11 June 2018 • Reindeer Tribes of Mongolia with Naomi Simson • SMALL GROUP

REINDEER TRIBE
  • $4397 per person twin share

    single travellers will matched as limited accommodation options require share basis.

    Guaranteed Tour. 2 places remain.

    Inclusions

    • Return airport transfers
    • 9 nights accommodation
    • 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
    • English speaking Guide
    • Local Mountain Guide and pack horses
    • Domestic flights Ulaanbaatar/Murun/Ulaanbaatar in economy class
    • Entrance fees and National Park fees and permits to protected areas
    • Bottled water
    • Private transportation
    • Horses

    Exclusions

    • International and domestic flights not mentioned above
    • Visas
    • Travel insurance
    • Items of a personal nature e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc

    **Please note that this tour can be organised on request for private departures. * Pricing is subject to change at anytime until full payment has been received. * A minimum of 2 adults is required to guarantee this departure. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 AUD per person is required to secure your place. Final payment is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Travel insurance is mandatory for travelling with Crooked Compass. For full terms and conditions, please contact The 50+ Travel Club.

  • 11 June 2018 – Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
    Welcome to Mongolia! Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon following lunch, you will set out to explore the city. Visit the Gandan Monastery which is home to a huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival. You will also visit the National Museum of Mongolia where you can learn about the history of this fascinating country through their collection of artefacts from Mongolia and Central Asia dating from the Stone Age to the present day. This evening, enjoy a traditional art performance and welcome dinner where you can get to know your fellow travellers. (L,D)
    Overnight Bayangol Hotel or similar

    12 June 2018 – Tsagaannuur soum
    Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Khuvsgul province (1.5hrs). On arrival at local airport of Murun, the centre of the Khuvsgul, you will meet your driver and continue to Tsagaannuur soum (7-8 hours). You will cross rivers and passes and take in the scenic view over the Khoridol Saridag Mountain Range. On the way, you will stop to enjoy Yamaat canyon. Breathe the fresh mountain air as you explore this spectacular scenery. Continue on to your lodge. (B,L,D)
    Stay overnight in Tsagaannuur Lodge or similar

    13 June 2018 — Horse Ride to West Taiga
    This morning, you will transfer to Kharmain Gol which is the starting point of your horse ride. Here you will meet with your local horse specialist guides and trail finders and of course, your horses. After having a brief instruction on riding Mongolian horses, you will get acquainted with your own horse before it is time to set off. Start riding towards West Taiga, the region where part of the Tsaachin communities live. You will be introduced to the amazing but sadly dwindling world of the reindeer-herding people (Tsaachin). Due to the marshy road conditions, we will not use vehicles to reach the area, entire our luggage and food supply will be transported by horses. (B,L,D)
    Stay overnight in a local Tsaachin teepee

    14-15 June 2018 – Tsaachin community & Shaman Experience
    Spend the next two days staying amongst the Tsaachin people and experience their everyday life. Learn of their unique traditions such as milking reindeer and processing milk products like cheese. Spend time talking with the local people and understanding their local culture and how they have managed to maintain such a traditional way of life for so long. On one of these two days, you will have the opportunity to ride into the Taiga forest where the area is so energetic and mysterious. Explore Bor Khuyag river valley, which is rich in crystals and other minerals. Take in the beauty of the larch forest and wildflower patches. Be inspired and gain power while meditating in untouched wilderness. You will witness a traditional shaman ritual and meet a shaman custodian of a hidden realm. Shamanism, is a traditional spiritual belief system based on worshipping nature. Shamanism plays an important part in Tsaachin; the shaman also acts as a healer, providing traditional remedies for ailments to the local people. Theyalso perform many mystical holy rituals and use many different magic charms in their daily life, for hunting, calling, and preventing the rain. (B,L,D)
    Stay overnight in a local Tsaachin teepee

    16 June 2018 – Ride back to Tsagaannuur soum
    Today, say farewell to your new nomadic friends as you horse ride back to Tsagaannuur soum. Your mind will be swirling with the incredibly rare experience you have just had over the past three days. Your riding will go through an alternate route to the way you came, following along a path through the picturesque forested mountain and valley. On the way, you will cross Ebed mountain pass. Your vehicle and driver will be waiting for you at Kharmain Gol where you will then transfer to Tsagaannuur soum and onto your guest house. (B,L,D)
    Overnight in Tsagaannuur Lodge or similar

    17 June 2018 – Khuvsgul Lake
    Today you will drive 260kms to reach your Ger camp on the shore of blue pearl Lake Khuvsgul. The Lake is sacred and is known as the ‘Mother Lake’ to Mongolians and holds 2% of the worlds fresh water. Khuvsgul Lake is surrounded by beautiful high mountains of the Khoridol Saridag and Bayan Mountain Ranges, along the west shore. Enjoy walking around the lake – this area is often referred to as Mongolia’s most scenic region and you will certainly see why. (B,L,D)
    Overnight in a Ger camp

    18 June 2018 – Hiking
    Enjoy walking along the lake shore or hike through the surrounding mountains to take in the panoramic view over the lake. There is an optional boat trip on the lake this afternoon for those who are interested in getting a different perspective from the water of the spectacular surrounds. This evening, build up your appetite for an authentic Mongolian barbeque! This will be prepared in the traditional way with the meat grilled with hot stones which gives it a unique taste. (B,L,D)
    Overnight in a Ger camp

    19 June 2018 – Fly to Ulaanbaatar
    This morning, drive back to Murun town. Transfer to the domestic airport for your flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner. (B,L,D)
    Overnight Bayangol Hotel or similar

    20 June 2018 – Departure
    This morning is at leisure until it is time to transfer to airport for your onwards departure. (B)

  • This is a one off departure however if you are wanting to head to Mongolia we can arrange a similar tour in June 2018 for the Reindeer Festival.

    Please call 1300 689 461 for details.