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Reindeer of Northern Mongolia

5.0 (5)
11 days 10 nights
Mongolia
Difficulty
Challenging
Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Weight limit
95 kg / 209 lb

The Tsaatan people, who are nomadic reindeer herders, live in the remote taiga of northern Mongolia near the country's border. They are one of the last remaining groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the world, and their numbers have decreased significantly from 2280 to 616 at the end of the 20th century. Their way of life is heavily reliant on their reindeer, and they often move several times a year in search of suitable weather and food for their animals. Thanks to various organizations, individuals, foundations and the Mongolian government, efforts have been made to preserve their traditional way of life and increase the reindeer population. We offer a unique opportunity to experience their culture and create unforgettable memories.

The displayed price is for a group of 3 people and more. The total price would be € 3,100 if you are 1 or 2 people.

from US$ 1 426
per tourist for 11 days
Departing from
Hovsgol Province, Mörön
Tour starts
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Number of individuals
up to 10 tourists over 12 years old
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Photo Bobby B.
Bobby B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English
All kind of tours in any point in Mongolia

Tour highlights

Week with Reindeer
You will spend seven days with the Tsaatan people and their reindeer
Be our Guest
You will meet the locals and learn about their lifestyle
Peaceful Landscapes
Mongolia is incredibly beautiful

Route details

Day 1
Bus to Moron Town

Take a public transport to Moron town, the center of the Khovsgol region, where the Tsaatan people live in this area. Bus starts at 20:00 PM. (Journey takes 13-15 hours) Bus stops a few times for bathroom, for a short period.

PS: please prepare your lunch box and snacks, as we are not able to find any place to eat during the night trip.   

Day 2
Arrival
Day 3
Ride to Tsaatan People
Day 4
Stay with Tsaatan People
Day 5
Another Day with Reindeer
Day 6
Tipi Overnight
Day 7
Free Time and Daily Life of Tsaatan
Day 8
Returning from the Land of Reindeer
Day 9
Saying Goodbyes
Day 10
Back to Khatgal
Day 11
Departure
Difficulty
Challenging
Tour provider's comments

This hard trip requires physically good condition.

Even you are well experienced or beginner at horse riding, please be careful. We think the horses are well trained. However, the animals may behave by own way. So, please remember, you are riding horse and camel with your own risk!

Before you ride horse, please get a simple instruction from the host.  

Tack type: Handmade saddle
Horse breed: Mongolian horses

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Basic
Basic+
Guest House
2 nights
Tent / Camp Site
5 nights
Tent
1 night
Camp Site
2 nights
2 nights
Guesthouse

Guesthouse near the Khovsgol lake. Shower, bathroom, free WiFi and electricity are available.  

5 nights
Tents
Another option
5 nights
Stay with a Nomadic Family
1 night
Sleeping in a Bus
2 nights
Tipi

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Hovsgol Province, Mörön
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Tour conditions

Included

  • local bus tickets;
  • transfer;  
  • accommodation;  
  • meals except during the trips by public bus (UB-Khatgal and Khatgal-UB);
  • national park entrance fees;
  • border permit;
  • horse trip to reindeer people;
  • local guide;
  • cook;
  • wranglers;
  • pack horses;
  • camping gears.

Extras

  • flights;
  • insurance;
  • drinking water, toilet rolls and snacks;
  • tips and personal expenses.

Group size

up to 10 tourists

Duration

11 days
10 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • hat;
  • sun glasses;
  • sun block cream;
  • light and warm clothes;
  • rain coat;
  • hiking boots (over the ankle);
  • lots of socks;
  • gloves.
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Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 5 reviews
  • S
    shannonEHM
    10 Nov, 2023
    about provider
    Bobby and her family are extremely industrious and recognize the help that tourists will require in Mongolia. She never takes a day off during peak season and will gladly assist you with anything, which for us includes arranging train tickets (we couldn't do so from outside Mongolia). We were also unable to contact the lodge we had booked, but she was able to call them and assist us in arranging transportation to and from UB. I will definitely use Bobby's services again for any future Mongolia trip arrangements! The guesthouse is conveniently located near numerous museums, cafes, restaurants, and convenience stores (to stock up before your vacation outside the city).
    10 Nov, 2023
  • LE
    Lucas Et Marika
    14 Oct, 2023
    about provider
    Bobby is fantastic and is always available to help with everything you may require, from tour planning to basic advise. In the end, it felt like home :)
    14 Oct, 2023
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    Wolfgang
    11 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    Bobby and her team deliver excellent services both within the Guesthouse and on their recommended and scheduled tours. Amazing locations, wonderful hosts, an expert driver, and, last but not least, our guide and cook, Tuul. If you want to experience Mongolia, this is a great place to start. Even if you arrive unprepared, Bobby and her staff will design a real adventure for you!
    11 Sep, 2023

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