Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest. *(early check-in not included)
Appointment at 12 o'clock at your hotel with your guide. He will take you to the restaurant of your choice.
Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis Khan.
At 18 o' clock, Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing.
Flight to Mörön, the capital of the province of Khövsgöl, where our driver is waiting for us.
We arrive at Lake Khövsgöl, one of the natural wonders of the world. This mountain covers an area of 2760 square kilometres, and its water is so pure that we can drink it! It's surrounded with many peaks culminating at more than 2000 metres and covered with forests of pines and lush meadows where yaks and horses graze!
We go towards East and the green small valleys of Alag Sar, and spend the night in a small yurts camp.
With local breeders and their yaks, we leave for our __2-days pony-trek (or hike) __ in the tree-filled valleys of Alag Tsar. Following the peaceful tempo of the cart, we discover this land of nomadism. In the heart of summer, the area is flowered and we will move literally on a carpet of edelweiss, while at West, we will see on the opposite bank the peaks culminating at 3000 metres that bathe in the crystal water of the lake.
In the evening, with the breeders, we will put up the yurt that we carried, in which we will spend the night.
Wake up and have breakfast in an exceptional setting, the lake at our feet and the mountains enveloping us. We hit back the track to Alag Sar yurt camp. Lunch at the camp and a relaxing afternoon where you can freely enjoy the lake, go for walks and possibly rent canoes on site.
We drive towards Southeast of Lake Khövsgöl. The camps of the Dukhans are isolated in the mountains Northwest of the lake, and the journey will last several days. We'll arrive at Öliin Dawaa by a pass containing 13 ovoos. Ovoos are piles of stones and wood generally located in the passes and in the sacred places. Mongolians walk three times around the ovoo making offerings : stones, tugrugs, milk, vodka…
We set our camp tonight, night under the stars.
Journey towards North and Tsagaan Nuur, The land of Dukhans. In this landscape made of rivers and steppes, we'll cross a few passes and stop at Lake Tsagaan Nuur.
We set our camp tonight, night under the stars.
Meeting with the breeders who will come with us all along our tour towards the Dukhans. Beginning of our horseride. After en epic crossing of the Shishged River in "ferry boat", we discover the first landscapes of the taiga. Forming a natural barrier protecting the camps of the Dukhans, in summer the wild and inhabited taiga is hard : unfortunately, marshes, flies and mosquitos will be present. It's not the easiest part of your trip but, with your guide and the local guides, you can take advantage of the trek to discover the traditions and the way of life of Mongolian breeders. In the early evening, we set up our camp near the Moorog River, where we'll enjoy a quite needed rest. Tomorrow, we'll finally reach the camp of the Dukhans.
At the end of the day, we set up camp on the banks of the Moorog River where we enjoyed a well-deserved rest, before reaching the Tsaatans camp the next day.
We continue our ride through the Taiga, when suddenly we see the first smoking teepees in the distance. More than a journey through space, it is a true temporal and human adventure that begins here, in one of the most remote corners of our beautiful planet.
We arrive at the family camp, and leave our mounts to explore the locals who welcome us with open arms and smiles on their faces. Free afternoon, accompanied by your guide, you will meet the locals and discover the surrounding area.
We stayed 2 nights in the Tsaatans camp, staying either in a teepee or in tents.
This day is dedicated to the discovery of the Tsaatan people. The traveller must come and meet his/her host, so spend time to go in the tepees and to share a few moments with the family. Watch, take part in the daily tasks, listen to stories, legends and myths, and learn some games. A part of the day will be dedicated to shamanism, proper to spirituality of Tsaatans.
After sharing dinner and evening with your host family, you'll fall asleep in a tepee made with reindeer skin in the camp of the host family.
After an amazing adventure in the land of the tsataans, it's time to get back on your mount. We ride towards the south, in the direction of the Gants Uuliin Khar Nuur Lake. We spend the night there, before finding back the Tsagaan nuur the following day.
Today we drive towards Moron, South. We set up our camp near the Beltes River. On the road, we discover another landscape, made of steppes, passes and rivers. Take the time to stop here. In the evening, if weather allows it, you can observe the sky by the fireside : Mongolia is definitely the land of the sky, Tenger, incredibly blue during the day and scattered with thousands of stars at night.
Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulan Bator. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.