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JOIN THE QUIET LIFE OF THE YAK HERDERS IN THE ARKHANGAI PROVINCE, AT THE GATE OF A MAGICAL ADVENTURE TO THE WEST

  



LAKE VALLEY NOMAD FAMILY
 
THE NOMAD FAMILY SETTLED IN THE VALLEY WITH MANY LAKES IN ARKHANGAI PROVINCE

Introducing the family of Donkhor, young herder taught by his grandparents the love of his land, living with his wife and 3 children - two girls and one baby boy, just passed the village Tsakhir in the Arkhangai province. Their summer camp is just next to our Lake Valley Campsite. We are more like neighbors, living next to each other. It’s a very peaceful and beautiful wide valley, cut in half by a gentle river, and many lakes, an ecosystem that is home to many birds. Up the valley, at the bottom of the Mountain range is located “Ovoljoo”, their winter ranch. It is the place they will remain from the beginning of the winter and until the end of March, before going to the spring place, located right in between. They rotate their pastures about 4 times a year, so to save the best for their livestock, and let the land heal, to provide for the years to come. 

Donkhor is truly passionate about horse riding and Mongolian horsemanship. Most of the time he puts time and effort to train his horses and care for them. He is our horse riding guide and specialist along our horseback journey in the region. His wife named Javzaa is a beautiful young woman, very simple, and hospitable to our guests. They live in a place very well-known in the country for the best milk products such as yak cheese, dried curd, yak butter, and many more. During the trip days in Lake Valley Camp, Javzaa always likes to treat us with the best she makes with milk. They mainly breed yaks, sheep, goats, and horses. This family is also our partner family for the Argadai and Berkhedei project, all about reintroducing to the nomads the native Mongolian landrace dog “Bankhar”. The dog is known as very athletic and protective but never gets aggressive toward people and children. A very kind-hearted and beautiful animal. Their favorite job during the day is to pasture the flocks in the valley rounding up to the hills and mountains, and they never forget to play with the children and protect their home. 

 
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OUTPOST
OVERVIEW
 

LOCATED AT THE LOWER VALLEY OF KHANGAI MOUNTAINS

From Kharkhorin Town max 5 hours drive / 380km 
From River Nomad Camp max 3 hours drive / 140km 

OUTPOST CAMP STYLE

Luxury Equipped Ger / 3 people sharing
In 200 meters of distance from the nomad camp
Comfortable western beds including warm sleeping bags, fleece liner, pillow

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YAK HERDERS OF THE LAKE VALLEY
 
THE NOMAD FAMILY SETTLED IN THE VALLEY OF LAKES

Introducing the family of Donkhor, young herder taught by his grandparents the love of his land, living with his wife and 3 children - two girls and one baby boy, just passed the village Tsakhir in the Arkhangai province. Their summer camp is just next to our Lake Valley Campsite. We are more like neighbors, living next to each other. It’s a very peaceful and beautiful wide valley, cut in half by a gentle river, and many lakes, an ecosystem that is home to many birds. Up the valley, at the bottom of the Mountain range is located “Ovoljoo”, their winter ranch. It is the place they will remain from the beginning of the winter and until the end of March, before going to the spring place, located right in between. They rotate their pastures about 4 times a year, so to save the best for their livestock, and let the land heal, to provide for the years to come. 

Donkhor is truly passionate about horse riding and Mongolian horsemanship. Most of the time he puts time and effort to train his horses and care for them. He is our horse riding guide and specialist along our horseback journey in the region. His wife named Javzaa is a beautiful young woman, very simple, and hospitable to our guests. They live in a place very well-known in the country for the best milk products such as yak cheese, dried curd, yak butter, and many more. During the trip days in Lake Valley Camp, Javzaa always likes to treat us with the best she makes with milk. They mainly breed yaks, sheep, goats, and horses. This family is also our partner family for the Argadai and Berkhedei project, all about reintroducing to the nomads the native Mongolian landrace dog “Bankhar”. The dog is known as very athletic and protective but never gets aggressive toward people and children. A very kind-hearted and beautiful animal. Their favorite job during the day is to pasture the flocks in the valley rounding up to the hills and mountains, and they never forget to play with the children and protect their home. 

