Why Explore Mongolia with TEP?
Photographer – Genevieve Kim
The photographic mindset, like travel, is about seeing the world with curiosity and new perspective. It heightens our awareness of the world around us. No better place to do that than in the majestic and sacred lands of Mongolia. World-renown photographer and traveler Genevieve Kim will be there on this trip to help you experience travel through a new lens. You do not need to have any prior experience with photography.
- Learn how to tell photographic travel stories combining landscapes, street shots, and environmental portraits
- Learn how to use photography to enhance the travel experience and cultivate the habit of seeing with new eyes
- Bring home photos you’ll be excited to share, whether to add to your portfolio or simply convey to friends and family what the trip meant to you
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.
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
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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Official Start Date: August 7, 2020
Official End Date: August 15, 2020
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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 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.