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Mongolia Reindeer Tribe Tour: A Journey Through Nomadic Traditions and Untouched Wilderness

Updated: Jun 9

Why the Mongolia Reindeer Tribe Tour is a Must-Experience

Mongolia Reindeer Tribe Tour
Mongolia Reindeer Tribe Tour - Riding a Reindeer and meet the local nomadics

For anyone with a love for unique cultural adventures and pristine landscapes, a Mongolia reindeer tribe tour is an unparalleled experience. Mongolia, a landlocked country in East and Central Asia, boasts a wide range of biodiversity and contrasting landscapes—from the famous Gobi Desert to the towering Altai Mountains. But what sets Mongolia apart even further is its rich nomadic culture, especially as seen in its native reindeer-herding communities.

From the magical Reindeer Festival in Mongolia to the spellbinding views at Khuvsgul Lake, this tour is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be immersed in an almost untouched world. For those eager to venture off the beaten path, this Mongolia tour offers an unforgettable escape.


The Reindeer Festival Mongolia: A Cultural Epitome

One of the highlights of this Mongolia tour is the captivating Reindeer Festival. This festival is celebrated primarily by the Tsaatan community, a small tribe of Turkic origins that has herded reindeer for centuries in Mongolia’s far north.

How the Festival Enriches Your Mongolia Tour

According to Wikipedia, the Tsaatan people depend on the reindeer for almost all aspects of their survival, as well as for cultural and spiritual identity. This festival not only gives you the chance to witness reindeer races but also exposes you to various other activities such as traditional Tsaatan crafts and musical performances.

"The Reindeer Festival is an encapsulation of Mongolian culture and tradition, making it a must-experience event." — Mongolian Travel Journal (2021)[1].

Our tours of Khuvsgul Lake and Northern Mongolia

Khuvsgul Lake Tour: The Blue Pearl of Mongolia

Khuvsgul Lake, often dubbed as the "Blue Pearl of Mongolia," is a unique natural attraction. Wikipedia reveals that it contains nearly 70% of Mongolia's fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world.

View of Khuvsgul Lake
View of Khuvsgul Lake in Northern Mongolia

Why Khuvsgul Lake is a Must-See in Northern Mongolia's Destinations

Located near the border with Russia, Khuvsgul Lake is surrounded by mountain ranges, including the Sayan Mountains, where you may find ancient shamanic rocks and spiritual sites. "Khuvsgul Lake is not merely a natural wonder; it's a spiritual retreat for many Mongolians and a biological reserve of global importance." — National Geographic (2020)[2].


Nomadic Tour: Live Like a Local

Another key aspect of the tour is the opportunity to live the nomadic lifestyle, which, is practiced by about 30% of Mongolians. This truly interactive experience will see you milking reindeer, cooking traditional meals, and even staying overnight in a Mongolian ger (yurt).

Experiencing a Mongolian Nomadic Tour

It’s more than just a tourist attraction; it’s a life-changing experience that will give you a newfound appreciation for the simpler things in life.

"The nomadic lifestyle is not a thing of the past; it's a living culture in Mongolia." — Lonely Planet (2019)[3].


Northern Mongolia’s Destinations: Beyond the Reindeer and the Lake

Aside from reindeer and lakes, Northern Mongolia offers a plethora of other attractions, including the Amarbayasgalant Monastery, one of the three largest Buddhist monastic centers in Mongolia, and the Ulaan Taiga specially protected areas, which host a rich biodiversity.

"Northern Mongolia is an eclectic blend of nature, spirituality, and culture." — Travel & Leisure (2018)[4].


Final Thoughts on the Mongolia Reindeer Tribe Tour

From cultural festivals to nomadic lifestyles, from serene lakes to awe-inspiring mountains, Mongolia offers a richness of experiences that are unparalleled. If you're looking to venture off the well-trodden tourist paths, Mongolia is the ultimate destination.

For booking information and more, visit www.mongoliantour.guide.


References

  1. "Cultural Experiences in Mongolia," Mongolian Travel Journal, 2021.

  2. "Khuvsgul Lake: The Blue Pearl of Mongolia," National Geographic, 2020.

  3. "Exploring Nomadic Culture in Mongolia," Lonely Planet, 2019.

  4. "The Hidden Gems of Northern Mongolia," Travel & Leisure, 2018.

  5. "Mongolia: A Land of Untamed Beauty," BBC Travel, 2022.

  6. "Nomadic Life: The Soul of Mongolia," Smithsonian Magazine, 2021.

  7. "The Essence of Mongolian Culture: Reindeer Herding," Culture Trip, 2020.

  8. "Tsaatan people," Wikipedia.

  9. "Khuvsgul Lake," Wikipedia.

  10. "Nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia," Wikipedia.



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