Visit to reindeer (Tsaatan ) people

Reindeer Herders, living in most remote corner of Mongolia, only 300 of them exist today. They continue their nomadic life, moving from one place to another without establishing any permanent settlements during ther year.

  • Duration:

    15 Nights / 16 Days


  • Day 1
    Amarbayasgalant, a historical Temple

    This is the second most important Temple in Mongolia (after Erdenezuu Temple, Kharkhorum) Temple was built by Manchu emperor by 1727. Some of them were destroyed in the 1930’s during the Stalinism time. Later, the monastery was restored in 1990 with the help of UNESCO. Overnight stay with a nomadic family’s ger.

  • Day 2
    Drive to Khutag – Ondor mountain area

    Travelers can find some interesting, rarely visited sights in the area. Thick forested mountains, wide rivers, fishing, wild fruits, healthy spas, and spring waters containing lots of natural elements for diabetes diagnosis are all there.

  • Day 3
    Drive to Moron town, center of Khovsgol aimag/province

    It is an administrative center. Most of travelers break up here to prepare for the journey to famous lake “Khovsgol”, in the North. The road is extremely rough from the White lake to Moron. Electricity, internet, supermarket and public shower are available. Stay with a local family’s ger

  • Day 4
    Drive to the Khovsgol lake, via “Deer stone”, the most preserved rock paintings in the world

    The Khovsgol lake called also “Dark Blue Pearl” of Mongolia. Untouched by industry and urban life. Electricity, little supermarket and public shower are available. Overnight stay in a guesthouse’s ger.

  • Day 5
    Same activities

  • Day 6
    Drive via Moron town, to Alag – Erdene soum. (Soum is smaller area than village)

    Overnight stay in a nomadic family.

  • Day 7
    Start the trip to the Reindeer family, by horse

    You will go through forest with a localguide, only. The driver will stay with the nomadic family. Overnights stay in a tent.

  • Day 8
    This is the second day by horse

    Visit to see reindeer people. Overnights stay in a tent.

  • Day 9
    Return to the nomad family

    Overnights stay in a tent.

  • Day 10
    Back to the nomad family

    Overnight stay in a ger.

  • Day 11
    Drive to Moron town

    Electricity, internet, supermarket, bank and public shower are available. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

  • Day 12
    Great White lake (Khorgo Volcano lake), via Chuluut canyon

    Sometimes called Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur, it is a dead volcano lake area. Rich with fish and different birds breed here. The beautiful lake is the most attractive place in Mongolia despite being frozen till June. The National Park is attractive its lava fields, pine trees, natural fruits, bird life, mountains and hidden caves and gaps underground. The Chuluut canyon is a river that runs from Khangai mountain range. It is rich with pike, over 1 meter long. Electricity, modern toilet and shower are not available. Overnight stay with a nomadic family’s ger.

  • Day 13
    Same activities

  • Day 14
    Drive to “Tsenher” hot spring, in Arkhangai aimag

    Overnight stay in a tourist camp. Tsenher is a natural hot spring that flows the whole year from the ground at 85 Celsius degree. The spring comes out from far deep part of the ground and its water is not mixed with soil waters because it is hot. The water has high mineral content and contains everything from simple calcium, sodium to sulphuric. The spring produces water that is good for health and the water is effective for joints, nervous system and considered good for many other diseases. The surrounding area is home of medicinal herbs. There are separate pools for women and men. Only ger is available as for accommodation, in the tourist camp. Communal shower, modern toilet, electricity and restaurants is available.

  • Day 15
    Drive to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital

    Visit to Erdenezuu Monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. It was founded in 1586. Surrounded by a quadratic wall (420 m long on each side) with total 108 Stupas. Continue the trip to Small Sand Dune (semi- Gobi). Electricity, modern toilet and shower are not available. Camel riding is available. Overnight stay with a nomadic family’s ger.

  • Day 16
    Drive back to UB