Taste of Nomad Life

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Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
  • Discovery of nomad daily life
  • Immersion in a Mongolian family
  • Horse ride in a wild untouched nature
  • The Trans-Mongolian part
Tour Overview

Several tens of kilometres separate Ulan Bator, the Mongolian capital, from the Terelj National Park. It is perfect area to experience a real nomad life for those who have no time for a longer stay in Mongolia. 

You will drive in the wildest part of the park, between dark forests, amazing rock formations and pure rivers. The nomad family that will accommodate you used to settle every year in summer on the shore of the Terelj River. They will let you in the nomad daily life. On foot or by horse you will discover picturesque sceneries on the Gorkhi Terelj Range.  

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    In the morning meeting in Ulan Bator and drive to the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Visit of Turtle Rock, a very special rock formation, looking like a turtle. Visit to Guurtein Monastery. Lunch. Meeting with the nomad family. Walk or ride along River Terelj. Overnight in yurt. 2-hour drive by 4x4.
  • Day 2
    A day usually begins very early for nomads. At 5 am the wife goes to milk driss (females of the yak) while her husband is gathering herds. If you are awake and if you would like to take part at those works, you would be more than welcome! After a traditional Mongolian breakfast we will leave for a one day trek or horse trek along the Tuul River and through forests.MFor dinner we will taste a mongolian barbecue cooked by our hosts. Overnight in yurt.
  • Day 3
    Your stay in the Terelj National Park comes to its end. Last lunch in ournomad family and transfer to Ulan Bator. At 6 pm you will enjoy a Mongolian traditional show with concert of throat singing and morin khuur. Overnight in hotel. 2-hour drive by 4x4.
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        Price includes
        • Lunches
        • Transfers in Irkutsk
        • English-speaking guide
        • Russian-spaking guide
        • Accommodation as per itinerary
        • Transport a per itinerary
        • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
        • Nature reserves and parks entrance permissions
        • Bathing in springs
        • Airplane/ train tickets
        • Transport
        • Letter of invitation
        • Horse and equipment rental
        • Sleeping bag rental
        Price does not include
        • Meals as per itinerary
        • Personal expenses and tips
        • Visa fees and travel insurance
        • Optional activities
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