INTRODUCING NORTHERN MONGOLIAN CULTURE
15 days/14 nights
Description: Be ready to go to the discovery of the Tsaachins. This mythic ethnic will welcome you in their home place near the Khuvsgul Lake. You will spend days in their tribe, learning their everyday life and their traditions like riding reindeer, milking reindeer, processing skins /among others…/ while enjoying the beautiful nature. You will also have the possibility to ride around the taiga, and the Darkhad depression.
Accommodation: 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar for 2 nights, 6 nights in GER (Mongolian traditional felt accommodation), 2 nights in tent, 4 nights in tee pee (Tsaachin people’s dwelling).
Guide: English speaking guide (other language speaking guide is upon request), mountain guide.
Day 1. Murun city, Khuvsgul
Transfer to airport and take a domestic flight to Khuvsgul province. On arrival at local airport of Murun city, the center of the Khuvsgul we will greet & meet with our local driver. Then travel to Sumber brigad for 90kms. On the way we will enjoy Yamaat canyon. Overnight at GER (Mongolian traditional felt accommodation)
Day 2. Drive to Tsagaannuur soum
Travel to Tsagaannuur soum (a local administration unit). We will prepare for trekking and will have some instruction for trek in the mountain. Overnight at GER (Mongolian traditional felt accommodation, app.altitude 2716m above sea level)
Day 3-4. Trekking to West Taiga
Transfer to Kharmain Gol starting point of the trek. Start trekking to West Taiga, the area where part of Tsaatan communities live. 2 days trekking will cover about 42 kilometers. Due to the marshy road condition we will not use vehicles to reach the area, entire our luggage and food supply will be transported by horses. Stay overnights in tent on the way and in teepee at Tsaatan place.
Day 5-6. Exploring Tsaatan community
Today we will stay among Tsaatan people and will experience everyday life and unique tradition of them. Our activities include attending shaman ritual, milking reindeers, processing milk products, talking with people and learning local culture… Stay overnight in teepee (Tsaatan people’s dwelling).
Day 7. Trek & meditate in mystical Taiga
Today you will have a day of trek into the Taiga forest where the area is so energetic and mysterious. Be inspired and gain power while meditating in untouched wilderness. Trek along Bor Khuyag river valley, is rich in crystals and other minerals, as well as feel the beauties of larch forest & wildflower patches. Stay overnight in tee pee.
Day 8-9. Trek back to Tsagaannuur soum
Trek back to Tsagaannuur soum. These days trek will go through another route along picturesque forested mountain and valley. On the way we will cross Ebed mountain pass. Our vehicle and driver will be waiting for us in the Kharmain Gol. Then move to Tsagaannuur soum & guest house. Stay overnights in tent and in Tsagaannuur GER (Mongolian traditional felt accommodation) lodge.
Day 10. Travel to Ujig Valley
Today we will drive to Ujigiin river valley. Overnight at GER (Mongolian traditional felt accommodation) near the beautiful mountain.
Day 11. Khuvsgul Lake
Continue our drive to shore of Blue pearl Lake Khuvsgul. Enjoy walking around the lake or having rest. Overnight at GER (Mongolian traditional felt accommodation).
Day 12. Hiking
Enjoy walking along the lake shore. Evening we are up to a highlight of the day, which is Mongolian barbeque! This is going to be made in real traditional way as the meat dish is grilled with hot stones and has a unique taste. Overnight at GER (Mongolian traditional felt accommodation).
Day 13. Travel to Murun & flight back to Ulaanbaatar
Morning we will drive back to Murun town. Transfer to domestic airport and take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Short sightseeing: Natural Historical Museum, Zaisan Hill monument- panoramic view of city and shopping in cashmere and souvenir shops. Stay overnight in the hotel.
The Tour Price includes:
- Driver + 4WD Vehicle + All Petrol
- English or Korean speaking Guide
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Vegetarian or vegan meal are possible)
- Water 1.5L daily
- All entrance fee
- Camel & Horse Riding
The Tour Price doesn't include:
- Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
- Personal items and toiletry
- Optional activity costs
- 2 people 95 USD per person per day
- 3 people 80 USD p.p.p day
- 4 people 70 USD p.p.p day
- 5 people 64 USD p.p.p day
- 6 or more people 59 USD p.p.p day