Starting your journey in the capital city, travel out into the wilderness on dune buggies and horseback, riding through rivers, to reach the small village of Bayandelger where you will be warmly greeted by the local nomadic Mongolians. These people continue to preserve the nomadic way of life, connecting with the nature and wildlife around them. Your hosts Oidov and Gerlee will demonstrate the famous Mongolian hospitality which knows no bounds. Originating from a culture of travellers crossing long distances, a nomad is guaranteed warm hospitality from strangers whenever they visit. You will be able to experience this lifestyle through interactions with the locals which provides an insightful and educational experience.
Mongolian festivals take place throughout the year, and no matter the time of year you visit, they will be celebrating with bizarre, yet enticing, traditions. Experience a traditional concert from contortionists, throat singers and moriin khuur players as you are mesmerised by these performers. In the evening, you will feast on a freshly prepared dinner in your cosy traditional gers. In this remote wilderness, the lack of light pollution makes for brilliant star-gazing and your expert Pelorus astronomer will bring the constellations to alive for you through the magnificent telescope allowing you to explore the stunning night sky.
Discover the diversity of Mongolia’s breath-taking landscapes on an epic off-roading adventure, crossing vast steppe, rolling dunes and soaring mountains. Test your driving skills in difficult terrain crossings, driving through rivers, marshland and deep gorges. End your journey in the immense Gobi Desert, hiking to the top of the towering dunes where you will gain immense views of the surrounding landscape and the sunset as the colour changes across the sand. To return, you will glide back down the dunes on sandboards as you marvel at the famous singing sound filling the air around you. Return to your camp by camel, in an authentic Mongolian experience.