Local Living Mongolia – Nomadic Life

Introduction

It was from Mongolia that Ghengis Khan set forth to conquer the world. This unique adventure is your chance to return to this heartland and let its people and scenery capture your heart. Leave Ulaanbaatar and the modern world behind and stay with three different families to experience life as a nomad. From Orkhon Valley to Gorkhi Terelj National Park, you’ll live in gers, take tea with your neighbours, ride horses, and learn archery and garment-making skills. It’s 10 days like you never imagined.

What's included

  • Accommodation: Traditional ger (6 nts), ger camp (1 nt), basic hotels (2 nts).
  • Meals 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Daily lessons and demonstrations of various nomadic skills and techniques while staying with nomadic hosts
  • Your Local Living Moment: Horseback Riding, Högnö-Tarna Uul
  • Your Local Living Moment: Nomadic Family Stay, Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • Your Foodie Moment: Mongolian Cultural Show & Dinner, Ulaanbaatar
  • Transport between destinations and included activities

Itinerary

Day 1 Ulaanbaatar

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Ulaanbaatar/Rashaant Sum

Travel to the village of Rashaant. Meet your hosts and have lunch together. Afterwards, travel to scenic Swan Lake on horseback and take in the desert landscape. Tonight, enjoy dinner with your hosts and sleep in a ger tent.

Exclusive Inclusions:

 Your Local Living MomentHorseback Riding

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 3 Rashaant Sum/Orkhon Valley

Experience daily life with your hosts in the morning before travelling into the countryside by horseback. After lunch, continue on to the Orkhon Valley in Central Mongolia, home to nomadic people for millennia. Meet your hosts and settle in for an evening together.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4 Orkhon Valley

This morning set off on a trek to Ulaan Tsutgalan waterfall, stopping to take in the scenery along the way. Return to camp for lunch with your hosts. In the afternoon, continue exploring the beautiful Orkhon Valley with a trek to Baga Tsutgalan waterfall.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 5 Orkhon Valley/Kharkhorin

Drive to Karakorum, the ancient capital of Mongolia and opt to spend time walking the ruins. This evening, overnight in a comfortable ger camp.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 Kharkhorin/Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Spend the morning in Khustain Park and observe the famous wild horses, known as “takhi,” in their natural habitat. This afternoon, travel to Terelj National Park, a beautiful alpine retreat with imposing rock formations and endless forests. Meet your host and continue by horse through incredible scenery to their nomadic camp. Enjoy an evening of traditional games and a hot dinner with the hosts, and take in the star-strewn night before going to sleep in a ger.

Exclusive Inclusions:

 Your Local Living MomentNomadic Family Stay

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Meet a nomadic seamstress and learn how to make patterns for traditional Mongolian garments. In the evening, opt to help collect firewood by ox cart before enjoying a traditional dinner and tea with the family.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 8 Gorkhi Terelj National Park

Enjoy a free day to explore this scenic region. Opt to visit a local family and learn to prepare homemade vodka and cheese.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 Gorkhi Terelj National Park/Ulaanbaatar

Travel back to the capital after breakfast. Enjoy a final evening with a group and take in a folk performance by the Tumen Ekh Ensemble.

Exclusive Inclusions:

 Your Foodie MomentMongolian Cultural Show & Dinner

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 10 Ulaanbaatar

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Or email us!

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