Rugged and remote, west Mongolia is characterised by glacier-wrapped mountains, salt lakes and wild landscapes. It doesn’t have much infrastructure so apart from a few basic hotels and ger camps, accommodation will mostly be in tents.
Sandwiched between Russia, Kazakhstan, China and the rest of Mongolia, this region is home to numerous ethnic groups. The capital of Ölgii, for instance, is where you can glimpse the culture of Kazakhstan. This is also eagle country, where the famous Golden Eagle Festival takes place every year against the backdrop of the majestic Altai Mountains.
If you crave a deeper experience – to have your feet touch the ground and gain a richer perspective – take part in a herd migration and get a true sense of what it meant that we were, once, all nomads.
Key Activities: Horse-Trekking, Hiking, Nomadic Migration, Fishing, Trekking, Family Stays