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Private Tours / Longer Journeys

In-depth Mongolia tours exploring diverse landscapes and nomadic culture.

Choose from a range of activity-packed adventures, relaxing getaways, and cultural escapes. Our longer journeys generally last for around 9 to 22 days and cover a range of activities as diverse as Mongolia.

Led by our expert local Mongolian guides, all trips include vehicle transportation, where applicable, plus all activities and entrance fees. As with all our Mongolia trips, timings and content are flexible so any amendments or additions can usually be catered for. Most trips are available May/June to September inclusive, and are ideally suited to groups of 1 to 8 people.

Lake Khovsgol - Ice Festival - Horse Sled Ride - Reindeer - Winter Walks - Gobi Desert - Camel Festival - Khongoryn Els Dunes - Flaming Cliffs - Yolyn Am

A winter wonderland tour through the varied frosted landscapes of Mongolia – from the Ice Festival on the frozen surface of lake Khovsgol in the North, to the Camel Festival in the South Gobi celebrating the Best of Bactrian – racing, polo and grooming contests against the stunning backdrop of snow-dusted desert scenery under shimmering blue skies. Chilly, maybe, but who cares when adventures are this good.

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Khustai National Park - Elsen Tasarkhai Dunes - Khogno Khaan - Tsenkher Hot Springs - Nomadic Homestay - 8 Day Horse Trek - Tovkhon Monastery - Orkhon Waterfall - Kharkhorin - Erdene Zuu Monastery

A cultural overland adventure combines with an 8-day ride in the Khangai hills and Orkhon Valley in Central Mongolia. Head west from UB, seeing the Przewalski horses at Khustai National Park, the dunes at Elsen Tasarkhai, and hiking around Khogno Khaan Mountain. Relax at Tsenkher Hot Springs before saddling up for a horse trek – wild camping combines with homestays and visits to the hilltop Tovkhon Khiid and the Orkhon Waterfall before returning to UB via Kharkhorin and Erdene Zuu Monastery.
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Lake Hovsgol - Remote East Side - Secluded Eco-Camp - 9 Day Horse Trek - Wild Camping - Sant Hill - Kheegentser River - Chonot - Bulnai Hot Springs - Tsagaan River - Donshig - Delger River - kayaking (optional)

Explore the unspoilt, remote east side of Lake Hovsgol with a 9-day horse trek through varied scenery – shoreline, inland through open valleys, climbing forested hills. Visit local nomadic families along the way, soak in the thermal springs at Bulnai, and spend evenings camping underneath the vast Mongolian skies. The expedition is topped and tailed with a stay in a small eco-camp on the shores of this crystal clear ‘blue pearl’ of Mongolia. This epic wilderness riding adventure culminates at an idyllic camp on the banks of the Delger River where you can relax, kayak, hike and do some fishing.
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Khangal Nuur - Batshireet Village - Uzuurt Tokhoi Petroglyphs - Onon River - Hiking - Ikh Khuraldai Statue - Deluun Boldog Monument - 8 day Horse Trek - Nomadic Family Visits & Homestays - Museum Visits - Avargiin Spring - Gan Guluut Nature Reserve - 13th Century Camp

Journey to where the legend began. This 18 day adventure combines rich history with excellent hiking and riding opportunities. Pass through the open steppe towards the homeland of Chinggis Khaan himself. The landscape is studded with sacred deerstones, burial sites and ovoos as well as the network of rivers that will lead you to the great Khaan’s childhood home. The main event of this adventure is a 5-day horse trek through the Khentii Mountains. You’ll pass through a strictly protected mountain range which includes the most sacred of mountains, Burkhan Khaldun. Return to Ulaanbaatar via Gun Guluut Nature Reserve, home to a diverse eco-system complex, plus the 13th Century Camp.
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Terelj National Park - Chinggis Statue - Hiking - Cycling - Tree-Planting -Cooking Lesson - Camel Ride - Dune Climbing - Nomadic Homestays - Ger Building - Archery - Horse Riding - Kayaking - Orkhon Valley - Kharkhorin​

An unforgettable family adventure through Mongolia’s wild landscapes. This trip mixes diverse wilderness landscapes of eastern hills and steppe, desert plains, rock formations and dunes of the Gobi, and rolling green pastureland of the nomad-filled valleys of the heartland. Highlights include nomadic homestays, dinosaur digs, monasteries, with a range of interactive activities showcasing traditional culture – ger building, riding, archery and cookery lessons.​
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Muron - Tsagaannuur - East Taiga - Horse Trek - Teepee Homestay Reindeer Herders - Shaman Visit - Lake Khovsgol​

