Mongolian Reindeer Herders Trail

5.0 (4)
14 days 13 nights
Mongolia
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Basic
Upscale
Weight limit
100 kg / 220 lb

In the northern region of Mongolia there are taiga ecosystems characterized by dense forests primarily consisting of larch trees. These forests are interspersed with open valleys resembling polar tundra. Unlike the steppe grasslands found in much of Mongolia, this area belongs to the Siberian permafrost ecosystem. Due to its remote and inaccessible location, it is home to the most pristine and sparsely populated lands in the entire country. 

The culture of the reindeer herders here is equally authentic, with only a few hundred individuals living in teepees and tending to their reindeer in the taiga forest and alpine meadows. This presents a unique opportunity to encounter a genuine shaman, try reindeer milk and experience a reindeer ride.

US$ 2 775
per tourist for 14 days
Departing from
Tov Province, Chinggis Khaan International Airport
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Photo Batbayar A.
Batbayar A. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
Mongolian tour guide

Tour highlights

Meet the Reindeer Tribe
Observe authentic nomadic culture of Tsaatan tribe and meet with a real shaman!
Explore the North of the Country
Experience unparalleled wilderness of Siberia and visit Mongolia’s deepest lake
The Best of the Capital City
Visit museums and attractions of Ulaanbaatar

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

Meet with your guide and transfer to a 4* hotel in city center. If wished you can have a guided tour of the city highlights: the Gandan Temple - city's main Buddhist center, the central city square with a grand statue of Genghis Khan and the Zaisan Memorial, an elevated hill on the city's edge providing a panoramic view of UB. 

Then choose to visit any of the following museums: National Museum introducing Mongolia's history from early humans to modern era, Dinosaur Museum with a unique collection of dinosaur fossils, Choijin Lama or State Oracle Residence-museum displaying best samples of Buddhist artwork and religious masks. 

Winter palace of Bogd Khan showcasing rare statues of Buddhist deities and items of personal use of this last theocratic ruler of Mongolia is also worth considering. An evening folk show of music, throat singing and contortion will be followed by a welcome dinner

(Dinner, hotel)

Day 2
Flight to North Mongolia, Travel to Darkhad
Day 3
Travel to Edge of Taiga
Day 4
To Urtum Waterfall
Day 5
To the Waterfall
Day 6
At the Waterfall
Day 7
To Tsaatan Summer Grounds
Day 8
With the Tsaatan People
Day 9
Back to Taiga Edge
Day 10
Drive to Khuvsgul Lake
Day 11
At the Lake
Day 12
Leisure Day
Day 13
Return to Ulaanbaatar
Day 14
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Tack: Western 

Horses: Mongolian

The difficulty level is moderate.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Upscale
Hotel
2 nights
Tent
5 nights
Camp Site
6 nights

Throughout this trail, your accommodations will primarily consist of tents and ger camps, with the exception of your initial and final evenings, which will be spent at a four-star hotel. Your package includes all necessary camping gear, cooking equipment and comfortable sleeping mattresses.

2 nights
Hotel 4*

In Ulaanbaatar.

5 nights
Tents
3 nights
Teepee
3 nights
Ger Camp

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Tov Province, Chinggis Khaan International Airport
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Tour conditions

Included

  • all accommodation;
  • meals and drinking water;
  • all visits, sightseeing, national park and permit fees;
  • overland transport (Japanese 4WD);
  • domestic airfare and airport transfers;
  • English speaking guide;
  • expeditions cool;
  • local guides /pack animal drivers;
  • horse hire.

Extras

  • international flights;
  • travel insurance;
  • excess baggage fee on domestic air travel;
  • personal riding clothes;
  • sleeping bags;
  • meals not indicated;
  • optional activity fees;
  • drinks and alcohol;
  • gratuities.

Group size

up to 6 tourists

Duration

14 days
13 nights

It's important to know

What languages does your team speak?

We speak Mongolian, English, Chinese (mandarin), French, German, Korean and Russian.

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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
  • Z
    ZUKITAKATA
    26 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    The tour was an exceptional experience that ranks among the finest I've ever had. The breathtaking landscapes, warm and hospitable guides, along with the delectable Kazakh food, make it difficult for me to imagine any room for improvement! I highly recommend this adventure to anyone who likes trekking.
    26 Jul, 2023
  • A
    Alan
    6 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    What an amazing experience. It went beyond my expectations, thanks to the welcoming staff who played a major role. The breathtaking views and landscape were truly remarkable, and our guide Zolo's expertise provided me with a deep appreciation of Mongolian culture and history. I want to express my immense gratitude to the entire team for providing me with an unforgettable adventure!!!
    6 Jul, 2023
  • M
    Melissa
    1 Jun, 2023
    about provider
    A fantastic tour! Tsenge, a guide with excellent English proficiency, was both knowledgeable and amiable.
    1 Jun, 2023

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