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Horse trip to reindeer

The Tsaatan /reindeer/ people of northern Mongolia are a nomadic people who depend on reindeer for nearly all aspects of survival, as well as cultural, spiritual, linguistic, and economic identity. Originating from the Sayan mountain region in Russian Siberia and Mongolia’s northern most province of Hovsgol,the Tsaatan, or ethnic Dukha people, are credited as one of the world’s earliest domesticators of any animal.
For generations, the group practiced nomadic reindeer husbandry throughout the Sayan region, until border closures in the 1920s restricted
their movements within Mongolia. Now isolated from their ancestors and other reindeer herding peoples of the region such as the Evenki, Tofa, Tozhu, and Soyots, the Tsaatan reside between 51 and 52 degrees north latitude, and are Mongolia’s only reindeer herders.
Today just over 200 Tsaatan individuals live in the Mongolian taiga, an
Tsaatan maintains small herds of between 7 and 160 reindeer per family. Reindeer are milked daily, providing the staple component of the Tsaatan diet largely consisting of reindeer dairy products.
Deer are more valuable as transport animals and milk providers rather than a source of meat. In fact, the community’s ancient tradition of shamanism largely precludes the slaughter of reindeer by placing sacred value on the animals. Instead, hunting wild game such as elk, moose, bear, sable, and boar have historically provided a consistent protein source.

Day 1.

Pick up from the airport and drop off at the Hotel

Day 2.

Drive to Amarbaisgalant Monastery

Day 3.

After breakfast, we will go to Murun, the capital of Khuvsgul Province.

Day 4.

White Lake. Stay overnight there and prepare for the horse ride

Day 5.

Drive to Reindeer area (reindeer family)

Day 6,7,8,9.

Continue your horse ride and visit a family of reindeer

Day 10.

End of trip back to Tsagaan Lake. Relax after a long journey

Day 11.

After breakfast, go to Murun and spend the night in a guest house

Day 12.

Go to Bulgan Suman and spend the night at home

Day 13.

After breakfast, we will go to “Seven stars” camp located in Huy 7 well. Relax in the sauna after a long trip. Dinner at the camp “Traditional Mongolian cuisine”.

Day 14

After lunch, return to UB

Day 15.

Ulaanbaatar city tour

Day 16.

After breakfast, drop off at the airport

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About this trip
Duration16
Seasonall season
LanguageEnglish
Destinationnorthern Mongolia
Inclusions
Airport pick up and drop off at the Hotel Hotel fee for 3 nights Accommodations Overnight in a Ger Car gasoline Experienced driver Guide Horse riding Local guide /horseman/ Horses for the luggage Visiting a nomad family Visit Reindeer family All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Traditional food "Khorhog" Entry fee for National parks and museums Stay in a Ger    Helmet Leather Ankle protector Camping equipment, tent, mattress Tent and mats Border permission City tour
Exclusions
Snacks Souvenirs Decoration Excess baggage charge Travel insurance Sleeping bag Optional additional activity cost Special order in cafes and restaurants Snacks, special drinks and special order at the hotel Payment for taking photos of temples, monuments and museums Passport and visa fees Personal expenses Snacks and special drinks Hotel mini-bar
You Should prepare for this tour below things
Personal medications Waterproof hiking boots Waterproof jacket with hood Waterproof over pants Lightweight trousers Anti-mosquito lotion Long underwear Wool socks Warm hat and gloves Sunglasses Sun care cream Water plastic case with 1 liter of capacity Binoculars/camera Wet tissues Insurance confirmation copy Emergency contact number