DATE

August 7, 2020

DAYS

9

DESTINATION

Mongolia

PRICING

$3,795

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MONGOLIA ADVENTURE

For thousands of years, Mongolia’s nomads have maintained their unique identity and way of life. Mongolia is home for 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.

Why Explore Mongolia with TEP?

Photographer – Genevieve Kim

  • Genevieve Kim is a NY-based photographer and storyteller known for using her unique visual perspective to provide a loud physical manifestation to human courage, vulnerability and dignity through her lens. She is a world-hungry savant and human advocate whose life experience has enriched her creative process with a high octane sensitivity towards her subjects’ essential vital force.

  • Genevieve spends her time traveling to and studying the lands and cultures of the Arab and Latin American worlds, and has worked with UN Habitats. Current project underway is the EYE SEE YOU Project, a global project photographing 1,000 strangers as a practice of seeing and being seen. Genevieve has had her work appear in the NY Times, Harper’s Bazaar, AdWeek,  and Business Insider.

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Historical and Cultural Immersion

  • Every TEP journey is the collision of history and adventure; Mongolia is no different.  A shaman will challenge you to explore the ancient Mongolian ethos and spirituality.  Ride with wild Tahki horses and spend your days on camel-back wandering through rolling dunes.  Relive the religious battles of yesteryear and dine with special storytellers amidst a backdrop of Mongolian contortionists, throat singers and dancers. 

Download the 'The Legend of Mongolia’s Nomads' Itinerary!

Mongolian Adventure

  • Why Explore Mongolia with TEP?

    Photographer – Genevieve Kim

    Genevieve Kim is a NY-based photographer and storyteller known for using her unique visual perspective to provide a loud physical manifestation to human courage, vulnerability and dignity through her lens. She is a world-hungry savant and human advocate whose life experience has enriched her creative process with a high octane sensitivity towards her subjects’ essential vital force.

    Genevieve spends her time traveling to and studying the lands and cultures of the Arab and Latin American worlds, and has worked with UN Habitats. Current project underway is the EYE SEE YOU Project, a global project photographing 1,000 strangers as a practice of seeing and being seen. Genevieve has had her work appear in the NY Times, Harper’s Bazaar, AdWeek,  and Business Insider.

    Historical and Cultural Immersion

    • Every TEP journey is the collision 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 Tahki horses and spend your days on camel-back wandering through rolling dunes.  Relive the religious battles of yesteryear and dine with special storytellers amidst a backdrop of Mongolian contortionists, throat singers and dancers. 

  • Adventure Highlights

    • 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 be witness to 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

  • Expedition Details

    • Countries: Mongolia

    • 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.

  • Expedition Itinerary

    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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  • Adventure Date

    • Official Start Date: August 7, 2020

    • Official End Date: August 15, 2020

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  • Trip Cost

    Prices are based on per person, double occupancy

    • $3,795 | Trip Cost

    Single Supplement: $795

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  • 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 centre, 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.

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