Meet a Shaman and Reindeer people

 

Reindeers and Tsaatan Culture

There are about 400 reindeer people of 80 families in total. They live in tepees. Their livelihood is completely dependent on the nature and few heads of reindeer. The most famous shamans are among them. Visiting the Reindeer people can be a lifetime experience for you either the challenging riding in awe-inspiring nature with bardens of high mountain passes, steep slopes and boggy valleys as well as an exotic lifestyle of them in the remoteness

Day 1. Arrive UB and explore UB

Arrive UB airport and meet by our team. Transfer to your hotel.

Today we will do city site seeing tour. Explore Gandan Monastery, Buddhist center in Ulaanbaatar. See,

Zanabazar Museum

Chojin Lama temple. Lunch time in a typical Mongolian Restaurant

The winter Palace

Buda Big Statue on the Hill

Central market (black) (one or two hours if we have time)

Typical folkloric Mongol performance (songs and dances), at the restaurant, during Dinner time (optional). 
Overnight at 4* Handu Hotel.

Day 2. To Murun

Transfer to UB airport from your hotel in UB. Flight to Moron about one and an half hour. Meet our team (English speaking guide, cook and driver). Start a driving to north-west toward Ulaan-uul village /180kms/. On the way, you will enjoy beautiful Taiga Mountains and the dense forests. Overnight in Ulaan-uul village with Batbayar’s family. Batbayar is local hunter with rifle. Batbayar and his friends will be our horse rangers. Stay with family. (BLD)

Days 3-4. To Reindeers

Early morning we start horse ride toward high mountains. Only next day evening, we reach the reindeers people, who live in tepees. Overnight in tent. (BLD) 

Days 5-6. Stay with Reindeer family

Learn their everyday life and their traditions as like milking reindeers, riding, processing skins. Also you enjoy the beautiful nature. Reindeer people /Tsaatan/ are small ethnic group of Mongolia /about 600/. They follow shamanism and very believe in mysterious shamanist deeds and traditions. (BLD)

Day 7-9. Ride back to road end and Drive to Murun

Known as “The Dark Blue Pearl”, Lake Khovsgol is Mongolia's largest and deepest lake. Located in the northernmost province, it is the largest tributary stream of Lake Baikal in Russia. Lake Khuvsgul is 136 km long, 36 km wide, and 262 meters deep and is located at an altitude of 1645 m above sea level and is frozen from January until April or May. It's the second largest fresh water lake in Central Asia. It's inhabited by nine species of fish including the Siberian grayling and lenok. Fishing and sport fishing are becoming popular in the lake area. Taiga Fauna and Flora, Tsaatan, practicing reindeer breeding are the main attractions for tourist. Different ethnic groups live in the area: Khalh, Darhadt, and Buryat. Tsaatans are raindeer herders. Lake Khovsgol is on the important migration route for birds from Siberia, thus facilitating marvelous opportunities for birdwatching. In the evening, come to Murun city. Overnights in gercamp/local hotel. (BLD)

Day 10. To UB

Fly to UB. Transfer to hotel. (B)

Day 11. Depart UB

After early breakfast, transfer to UB airport and depart UB. (B)

 

Staff: A local guide who speaks English and Mongolian will accompany the group at all times. A cook will follow.  In addition, the services of the local herdsmen will be hired along with their animals. The horsemen follow a traditional lifestyle in the areas where we will be traveling.

Meals: Our cook will prepare the meals.  We pride ourselves in having cooks adapt to both western and Mongolian cooking on our trips. We have no problem accommodating vegetarians on our trips.

The climate: Mongolia has very cold winters and conditions similar to above the Siberian should be expected. Mongolia has the world’s highest atmospheric pressure, allowing for blue skies throughout the winter. Hence, there is usually little precipitation, which in turn enables nomads to have 50 million head of livestock on natural winter pastures in the winter. Cattle remain in the outdoors throughout the winter. In April, the weather usually 5 to 15 degrees centigrade subzero in the daytime, and around 15-25 degrees subzero at night. 

Price 

1-2 pax 1670$

2-4 pax 1570$

4-6pax 1470$

Includes: English speaking guide, all local transport, return flights UB-Moron-UB, 3meals per day, cook with cooking gears, stay with family, visit reindeer people, camping gears (tent, mats), packing and riding horses, all Border and National park permits.

Number of days: 11
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: non-alcholic
Transport: Bus/Minibus
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.