‘Although few travellers venture into this realm, our tourism initiative provides them with a supplemental income and cultural exchange education for both our travellers and local Tsaachin people. To spend time with these tribe people is remarkable and brimming with cultural practices that provide a deep insight into this fascinating way of life.’ Van Ryan says travelling on horseback is the best way to reach the remote settlement with a full support crew of guides, cooks and horse tenders there to assist. ‘Clients sleep in teepees like the locals and after visiting this isolated land, continue on through the spectacular scenery of mountains and forests before venturing to Lake Khuvsgul. The escorted small group tour runs over nine days and FIT itineraries are also available.
Mongolia photography tour
A special interest tour with leading photographer Kiwi Chris Van Ryn will visit the Tsaachin tribe (or Reindeer People) in June next year. Van Ryn says the tour is the perfect way for clients to explore and mingle with this shrinking tribe in the spectacular landscapes of Mongolia whilst improving their photography skills.