Mongolia’s Nomadic East


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    Experience the truly nomadic life of Mongolia’s wild east by traversing the sweeping wild grasslands of the Eastern Steppes in a camel caravan, sleeping in a ger, and looking down on the vast lands from a Cessna on this adventurous private journey to the home of Genghis Khan.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Ulaanbaatar > Hui Doloon Hudag
    Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, transfer to HS Khaan Resort in Hui Doloon Hudag.

    Day 2: Hustai National Park
    A short drive to visit a nomadic community adjacent to the Hustai National Park. Join a local family for a lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the park, where you can see Przewalski horses, Wapiti deer, and more.

    Day 3: Eastern Gobi Desert
    Drive on a 6.5 hour journey through grasslands to the more arid East Gobi steppe. On arrival check-in to the 360 degrees Wilderness Ger Camp and explore the surrounding area.

    Day 4: Eastern Gobi Desert
    Explore this area of rock formations, sands, and grasses that grow up to two metres high. This part of the Gobi Desert is known for its wealth of petroglyphs, rock art, and wildlife.

    Day 5: Ikh Nart Nature Reserve
    Set out on a guided walk/ride with a caravan of camel carts through the Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. Explore the ruins of an abandoned temple and see petroglyphs and ancient graves. Overnight at the Ikh Nart Rocks Ger Camp.

    Day 6: Ikh Nart > Hangal Lake
    Travel 1.5km with the camel caravan to a secluded airstrip. Depart by Cessna Caravan on the one-hour flight to Hangal Lake. On arrival, visit some local nomad families and drive beyond the lake to the private 360 degrees camp.

    Day 7: Baldan Bereeven Monastery
    Full day visit to the Baldan Bereeven Monastery, founded in 1654 and once one of the most significant monasteries in eastern Mongolia with up to 8,000 resident lamas (monks). The grounds are surrounded by scenic and sacred mountains, including the Monkh Ulziit mountain, where many Buddhist cliff and rock carvings can be found.

    Day 8: UlaanBaatar
    After breakfast, depart on the 6 hour drive back to Ulaanbaatar, stopping en route for lunch and a visit to the Chinggis Khaan monument. On arrival in Ulaanbaatar, check-in to the Shangri-La Hotel.

    Day 9: UlaanBaatar
    Set out on a guided exploration of Mongolia’s capital. Visit the Gandan Lamasery, Sukhbaatar Square, the National Museum of Mongolia, Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum and Zaisan Hill. Enjoy a Mongolian Folk Song Concert before dinner.

    Day 10: UlaanBaatar
    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Inclusions

    • Tailor-made journey with English-speaking local guides
    • 9 nights accommodation in a double-occupancy hotel room or ger (yurt)
    • Toilet tents, shower gers, bed-cots with full bedding, a cook and all provisions are provided at the 360 degrees private camp experiences outside of Ulaanbaatar
    • All transfers and transport, including the Cessna Caravan
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees
    • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 6 dinners

    WJ-2019

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