Winter Reindeer Tour Mongolia

Winter Reindeer Mongolia: Create Unforgettable Holiday Memories

Embark on a special winter journey with Nomadic Trails and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Mongolia. Our Winter Reindeer Tour offers unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of the Dukha Reindeer People and experience the wonders of the winter season.

During this tour, you will have the chance to unravel the history, culture, and way of life of the Dukha Reindeer People, a community that has retained its traditional nomadic practices amidst the stunning winter landscapes of Mongolia. This enigmatic tribe will captivate your imagination as you delve into their unique traditions and customs.

One of the highlights of the tour is the frozen Khuvsgul Lake, often referred to as the “Blue Pearl of Mongolia.” Its crystal-clear ice, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, creates a magical setting that will leave you in awe. You will also visit Renchinlkhumbe town, a charming location where you can interact with the local community and gain insights into their daily lives.

Ulaan Taiga National Park is another renowned destination on this tour. This vast wilderness is home to the Tsaatan Tribe, also known as the Reindeer Herders. Explore the park’s breathtaking landscapes, witness the harmonious relationship between the Tsaatan people and their reindeer, and gain a deeper understanding of their ancient traditions.

Throughout the Winter Reindeer Tour, Nomadic Trails ensures your comfort and safety while providing you with an unforgettable adventure. Our experienced team will guide you through the winter wonderland, offering insights into the local culture, arranging comfortable accommodations, and organizing activities that showcase the best of Mongolia’s winter landscapes.

Create memories that will last a lifetime with Nomadic Trails. Join us on the Winter Reindeer Tour and discover the hidden treasures of Mongolia’s winter wonderland.

Create your adventure of a lifetime with Nomadic Trails!

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Glistening Snowy Scenery: Immerse yourself in the stunning winter landscapes of the southern edge of Siberia. Marvel at the picturesque snow-covered mountains, frozen rivers, and enchanting forests that create a winter wonderland.

Nomad Reindeer Herder Tribe: Experience the unique way of life of the nomadic Reindeer Herder Tribe. Interact with the community, learn about their customs, traditions, and daily routines, and enjoy their warm hospitality.

Horse Sledding on Khuvsgul Lake: Embark on an exhilarating horse sledding adventure on the translucent ice of Khuvsgul Lake. Feel the thrill as the horses glide across the frozen lake, surrounded by the breathtaking winter scenery.

Everyday Life Activities of Nomads: Get hands-on experience with the everyday activities of nomadic life. 

Relaxation by Khuvsgul Lake: Unwind and take in the serene beauty of Khuvsgul Lake, known as the Blue Pearl of Mongolia.




Day-1 Ulaanbaatar-  Murun Town – Khatgal Town

Day-2 Khatgal / Khuvsgul Lake – Renchin Lkhumbe Town

Day-3 Renchinlkhumbe Town – Taiga

Day-4 Taiga

Day-5 Taiga- Ulaan Uul Town

Day-6 Ulaan Uul Town – Murun Town

Day-7 Murun- Ulaanbaatar City




Our journey begins in the morning as we take a flight to Murun town, the provincial capital of Khuvsgul Province. Upon arrival, we will visit an ancient deer stones and carving site before heading back to Murun town. From there, we’ll drive to Khatgal town and transfer to a local guest ger for the night. (Guest ger /B,L,D/)


After a hearty breakfast, we’ll spend the morning at the stunning frozen lake Khuvsgul, also known as the Blue Pearl of Mongolia. Here, you’ll enjoy a thrilling hour-long horse sled ride while taking in the breathtaking views. Continuing our journey, we’ll drive through the mountains to visit a special running river and then arrive at Renchinlkhumbe town for an overnight stay. (Guesthouse /B,L,D/)


After breakfast, we’ll embark on a scenic drive through snow-covered roads to reach the winter camping site of the Mongolian Reindeer tribe. Upon arrival, we’ll transfer to local huts for accommodation and spend the day among the tribe, immersing ourselves in their culture and traditions. Activities may include riding reindeer and participating in tribal customs. (Local huts /B,L,D/)

Day 4: TAIGA

Today is dedicated to experiencing the everyday life of the Tsaachin people. We’ll enjoy the hospitality of the tribe, engage in conversations with locals, and gain insights into their traditional way of life. Take time to appreciate the beauty of the snow-covered forest surroundings. (Local huts /B,L,D/)


In the morning, bid farewell to the Reindeer tribe and embark on a journey to Ulaan Uul town via the scenic Darkhad Depression, known for its numerous lakes and rivers. Enjoy a leisurely walk through a beautiful gorge en route. Upon arrival at Ulaan Uul town, transfer to a cozy log cabin at the National Park Rangers station and unwind for the evening. (Cabin /B,L,D/)


