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Discover wildlifeHorse Riding

Horse Riding to TSAATAN

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  • DURATION : 19 days
  • GROUP SIZE : 2-10
  • HIGHLIGHTS : Central Mongolia, Huwsgul lake, Reindeer herders, Darkhad Valley
  • COVERED DISTANCE :Apx:2500km
  • TRANSPORTATION :  Japanese 4WD jeep or Russian mini Van 4x4 UAZ

 

 

 

Participant 2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5-7 pax 8-10 pax
Price per   person 2850€ 2660€ 2470€ 2280€ 2090€

 

 

Tsaatans are living at the border of Mongolia and Russia. Now they are around 100 families and they divided into two main groups. It is called Western and Eastern taiga. Also, they are herding over 2000 reindeers in the mountain area. From the village of Tsagaannuur, we will go to East taiga and meet the tsaatan family. The Tsaatan people mainly live from hunting, gathering plants and use a very large part of their reindeer milk, which is incredibly rich with fat and vitamins. The reindeers and their traditional teepee is the heart of Tsaatan culture.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1-9

Day 1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia You will land in Mongolia. At the airport you will meet the translator and go to the city center. After took your hotel you will have city tour.

City tour: The National History Museum, the Chinggis Khaan Square, and the lunch together. See national folk art performances at 6pm. /for 1 hour/ after show you go to hotel and see you tomorrow

 

Day 2

Ulaanbaatar to Amarbayasgalant Monastery 350 km

In the morning, breakfast will be served at 8 am, accompanied by an interpreter, chef, and driver at the camp and travel to the countryside. On the way, eat the chef's lunch and go on. 350 km of this car will be visited by the Mongolian monastery, one of Amarbayasgalant Monastery's largest Buddhist monasteries. here it will be your first camping near to the mountain. The first dinner prepared by the chef in the Mongolian countryside. First camping In Mongolia

  • breakfast-hotel
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accomadtion-tent

 

Day 3

Amarbayasgalant to Uran Togoo old volcano  220 km

Today we will drive to one of the Mongolian old volcano Uran Togoo. After breakfast, we will start our driving to volcano. we will pass ERDENET and BULGAN cities on the way.

Uran Togoo Mountain

Located in the sum of Khutag-Öndör in the aimag of Bulgan, Uran Uul is an extinct volcano whose crater reaches 1686 metres (1,05 mile) above the ground, has 500 metres (0,31 mile) in diameter and 50 metres (164,04 feet) in depth.

It’s the most beautiful and the most famous volcano in Mongolia. It was active 20 to 25 millions of years ago. We can find exceptional and plenteous fauna and flora. In effect, the lava that flowed there many thousands of years ago gave way to a very fertile environment. A hike along a footpath through the Siberian larches will lead you to the crater. You will see a surprising variety of plants, but also many birds and insects, like the Apollo butterfly. Then you will go to the bottom of the crater, where you will find in its centre a surprising small lake and beautiful dense vegetation. The Mongolian government had first limited the protected area of Uran Togoo to the North of Uran Uul (1965), then extended it to the South of Uran Uul in 1995.

 

  • breakfast-your team
  • lunch-your team
  • dinner-your team
  • accomadtion-tent

 

Day 4

Uran Togoo to Hovsgol lake 450 km

Early this morning you will have breakfast and go on to Lake Hövsgöl. This day will be longest driving day. But we will hava a good and smooth road. until lake.

On the way, we will through Moron city and some small villages. just before the Moron city we will have our lunch. After lunch, move to the city of Mörön. where the market is going to buy a little something that needs you in Moron city. Next to Moron city, you travel to Khatgal village, where you will come to the tourist camp near the mountain forest on the shore of Lake Hovsgol. At the tourist camp, you will rest in Mongolian traditional house /Ger/.  It's the longest driving on this day. By car  km

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-tourist camp
  • accommodation-ger / yurt /

 

Day 5

Tourist camp to khar Us 25 km

Early in the morning, you will have breakfast. also, you start a horse ride and go on a horseback riding on the horse for the next days, riding on horseback, and riding on the shore of scenic Lake Hovsgol. The car will go another way we will see after 3 days. From the car you need take your luggage and what you need for next three days.  On the way, you will have lunch and go on a 20-25 km journey along the lake of Lake Hovsgol. Your guides will find the best place to camp next to the lake. and you will have a nice dinner around campfire prepared by the chef.

  • breakfast-tourist camp
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommodation-tent

 

Day 6

Khar Us to Horidol Saridag 20 km

This morning take breakfast and go on a horse-riding tour along the lake of Hövsgöl and after lunch, you will leave Hövsgöl Lake and into the Taiga zone covered with forest along the ridge of Khoridol Saridag mountains, and tents on the river bank. rest next to the campfire. Horse riding 20-25km on this day.

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommadation-tent

 

Day 7

Horidol Saridag to Arsai river 25 km

After breakfast, you will ride on the valley of Arsai River along with the scenic natural forests and continue to enjoy lunch and continue to the Darkhad Valley. Arsai river is the longest river of this Darkhad valley. Darkhad Valley is surrounded by the high mountains and here many groups of ethnic nomad families are still living for a long time. The car will be waiting for us this evening at place where we go. 

you will ride for 20-25 km in the mountain area on this day.

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommodation-tent

 

Day 8

Arsai River to Hodon River 20 km

This morning we will continue our journey through the steppes of the beautiful Darkhad Valley and take a day off and go to a river. the car will follow us and get the items that you need on the road.  camping next to the river.

Take a 20 km on horseback.

