- Duration 14 days
- Difficulty 3/5
- Group Size 10
Mongolia, land of Genghis Khan, land of expansive vistas, land of gers (felt tents) a country of nomads where hospitality is unsurpassed. Buddhism and shamanism, eagle hunters, throat singers and contortionists, archers, camel herders and dinosaur fossils, wildlife, horses and exciting ethnic groups: we will immerse ourselves in it all.
We have been many times to Mongolia and know the country well, having travelled throughout its regions. At one stage we even had an apartment in Ulaanbatar.
On the expedition we will explore the nature and wildlife of the Gobi Desert from the backs of camels, climb the famous Moltsog Els sand dunes, trek in the mountains looking for elusive and rare animals, such as snow leopards and Przewalski’s wild horses, search for dinosaur fossils at the Flaming Cliffs and spend time with the locals learning the traditional ways of the herders. We will fully immerse with the Kazakhs, just one of the ethnic groups of semi-nomads, who are known for their relationship with trained golden eagles which they use for hunting. We will learn their ways, laugh hard with them and fall in love with their eagles. It is a total sensory overload, one that we intend to completely indulge in.
We are finalizing a stunning 14 day itinerary for September, 2024 and at this stage would ask that you email [email protected] if you have a serious interest in joining our small group of fellow explorers.
USD $TBA Per person sharing
Single Supplement: USD $TBA
Arrival: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Departure: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Arrival Time: September, 2024
- Land transportation as indicated in the itinerary.
- Accommodations in a standard room at hotels and gers, tents or family stays in the countryside based on double occupancy.
- Sleeping bags, expedition style tents and mats.
- Airport arrival & departure transfers.
- Meals throughout the expedition.
- All entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
- English-speaking guide throughout your stay.
- A bottle of water per day and an unlimited supply of boiled water.
- International airfare.
- Personal laundry and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Travel insurance.
- Medical evacuation costs.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Visa fees.
- Any other services not mentioned as included.
Discover the world with experienced travelers
Photographer | Owner | Trip Leader
Pete and Reneé have spent a lot of time in Mongolia they were even at the first ever Kazakh Eagle Festival. They have travelled extensively across the country with special government permissions, where necessary, to photograph sensitive subjects. They have stayed (often) with locals in the middle of the Gobi desert in their felt gers, been ice-fishing in the depths of winter in the Darkhad Depression, been caught in a tremendous sandstorm, come within meters, on foot, of a wild wolf and trekked with camels to the Flaming Cliffs. Pete’s most frustrating moment was driving alongside running wolves being mobbed by ravens but, at forty degrees below zero in the harsh winter the jeeps windows were frozen shut and he was unable to photograph!
Logistics | Owner | Trip Leader
Traveling with Pete, Reneé’s experiences were also like nothing she had ever been through. From sleeping (in a double sleeping bag) on the permafrost inside a Tsaatan reindeer herder’s wigwam in winter to milking camels for afternoon tea and taking lessons from Mongolian contortionists and throat singers! Some of Reneé’s most rewarding memories are tied to her interactions with the fabulous nomadic herders, far from the city. They are wonderful people to be around. Both Pete and Reneé are very excited about the prospect of this upcoming trip full of new realities, adventure and fun.