In a country the size of western Europe, half of Mongolia’s population still pursue their ancient nomadic traditions, scattered like seeds across the landscape. What is not to love about a country that is so vast, remote, and naturally beautiful?
DURATION: Few days
What To Expect
Horses are not just a daily means of transportation, but are true companions during long journeys and their milk is used to make drinks. Half-wild creatures that are capable of feeding themselves in the wild have created a new whole culture of steppe nomads.
What You'll Do
It is more than just that raw, physical attraction. Centuries of nomadic living have given Mongolians a natural bond with travelers.
Mongolia’s nomadic culture is famous - visitors can sleep in a herder’s ger, help round up the sheep, ride horses and simply ‘get back to nature’. The legacy of Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) and resurgent nationalist pride sharpens the experience. A culture of tremendous hospitality makes locals more accessible. In a world beset by locks and gates, it’s refreshing to meet people willing to open their doors to strangers.
Day 1: Your day will start with a brief city tour, followed by a car trip to Genghis Khan Statue, the biggest equestrian statue in the world. There, you will see museums, metal soldiers, and learn about Chinggis Khaan himself. After that, you will head to Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, one of the most beautiful and closest national park to the city, to see infamous Turtle rock and Ariyabal meditation temple. Then, you will reach the middle of the park and have to leave the modern transportation and get on to a cow carriage to your next destination. Have a traditional lunch and dinner, learn the culture, talk to the nomads, experience their daily nomad life.
After an eventful day, you will spend a night in a renowned ger.
Day 2: After a traditional breakfast we’ll head back to Ulaanbaatar city. You will get a fascinating glimpse into daily routines of a remarkable culture and Mongol history in 2 days.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children of 0-12 years old are free of charge and must be accompanied by an adult
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Operates in all weather condition, please dress appropriately
- Overnight accommodation
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
- All meals
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Guide (English)
Location of your choice in the city. Hotel pickup and drop off is included; please provide your hotel information when booking
If you cancel at least 12 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 7 and 11 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 6 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.