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommodation-tent 

 

Day 9

Hodon River to Burgast lake 25 km

This morning, after breakfast we will continue our horse riding trip, the lakes and rivers and steppe area will continue. Our lunch wiil be on the side of the scenic "FLOWER" lake. This lake is not so big but very beautiful and covered by the lotus. after lunch, we will cross Sharga river by the local bridge and then set up  a tent next to the lake. Lake is called Burgast. The Darkhad Valley is a great water basin with over 800 big and small rivers and lakes too. In the Darkhad Valley, we will see and cross many rivers.

20-25 km of riding

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommodation-tent 

 

Day 10-19

Day 10

Lake Burgast to Nomad 25 km

This morning, we will continue our horse-riding journey on the steppe to a Mongolian nomad family. Here is we can help the nomad family. it is a good chance to study the living conditions of Mongolian herding. and we also study their culture and lifestyle.

20-25 km of riding

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-nomad family
  • accommodation-ger /yurt/

 

 

Day 11

Nomad to Taiga 20 km

Get up early this morning and you prepare things for the next 4 days that you need and ride on horseback and take a tour of Tsaatan /reindeer's family/. The car will stay here. Because it is bumpy and muddy.Travel through the Taiga zone camp in the mountain area. If we are lucky we can see some wild animals.

20 km of horse riding

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommodation-tent

 

Day 12

Camp to Tsaatan 20 km

In the morning you will have breakfast like before, and you ride along the river and through the mountains.  On the way, next to the river you will have lunch, after lunch, you will come to the reindeer families and spend the night in their traditional house teepee. The Tsaatans are very interesting people, their lifestyle culture and ways to herd reindeers and their shamans too. Here you will know lots of culture and about their life. 

15-20 km of horse riding

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommodation- traditional tepee of Tsaatan people

 

Day 13

This day we can take a rest for the full day. After many days of horse riding you need to take rest for some days. After breakfast, we can help to the Tsaatan families, and we can study how to live in the mountains, talk to people about their lifestyle and walk with the children to top of the mountains, and if you want to ride a reindeer you can ride with Tsaatans and go around the mountains or you can visit the nearby mountain waterfall. 

ride reindeer or hike to mountain

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommodation- traditional tepee of Tsaatan people

 

Day 14

Tsaatan to Campingspot 20 km

On this day you will leave the reindeer families. You will go to the mountain area and your lunch will be next to the river. After lunch, you will continue your horseback riding until your camp. This will be your last day of camping you can have your dinner around campfire. The last day of camping in the Taiga zone and you can make  a campfire.

Horse riding around 20-25 km

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-cooking
  • accommodation-tent
Day 15

Taiga to Nomad 20 km

This is the last day of a horseback riding trip and it's time to leave the Taiga zone and come to the our nomad family and meet with your car. If you want to ride more you can ride your horse along the river to a nearby family.  Also, you can help to the nomad family for herding animlas .enjoy your time here.

15-20 km of horse riding

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-cooking
  • dinner-nomad family
  • accommodation-ger / yurt /

 

Day 16

Nomad to Tsagaannuur 30 km 

This dayis last day with nomad family and with your horses. Today we have short road to the next place and you can stay with family untill lunch. This day we will go 30 km by the car to the Tsagaannuur sum. /village/ Tsagaannuur sum is located next to the big lake which is we call White Lake.  Here are all of the tourists, guide and driver will have rest for half day. Before or after lunch time we will visit to Tsagaannuur. In the village, you will stay at a guest house. Here you can take a shower and check your internet usage. After lunch, if we have good weather we can take a 1-2-hours over the lake with a wooden boat. /local people are still using a wooden boat on the lake/  Also we can swim in the lake. After many days of horse riding, we need to take a break for half day. After dinner, you need to prepare for a long day of tomorrow.

30 km of driving

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-guest house
  • dinner-guest house
  • accommodation-small wooden house /guest house/

Day 17

Tsagaannuur to Moron 280 km

This morning, we need to get up early in the morning and drive to the Murun city. Today we have 280 km of dirty and muddy road, and it will take a long day. Breakfast and start driving, our lunch will be in the box. This day we will drive all day, when we arrive in Moron city we directly go to our hotel,then we go to restaurant for dinner.

280 km of driving

  • breakfast-cooking
  • lunch-lunch box
  • dinner-restaurant in Moron
  • accommodation-hotel

 

Day 18

Moron to Ulaanbaatar 

This is the last day of our trip with our team. if your flight is in the morning we need to get up early in the morning. After 10 km of driving from Moron town, you will visit at the local airport. Here you will leave your driver. You can say Thank you and Goodbye to the driver. The guide will fly with you. After you arrived in Ulaanbaatar if time is still early you can go shopping with your guide, then you can come to your hotel. After that, you could say GOODBYE and THANK YOU to your guide. This is the last moment with your guide.

 

  • breakfast-hotel
  • lunch-depend on fligth time in Moron or in Ulaanbaatar
  • dinner--------

 

Day 19

This day is your last day in Mongolia. Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. Also the transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight. Thank you for you traveled with us

HAVE A GOOD JOURNEY AND SEE YOU SOON

What's included?

Included

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • 2 nights in 3* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
  • Full pension during the tour
  • Water
  • 1 night in comfortable Tourist camp with warm showers
  • 4 nights in a nomad family, in guest yurt
  • 1 night hotel in Moron
  • Food during the whole trip
  • Chef for more than 3 travelers
  • Japanese 4WD jeep or Russian mini Van UAZ 4x4  with driver
  • Petrol
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Horse riding
  • Local guides for the treks
  • Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
  • City tour tickets
  • Equipments for meals (camping tents, tables and chairs)
  • Equipments for horse riding (saddles, bridles etc…)

Not included

  • International flight
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra drinks / alcohols/ some special coffee etc…
  • Meals in Ulan Bator
  • Phone calls
  • Any excursion that is not indicated in the program

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