Mongolia: Land Of The Great Khan

Overview:

On this epic trip across Mongolia we will experience the incredible diversity of scenery in which this country abounds.

From the flaming cliffs at Bayanzag and the towering sand dunes at Khongor Els we’ll make for the remote western stretches of the Gobi before heading north, crossing mountain ranges and pine and lark forests, to finally reach the grasslands and wild horses for which the country is so rightly famed. Wherever we travel we’ll be sure to encounter scattered families of Mongolians who – surprisingly perhaps for a land that gave birth to the likes of Genghis Khan – are incredibly hospitable and are usually more than happy to welcome passing travellers into their gers for a glass of airag (fermented mare’s milk).

This is an adventurous 4WD trip, with much of the journey being on dirt roads but it is also highly rewarding with spectacular scenery and memorable sights throughout. Offering plenty of good walks and cultural interactions, this comprehensive tour offers a variety of experiences that is hard to beat.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOMETIMES THIS ITINERARY WILL OPERATE IN REVERSE

Highlights:

  • Explore Mongolia’s diverse landscapes, from deserts to mountains and grasslands, by 4WD
  • Stay in traditional ger camps and meet with semi-nomadic Mongolian families
  • Discover the conservation success story of the wild horses in Hustai National Park
  • Enjoy an evening of traditional Mongolian folk music and dance in Ulaanbaatar
  • Camel ride in the Khongor Els, the tallest sand dunes in Mongolia
  • Visit Erdene Zuu Monastery in Kharkhorin, the ancient capital of Genghis Khan

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Tour Leader with local drivers
  • 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners (typically in gers or local restaurants where viable)
  • All transport (minibuses in UB, 1 domestic flight and 4WDs for the rest of the journey)
  • 12 nights' accommodation (3 in hotels, 9 in gers/yurts)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through our office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.

Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 8

Tours that fall into this category will often involve remote, unpredictable and long journeys in emerging destinations. They can be incredibly rewarding but are definitely best suited to experienced travellers.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 6

You can typically expect a mixture of accommodation with some nights being spent in comfortable and characterful places, and some in more basic places, homestays or camping, especially where choices are limited.

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 5

These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 5

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a good balance between exploring cultural sights (such as museums and historical buildings) on some days and experiencing the wonders of the great outdoors on other days.

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Be prepared to go off-grid with very little in the way of phone signal outside towns, and virtually no internet. Instead, enjoy the peace and silence.

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