Taiga Forest-Reindeer Herders visit Tour

Posted on February 15, 2020
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Taiga Forest-Reindeer Herders visit Tour

Taiga Tour is the one of the most attractive tours in Mongolia. There are very few Reindeer Herders/Tsaatan/ tribes are survived in the world. There are many tourists interested in their very unique lifestyle.

Day 1.  Arrive in Ulaanbaatar.

You’ll be picked up by our guide and driver at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and rest for a few hour to get ready for the city tour. The city tour includes Sukhbaatar square, National historical Museum, Gandan Monastery, Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum and Zaisan Hill memorial statue. In the evening we have a Mongolian Traditional Folk concert at the drama theater.  Dinner in the special Mongolian buffet restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2.  Fly Moron-On the way to Ulaan-Uul

Early in the morning your guide and driver will be waiting for you to take you to the airport. Driver will stay and you’ll fly to Moron with your guide. When you arrive in Moron another local driver with 4wd vehicle will pick you up. After lunch in Moron, we go for shopping to buy some foods and other stuffs for the upcoming trip and then we’re heading to the north. We’ll sleep in tent on the way to Ulaan-Uul soum. During the trip your guide will have a role to cook. Overnight in tent.

Day 3. Ulaan Uul.

It always feels incredible to wake up in the countryside.  After breakfast, we continue to Ulaan-Uul soum.  It takes several hours because of the road condition. It’s very rocky and sometimes muddy after the long day rain. In the late afternoon, we’ll be reached Ulaan-uul  soum  and here we’ll visit one of the our local nomads family , and stay overnight here.  You can feel free to ask whatever you want from family members, they are very friendly. Overnight in a ger or tent.

Day 4. Tsagaan Nuur-Taiga edge

After breakfast with the family, we have to say goodbye to them. We’ll be keep driving to the north, the next village called Tsagaan Nuur, this place is very famous about its Taiga region and its Tsaatan/reindeer herders/ tribe . Here we’ll fulfill our food and fuel and carry on to the edge of the Taiga region. Here we’ll see our horse guide and visit their family. They are also Tsaatan people. Overnight in tent.

 Day 5. Horse Trekking-Reindeer Herders Family

Today we’ll start our horse trekking trip to the real Tsaatan/reindeer herders/ people.  Our driver stays with the family and you’ll ride with your guide and a horse guide. Most part of the horse path is swampy, so it may take long day riding. After the long day riding we’ll reach the Tsaatan tribe.  Overnight in tent. 

Days 6-7. Reindeer Herders Family

In these days, you are able to stay with the Tsaatan/reindeer herder/ family and meet them closer.  The lifestyles of Tsaatan people are very different from any other tribes of Mongolia.  They live in a yurt, herds reindeer, also hunting becomes a main source for their living. Generally, there is no time to get bored.  Overnight in tent.

Day 8. Taiga edge

After two days of Tsaatan tribe visit. We’re leaving the reindeer herders in the taiga. We’ll get back to the family in the edge of the Taiga. Overnight in tent.

Day 9. Renchinlhumbe  soum-Khoridol Saridag Mountain

Today we’ll travel in Renchinlhumbe soum and camping around Khoridol Saridag mountain on the way to Khovsgol lake. It is so satisfying to see the beauty of nature along the trip. Overnight in tent.

Day 10. Khovsgol Lake

It’s going to be a short drive today. It’s about 50 km to the camp at Khovsgol lake. We’ll have great time to enjoy the lake scene at the camp. Overnight at camp.

Day 11. Moron-Fly to UB

Early in the morning we drive to Moron and catch our flight back to Ulaanbaatar. When we arrive in Ulaanbaatar our car will take us to the hotel.  Before dinner we go for shopping to buy some souvenirs and cashmere. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12. Departure day
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