Mongolia Small Group Tours 2019

Personal. Original. Flexible. Mongolia small group tours just got real. No ‘big groups’, ‘must sees’ or ‘all inclusive packages’ – just the real Mongolia with a maximum group size of six. All our Mongolia small group tours are a guaranteed departure with a minimum of two bookings. We charge no single supplements if you’re a solo traveller.

May 2019

Spring Journey - 14 Days - May 18th - Guaranteed Departure

Experience spring in Mongolia
Central Heartland | Orkhon River Valley | Cooperative Homestay | 4-Day Foot trek | Culture of Khangai Mountains

Social Cycles - May 20 - 14 Days - Guaranteed Departure

Surrounded by space and epic landscapes, a guest of Eternal Landscapes on his mountain bike in northern Mongolia
Middle Gobi | Central Heartland | NGO Visits | 8 Days Biking

For more ideas for May, look at our Mongolia Tailor Made Tours page

A beautiful view of the summer grasslands of Mongolia - taken on a blue sky day in the central Khangai Mountains

June 2019

Untamed Mongolia - 23 Days - June 1st - Guaranteed Departure

One of the 'eternal' landscapes of Mongolia - gers in the central Khangai Mountains.
Gobi Desert | Central Heartland | Khovsgol Nuur National Park |

Social Cycles - June 9 - 14 Days - Guaranteed Departure

Surrounded by space and epic landscapes, a guest of Eternal Landscapes on his mountain bike in northern Mongolia
Middle Gobi | Central Heartland | NGO Visits | 8 Days Biking

Gobi Conservation and Research - June 9th - 11 Days

Two Mongolian Wild Ass (Khulan) in Mongolia's southern Gobi
Gobi Desert | Khustain Nuruu National Park | Working alongside Association Goviin Khulan

Northern Mountains and Sacred Lakes - June 28th -16 days - Guaranteed Departure

Visit Mongolia and you’ll get used to seeing these piles of stones. It’s an ovoo – a shamanistic construction erected by local families and travellers to show gratitude and respect, and to honour the spirits of the surrounding land. This particular one is in the spectacular Khoridol Saridag Mountains, just to the west of Khovsgol Nuur – Khovsgol Lake known as Dalai Ej (Mother Sea) in Mongolian. Look more closely at an ovoo and you will see steering wheel covers, plaster casts, crutches, empty bottles of vodka, sweets, small pieces of dairy products such as cheese as well as many ‘khadag’ (Mongolia’s sacred blue scarf that represents the ‘eternal blue sky’). The discarded casts, crutches, steering wheel covers and food offerings are people’s ways of giving thanks for better health, a safe journey or maybe thanking the spirits for the much-needed rain. Don’t be alarmed if you see a horse’s head. The horse is a symbol of strength of spirit, freedom and independence – an honoured animal for a Mongolian herder and oftenwhen a herder’s best horse dies, the spirit of the animal is honoured by the head being placed on an ovoo. In the words of author and historian John Man – ‘Creating them remains an easy, unselfconscious part of travel, a ritual by which Mongolians assert their heritage and the network that binds them’. Photo? Taken by me (Jess) during one of our day-hikes. Just to be clear, I am NOT a photographer!
Khovsgol Nuur National Park – Khoridol Saridag Mountains – 5 Days Trekking – Local Khatgal Naadam

Journey Among Modern Nomads - June 26th - 15 Days - Option for Naadam Extension

A typical Mongolian ger out on the Mongolian steppe. In this image you can see the families working horses waiting to be ridden as well as the hand-made dairy products drying in the sun
Kharkhorin Naadam | Middle Gobi | Central Heartland | Orkhon River Valley

For more ideas & inspiration for June, look at our Mongolia Tailor Made Tours webpage

Sunset over Buir Nuur in Dornod Aimag - Mongolia's eastern most province.

July 2019

Modern Mongolian Nomads - July 6th -13 days - Guaranteed Departure

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Local Bulgan Naadam | Khangai Mountains | Central Heartland Homestays | Amarbayasgalant Monastery | Orkhon River Valley

Hidden Altai - July 12 - 14 Days - Guaranteed Departure

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Bayan Ulgii – Tsengel Khairkhan – Kazakh Eagle Hunter Homestay – Tsambagarav National Park – We’re Invited To A Family Wedding!

Nomads Of The Khangai - July 17 - 14 Days

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Two Day Horse Trek | Orkhon River Valley | Three Day Foot Trek | Felt and Yak Festival | Local Homestays

Untamed Mongolia - July 20th -23 days - Shorter 20 Day Option Available

One of the 'eternal' landscapes of Mongolia - gers in the central Khangai Mountains.
Gobi Desert | Central Heartland | Khovsgol Nuur National Park |

For more ideas for July, look at our Mongolia Tailor Made Tours

The Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue in Mongolia. It is 131ft high!

August 2019

Wilderness Trails Khangai Mountains - August 3rd - 15 Days

5-day foot trek at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park | Local Homestays

Hidden Altai - Aug 4 - 14 Days - Guaranteed Departure

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Bayan Ulgii – Tsengel Khairkhan – Kazakh Eagle Hunter Homestay – Tsambagarav National Park

National Parks and Nature Reserves - Aug 31st - 16 Days

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Gobi Desert – Gorkhi Terelj National Park – Khentii Mountains – Dadal

For more ideas for August, look at our Mongolia Tailor Made Tours page

Yes, Gorkhi-Terelj is the closest national park to Ulaanbaatar and is very developed (some would say over developed) for the tourist industry (the main valley was first developed for tourism in 1964) but it shares a common border with Khan Khentii and the two reserves are similar. Between the two sites, altitudinal variation is significant, leading to the development of different habitats but both support large areas of forest steppe and mountain steppe, with alpine habitats on higher peaks. The area is rich in rivers and streams, including the Terelj and Tuul and these water sources together with the rainfall in this mountainous region brings life to the pastureland – providing grazing for the livestock of the herding families who make this area their home. These herders include Naraa, Bujee (his wife) and their two children Tsindee and Bayasa – the family we work with in the region.

September 2019

Altai and Eagles With Altansogts Eagle Festival - Sept 5th - 13 Days - Guaranteed Departure

Gorkhi Terelj National Park | Tsambagarav National Park | Kazakh Eagle Hunter Homestays | Eagle Festival |

Altai and Eagles With Ulgii Eagle Festival - Sept 27th - 13 Days - Guaranteed Departure

Gorkhi Terelj National Park | Tsambagarav National Park | Kazakh Eagle Hunter Homestays | Eagle Festival |

For more ideas for September, why not look at our Mongolia Tailor Made Tours page

The sandstone formations of Khermen Tsav in Mongolia's southern Gobi Desert

Winter 2019 / 2020

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