Journey to North (Tsaatan) & Central Mongolia

Reindeer herders Tsaatan people.

OVERVIEW

The 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: 17 days 

  • Day 1. Amarbaysgalant Monastery
  • Day 2. Khutag Undur village
  • Day 3. Moron city, get pre-ordered border permit
  • Day 4. Tsagaan Nuur – prepare the next day horse trek
  • Day 5. Horse trekking for reach the reindeer family
  • Day 6. Stay with reindeer family
  • Day 7. Horse trekking back to basement at Tsagaan Nuur
  • Day 8. Khatgal village, Khuvsgul Lake
  • Day 9. Jankhai village, Khusvgul Lake -Kayaking 
  • Day 10. Shine-Ider town
  • Day 11. Terkh White Lake
  • Day 12. Terkh White Lake- Khorgo Volcano- horse trek
  • Day 13. Tsenkher Hot Spring
  • Day 14. Orkhon Waterfall
  • Day 15. Kharkhorin- Erdenezuu monastery
  • Day 16. Mongol Sand Dune- camel ride 
  • Day 17. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar.

Included cost: 

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. Vegeterias 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 or Korean minivans, gasoline inclusive.

Excluded cost: 

Personal travel insurance.

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FAQ

Below are the answers to some of the questions we get asked the most often, please have a look if your questions is already there, if not feel free to email us to [email protected]; [email protected]

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.

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