Mongolia Short Tours
Our Mongolia short tours are for those passing through Mongolia with a week or less on hand – perfect for those looking for an extension to their Trans Mongolian train experience. However, we are not a general travel agency and do not offer the popular 3 or 4 day ‘highlight loops’ whereby you fly from highlight to highlight. This form of travel gives you no context, no real experience of the country, or opportunities to meet the people who make their lives in the middle in-between landscapes.
Although your time is limited this does not mean that you cannot experience Mongolia in a real way and return feeling you have ‘touched base’ with the country. Wilderness treks are also possible even in a short amount of time.
Khustain Explorer – 2 Days
Explore Khustain Nuruu NP by mountain bike | Bayansonginot Herders Cooperative | Wildlife Observation | Free city walking tour of Ulaanbaatar
Khustain Nuruu National Park is one of Mongolia’s conservation success stories. Staying with the Batchuluun herding family gives you the perfect base to get off the beaten track – exploring by mountain bike or by foot. This is how we prefer to explore the park – this slower pace of exploration helps to provide you with a better understanding of the biodiversity of Khustain – its people, landscapes and wildlife.
Slow Selenge Explorer – 7/8 days
Tujiin Nars Pine Forest | Saikhanii Khutul | Amarbayasgalant Monastery | Bow & arrow workshop | Yeruu River Sustainable Lodge | Trans Mongolian Train| Free Ulaanbaatar city walking tour
Explore a more local side to Mongolia’s beautiful Selenge Province – located in the basin of the mighty Orkhon and Selenge rivers. Discover Buddhist heritage, spend time with talented bow and arrow makers and visit regions loved by local families.
The Natural Gobi| 8/9 Days
Wild camping | Baga Gazriin Chuluu rock formations | Ikh Gazriin Chuluu | Gobi Oasis Tree Planting Project | Sacred Zorgol Khairkhan | Ulaanbaatar city walking tour | Wildlife of Ikh Nart Nature Reserve
Our Natural Gobi celebrates the wide-open spaces and granite rock formations of the Mongolian desert steppe. We love these rugged yet beautiful areas for their sense of peace and that’s why we’ve slowed the itinerary down – giving you the flexibility and time to explore each in your own way. All are perfect for exploration on foot or by mountain bike and we’ll include mountain bikes for use for free.
Central Heartland Discovered | 8/9 Days
Khogno Khan Nature Reserve | Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes | One day camel trek | Erdene Zuu Monastery | Homestays with herding families we work in partnership with | Ulaanbaatar city walking tour | Wildlife of Khustain Nuruu National Park
Explore, discover and experience the history, culture and diverse landscapes of Mongolia’s central heartland. You’ll be hosted by rural families that we work in long-term local community partnership with, allowing you to witness how they are embracing the 21st Century whilst maintaining Mongolia’s rich cultural traditions.
Nomadic Pilgrimage – 9/10 Days
Amarbayasgalant Monastery | Erdene Zuu Monastery | Tovkhon Khiid Hermitage | Agllag Buteel Khiid | Trans Mongolian Train| Free Ulaanbaatar city walking tour
Buddhism is the predominant religion in Mongolia. Although it has undergone distinctive changes and adaptations, Buddhist beliefs and customs are still upheld and remain an inherent part of Mongolian society. On our Nomadic Pilgrimage experience, discover and explore Mongolia’s Buddhist heritage.
The Tea Road – Trans Mongolian Extension – 10 Days
Wild Camping | Khamariin & Amarbayasgalant Monastery | Ikh Nart | Tujiin Nars Pine Forest | Saikhanii Khutul | Bow & arrow workshop | Yeruu River Sustainable Lodge | Trans Mongolian Train| Free Ulaanbaatar city walking tour
Mongolia’s Tea Road is little known but it was an important commercial overland route with camel caravans transporting bricks of tea from China through to Russia. The camel caravans may have gone but you can still discover and explore the diversity of landscapes along the route of the Tea Road and experience the way of life of the people that makes their home within those landscapes.
The Hidden Gobi – 10 days
Khamariin Khiid Monastery Energy Centre | Sacred Shiliin Bogd Mountain | Ikh Nart Nature Reserve | Ikh Gazriin Chuluu | Wild Camping | Free Ulaanbaatar city walking tour
The south-east of Mongolia remains one of the least visited regions of the country but contains some of the most diverse sites – from sacred mountains to energy centres and protected nature reserves. Discover a more hidden side to Mongolia on this trip perfect for a Trans-Mongolian extension.