Nomadic Movements- Reindeer herders are one move

26171844_2028831937143282_4423594924311435417_oThese pictures were taken in Taiga, North region of Mongolia by Tulga, our tour leader during reindeer herders movement from winter base to spring camp. We are happy to share these pictures with you.

Picture 1.  There are more than 1 200 reindeer in total

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Reindeer in Taiga

Reindeer herders move their camp at least 6 times in a year for better grass for their reindeer. They actually take all the their belongings and move to designated next camp. To put up tee-pee is easy job for them and usually take them for 30-40 min.

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Picture 2. Preparation 

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Moving Tee-Pee

Any nomads, don’t need any other heavy equipment of furniture in order to pack their reindeer or any means of transport.  They prefer simple.

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Picture 3. Reindeer herder Baayei, taking cigarette break after packing

 

Smoking Baaya

Break time

The whole preparation takes a about 2-3 hours only. Once they are ready, it only takes half an hour to pack.

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Picture 4. Packing and loading

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Loading Reindeer

Packing needs more skillful work in order not to break reindeer back. Both man and women involve in it. It said we can load up to 80 kg pack onto reindeer.

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Picture 5. Little herder

Reindeer boy

Little reindeer herder

Children help their parents a lot. In this year, school holiday took it long brake for children because of unusual coldness. It made children going back to home helping their parents.

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Picture 6. On the move

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A family on the move

Moving from winter camp to spring camp takes a few hour journey.

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Picture 7. Young herder is full of spirit to ride his reindeer herder

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Young man on the move

His name is Gaala, lives in both east & west taiga. His relatives in both places. It seems he lives more in west taiga.

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Picture 8. Taiga or snow forest is home of reindeer herders

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Reindeer caravan

Temperature reaches in -30-35 easily in this region and these people so used to with this coldness.

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Picture 9. It is essential to gather all reindeer

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Holding reindeer

Ganbaatar, reindeer herder is collecting his reindeer for the movement.

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Picture 10. Leading part of movement

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Nomads on the move

It seems more experienced young men lead the whole group for the movements.  Dalay, Purevbat and Battulga are leading first group.

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Picture 11. Next group

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2 families on the move

There will be a few groups, according to number of settlement and usually 6-7 group head to next camp.

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Picture 12. Elders looked after strong young man

 

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Nomads

Baayei, Tsoghuu, Buyana and Puujee are taking group in the middle. This part is rather slower to others.

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Picture 13.  Bringing reindeer to next camp.

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Reindeer herder

Mostly young man and boys head back to old camp to let their reindeer drive to new camp.

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Picture 14. Weather alert

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Moving in the snow

Good weather is essential but it seems they wouldn’t really worried unless it is big storm.

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Picture 15. Mom & daughter

Telmen & mama

Mom & girl

Picture 16. Heading for next camp

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A family on the move

Picture 17. Young men taking break.

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Reindeer herders taking break

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We hope you enjoyed it and Thank you,

02/08/2018

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