A remote adventure to the Siberian taiga near the border with Russia, home to the last few remaining families of teepee-dwelling reindeer herders – the Tsaatan. Ride on horseback to visit their camps and explore the pristine nature of their wild surroundings. This wilderness expedition culminates with a 3 day stay on the shores of Lake Khovsgol at a secluded eco-camp on the East side of the lake.
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Ulgii - Tavanbogd National Park - Horse Trekking - Potanii Glacier - Mount Malchin Climb - Shiveet Khairkhan Petroglyphs - Lake Khoton - Hovd River - Eagle Hunters - Audience with a Shaman​

An exhilarating trekking and riding expedition in Western Mongolia. Fly to Bayan Ulgii province where you will experience Kazakh culture – wild camping and homestays alongside eagle hunters; trekking on foot and on horseback through Tavanbogd National Park – including a non-technical climb/hike of Mt. Malchin, Potanii Glacier, Shiveet Khairkhan petroglyphs and Lake Khoton.​
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Ulgii - Eagle Hunter Homestays - Horse Riding - Training & Hunting with Eagles - Shaman Visit​

A unique opportunity to stay alongside eagle hunters in Western Mongolia in the Turgen valley near Sagsai – ride with them, learn how they train their birds, and experience the way of life of these Kazakh nomads. You will also have an opportunity to meet a local shaman.


Terelj National Park - Khan-Khentii - Trekking - Camping - Nomadic Family Visits - Kayaking on Tuul River - Chinggis Statue​

Explore the trails of Terelj and Khan-Khentii on foot – this wilderness trek combines stunning countryside with ease of accessibility from Ulaanbaatar. After crossing the Terelj River, head up the wide Tuul Valley, dotted with nomadic families, dog-leg to the hilltop Gunjin Temple, and then on towards Altan Ulgii Mountain, before reaching the sacred Black Lake. Return on the east side of the Tuul River and visit the remarkable Chinggis Statue at Erdene and relax at Gun Galuut Nature Reserve before heading back to UB.
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Gobi Desert - Flaming Cliffs - Camel Riding - Khongoryn Els - Ger Building - Homestays - Kharkhorin - Tovkhon Khiid - Khogno Khaan​

An overland journey through the expansive Gobi Desert, and the green pastures of Arkhangai. This voyage of discovery explores the nomadic traditions that form the backbone of Mongolian culture. Learn how to put up a ger, have a countryside cooking lesson, enjoy a homestay, visit a tree-planting project and explore some fantastic, varied landscapes and historical sites. Classic highlights combine with special touches and insights into nomadic life. A true cultural odyssey.
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UB Apartment - Cooking Lesson - Ikh Gazriin Chuluu -Nomadic Family Stays - Camel & Horse Riding - Ger Building - Gobi Desert - Orkhon Valley - Khangai Hills - Hot Springs - Erdene Zuu​

Experience the lives of Mongolians first hand on this in-depth journey exploring Mongolian culture and traditions. Stay with nomadic families and get involved in the daily lives of your hosts – cooking traditional food, tending to animals, riding, putting up a ger. The overland route goes through the Gobi and through the verdant valleys of central Mongolia with highlights including paleontological sites, ancient rock art, sand dunes, mountains, rivers, monasteries and hilltop temples.
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Terelj National Park - Chignggis Statue - Ikh Nart Nature Reserve - Tsaaan Suvarga - Gobi Desert - Flaming Cliffs - Yolyn Am - Khongoryn Els - Ongii - Orkhon Valley - Tovkhon Khiid - Kharkhorin - Tsenkher Hot Springs - Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur - Lake Khovsgol - Delger River - Amarbayasgalant

A Mongolia tour of epic proportions – extensive, well-paced and varied. From the desert plains of the Gobi to the shores of Lake Khovsgol, and everything in between. Highlights include Erdene Zuu Monastery at Kharkhorin, the remote 8 Lakes, nomadic family visits, optional horse/camel riding, and the spectacular Flaming Cliffs. A fascinating adventure through Mongolia’s diverse landscapes, with authentic local experiences.
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Terelj National Park - Chinggis Monument - Gobi Desert - Yolyn Am -Flaming Cliffs - Moltsog Els Sand Dunes - Camel Riding - Nomadic Visits​

A condensed travel experience distilling the essence of Mongolia – able to fit conveniently into a weekend-to-weekend slot if so desired. This is a carefully planned itinerary designed to cut down on travel distances without compromising on content -giving you maximum experience, with minimum effort. Venture to the lesser-visited areas of Terelj National Park, before flying down to the Gobi for an overland loop of desert highlights.
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Gobi Desert - Baga Gazriin Chuluu - Flaming Cliffs - Yolyn Am -Khavtsgait Petroglyphs - Camel Trek - Camping - Homestay - Khongoryn Els Singing Dunes - Kherman Tsav Canyons

