’ll be able to observe their life style and have some time to play with their children before noon. And then after lunch we’ll continue riding our horses.
Today continues riding our horses for about 8 hours and back to the van.
Please note: We’ll have a long driving day in order to reach the lake Khovsgol. We’ll drive to the Lake Khovsgol which is one of the most visited places for both locals and tourists. We’ll go hiking around the Lake Khovsgol which is one of the country’s largest and most spectacular protected areas. Lake Khovsgol’s 380 cubic km of water make it the fourteenth largest freshwater lake in the world and second largest in Central Asia by volume, with over 1% of the world’s fresh water. At its deepest, the lake dives 262 meters. Ninety-six rivers and strearns empty into lake, but only the Egiin River exits the lake. The Egiin flows southeast until it joins the Selenge River, which flows through one of Mongolia’s most densely populated areas on its way to Lake Baikal. The Lake is 1645 meters above sea level and is generally frozen from January until April or May. We’ll spend the night in the Guest house.
Today we hike around the lake and enjoy the view.
Now the drive back but first to Uran Togoo near Bulgan province. Actually, we’re heading to Ulaanbaatar.
Today we will return to UB.
- English speaking tour guide/cook
- National park entrance fee
- Camel riding for an hour
- Horse riding trip for 4 days
- Accommodation (tents, ger camps, family ger, guesthouse, reindeer hut as mentioned in the itinerary)
- 1.5L drinking water a day for per person
- Full board(6 breakfast, 7 lunch, 6 dinner)
- Accommodation in UB
- Travel insurance
- Personal toiletries
- Tips for the driver and the guide
- Visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Alcohol drinks