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In deep taiga (9 days)

Horse Trek to Tsaatan – Reindeer Herders


per person

Our journey brings you to the Duka tribe from western Taiga who will share their life and unique culture.


Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Availability: June to September
Group size: min 2
Physical rating: Active
Accommodation: 2 nights in tourist Ger camp, 2 nights in local standard hotel and guesthouse and 2 nights in Tsaatan teepee hut
Activities: Sightseeing / Horse riding / Tsaatan – Local living

Tour Highlights

– Journey to Tsaatan reindeer herders– indigenous nomadic tribes
Horseback riding in Taiga forest (end of Siberia)
Visit reindeers and assist daily chores of milking reindeers, cheese making and herding
– Sleep in teepee – Tsaatan hut with the Tsaatan nomads
Meet Shaman and learn from ancient Mongolian spiritual beliefs

Tour Map

  • Pricing
    Per Person
  • 2 person
    USD 2583
  • 3 to 4 person
    USD 2047
  • More than 4 person
    More attractive price upon request
  • Include
    4WD vehicle transportation
    Bottled water
    Airport pick-up & drop-off
    Meals as indicated
    Fees for activities
    Admission fees
    English speaking guide
    Accommodation as indicated
  • Not Included
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Visa application & fees
    International airfares

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia & Free Day

city sightseeing Ger district
  • Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Capital of Mongolia
  • Our driver will transfer you from Chinggis Khaan International Airport (check available services at the airport to your hotel (30-45 minutes)
  • Free day in Ulaanbaatar (you can explore the city on your own – check suggested attractions to visit in Ulaanbaatar or book our city day tour)
  • Meals: No Meal
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 30-40 minutes ride to the city center depending on city traffic

Day 2 : Fly to Khuvsgul + Visit Lake Khuvsgul

landing in mongolia Khuvsgul lake surrounded by taiga forest north mongolia
  • Pick up from your hotel and fly to Northern Mongolia
  • Upon arrival drive to the lake Khuvsgul crystal clear lake contains about 1.5% of the world’s fresh water
  • Enjoy the beauty of the lake and forest
  • Relax in the shore side tourist Ger camp
  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp
  • Distance: 2 hours’ drive on paved road

Day 3 : Tsagaan Nuur Village – Darkhad Valley

islands in lake Khuvgul flora & fauna in lake khovsgol
  • Travel to the Darkhad valley; a home of Darkhad small ethnic group of Mongolia
  • Witness beauty of Khoridol Saridag Mountain and Darkhad valley
  • Enjoy stopover at 13-ovoo – Shamanic ritual cairn place
  • Rough ride through the mountain pass and river valley
  • Arrive in Tsagaan nuur village after bumpy ride
  • Stay overnight in local guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Local guesthouse
  • Distance: 8 hours’ drive on rough road

Day 4 : Horse Riding to Tsaatan - Reindeer Herders

mongolian horse riding a journey to reindeer
  • Saddle on Mongolian sturdy horse and trek for 5-6 hours toward Tsaatan village
  • Ride through Siberian pine and larch forest and over the hill
  • Arrive in Tsaatan community
  • Settle in your Teepee among Tsaatan herder families
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teepee – tsaatan hut
  • Distance: 5 hours on horse

Day 5 : Live with Tsaatan reindeer herders

reindeer in North Mongolia Tsaatan - duka family
  • Learn daily chores of Tsaatan tribes
  • Assist herding, linking reindeers and cooking with them
  • Shaman meeting – learn from the ritual and ask fortune
  • Bonfire under a blanket of stars
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teepee – tsaatan hut

Day 6 : Tsagaan Nuur + Tengis & Shigshed River Valley

blue pearl lake khovsgol accommodation in Mongolia
  • Leave the Tsaatan families and ride back to Tsagaa nuur village
  • Drive to Tengis & Shigshed river valley ; rich in fish and wild life
  • Relax in tourist Ger camp
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp
  • Distance: 4 hours on dirt road

Day 7 : Murun city, capital of Khuvsgul Province

Mongolian man riding horse and look after his livestock nomad family in green hill in northern mongolia
  • Drive to Murun city; one of the largest town with more than 30,000 residents
  • Explore Murun city outdoor market selling local food & products
  • Have a rest in a local hotel after this wilderness trip
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard local hotel (double occupancy)
  • Distance: 4 hours’ drive on paved road

Day 8: Fly to Ulaanbaatar

landing in mongolia
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 80 minutes flight with Hunnu air

Day 9 : Departure

End of tour. Departure from Chinggis Khaan International Airport. Our tour driver will drop you off at the airport approx. 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We are happy to extend your trip to the other destinations of Mongolia (the Gobi desert, Central Mongolia, Western Mongolia & Eagle Hunters  and Eastern Mongolia). Book your trip extension with us and enjoy 5-20% discount for loyalty!


We provide excellent accommodation, transportation and quality of service as listed below.

    • June through early September (check the
best times
    • to visit Mongolia and its
weather month by month) ACCOMMODATION
    Tourist Ger camp : Comfort level
    You will stay in excellent tourist Ger camps which a traditional hotel that provides Ger (yurt –round shape dwelling) as a hotel room and is usually located near the tourist attractions. The standard toilet, shower and bathroom facilities are provided.
    Nomad family stay in Guest Ger : Unique
    You will experience authentic nomad homestay enjoying hearty meals and drinks with local helping the nomad with daily chores from milking cow, processing dairy products (cooking milk, preparing butter) and rounding up livestock. Based on twin to quadruple occupancy, Guest ger are equipped with beds, sink to wash and table with chairs but no standard toilet, tape water, shower and electricity are provided.
    Local hotel & Guesthouse
    Local hotels & guesthouse have different standards but mostly basic. We use the best and clean local hotel & guesthouses in the region.
    We will cater authentic Mongolian and fusion meals as well as European meals during your travel. Special dietary requests such vegetarian, gluten-free and religious meals are available upon request in advance.
    Depending on the number of people, we provide 4WD car with A/C including Land cruiser, Lexus jeep and Mitsubishi Delica for comfort and efficiency. More less half of the Mongolian road is dirt and off-beaten. Depending on day-to-day program, we drive on asphalt and dirt road for as little as a couple of hours up to six hours with pleasant stops for toilet, photographs and stretching.
    • To book this tour please complete our online booking form
    • To confirm your booking, we require 30% deposit payment via online payment (VISA, MASTER) or bank transfer and balance is expected to be made in 30 days prior to your tour departure. There is no extra card payment or hidden fee. Check our
terms and conditions. WHAT TO PACK
    Travel documents, warm coat/jacket and layers, hiking shoes, raincoat, rubber slippers, sunglasses, sunblock, bandana, lip balm, hat, insect repellent, travel medicine and standard toiletries
    Camera, camera accessories, USB charger, e-book readers, walking stick if necessary, led head torch