BACTRIAN CAMEL TREK IN MONGOLIA'S GOBI DESERT

An off-grid journey in the Mongolian wilderness for those with a spirit of adventure

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Where
MONGOLIA
When
JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
How long
9 NIGHTS
How much
FROM £4,500 PP
why
PRISTINE WILDERNESS; VAST LANDSCAPES; DESERT WILDLIFE; OFF THE BEATEN TRACK; PRIVATE GUIDE; MOBILE CAMP
staying in
AUTHENTIC GER CAMP

DAY 1 - 2

ULAN BATOR AND THE STEPPE

After a brief stop in the capital, you will head north to the wilderness of Khan Khentii in your private 4x4. Before long you leave the tarmac road and at an unmarked point known only to your driver swing off into the wilderness, to grasslands dotted with gers, the fully mobile yurts of traditional nomadic herders, and your camp in the Upper Tuul Valley. 

DAY 3

STEPPE OF THE UPPER TUUL VALLEY

Explore the valley either on foot, horseback or float down the river in an inflatable raft. The meadows are rich with flowers, including carpets of eidelweiss and the Khentii Mountains are covered with larch and birch forests that stretch all the way up to the Russian-Siberian frontier. Although rarely seen, wolves are numerous in the area together with wild boar and moose.

DAY 4

WILD HORSES AT HUSTAI

Transfer to Hustai today, home to the Takhi or Przewalski horse, the only remaining species of true wild horse in the world. In the late afternoon make a game drive with an expert naturalist involved in their conservation; there's a good chance of seeing them as they descend from the mountains at the end of the day to drink and graze in the valley. Along way you may also spot Maral Deer, Mongolian Gazelle and Marmot whose numbers have increased in this protected area.

DAY 5 - 8

THE GOBI DESERT WITH A PRIVATE MOBILE CAMP

Drive to the Gobi to spend the next few days in its  massive wide open spaces that stretch to the horizon and beyond. Travelling with your own private camel cart that carries your mobile camp days are dictated by sunrise and sunset with freedom to roam in the wilderness.  

DAY 5 - 8

THE GOBI DESERT

Explore the desert on foot, or if you like on horse or camel back. Rocky outcrops harbour Argali Sheep, Siberian Ibex and many bird species including Cinereous Vultures. There are hidden petroglyphs, ancient burial sites and temple ruins, all evidence of past human activity here; you will have the chance too to meet traditioal nomadic herders who migrate in and out of the area with their herds of livestock.

DAY 9

HOMEWARD BOUND

Packing up camp for the last time you will return to the capital for your flight home.

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Our experienced travellers include:

Olly Williams
Olly Williams
Rod Tether
Rod Tether
Alex Edwards
Alex Edwards

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary.

All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

Reviews

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"Excellent experience - again - from trip design through to execution. Excellent staff in Natural High but also on the trek."

Paul & Liz

Excellent Service

"Really enjoyed the holiday. Was exactly what we were looking for. Service from Natural High was perfect. Would definately recommend and use again."

Patrick and Carmel

THE PERFECT TREK!

"Vanessa from Natural High Safaris provided a very responsive,personal and bespoke service which in turn led to a perfect trip, that was without fault! From our pack mules all the way up to our guide, Oulaid, it was outstanding. We were guided through the most beautiful and remote countryside to camp sites with the most awesome views. Oulaid had really thought about our route and request to be off the beaten track. It was a delight that we did not see any tourist for the whole trek. Our team were professional,hospitable and friendly, delivery a very well prepared and comfortable camp each evening.The camp chef did an amazing job bearing in mind the remoteness of our location, conjuring up very tasty and varied meals each day. If I could book another trip tomorrow I would.Next year beckons!Well done all!!"

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Ian And Jo Ashby CR

I will definitely plan an expedition with this company again.

"They promptly provided an itinerary in response to our desires. Feedback on the plan was well received. Closer to the time we were connected with our guides to further hone our trip. A group of 5 women, arriving from various destinations, camping and lodges in the desert with extraordinary guides. Yes, the cliche works here...a trip of a lifetime."

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