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OUTPOST OVERVIEW


LOCATED AT THE LOWER VALLEY OF KHANGAI MOUNTAINS

From Kharkhorin Town max 5 hours drive / 380km 
From River Nomad Camp max 3 hours drive / 140km 

OUTPOST CAMP STYLE

Luxury Equipped Ger / 3 people sharing
In 200 meters of distance from the nomad camp
Comfortable western beds including warm sleeping bags, fleece liner, pillow

YAK HERDERS OF THE LAKE VALLEY
 
THE NOMAD FAMILY SETTLED IN THE VALLEY OF LAKES

Introducing the family of Donkhor, young herder taught by his grandparents the love of his land, living with his wife and 3 children - two girls and one baby boy, just passed the village Tsakhir in the Arkhangai province. Their summer camp is just next to our Lake Valley Campsite. We are more like neighbors, living next to each other. It’s a very peaceful and beautiful wide valley, cut in half by a gentle river, and many lakes, an ecosystem that is home to many birds. Up the valley, at the bottom of the Mountain range is located “Ovoljoo”, their winter ranch. It is the place they will remain from the beginning of the winter and until the end of March, before going to the spring place, located right in between. They rotate their pastures about 4 times a year, so to save the best for their livestock, and let the land heal, to provide for the years to come. 

Donkhor is truly passionate about horse riding and Mongolian horsemanship. Most of the time he puts time and effort to train his horses and care for them. He is our horse riding guide and specialist along our horseback journey in the region. His wife named Javzaa is a beautiful young woman, very simple, and hospitable to our guests. They live in a place very well-known in the country for the best milk products such as yak cheese, dried curd, yak butter, and many more. During the trip days in Lake Valley Camp, Javzaa always likes to treat us with the best she makes with milk. They mainly breed yaks, sheep, goats, and horses. This family is also our partner family for the Argadai and Berkhedei project, all about reintroducing to the nomads the native Mongolian landrace dog “Bankhar”. The dog is known as very athletic and protective but never gets aggressive toward people and children. A very kind-hearted and beautiful animal. Their favorite job during the day is to pasture the flocks in the valley rounding up to the hills and mountains, and they never forget to play with the children and protect their home. 

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OUTPOST OVERVIEW


LOCATED AT THE LOWER VALLEY OF KHANGAI MOUNTAINS

From Kharkhorin Town max 5 hours drive / 380km 
From River Nomad Camp max 3 hours drive / 140km 

OUTPOST CAMP STYLE

Luxury Equipped Ger / 3 people sharing
In 200 meters of distance from the nomad camp
Comfortable western beds including warm sleeping bags, fleece liner, pillow

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ABOUT THE LOCATION

A large open valley hosting some of the finest herders and providing the best milk products of Mongolia, it is a paradise to discover horse riding or trekking before reaching higher summits. It is one of our best-selected places to stay, relax, or enjoy multiple activities. Here, the valley is sitting high at around 2000m above sea level, but the quiet yet busy nomadic life is far more developed in this region.

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ABOUT THE OUTPOST

Here we introduce the first horse riding tours in very distinct landscapes and environments. Those places have their own traditions ruled out by the local nomads. It is our privilege to discover 4 different riding paradises with different ways of tackling it, along with visiting and learning about the families that your journey will support. All of this made possible with the comfort of our own private Gers welcoming you every evening for a well-deserved rest. At Wooden Kitchen of Valley, you can listen to the nomadic sound of daily life on the sunny patio while you dine on fresh, seasonal ingredients. With livestock herding views, the restaurant is located just next to Lake Valley & Horse Riding Camp

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SACRED MOUNTAINS & MYSTERIOUS GOBI

Your first treks and rides in Mongolia start here
A very good warm-up, making you familiar with the nomads, landscapes,
and a good slow adaptation for the Mongolian altitude and terrain to come

YAK BREEDING IS THE OLDEST AND STRONGEST PART OF MOUNTAIN NOMADIC CULTURE