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Mongolia A Journey to Reindeer and Duka Culture

  • Off the beaten track
Our journey brings you to the heart of Duka culture and one of the last remaining reindeer herder tribes in deep Taiga, Northern Mongolia. Saddle up for horse trek adventure through mountain and forest and arrive in a village of reindeer herder nomads. Live amongst the tribe in the teepee and share their daily life, unique culture, and belief....

Our journey brings you to the heart of Duka culture and one of the last remaining reindeer herder tribes in deep Taiga, Northern Mongolia. Saddle up for horse trek adventure through mountain and forest and arrive in a village of reindeer herder nomads. Live amongst the tribe in the teepee and share their daily life, unique culture, and belief.

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Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and City tour

• Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

• After refreshment, we will visit Gandan Monastery to learn about Tibetan Buddhism of Mongolia and national museum about Mongolian history.

• Visit the main square and watch traditional concert of folk dance and music. Feast on Mongolian traditional meal for dinner

Cultural site : Visit prayer’s temple with 26.5 m indoor statue of Avalokitesvara and other temples. Watch folk dance and music, contortion as well as mask dance.

Historical site : Visit national museum. Walk along the main square and visit Sukhbaatar and Chinggis khan statue.  


Sites visited in the activity : Gandan monastery for an hour, National museum for 2 hours, Main square for 30 minutes, Concert for 70 minutes.

Board : Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Ulaanbaatar
Accommodation
Blue Sky (Ulaanbaatar)

Day 2: Fly to Khuvsgul province, visit lake Khuvsgul

• This morning you will take the local flight to Murun. Upon arrival, our local driver will pick you up and drive to the lake Khuvsgul. This crystal clear lake contains about 1.5% of the world’s fresh water and is surrounded by high mountain chains, thick pine forests and rich in wildlife.

Accommodation in tourist Ger camp.

Hiking : Walk along the shore leisurely. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Visited:
Khuvsgul Lake
Accommodation
night in Ashihai Camp (Khuvsgul Lake)

Day 3: Drive to Tsagaan Nuur Village through Darkhad valley

• Leaving the lake Khuvsgul, we travel to the Darkhad valley; a home of Darkhad small ethnic group of Mongolia.

•Journey over high mountain pass, Red Taiga with mountain ranges 2700m above sea level and through Siberian pine and larch forest.

•Arrive in Tsagaan nuur village after bumpy ride.

Accommodation in local guesthouse.  

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  

Accommodation: Local guesthouse.

Visited:
Khuvsgul Lake

Day 4: Horse Riding to Tsaatan -Reindeer Herders

• This morning we pack everything on horse and get ready for 5-6 hours long horse ride through forest and mountain. Arrive in our host family and settle in your teepee next to them. 

Horseback riding : Ride horse with day pack for 5-6 hours through forest and green lush. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  

Accommodation: Teepee.

Visited:
West Taiga

Day 5: Learn from Duka Culture

• Spend a memorable day with reindeer herder family sharing their daily life and helping with herding activities. Experience riding reindeer and milking it. You can photograph the family and reindeer. Stay another night in teepee. 

Cultural site : Help herder’s daily chores. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

​Accommodation: Teepee.

Visited:
West Taiga

Day 6: Travel to Tengis & Shigshed River Valley

• After breakfast, we leave the family and ride horse back to the Tsagaan nuur village where we meet the driver and continue the trip.

• Head to tengis & shigshed river valley ; rich in fish and wild life. Stay overnight in tourist Ger camp. 

Horseback riding : Ride horse for 5-6 hours. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Accommodation: Tengis ger camp.

Visited:
Khuvsgul Lake

Day 7: Murun - Capital Of Khuvsgul Province

• Today we travel to Murun town. Visit provincial museum to learn more about different ethnic groups living there and natural wonders.

• Wander around its outdoor market selling local food & products. Have a rest in a local hotel after this wilderness trip. 

Cultural site : Visit provincial museum for 1 hour. 

Board : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Visited:
Khuvsgul LakeMurun
Accommodation
50 100 Hotel (Murun)

Day 8: Return to Ulaanbaatar (Local Flight)

• Return to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, we will visit Zaisan memorial hill and Narantuul market or shopping mall.  

• Hiking : Take stairs to reach Zaisan hill memorial. Medium uphill climbing for 20-30 minutes.  

Board : Breakfast and Dinner. 

Visited:
Ulaanbaatar
Accommodation
Blue Sky (Ulaanbaatar)

Day 9: Departure

• Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport / train for departure.

• According to your departure time, our agency is happy and ready to prepare activities just for you or extend your trip because you wish to continue the adventure!   

Board : Breakfast. 

We hope you have enjoyed your stay in beautiful Mongolia, and wish you a safe trip back! 

Visited:
Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar Khuvsgul Lake West Taiga Murun

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
June 2020 to September 2020 $2,350
  • Single Room Supplement : $280

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

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