Khuvsgul Lake & The Tsaatans Of Taiga Adventure & Photography Tour

The Tsaatan are a community of nomadic reindeer herders, originally from Tuva in Siberia, who have historically inhabited the border region of Russia and Mongolia. Ethnically, the community identifies as Dukha and Uighar, but their lifestyle as reindeer herders earned them the Mongolian name Tsaatan, which means roughly “with reindeer.” For millennia, the Tsaatan have depended on domesticated reindeer for nearly all of their basic needs, such as milk for food, skins for clothing, and antlers for tools. For meat, the Tsaatan have depended on wild game, while nuts, berries, and flora of the taiga also supplement their traditional diet. Reindeer are also used as both riding and pack animals in the rugged taiga environment the Tsaatan call home. Said to have been domesticated several thousand years ago, reindeer play a central role in the spiritual, socio-economic, and linguistic traditions of the community.

per adult from

$3,597

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Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • TRANSFER AND ACCOMMODATION IN UB CITY. (ACCOMMODATION BASED ON TWIN BEDDED ROOMS IN 3 STAR HOTEL)
    • UB-MURUN-UB DOMESTIC FLIGHT
    • BASE CAMP AND GER CAMPS DURING THE TRIP. (ACCOMMODATE IN TWO BEDDED GER)
    • TOUR GUIDE AND 4X4 VEHICLE SERVICE
    • DAILY 3 MEALS AND FOOD SERVICES
    • REINDEER RIDING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • TIPS AND GIFTS TO LOCAL PEOPLE AND GUIDE, DRIVER, COOK
    • ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND BEVERAGES FOR YOUR OWN USE THAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE
    • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT/TRAIN TICKET
    • INSURANCE
  • Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city: Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar (UB), a guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to a hotel. After refreshment and short rest, the tour program starts with city tour to the Museum of National History with displays related with Mongolian history and its splendid collection of Mongolian traditional costumes exhibits. Possible evening tour around UB with beautiful sunset view of the city. Welcoming dinner at a local restaurant. Stay overnight at hotel. (D)

    Day 2 Ulaan Uul, Khuvsgul province: Early morning fly to Murun, Khuvsgul province (2,5hrs). Arrive in Murun town and drive to Ulaan uul village (220 km’s). Stay overnights in a tourist Ger camp. (B, L, D)

     Day 3-5 Tsagaan Nuur (White Lake) Tsaatan base Yurt (Tipi) camp, Khuvsgul province:Drive to Tsagaan Nuur village (The White Lake lies in Darkhad valley, northernmost region of Mongolia, 220km). From the village we drive around 30km to the Taiga and camp near a Tsaatan family with more than 30 reindeers. For 3 days we will stay with a Tsaatan family to experience and photograph the daily life, tradition and culture of Tsaatan people. Stay for 3 overnights in a Tsaatan Yurt (Tipi) camp especially prepared for our customers. (B, L, D)

    Day 6 Khuvsgul Lake (Khatgal town), Khuvsgul province: Drive to Khatgal town (250km) Khuvsgul Province. Photography of ancient deer stones and petroglyphs. The deer stone is originated during the late period of the Bronze Age. The deer stone is believed to provide an over-whelming feeling of relaxation and peace when comes in contact with stone. Believing that Deer stone has great mystic power the ancient warriors sacrificed to Deer stone before long journey and great hunting for receiving favor.  Stay overnight in a Ger camp. (B, L, D)

     Day 7 Ulaanbaatar:

    Drive to Murun city and fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Accommodate in Hotel. Afternoon city touring. (B, L, D)

     Day 8 Ulaanbaatar/Tsonjin Boldog:

    Morning visit Gandan Monastery and after continue drive to Tsonjon boldog to see Chinggis Khaan statue. Lunch at Tsonjin Boldog. Chinggis Khaan statue complex, the world’s largest statue of a rider on a horse. Mongolian “XIII Century Theme Park”, the old micro kingdom tour to 13th century life atmosphere will leave you unforgettable Mongolian remembrance. The statue of Chinggis Khaan (1162-1227) with a golden whip in his right hand has an indoor museum inside and it is the right spot for selfie and photos. Return to UB late afternoon. Overnight in hotel. (B/L/D)

    Day 9 DEPARTURE
  • Departure Point :
    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Ulaanbaatar, BT and TC LLC
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by BTTC LLC

Activity ID: V-115411P1

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