Exploring the Reendier Herders

Take a photo tour to the wild Taiga Mountains of Mongolia with an experienced guide. Photographers and travelers have a great opportunity to photograph Mongolia’s epic landscapes such as majestic mountains, peaceful forest, and picturesque lakes along with the hundreds of grazing sheep, galloping horses, caravanning reindeers, explore the lifestyle of authentic Mongol nomads – the yurt dwellers, and experience mysterious shaman rituals while staying with Mongolian Ethnic Dukha Tribe-the teepee dwellers.

You will be roaming through the taiga wilderness on reindeer and horseback, living with mystical Tsaatan people to experience the primitive lifestyle, sitting around the campfire to talk about shaman stories, staying in a teepee, waking up in the foggy morning surrounded by the photogenic landscape of Northern Mongolia and Capture them all with your camera. All levels of photographers are welcome. If you are a landscape, portrait, travel, or night photographer and looking for your next photo destination then this is the right tour for you. We are your specialized photography guide to Mongolia and ready to help you to collect amazing photoshoots and experience unique culture on this Mongolian Photo Adventure.

Tour Route

  • 1st day: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
  • 2nd day: Ulaanbaatar – Murun (Domestic Flight)
  • 3th day: Khuvsgul Lake
  • 4th day: Khogrog Lake
  • 5-8th day: Exploration of Reendier Herders
  • 9th day: Reendier herders – Tsagaannuur Village
  • 10th day:  Tsagaan Nuur – Murun
  • 11th day: Murun – Ulaanbaatar (Domestic Flight
  • 12th day: Ulaanbaatar – Home

1st Day: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Transfer to the hotel and relax. City tour including the Gandan Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, which represents Mongolian Culture starting from the Stone Age to the 21st century, and Buddhism, Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chingis Khaan Square). In Gandan Monastery, you can take local prayers, monks, the biggest standing indoor Buddha statue, and temples’ own figure. (L/D)

2nd Day: Fly to Northern Mongolia

Take a domestic flight to Murun town and picked up from the local airport by then drive to Lake Khovsgol – as named as “Blue Pearl”. The lake itself is one of the natural wonders of the earth and the second-largest freshwater lake. It is surrounded by magnificent pine-covered mountains. You will relax at the lakeshore and capture a multitude of stars over the blue lake. (B/L/D)

3rd Day: Lake Khovsgol National Park

A half-day photographing in Khovsgol Lake area surrounded by stunning color providing tips and tricks. Then heading to Tsagaan Nuur village, where the Tsaatan people are settled. We will drive through Darkhad depression, which is one of the most photographic landscapes in Mongolia due to its outstanding natural beauty, rugged mountains, peaceful meadows, marvelous lakes, and clear air. (B/L/D)

4th Day: Lake Khogrog

The day we will leave our car and driver and meet our next adventure crew. Arrive at Lake Khogrog where we meet our horse crew and Riding Adventure begins here. Having lunch and a short break, then start packing on horseback. We saddle up the horses and ride up to the Taiga Mountains. (B/L/D)

5-8th Day: Reindeer Herders in Taiga Forest

Reindeer herders/Tsaatan people, who live in the exact place for ancient traditions and oldest religious human belief – Shamanism, that rules the tribal life for thousands of years and still exists today. Photograph in a high Taiga forest environment, primitive lifestyle, and ancient strange culture, unique portraits of Reindeer herders, adorable Dukha children who are spending their summer holiday, playing and riding reindeer around. Late evening we will experience and capture Spiritual Shaman’s performance, sacrificing ceremony to the earth. (B/L/D)

9th Day: Time to Head Back

It is time to heading back and say goodbye to the incredible Tsaatan friends. Hop on horseback and ride back towards Khogrog Lake. We will stop in Tsagaan Nuur Village to take a short rest. Wild camping on the way to Murun town. (B/L/D)

10th Day: Arrive in Murun via Ulaan Uul Village

Continue our drive to Murun town via Ulaan Uul village. Rest in local hotel. (B/L/D)

11th Day: Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Take a flight from Murun to Ulaanbaatar. Short city tour depending on the domestic flight time. In the evening, go to a traditional folk song performance (only during summer) and photograph colorful traditional dressed beautiful dancers and singers on the stage. Farewell dinner together. (B/L/D)

12th day: Departure Day

Transfer to Chinggis Khaan International Airport or Train station and depart Mongolia. (B)


  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport
  • 2 nights in 2* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
  • Full pension during the tour
  • Water
  • 3 nights in comfortable yurts camp, with warm showers
  • 8 nights in a host family, in guest yurt
  • Journeys in jeep or minibus + driver
  • Petrol
  • English-speaking guide
  • Pony trek
  • Local guides for the treks
  • Nomadic activities described in the program
  • Entrance fees for the parks and museums indicated in the program
  • Traditional show
  • Equipment for meals (camping tables and chairs) and nights (sleeping bag)
  • Domestic flights (Ulaanbaatar-Ulgii & Khovd-Ulaanbaatar)

Not included

  • International transport
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Repatriation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks / alcohols extras
  • Meals in Ulan Bator
  • Phone calls
  • Any excursion that is not indicated in the program