Mongolia reindeer people, the world's emptiest country


Mongolia is the world's emptiest country.

And in the far corner of this country on the border with Siberia live the Tsagaan people. this is a nomadic people who also live on the other side of the border in Siberia.

We must first travel through much of the country by motorcycle.

And the closer we get the worse the road gets. The last part is up to Tsagan Nur is very difficult.

After that, it is impossible to continue by motorcycle. On horseback we cover the final kilometers.

Surrounded by herds of reindeer, we spend the night in people's homes in their tents.

We have to bring our own food and cook. The conditions are very basic. But how special it is to be here.

For the way back, we use a beautiful unpaved route and are back in the capital in three days.

It is a unique journey through a unique area.

Mongolia sleeping in a yurt and with reindeer

14 Days

Type of trip: Adventure ( day parts unpaved )

Travel time months: September

Driving days: 9

Rest days during the tour: 2

Group size: 2 - 10 people

Travel Price Rider:  € nnb

Travel Duo:  € nnb

Take an option

Travel information:

Departure date:
Date back:
Number of days:
Number of options:
September 10, 2023
September 21, 2023
1ArrivalUlaan Baatar
2Ulaan Baatar - MurunMurun - Mandal95Flight
3MandalTsagaan Nuur155
4Tsagaan NuurKhövsgöl Nuur400
5Khövsgöl NuurReindeer villageHorse
6Reindeer villageTsagaan Nuur300
7Tsagaan NuurKhövsgöl Nuur30
8Khövsgöl NuurShine Ider250
9Shine IderTariat150
11TsenkherUlaan Baatar120
12Ulaan BaatarStay
13Ulaan BaatarDeparture1.695TOTAL
Highlights of the trip:

  • Ulaan Baatar
  • Sükhbaatar Square (Genghis Khan Square)
  • Gandan Monastery
  • Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan
  • Shaman land
  • Khövsgöl lake
  • Reindeer Village
  • Spending the night in a yurt
  • Horse ride
  • Nomad families
  • Reindeer
  • Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur
  • Khorgo Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
  • Hotsprings of Tsenkher

Heaviness of the journey

The heaviness of the journey depends entirely on rain. The ground then turns into a slippery mirror. Especially the day to Tsagan Nuur will be very tough then. In addition, we do not especially choose very difficult routes. The roads are standard bad in Mongolia and the main routes are usually difficult enough.

Distances and overnight stays

Distances are great in the world's emptiest country. And places to spend the night are few and far between outside the few cities. We provide tents and camping gear and in several places we will have to camp.


Mongolia has an extreme continental climate. This means cold winters and hot summers. The best time to travel here is in spring and autumn. In May there is usually still a lot of snow.


Mongolia is subject to a visa requirement; you must apply for it in advance.

Type of rental engine

During this trip you will ride Yamaha Serow 220cc motorcycle.

International driving license

For this motorcycle trip, you will need an international driver's license, which you will arrange in advance with the ANWB in your home country.

The price includes the following:

  • All airport transfers
  • All nights in hotel with breakfast

  • All nights in tents without breakfast (shopping in advance from common pot)
  • Overnight stay with reindeer people in wig-wam tent
  • Motorcycle Rental

  • Follow car with local driver

  • Traveling mechanic in follow car

  • Traveling cook in follow car

  • Camping equipment ( one two-person tent per person )

  • Local English-speaking tour guide on motorcycle from 2 to 4 participants

  • Dutch tour guide on motorcycle from 5 participants onwards

  • from 2 to 4 participants with a local English-speaking guide/ mechanic on the motorcycle
  • from 5 participants with Dutch-speaking tour leader on the motorcycle, support car and local mechanic
  • Permits area reindeer people
  • Cost of guided horseback ride
  • Third party motorcycle insurance
  • Comprehensive handbook
What is not included in the price:

  • Gasoline

  • Other meals and beverages

  • Visa costs Mongolia 

  • International driving license available at ANWB 

  • Visa application fee

  • Travel and cancellation insurance

  • Indicative pocket money € 500

Additional service we can offer you:

  • single room € 385,-

Reviews of the trip