Day-1 ULAANBAATAR CITY
We meet you at the international Chinggis Khan airport of Mongolia upon arrival and transfer you to your hotel.
Depending on your flight schedule, we will visit the National History Museum of Mongolia close to your hotel and have a short walk around the main square – Sukhbaatar.
A traditional Mongolian folk concert with talented throat singers, dancers, and a beautiful contortionist is available in the evening. After enjoying your welcome dinner you will be led back to the hotel for a good night’s rest. Hotel /L,D/
Day-2 UB – MURUN TOWN – UJIG RIVER VALLEY
This morning we transfer to the airport and take a flight to Khuvsgul province in the northern parts of Mongolia. This domestic flight continues for an hour.
Upon landing, we will be greeted by the Nomadic Trails team. After that, we make a short visit to Murun town, the center of town, and the supermarket for some snacks and refreshments. We also collect border permission, as we will be very close to the Mongolian and Russian borders.
On the second day of our Dukha Reindeer Herders tour, we will also start our drive on a dirt road towards Ujig valley for our first camping night. Tented camping/B,L,D/
Day-3 UJIG RIVER VALLEY – ULAAN UUL TOWN
On this day we are driving through Mountainous areas to Ulaan Uul town. This day visit to main Ovoo, where we can make an offering of milk or rice and wish for a safe journey onwards.
Past two big passes, we will be in the territory of the Darkhad Depression. This area boasts of its nature as there there are more than 300 lakes and big rivers in its territory. After we make a short stop at the town, we drive out and head to our mountain camping site of the day. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-4 ULAAN UUL TOWN – KHOGOROG RIVER VALLEY
Continuing through the beautiful Darkhad depression this day we will visit a nomadic family with livestock in Hogorog River Valley. Be a part of the locals’ culture.
For the night, we will be staying in Ger – a Mongolian traditional dwelling, built by the local family. Ger stay /B,L,D/
Day-5 KHOGOROG RIVER VALLEY – TAIGA / REINDEER TRIBE CAMP
After having a brief instruction on riding Mongolian horses, you will get acquainted with your own horse before it is time to set off. Start riding towards Taiga, the region where part of the Tsaachin communities lives. You will be introduced to the amazing world of the reindeer-herding people (Tsaachin).
Due to the marshy road conditions, we will not use vehicles to reach the area. We will gather all luggage and supplies including food and transfer them to the Taiga by horses. Horse riding is approx. 2-9 hours. depending on the tribe camp. Tee-pee /B,L,D/
Day-6 TAIGA- REINDEER TRIBE CAMP
Spend this day staying amongst the Tsaachin people and experience their everyday life. Learn of their unique traditions such as milking reindeer and processing milk products like cheese.
Enjoy the tribe’s hospitality by talking with the local people and understanding their local culture and how they have managed to maintain such a traditional way of life for so long. Take in the beauty of the larch forest and wildflower patches. Be inspired and gain power while meditating in untouched wilderness. Tee-pee /B,L,D/
Day-7 TAIGA-REINDEER TRIBE CAMP/KHOOLOI LAKESIDE
After breakfast, we ride through the mountain and arrive back at the big river Khogorog. Your mind will be swirling with the incredibly rare experience you have just had over the past few days. Stay in ger near the local family and their farm animals. Guest ger /B,L,D/
Day-8 KHOOLOI LAKESIDE/ UJIG RIVER VALLEY
We will drive through Tsagaan Nuur town, the most northern town of Mongolia. Then we continue driving to the Ujig river valley for our camping site for some rest. In short, it is a driving day through the beautiful scenery of mountains and flower valleys. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-9 UJIG RIVER VALLEY- KHUVSGUL LAKE
After early breakfast, we drive to Khuvsgul Lake, the deepest lake in Mongolia. It is a freshwater lake known as the Blue Pearl of Mongolia. We set up our camp on the shore of the lake. Free relaxed evening at the lakeshore. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-10 KHUVSGUL LAKE
Full day at the lake. We can do some yoga and meditation at the lakeshore for our relaxation. Overall peaceful day to enjoy the beautiful view. Tented camping /B,L,D/
Day-11 KHUVSGUL LAKE/ MURUN- UUSHGIIN OVER (DEER STONE MONUMENTS)
We head north to most north getaway town – Murun. We visit an ancient site of a burial ground and Deer stone with deer scripts. There is one interesting deer stone with a human face out of the 22 that are here. Ger camp /B,L,D/
Day-12 MURUN/ ULAANBAATAR
The day starts early with breakfast and a short drive to Murun town to take an internal flight back to the capital, Ulaanbaatar.
We transfer to the hotel and have a free afternoon which you can use to rest, explore around on your own, or have us guide you to the National Department store for some souvenir shopping. Later in the evening, you will have a farewell dinner and conclude your Tsaatan Mongolia tour. Hotel /B,L,D/
We will transfer you to your international departure.