Yak Trek in Mongolia

The best way to personally experience the pace and lifestyle of
the local people is to travel the same way and use the same
modes of transport as the Mongolian herdsmen themselves. On
this journey we trek for three full days into the Khan Khentii
Strictly Protected Area and enjoy the beautiful wilderness of the
Khentii Mountains. We will use yaks to pull the traditional wooden carts on which all our equipment will be loaded and transported. If you are an experienced rider, a horse may also be rented
for you. No support vehicles will be required, nor are they practical in the roadless area where we are to trek. The yaks will determine the pace of our nomadic journey over easy terrain (max20 km per day). A cook who is adept at western and Mongolian
cooking will be with us in the field. We will also carry a ger, the
traditional felt tent, in which most rural Mongolians still live today.
Essentially, this means we can use the services of the local people in the area where we are to travel.

per adult from

$1,586

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 5x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: To Upper Tuul River Valley

      Stop At: Tov Province, Tov Province
      After breakfast we leave Ulaanbaatar for the Upper Tuul River Valley
      in the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area (some 110 km away); a 3
      three-hour drive by bus or car. After one hour we leave the tarmac
      road and carry on through a beautiful steppe valley, where there are
      many herding families with their gers and livestock. Crossing a ridge
      at Zamtiin pass we now drive mainly through forests until we reach
      the Upper Tuul River Valley. Here we meet the local herders, who will
      accompany us with their yak carts. We pitch camp next to the river.
      Duration: 10 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Tentipi

      Day 2: To Baruun Bayan

      Stop At: Tov Province, Tov Province
      Today we load all our luggage and provisions onto the yak carts and
      start our trek. Our first campsite will be in a steppe valley, surrounded
      by the Khentii hills, which are covered with larch and birch forests.
      Herdsmen keep their livestock in the southern areas of Khan Khentii,
      following a lifestyle that has been essentially unchanged since the
      time of Genghis Khan.
      Duration: 10 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Tentipi

      Day 3: To Zaraa tolgoi

      Stop At: Tov Province, Tov Province
      Along the way we will split from the yak cart caravan and hike up into
      the mountains. We will enjoy stunning panoramic views from the
      ridges. Today we reach the northernmost point of our journey and set
      up camp at Zaraa Tolgoi (Hedgehog's head).
      Duration: 10 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Tentipi

      Day 4: To Jalman Meadows

      Stop At: Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Tov Province
      We are now in a very scenic area, where rivers flow down broad
      steppe valleys. Around us are forested hills and mountains. Along the
      rivers there are wooded and alluvial meadows with broad-leaf forests.
      We trek to the beautiful Jalman Meadows.
      Duration: 10 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Jalman Meadows Luxury Ger camp

      Day 5: To Ulaanbaatar

      Stop At: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
      We are now in a very scenic area, where rivers flow down broad
      steppe valleys. Around us are forested hills and mountains. Along the
      rivers there are wooded and alluvial meadows with broad-leaf forests.
      We trek to the beautiful Jalman Meadows.
      Duration: 10 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
      • Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
      • Buyant Uhaa Airport, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
      Departure Time :
      Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/5/2019 - 10/24/2021
      Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide, English - Written, English - Audio

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    10

    Organised by Nomadic Journeys Ltd

    Activity ID: V-202888P3

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