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Trails of the Tsaatan Nomads


Trails of the Tsaatan Nomads
Hovsgol Mongolia
A trip deep into Mongolia's wilderness is not a journey as any other. It is a wide open country, largely untouched by tourism once you are outside of the centers. Mongolia offers a true appeal to those looking for a unique culture, immense rough landscapes and untouched nature. The people outside of the towns are still semi-nomadig, moving their herds with the seasons, as they have done for centuries. Half of the Mongolian population is Rural dealing with herds that represent the country's economy base. It is the homeland of Genghis Khan and its people have kept close contact to its unique culture and heritage.

Join us on a fabulous horse ride traveling like nomads. We explore the trails created by the Tsaatan nomadic people and venture into the deepest Mongolian taiga, in the region of the Khovgol lake. We will be leaving from Hatgal, a village on the southern area of the lake, above the taiga, and go to the village of Renchilumbe, using trails cut deep in the mountains. You will witness the richness and variety of central Mongolia landscapes, an untamed nature, high passes and deep valleys.

The Khovsgol lake, the "Blue Pearl" of Mongolia, will take your breath away. The lake spans 85 x 22 miles and its water is so pure that you can drink straight from the lake - its waters being are cold - frozen from January to April. With high mountains above 2500 meters, the region hosts wolves, deer, bears, rare birds, countless small animals. The Khovsgol Lake region is the most protected area in the country. We will stay away from tourism routes and will sleep under tents or yurts.

You will be pampered by a wonderful team composed of an English speaking guide, a local horse guide, a cook and a local logistics team.
  • English speaking guide: He knows Mongolia and its traditions. He will allow you to reach out to our friends and will ensure your safety. He will be your translator during the visits and your exchanges with the local people. Without him a great part of the Mongol atmosphere would be lost.
  • Local horse guide: Mongols are known as some of the best horse trainers in the world and dealing with their herd is second nature - you are in good hands.
  • The cook: She is used to adapt the local recipes to our tastes and she will show you the bad cooking reputation of the country is just a fantasy
  • The local team will take care of logistics, moving your luggage… and always ready to share their laughs.
  • We have a satellite cellular phone for safety.
A journey through time and space ... Keep an open mind at all times.

Combine the riding expeditions with the world famous Nadaam Games in UlaanBataar from July 10 - 13.

Camping Ride with pack horses

Meeting: Ulaan Baatar
Airport: Ulaan Baatar
Transfer: Ulaan Baatar for Aeroflot arrivals
Riders: Min 4 riders
Max 10 riders

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    Trails of the Tsaatan Nomads
    Tour Code: PG-WMNRI03
    16 days / 15 nights ~$2,010.00
    Dates : May to Sept

    Difficulty : Riding Level
    Riding Level Explained
    ABeginner
    Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
    BNovice
    Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
    CIntermediate
    Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
    D Strong Intermediate
    Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
    EAdvanced
    All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
    Lodging: Standard
    Lodging Level Explained
       
    = Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
       
    Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
    Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
     Accommodations with superior comforts.
       
     = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
       
    Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
    Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
    Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
       
     = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
       
    Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
    Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
    Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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    A 2016 08/06 - 08/21 16d / 15n 16 day trip, AP 4 /10 Expired
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    Tack: Kazak, Russian or Chinese saddles
    Horses: Mongolian. Small but sturdy
    Pace: Moderate at all paces. 5 to 7 hrs per ...

    Airport: Ulaan Baatar
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