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Mongolia: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads


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Journey through Mongolia's vast open lands dotted by nomadic camps under a massive sky.


Start Ulaan Baatar.

To Khustain Nuruu N.P.; trek to see Przewalski's horses; overnight in ger camp.

Drive to Little Gobi Desert; visit Khogno Khan Mountain; opportunity for bird and wildlife watching.

To Karakorum; visit Erdene Zuu Monastery.

Morning visit to monastery; along northern edge of Gobi Desert to Arvaikheer via Shankh Monastery.

To Bayan Gobi via Mt Ikh Bogd.

See rock paintings; explore region of Bayan Gobi

Visit 'singing' sand dunes, the largest dunes in Mongolia.

Travel through rocky plains of Gobi Gurvansaikhan N.P.

Hiking around the 'Flaming Cliffs' of Bayanzag.

Fly to Ulaan Baatar; on to Terelj National Park.

Terelj National Park; Genghis statue; Ulaan Baatar

End Ulaan Baatar.

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Rolling steppe of Central Asia make way to stark desert; small nomadic ger camp pepper this vast land where camels and goats are herded on horseback, fermented mare’s milk is the tipple of choice, sand dunes are known to ‘sing’ and the first intact dinosaur eggs were found. Genghis Khan went forth from here on horseback to conquer the biggest land empire in history and, to this day, Buddhist and Animist traditions mix. In July, all over the country, people come together to compete in wrestling, archery, horse-racing and ankle bone flicking during the Naadam Festival but traditions can be witnessed throughout the year. We travel through steppe, mountain and the Gobi desert exploring the nature and culture of this fascinating, yet little known, country. Please note Nadaam Festival departures are 2 days longer, to view the Nadaam itinerary click on the link next to the date under 'dates & prices'.

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