> Meet a local reindeer herder family
> Get to know the local customs and traditions
> Enjoy a horseback ride through the forest and mountains
Our journey brings you to the Duka tribe from western Taiga, who will share their way of life and unique culture.
Several decades ago, due to the annexation by the Russian empire, reindeer herder nomads originally called “Duka” from Tuva moved to northern Mongolia, at the end of Siberian forest, surrounded by massive mountains. Ever since, they settled in Taiga and became a minor ethnic group of Mongolia. Duka people move 3 to 4 times a year in search of pasture and suitable weather for their herds of reindeer. They live in teepees (rounded tents) and mostly rely on animal husbandry. The reindeer herders’ tribes consist of only 50 families herding a total of 2000 reindeer and living in the eastern and western parts of Taiga.
Note: the minimum of trekkers for this route is 4. If you are traveling alone, get in touch with our booking experts to join a group!