The Last Reindeer Tribes

Posted by Crooked Compass

Only accessible on horseback, the extreme remoteness of the Reindeer Tribe has allowed them to remain untouched by western culture. A fascinating culture – so incredibly diverse to other nomadic clans in Mongolia.

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Mongolia's Golden Eagle Festival

Posted by Crooked Compass

The Golden Eagle Festival – witness Kazakh eagle hunters (Burkitshi) celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers.

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Tourist Ger Camp vs Authentic Nomad Ger Homestay

Posted by Crooked Compass

The nomadic life is tough. Battling harsh climates, hunting for your meals on horseback, daily back breaking labour and having to relocate and rebuild your entire home every 3-4 months. Over 51% of the Mongolian population are still living life as nomads. Living in gers and migrating with the seasons in search of greener pastures to nourish their livestock, living off the land and their animals, living a simple, exhausting yet fulfilling life.

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