After breakfast, we’ll begin our drive back to Murun town, traversing through mesmerizing winter landscapes. The day is dedicated to off-road driving, with occasional stops to admire the scenery. Arrive in Murun town in the evening and transfer to a local hotel with hot water facilities for a relaxing night. (Local hotel /B,L,D/)


After breakfast, we’ll catch a flight from Murun town back to Ulaanbaatar city. Enjoy aerial views of the picturesque landscapes as we make our way back to the capital. Upon arrival, transfer to a local hotel with hot water facilities for a relaxing evening. (Local hotel /B,L,D/)



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Clients relaxing near tee-pee winter Tsaatan Reindeer herders tour


Clients relaxing near tee-pee winter Tsaatan Reindeer herders tour

Tour reviews and testimonials

Angie N
Custom Reindeer Tsaatan and Eagle Festival Tour
Tulga is such a hard worker and is committed to bringing the best possible experience to his guests and no request is too big. His knowledge of his country is as vast as the country itself

and he was able to provide a varied, personal, unique experience. I wanted to create my own personal itinerary and Tulga had the knowledge, contacts, experience and sense of adventure to make that happen.
I’ll be returning in 2020 to travel with Nomadic Trails again. Can’t wait!

Private Reindeer Herders Tour
Tulga led our week-long trip with friends to visit the Tsaatan people. It was a fantastically well organised trip, with Tulga and his team looking after us perfectly throughout. We stayed in some beautiful spots

on our way to and from the reindeer people and Tulga ensured that our time with the Tsaatan was respectful and he clearly had an excellent relationship with them built over a number of years. We were always consulted over decisions about activities and where to stay.

The chef who accompanied us throughout the trip was really good (meals included freshly baked bread, pancakes, pizza…). And we were lucky with the weather too.

Eszter Tandel
Custom Reindeer Herders Photography Tour
Looking for a travel agency in Mongolia? Nomadic Trails is definitely the best choice! I just arrived home from a photography tour organised by Nomadic Trails.

It was a very memorable trip ful of actions, and funny happenings.
Our guide, Tulga was very professional and never the less very patient. Tsetsgee, our cook made an excellent job as well, she was able to cook perfect dishes even in the middle of nowhere.
See you soon guys! … because every great journey needs to be continued!

Group Reindeer Herders tour
Tulga designed our itinerary to cover as much quality experiences as we can in 7 days. We had a wonderful time boating at Khovsgol, tent camping in 5* spots – all with superb sunset view, before

hopping on our horses to go to the Tsaatan reindeer tribe, then finally staying at one of the best camps in Murun.
Everything was so well-organized. Noteworthy is Tulga’s relationship with the tribe, which is an important consideration when we were planning this trip as we want to be as respectful as possible to the tribe for them not to feel uneasy during our stay.
Our group was delighted to have raw and authentic Mongolian experience without having to sacrifice comfort – we had delicious food, great accommodation and comfortable transportation all throughout our trip – thanks to the incredible team of Nomadic Trails!

Kimberley H
Private Reindeer Herders Tour
I was very pleased with my trip with Nomadic Trails. Our guide Tulga was knowledgeable and experienced. The staff was friendly and accommodating and we were served great food.

The experience staying with the reindeer tribe was incredible and something not to miss in northern Mongolia.
Overall the whole tour was well organized and I would have another tour in the future.

Matthew K
Custom Reindeer & Golden Eagle Festival Tour
We travelled with a large group and everything from the second we landed was perfectly organized. We had the opportunity to see the beauty of Mongolia and interact with incredible locals

thanks to Nomadic Trails. Tulga and everyone on his team were so accommodating to any of our requests and even helped us navigate our way through the local market and barter for souvenirs. Truly delicious food as well at every stop. Phenomenal all around. Thank y’all for everything! Unbelievable experience in Mongolia!

Private Reindeer Herders & Horse riding Tour
Excellent! Nomadic Trails is a top rate outfit. We thoroughly enjoyed our horse trip with Tulga and Naraa. They met our highest

expectations and we went back for another trip the next year. The culture, food, horses and especially the country were wonderful. We highly recommend Nomadic Trails if you want to see real Mongolia.

Sandra Henri
Private Group Dukha Reindeer Herders Tour
Why is it the experiences that move us most deeply are the hardest to put into words? Perhaps it’s because experiences of the soul don’t need to be broadcast, filtered and hash-tagged, they just are.