An in-depth exploration of the Gobi Desert, from the rock formations at Baga Gazriin Chuluu in the north-east to the dinosaur canyons of Khermen Tsav in the south-west, with the highlights of the south Gobi – Bayanzag, Yoln Am, Khongoryn Els -sandwiched in between. Homestays, wild camping, walking, camel trekking, visits to a tree-planting project, organic farms, wildlife research centres; all add depth of experience and local flavour to this epic adventure.​
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Gobi Desert - Bactrian Camel Ride - Singing Sands - Flaming Cliffs - Yolyn Am Gorge - Lake Khovsgol - Horse Riding - Delger River - Bronze Age Deerstones

An incredible way to experience the diversity that Mongolia has to offer. Fly down to the Gobi Desert to explore the pre-historic petroglyphs and Bayanzag – where the first ever dinosaur egg fossils were found. Climb the huge ‘singing dunes’ of Khongoryn Els and ride a Bactrian Camel. Then travel to the northern Taiga region, home to Lake Khovsgol, Turkic burial mounds, deerstones, and forested hills perfect for horse riding.

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Ulaanbaatar - Ulaangom - Turgen & Kharkhiraa Mountains - Trekking - Camping - Khukh Nuur - Tenuugiin Am Valley - River Crossings - Ancient Burial Sites - Nomadic Families - Ulgii - Altsantsogts - Eagle Hunter Homestay

A more uncommonly trekked area of North-Western Mongolia, the Kharkhiraa Trek cuts through the stunning scenery and high mountain peaks of the Kharkhiraa and Turgen Mountain Ranges. This trek will cover many of this regions most beautiful landscapes, including the Tenuugiin Am valley, Khukh Nuur (Blue Lake), and Uliastai Mountain Pass. You will also pass through Khujirt, the centre of the local nomadic community, where you will be able to take a break and taste traditional dairy products. At the end of this trek, make your way to the Ulgii province, and spend 2 nights alongside an eagle hunter and his family in the Hovd River valley.

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Gobi Desert - Flaming Cliffs - Camel Riding - Khongoryn Els - Ongin Khiid - Orkhon Valley - Kharkhorin - Tovkhon Khiid - Khogno Khaan​
A journey designed to offer the best of the expansive Gobi Desert and the central Mongolian steppe. Explore the rock formations of the palaeontological goldmine of the Flaming Cliffs at Bayanzag, the glacial gorges of Yolyn Am, and the prehistoric Khavtsgait Petroglyphs that offer a glimpse into the bygone times. This adventure blends Mongolia’s natural wonders and vast landscapes with the culturally significant monasteries of Ongi, Tovkhon & Erdene Zuu, plus the world heritage sites of Orkhon Valley and the former capital of the Mongol Empire, Kharkhorin. Classic highlights combine with special touches and insights into the culture & history of modern nomads.
Sainshand - Khamar Monastery - Khar Uul - Ergeliin Zoo - Demchig Monastery - Suikhent Petrified Forest - Ikh Nart - Chinggis Statue - Terelj National Park
Embark on a voyage around the lesser-known parts of south-east Mongolia. Take an overnight train to Sainshand followed by visits to the energy centres of Khamar and Demchig Monasteries whilst camping under the wild Gobi sky. Walk among the fossilised ancient trees of Suikhent and take a wildlife adventure through the natural reserves of Ergeliin Zoo and Ikh Nart. Head back to Ulaanbaatar via the famous Chinggis Khaan Equestrian Statue and Terelj National Park. This 10-day trip is a perfect balance between adventure and culture with a dash of true off-road experience.
9 Days Cycling - Wild Camping - Nomadic Homestays - Orkhon Valley - Tovkhon Monastery - Tsenkher Hot Springs - Khangai Hills - Uurtiin Tokhoi Canyon - Horse Riding & Kayaking (optional)

A 9 day cycle-ride through the Khangai Hills and Orkhon Valley. The route covers diverse landscapes and terrain – wide open plains, lush valleys, forested hills. A mix of paths, herders trails and graded tracks, plus a dash of asphalt at welcome moments! Active adventure combines with cultural highlights and warm hospitality of local nomadic families with camping and homestays mixed with ger camps. Visit historical sites of Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery and the hilltop Tovkhon Khiid, plus optional additional activities of horse riding and kayaking.
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