WEST TAIGA - MYSTICAL TSAATAN TRIBESwampy depressions and tangled forest surround it elsewhere, ensuring that Khovsgol remains part of independent outer Mongolia to this day. Home of the ethnic Tuvan, Known Mongolia as the Tsaatan or Reindeer people.
OVERVIEWThe Tsaatan are a small community of reindeer herders originally hailing from the Tuva region of southern Russia. With living conditions in Soviet Russia worsening, many crossed the border to Mongolia in 1938 and settled in the remote Taiga. The community decided to split in order to maximise grazing pastures for their reindeer and to this day there are Tsaatan camps in both the West and the East Taiga.
Tour lenght: 12 days
Day 1. Amarbaysgalant Monastery
Day 2. Khutag Undur village
Day 3. Murun city, get pre-ordered border permit
Day 4. Ulaan Uul village – prepare the next day horse trek
Day 5. Start the Horse trekking for reach the reindeer family
Day 6. Stay with reindeer family
Day 7. Horse trekking back to basement near Renchinlkhumbe
Day 8, 9. Jankhai village, Khuvsgul Lake -Kayaking, hiking, mountain bike
Day 10. Khatgal village
Day 11. Erdenet city
Day 12. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
- Driver and tour assistant: Reliable and professional driver and English-speaking local tour guide who also cooks will assist you to make your adventure tour around Mongolia in reality.
- Accommodation: You usually stay in extra ger which is prepared by nomads, sometimes at ( selected days) tourist ger camp.
- Food: You will have a lunch as original Mongolian food in the finest local restaurants on the way and the breakfast and dinner is cooked by the tour guide. Vegeterians are welcome. Drinks provide 1.5 liter of mineral water per day.
- Fees: National Park and museum fees are included in the price of the tour.
- Activities:You are able to ride a horse or camel and local guide will be your assistant for how to ride a horse or camel safety.
- Vehicle type: Japanese jeep, Russian minivan, gasoline inclusive.\
Extra drinks or snacks
1. When is the best time to come to Mongolia?
May to September is the best season, with the high season in July for the Naadam Festival. August and September are also suitable months of the year, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time.
2. Is Mongolia a safe destination?
Mongolia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world and people are known for their nomadic hospitality and kindness and they will make you feel very welcome. But when you are in the street of Ulaanbaatar city, you have to watch your bag and wallet unless there are many pickpockets around.
3. What should I bring with me?
Warm and thin layers of clothing, waterproof jacket, good walking boots, sandals and a hat and/or headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don’t forget insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you ) and camera equipment.