Shamanic Reindeer Journey

summary
Dates
June, July, August, September
Location
Tsaatan region of northern Mongolia
Duration
15 days (6 days horse trek)
Level
Intermediate riding skills
Size
Minimum of 4 people/ maximum of 8 people
Cost
Contact us for details

(nights in guesthouse, special guide throughout, 2 horse guides, domestic flights, cook, camping and sat phone)

A fascinating horseback journey into the wilderness region of the Tsaatan reindeer herders. Pine forests, mountains and the crystal clear Lake Khovsgol provide a stunning backdrop for your remarkable adventure. Days spent in the saddle and nights under canvas! This journey is designed in conjunction with the Tsaatan Community and Visitor Centre, who provide invaluable local expertise in this region and support indigenous families and their reindeer herds.

After a brief introduction to Ulaanbaatar fly north to Lake Khovsgol where you will stay before striking west for Tsagaannuur, a small village at the heart of the Darhad region. You will head off on a 6-day horse ride deep into the mountains, home of the remote tepee-dwelling Tsaatan people. Visit some of these reindeer herding families and learn about their way of life. Travel across rugged peaks and through forested valleys – a remote and magical landscape. You will average about 5-6 hours riding per day, and each night will pitch camp at our preferred spots in the spectacular landscape - on some evenings you will have a tepee for shelter. Evenings will be spent around camp fires and meals will be hearty rustic fare. You will return to the shores of Lake Khovsgol for a night and day's hard-earned rest. Fly back to UB to spend time in the capital before you leave, enjoying its excellent temples, museums, shops and restaurants.

Itinerary
Day 01
Arrive Ulaanbaatar
Day 02
Fly to Muron, Biltis
Day 03
Tsagaannuur; TCVC
Day 04
Begin your Taiga Horse journey
Day 05
Taiga Horse journey
Day 06
Taiga Horse Journey
Day 07
Taiga Horse Journey
Day 08
Taiga Horse Journey
Day 09
Taiga Horse Journey
Day 10
Last day of horse trek TCVC T
Day 11
Khoridol Saridag Mountains
Day 12
Lake Khovsgol
Day 13
Lake Khovsgol
Day 14
Lake Khovsgol
Day 15
Fly to Ulaanbaatar
Day 16
Depart Ulaanbaatar