Why Explore Mongolia with TEP?
For thousands of years, Mongolia’s nomads have maintained their unique identity and way of life. Mongolia is home to over 60 million herd animals, with environmental laws that protect pastured lands from privatization.
From the beginning of recorded history, Mongolians have lived in a nomadic way of life, always migrating to fertile lands and living in accordance with nature. We will immerse you in their world as we live, eat, and journey with them into the heart of Mongolia’s rugged terrain and vast valleys.
Join renowned photographer Genevieve Kim on this special nomadic adventure as we ride horseback, learn Mongolian archery, and experience the ancient customs of one of the world’s last remaining nomadic cultures.
Historical and Cultural Immersion
Every TEP journey is the fusion of history and adventure; Mongolia is no different. A local shaman will challenge you to explore the ancient Mongolian ethos and spirituality. Ride with wild Takhi horses and spend your days on camel-back wandering through rolling dunes. Relive the religious battles of long ago and dine with special storytellers amidst a backdrop of Mongolian contortionists, throat singers and dancers.
Journey to a time before time and live amongst one of the world’s last remaining nomadic people
Explore Khustain Nuruu National Park by mountain bike. This massive nature reserve protects Mongolia’s wild horses, also known as Takhi (Przewalski’s Horse)
Dine on Khorkhog as Mongolian contortionists, dancers and throat singers immerse you in an ancient culture
Ride camelback and horseback and witness the extraordinary herd animals that call the rolling plateaus of Mongolia home
Explore the most important Buddhist temples and Gandan monasteries in Mongolia
See, taste, and explore Mongolia through the eyes of local storytellers and guides
Host City: Ulaanbaatar
Duration: 9 Days/ 8 Nights
Accommodations: 3 Nights Hotel / 5 Nights Ger Camp
Adventure Activities: Trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and camel-back riding
Trip Activity Level: Moderate*
*Please refer to our Trip Activity Level Guide or speak to one of our Adventure Consultants at 855-208-6800 to determine if this is the right trip for you.
Daily Itinerary Overview
(Days 1 – 7)
DAY 1 – Ulaanbaatar
Enjoy an exciting introduction into the history and culture of the Mongolian nomads as you dine with a special guest.
DAY 2 – Ulaanbaatar
Explore the rich history of Ulaanbaatar. Hear the Buddhist monks chanting at the Gandan monastery, see first hand the Mongolian history across millenia at the National Museum, and gain a 360 degree view of the capital atop the sacred Bogd Kahn Mountain.
DAY 3 – Mongolian Nomadic Camp
We will immerse ourselves in the true spirit of Mongolian culture by spending the day with a nomadic family and their animals. Mongolian nomads have maintained their way of life for thousands of years and are one of the oldest surviving nomadic cultures on Earth.
DAY 4 – Khustain Nuruu National Park
Travel to the Ungut complex, an ancient Turkik monument consisting of various stones and tombs from the 6th century AD. After exploring the area’s treasures, we will mountain bike through Khustain Nuruu National Park. This massive nature reserve protects Mongolia’s wild horses, also known as Takhi (Przewalski’s Horse). The Takhi horses are one of the only remaining wild horses in the world today.
DAY 5 – Gurvanbulag
Journey west to Gurvanbulag Community Ger Camp. Gurvanbulag is in the central region of Mongolia where forests, mountains, steppe and Gobi desert sand dunes can all be found in one location. This area is rich with ancient burial sites and rock paintings.
DAY 6 – Gurvanbulag
Ride on horseback and feel the expansiveness of the landscape as you traverse the rolling steppes and sand dunes into the late afternoon. Before our evening festivities, you will attend an exhilarating horse race, followed by a show of horsemen lassoing untamed horses by “uurga”, the traditional wooden lasso.
DAY 7 – Khogno Khan Nature Reserve
Today, you will meet camel herder nomads and have the opportunity to meet the world’s two-humped creatures found only in this part of the world. Into the sunset, we will ride on camels through the breathtaking steppes and rolling dunes of central Mongolia.
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2022 & 2023 custom dates available
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Prices are based on per person, double occupancy
Single Supplement: $795
Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace
Experience an unparalleled level of luxury at Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Mongolia, which is located in close proximity to the bustling metropolis area of Ulaanbaatar city. With 99 luxury rooms and suites, it provides unique and modern accommodation. Guests can re-energize with a workout in the state-of-the-art fitness center, or enjoy the most relaxing and purifying spa experience at the luxurious in-house Aster Spa.
Featuring four tastefully designed meeting rooms, as well as four highly acclaimed restaurants, this Kempinski Hotel offers the epitome of five-star luxury living in the capital city of Mongolia.