Spirit of the Reindeer Herders

  • Trip Duration
  • 17
  • 16
  • Riding Time
  • 8
  • 6-7
    hrs per
    day riding
  • Group Size
  • 6 - 12
    Guests per group
Horse riding tour in Mongolia

Spirit of the Reindeer Herders

Ride Overview

This remote and inaccessible region of northern Mongolia is inhabited by the Tsaatan people, nomadic reindeer herdsmen. The Tsaatan herd reindeer not only for their horns, which they sell to local traders, but also for riding, milking and meat. It is no wonder they are called ‘Reindeer People’. There are only 30-40 herding families still living this traditional lifestyle as they have done for centuries, moving constantly in search of a particular type of moss on which their reindeer feed. They maintain a culture completely separate to that of the traditional Mongolian nomads. On horseback you journey deep into the taiga-forest area and make contact with this unique group of people during this horse riding tour in Mongolia.

After leaving the Tsaatan people, the itinerary continues by horseback to the shores of the tranquil Khuvsgul Lake. The surrounding area, part of the Lake Khuvsgul National Park, comprises of high mountains, meadows of wildflowers, dense taiga forest and clear rivers. After camping here for two days to soak up the serenity and wild scenery, you will fly back to Ulaanbaatar and explore the sights of Mongolia’s capital city.


Ride & Horse Details

  • Horse Breeds:
    Mongolian Ponies
  • Trip Pace:
    moderate to fast
  • Tack:
    English trekking, Australian stock
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs

Meeting Point


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