And so Mongolia goes about being magnificent, in the quietest and humblest of ways, surprising vistors with it’s immense beauty, and it’s magical ability to slow you down and re-centre you from within. Let’s call it a retreat for the adventurous.
The capital and a great place to do an international culinary tour. You’ll be spoilt for choice of restaurants here. When I first arrived in Ulaanbaatar, I noticed how sweet is was to see friends affectingly arm in arm, strolling down the street together, whilst I raced past making a mission of my evening walk. ‘C’mon guys, can’t you see I’ve got places to be?’ was ticking through my mind, still in work mode, crossing off the to-do list. It was then music to my ears that Mongolian time very simply consists of before noon or afternoon. Ah bliss, I thought, I’d never be late again!

Mongolian countryside

As we headed into the vastness of the Mongolian countryside, it was the calm that struck me the most. 360 degrees of breathtaking wilderness, and although I tried, I don’t think the camera can do it justice. An energy so old and powerful, pure and untouched, this place is simply magical. Collectively our group began to relax and laugh our way into truly soaking up this experience. (as well as working out all our remarkable 6 degrees of separation!) Even the breakdowns and delays were greeted with laughter, knowing the worst that could happen was that we set up camp in a different piece of paradise.
Over 3 days of journeying by plane, 4WD and horseback, we arrived at our destination, the Reindeer Tribes living on the Siberian steppe. We collectively gasped as we emerged from the forest to see the smoke coming from the first of the teepees. Like stepping through the Narnia door, we entered a different world, so surreal, and such an honour to be one of the few travellers allowed to visit each year. Yet thanks to the many years of rapport established by our guides, it felt like we were welcomed home, with freshly brewed tea and happy kids eager to play.
Living nomadically means that packing up all your earthly possessions (including satellite dish), riding 6 hours, and setting up camp at the next season’s residence, is all in a days work. Foraging and hunting for food, whilst surviving -40 degrees in the winter, these people are next level resilient (as well as the original minimalists). The Tsaachin are innately connected to the rhythms of nature as well as interconnected to each other. With a gentleness, humility and warmth that we seem to have lost. I hope the Tsaachin can sustain their lifestyle for generations to come, as we have so much to re-learn from their wisdom. Ah if only I could have paused time, stayed a while longer and asked another 1000 questions.
And so my memories of Mongolia linger fondly, with my wind horse (soul) happy, hoping that one day I’ll return to fill my cup with Mongolia’s calm once more. Thank-you Lisa, Tulga and your phenomenal team for creating an atmosphere as magical as your country. (and Puujee, how you created 3 course meals for the 10 of us each day on a camp stove, was flippin’ amazing!) .
Because positive impact travel grows our shared humanity, which grows compassion, which ultimately grows a more peaceful world.
And when in Mongolia, a polar plunge is a must isn’t it?

Viktoria Varga
Reindeer Tsaatan Custom Photography Tour
We had a wonderful trip in Mongolia organized by Nomadic Trails. I highly recommend them to anyone considering coming to this wonderful country.

Tulga, our tour guide is very knowledgeable and helpful, his driving skills also worth a praise and believe me, on these roads, it is a big advantage for someone like me with a motion sickness.
They provided a cook for us, who exceeded all of our expectations.
If you want a truly amazing experience just go with them!


Ulaan Uul village - town North of Mongolia
Ulaan Uul Town
Nomadic Reindeer herders Purevee in winter scenery
Dukha Tribe Winter Camp
Murun town of Northern Mongolia
Murun town
frozen Khuvsgul Lake 2022
Khuvsgul Lake
Reindeer-Summer Mongolian Reindeer Herders tour
Mongolian Taiga

Reindeer related information:

Reindeer produce very little milk, so you cannot purchase it. But not to worry, you can still drink reindeer milk tea made by a local reindeer family. Some families with many reindeer sell cheese, so when you meet such families you can ask them to buy some.

After we ask the owner first, we can also ride a reindeer for a short amount of time.

Food and drinks:

Our professional expedition chef will be preparing both Mongolian and European cuisine for you. Depending on the itinerary of the day for example with lengthy driving, we will also be eating a packed lunch. Please don’t forget to write in our passenger list about your dietary requirements and allergies.
We will be providing you with mineral water, tea, and brewed coffee, but soda and juice will not be provided.

Tour guide and Leader:

Certified English-speaking experienced Tour Leaders and Tour guides will be your friend and close partner for the duration of the trip and even after your departure. All Nomadic Trails team members have been trained personally by Nomadic Trails experts and the Mongolian Professional Tour Guide Association.

Extra tips for this Reindeer People Mongolia Winter Adventure:

In the mornings, if you get up early, you can go on a walk, meditate or even read books.
During our drives, you will see stunning landscapes. You will witness the stunning view of mountains of unique formation, serene lakes, and frozen rivers. Sipping wine near a bonfire in the evenings, sharing memorable moments from our trip, and observing the starry sky is indeed a moment one can simply enjoy.

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