SEEK-sponsored Reindeer Festival & Taiga Trip
Dates: July 9 - July 23
Deadline to sign up: April 1, 2024
Group Limit: 10
Early bird Special Sign up before February 1st for 10% discount. Group of 2 discount 5% each, 3 or more 10% each
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime 14-day horseback adventure into the heart of Mongolia's western Taiga, where every day promises to be an unforgettable journey of cultural immersion, exploration, and the forging of deep connections. For every adventurer who signs up for this trip, we make a meaningful contribution to the community organized Reindeer Festival. By doing so, we aid the community in orchestrating this vibrant celebration of their rich culture and timeless traditions of Tsaatans.
The adventure begins with three thrilling days at the Tsagaan Nuur Naadam Festival, where the local people showcase their equestrian prowess, wrestling skills, and archery talents. It's an electrifying introduction to Mongolian culture and a chance to celebrate the spirit of competition and camaraderie.
The true essence of this expedition unfolds over the next 10 days as we journey into the Taiga, guided by the time-tested wisdom of our Tsaatan friends. These remarkable reindeer herders have crafted a subsistence lifestyle, living in harmony with the pristine wilderness that surrounds them. On horseback, we'll traverse the breathtaking landscapes of the Taiga, visiting uniquely beautiful places and immersing ourselves in the daily life of the Tsaatan. You'll have the incredible opportunity to share in their traditions, from herding reindeer to understanding their spiritual connection with the land.
One of the highlights of this journey is the local Reindeer Festival, where families from the Tsaatan community come together to showcase their skills in reindeer races and Tuvan singing competitions. Through this extraordinary adventure, we aim to foster mutual respect and genuine connections, breaking down the barriers that may separate us from our Tsaatan partners. We believe in the importance of community building, and our longstanding relationship with these remarkable people exemplifies our commitment to promoting understanding and appreciation for the shared humanity that unites us all.
Join us on this transformative expedition, where the bonds forged among riders and reindeer herders alike will leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul. You will have the chance to be an integral part of this meaningful festival, contributing to its success and cherishing memories that last a lifetime. Experience the warmth of shared traditions and the joy of giving back, all while embracing the beauty of Mongolia and its resilient people.
The beginning of this trip overlaps with our Central and Northern Mongolia Photography Workshop. We're pleased to offer a special discount for those who wish to embark on both journeys. Feel free to contact us for further details and make the most of your extended exploration.
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