Mongolia Trekking Tours 2021 & 2022
Every year we put together our Mongolia trekking tours where we discover areas new to us and regions loved by us that we wish to explore further.
The style of our Mongolia trekking tours / journeys influence our accommodation choices and therefore the amenities available. But a hot power shower couldn’t compete with the beauty and immensity of the landscapes through which you will trek.
Our Mongolia trekking tours are not tests of endurance or competitive races. Naturally, there will be some challenges but they’re mainly about seeing the world from a different perspective, new horizons and the joy of the great outdoors.
All treks are arranged through the families we work in long-term local community partnership with –
We can also offer tailor-
Mongolia Tailor Made Trekking Ideas
Tsaantan/Dukha Horse Trek
The Tsaatan are a community of nomadic reindeer herders, originally from Tuva in Siberia, who have historically inhabited the border region of Russia and Mongolia. Ethnically, the community identifies as Dukha, but their lifestyle as reindeer herders earned them the Mongolian name Tsaatan, which means roughly ‘with reindeer’.
They make their home in one of the most remote landscapes in Mongolia and as a result this trip is also tough. However, Narankhuu and his son are the kindest of hosts and will take care of you as they introduce you to their homeland and the families who live here. Due to the fragility of the natural environment and the Tsaatan culture I recommend small groups of a maximum of four and a minimum of five days for the horse trek itself.
Learn more on our Tsaatan Reindeer Herders blog post.
Khovsgol Nuur National Park Trekking
Khovsgol Nuur is known as Dalai Ej in Mongolian – Mother Sea. Khovsgol is famous for its lake (and rightly so as it is glorious) however, the Khoridol Saridag Mountain Range forms part of the national park and are a stunning region of limestone peaks topping 3000m.
Treks here can include exploring the Khoridol Saridag Mountains and into the Darkhad Depression, up the west shoreline of Khovsgol to the border community of Khankh and the eastern flank of the lake including hot springs. All are areas that Bambakh, our herder trek guide, knows like the back of his hand.
Khangai Mountains Trekking
The Khangai often get by-
No formal trekking routes really exist here and that’s what makes trekking in the Khangai such a glorious experience – it’s just you, your trek guide and your choice of which horizon to explore and discover.
Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes
Khongoryn Els are known locally as Duut Mankhan –
The dune landscapes are extraordinary –
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park Trekking
Naraa and Bujee are herders and our hosts for all treks in the Terelj/ Khentii region. The Terelj and Tuul rivers form a horse shoe shape around the mountains in which they live. This geographical barrier and the protected area status make their homeland an inhabited wilderness just perfect for exploration on foot or by horse.
Altai Tavan Bogd National Park Trekking
Altai Tavan Bogd is home to the highest mountains in Mongolia. The national park can be divided into 2 regions, the Tavan Bogd Mountains in the northwest (Five Holy Peaks) and the Lakes Region to the southeast. Both locations make a remarkable back-drop for both extended foot and horse treks.
The Tsagaan Gol trek connecting the lakes to the region of the Five Holy Peaks is popular. If you want to experience a more hidden side to the Altai consider Tsambagarav Uul National Park on the border of Khovd and Bayan Ulgii Aimag. Another option is the region of Tsengel Khairkhan close to the district of Sagsai in Bayan Ulgii. Both offer an Altai that few others get to see.