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Dates: 6 - 16 April 2019
Duration: 11 Days, 10 Nights
Destination: Zuun Taiga, North Mongolia
We are spending Spring with lots of magical reindeers this April!
Beyond Expeditions is traversing up to the northern most province of Mongolia again this coming April to explore the vast mystical lands of Khövsgöl Aimag for 11 days, to visit its indigenous nomadic tribes.
Home to the slowly disappearing ethnic group of nomadic reindeer herders known as the Tsaatan people, the grounds houses one of the most secluded community in the world (which comprises of less than 40 families). The Tsaatan people have inhabited the remotest subarctic taiga for thousands of years, moving 5-10 times a year. They rely on the reindeer for most, if not all, of their basic needs: milk, which is also used to make cheese; antlers, which they use to make tools; and first and foremost, transport. They do not use the reindeer for meat. This makes them distinctly unique among reindeer-herding communities.
As one of the last remaining indigenous groups of reindeer herders in Mongolia, the Tsaatans and their livelihoods face extinction due to the dwindling numbers of their reindeers. Join us as we embark on a journey of a lifetime to the north of Mongolia and experience for yourself the cultural and spiritual identities of an ancient community, in imminent danger of phasing out.
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