NORTHERN MONGOLIA: HORSE TREK & REINDEER PEOPLE

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  • 10 Day 9 Night
  • 23/06/2024
  • Northern Mongolia
  • 9 People

Get ready for an epic journey to Northern Mongolia, where the stunning Khuvsgul Lake awaits – it’s the deepest and freshest lake in all of Mongolia. Imagine Northern Mongolia as Mongolia’s very own version of Switzerland, draped in lush green forests.

Now, picture this: deep in the northern corner, right on the border with Russian Siberia, you’ll stumble upon a one-of-a-kind crew – the Tsaatan people. These folks aren’t your typical herders; they’re the cool reindeer people. Yep, you heard it right – they’ve been herding reindeer, not your run-of-the-mill yaks or horses, and they’re gaining fame for keeping it real and authentic.

Our tour is your ticket to dive into the Tsaatan lifestyle, soak in the beauty of Khuvsgul Lake, and fully embrace the nomadic culture that’s making waves worldwide. Don’t miss out – join us for an adventure through the awesome vibes of Northern Mongolia!

What’s included:

  • Accommodation: Ger camps and tented camps
  • Guiding: Expert interpretation and navigation
  • Meals: Full board with local and international cuisine
  • Transport: 4×4 vehicles or minivans
  • Entrance Fees: To protected areas and national parks
  • Horse Guide and Horses: For an authentic horse trekking experience
  • Camping Equipment: Provided for a comfortable outdoor stay

What’s not included:

  • International Airfare: Arrange separately
  • Personal Equipment: Bring your own gear
  • Optional Activities: Additional costs outlined
  • Excess Baggage Charges: Check airline policies
  • Single Room Supplement: Available for an extra fee
  • Alcoholic Drinks: Not included
  • Travel Insurance: Highly recommended
Day1: Take Flight to Murun City from Ulaanbaatar

Your incredible journey kicks off in Ulaanbaatar with a flight to Ulgii city, touching down in Murun city just in time for a hearty lunch. From there, we set our sights on the stunning Khuvsgul Lake – Mongolia’s very own “Blue Pearl.”

Khuvsgul Lake, stretching 136 kilometers long and 36 kilometers wide at 1645 meters above sea level, offers a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s biking, swimming, walking, horseback riding, or hiking, there’s no shortage of adventure in this crystal-clear oasis.

Day2: Saddle Up for Horse Trekking Bliss Around Khuvsgul Lake

Gear up for an exhilarating day of horse trekking around the breathtaking Khuvsgul Lake. Spend the entire day in the saddle, pausing for a picnic with panoramic views that will leave you utterly captivated.

Day3: Immerse in Darkhad Depression’s Unique Culture

Get ready to meet the Darkhad people, a unique ethnic group in Mongolia, as you explore the fascinating Darkhad Depression. Engage with a horse instructor, dive into the culture, sample local cuisine, don traditional costumes, and gear up for an upcoming horseback ride to the Tsaatan people.

Days4-7: Epic Horseback Riding to Tsaatan People

Saddle up for a multi-day horseback adventure leading you to the Tsaatan people, the legendary Reindeer Herders. Immerse yourself in their lifestyle, culture, and unparalleled hospitality. Your all-inclusive horse riding trip features guides, equipment, meals, and tent camps along the way.

Day8: Discover Uushgiin Uvur Deer Stone Monuments

As you journey back to Murun city, make a pit stop at Uushgiin Uvur. Witness tombs, rectangular burials, and 14 deer stones in one area. Marvel at the intricate engravings depicting deer, arches, shields, horses, knives, the moon, the sun, and mirror-adorned belts. Later, unwind in Murun city.

Day9: Hike to Uran Crater’s Mystical Landscape

Explore the captivating Uran Togoo – Tulga Uul, a national protected area housing extinct volcanoes with names inspired by their fiery past. Hike to the Uran crater, a mesmerizing 500-600 meters wide and 50 meters deep natural wonder.

Day10: Return to Ulaanbaatar

After a hearty breakfast, bid farewell to the wonders of Northern Mongolia as you journey back to Ulaanbaatar, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable horse trekking expedition.

(5 Review)
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    Kathi Schnatti

    Horse trekking
    05/08/2023 Helpful

    If you were always dreaming of an amazing, unforgettable, very special and very intense journey – Bataa from Taiga Nomadic Travel is your man to help you out!!
    Why? Because he is responsible for a super well organized trip with:
    x landscapes that let you feel being directly in the scenario of “lord of the rings”
    x top powerful and brave horses, that will steal your heart forever
    x super friendly, generous and diligent team members of horse-men and eagle-hunters, who are making you feel like a champion on the horse and survive every challenge on the way
    x excellent talented cooks, letting you discover the varied culinary of Mongolian food
    x a loooot of fun and laughing, after you probably could have belly soreness
    x huge adventures, which you will tell your grandchildren for sure

    And probably many many many things more!
    I am so thankful for every second during this time and so happy about experienced this with this people!

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    Stephanie D

    Horse trekking
    18/10/2023 Helpful

    Bataa is an amazing Guide. You feel safe at every time. He takes care of his clients and make them always feel very comfortable. I can recommend him without exception. When you’re looking for a great time in Mongolia, Bataa should be your Guide. Thanks for everything! See you next year.

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    Meli

    Short tour
    20/10/2023 Helpful

    It was a dream for me to discover Mongolia on horseback. The experience was even more incredible than I had hoped, and one thing’s for sure, Bataa had a lot to do with it. Thanks to him, we got to know the traditions and people of Mongolia. He was available 24 hours a day to help us communicate with our guides and helped us, explaining what we should and shouldn’t do. He was there for the laughing, the good times but also when we were having a hard time. Perfect guy-de😃 ! I’ll definetely do my next trip with him again !

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    Alessandro C

    Horse trekking
    28/11/2023 Helpful

    That was the most exciting experience of my life. Our guide Bata was always very helpful and helped us with every problem imaginable.
    I will never forget this trip.
    Thank you for everything.

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    Leonie M

    Events & Festivals
    19/10/2023 Helpful

    Where should I start – I had an an indescribable and amazing experience from the beginning until the end and further.

    I was on a very well-organized nine-day riding tour with a small group of people. Bataa from Taiga Nomadic Travel accompanied our group and did incredible work to provide us with unforgettable experiences (for example feeding eagles, eating traditional Mongolian food, galloping bareback through the Mongolian steppe and heading camels).
    Always helpful and friendly, he enabled communication with the Mongolian horsemen, took us to Gers and introduced us to nomadic families and their way of living. Further, he spontaneously organized an additional three-day stay with a family of Kazakh Eagle Hunters – another once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Bataa was always available, helping with several issues and did his very best to fulfill all desires. My expectations were more than satisfied and for certain it wasn’t my last tour with Taiga Nomadic Travel.

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