Horse riding to Taiga Reindeer

The Tsaatan people or the Reindeer herders live a remote nomadic lifestyle and presently, only 44 families (about 500 people) remain. The Tsaatans are deeply connected to the mother nature, live in huts and still practice Shamanism.

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Horse riding to Reindeer tribe in the Taiga

The word Mongolia often stirs up an image of ancient warriors on horseback to many. And plenty think that Mongolia is all about horses and wide steppe – well, true to some extent as the Mongols have more than 3 million horses and the country is the 19th largest country by territory. However, Mongolia is a lot more than that – globetrotters are mesmerized by the diverse natural and cultural wonders that Mongolia has to offer. 

Hidden in a secluded corner of Northern Mongolia, straddling the border of Russian Siberia, a unique ethnic group lives in the Taiga of Mongolia. The Tsaatan people or the Reindeer herders live a remote nomadic lifestyle and presently, only 44 families (about 500 people) remain. The Tsaatans are deeply connected to the Mother Nature, live in huts, and still practice Shamanism.

This extraordinary adventure journey will take you to northernmost Mongolia and will guide you through the best of it, the exquisite Lake Huvsgul, picturesque Khoridol Saridag Mountains, and the Taiga, where you will meet the Tsaatans “Reindeer herders”. The journey itself can be a big challenge for many, however, the reward is priceless – meeting the shy but kind Tsaatans, playing with their children, helping with their daily chores, feeding their reindeers with much-needed salt, and last but not least, the breathtaking landscape of the Darkhad Valley and the Taiga… Travel conditions of this exceptional adventure are not easy, long rough driving through the least travelled parts of northern Mongolia and horse riding are involved besides camping n tents in the wilderness.

Premium Travel Mongolia tour guides are knowledgeable, experienced, and are happy to be the ambassadors of their country. Plus, travelling extensively in remote Mongolia and discovering the wonders doesn’t mean rough travel conditions all the time. We utilize comfortable 4×4 Land Cruisers for the driving part, and 2 night stay at comfy en-suite Ger camp by the Lake Huvsgul to complete your wonderful Mongolia stay with us. Please take a look at our COVID-19 update.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Day 2. Ulaanbaatar city tour & visit to the Giant Genghis monument. 8 hr excursion
Day 3. Ulaanbaatar – Moren, Huvsgul flight – Base camp ~90 min flight + 8 hrs drive
Day 4. Base camp – Tsagaannuur village – horse riding ~3 hrs drive + 6 hr horse ride
Day 5-6. Days with the Tsaatans and meeting with a Shaman
Day 7. Horse riding & driving to base camp ~6 hrs horse ride + 3 hr drive
Day 8. Base camp – Hatgal village at the Lake Huvsgul ~8 hr drive
Day 9. Rest day at the Lake Huvsgul
Day 10. Moren – Ulaanbaatar flight ~90 min flight + 2 hr excursion
Day 11. Departure/extension. 40 min drive

Horse riding to Taiga tour map

Taiga horse riding tour

Tour Date & Price

US$3050 p.p

Tour dates in 2023:

24 Jun-04 Jul

Group Size: Min 4 people

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US$3050 p.p

Tour dates in 2023:

20-30 Jul

Group Size: Min 4 people

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US$3050 p.p

Tour dates in 2023:

06-16 Aug  

Group Size: Min 4 people

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Single Supplement: US$400

*The minimum number of people in a group is 4 pax, and the maximum is 8 pax

**Domestic flight times are to be confirmed in April.

Included services:

  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Accommodation: twin/double share at an -excellent hotel in Ulaanbaatar for 3 nights, triple/quadruple at a Base camp for 2 nights, standard tourist Ger camp for 2 nights, and the rest in tent camping
  • Private transfers in/around Ulaanbaatar with minivan/minibus with AC
  • Private transfers in the countryside with 4×4 Land Cruisers
  • Riding horses, and horse keeper cum local guide in the Taiga
  • Pack horses during the horse riding part
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Ticket to Genghis monument visit
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • National park entrance fees
  • Border area travel permit
  • Moren – ULN flight + Tax (10+5kg luggage free of charge)
  • 0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Mongolia tour souvenir!

Not included in the price:

  • International travel fare + Tax
  • Travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities such as camel riding, archery, fishing etc


Horse riding in the Taiga tour photos

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