Nomadic Mongolia

Resort: Nomadic Mongolia
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Mongolia
Price From: £1484.25

Over View

Long after the reign of Genghis Khan, nomadism remains a way of life in modern Mongolia. But with so much to see and do here, its only natural that people would want to move about and explore. This adventure taps into the nomadic lifestyle embraced by almost 40% of the local population, travelling through ruggedly beautiful gorges and sandstone mountains in search of golden eagles, desert gazelles, and the Mongolian horse. And when youre not moving, youll experience local customs up close, exploring rural villages and sleeping in traditional ger tents.

Itineraries

Day 1
Ulaanbaatar

Arrive at any time.

Day 2
Ulaanbaatar

Enjoy a free day exploring the city. Opt to take a morning city tour including visits to Gandan Monastery, Bogd Khan Palace, and Zaisan Hill.

Day 3
UlaanbaatarBaga Gadzrn Chuluu

Drive to the Dungobi Aimag region Middle Gobi stopping at the Choir Monastery on the way. Spend the night at the first Mongolian ger camp.

Day 4
Baga Gadzrn ChuluuYolyn Am

Arrive at Yolyn Am a narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikan mountains. It’s an amazing place for hiking. Bring stable shoes and warm clothes, as some places are covered in thick ice year round.

Day 5
Yolyn AmKhongoryn Els

Drive to Khongoryn Els. Enjoy the activities the Gobi Desert has to offer hiking in sand dunes, visit a nomadic camel-herding family and try riding camels.

Day 6
Khongoryn ElsBayanzag

Explore the Flaming Cliffs – a world renowned archaeological site for the vast amount of dinosaur bones and eggs found here.

Day 7
BayanzagOngiin Hiid

Drive through western parts of the Gobi Desert. In the surrounding mountains, visit the ruins of the Hoshuu and Ongiin Khiid monasteries.

Day 8
Ongiin HiidNomad Camp

Leave the Gobi Desert and drive through the Mongolian grasslands. Spend the with a local nomadic family, observing how they live. Enjoy a traditional meal with them.

Day 9
Nomad CampTsenkher

Journey to Tsenkher Hot Springs. Visit the springs and soak in their healing powers.

Day 10
Tsenkher

Enjoy a relaxing time at the ger camp at Tsenkher Hot Springs. Visit the springs and soak in their healing powers. Opt to go horseback riding or hang out with the locals.

Day 11
TsenkherKharkhorin

Drive to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia. Visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery, the first centre of Lama Buddhism in Mongolia.

Day 12
KharkhorinKhustai National Park

Stay in Khustai National Parkhome of Mongolian wild horses. Here, look for Takhi horses in their natural habitat.

Day 13
Khustai National ParkUlaanbaatar

Drive back to the capital for last minute sightseeing. Opt to see a local cultural show, an excellent display of dancing and Mongolian throat singing.

Day 14
Ulaanbaatar

Depart at any time.

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