What are you doing in June or July? Looking for something just that little bit different? It’s our Untamed Mongolia small group tour 23-days with departures in June and July.
Mongolia is a country of raw natural beauty and vast ‘eternal landscapes’ that inspires adventure and exploration. We have chosen some of our favourite places from our 13 plus years of offering experiences through Mongolia and have put them into an active three-week itinerary. Explore, discover and hike (optional!) the striking landscapes of the Gobi Desert, the high open steppe and the spectacular lakeland and northern regions of Mongolia, including Lake Khovsgol and the interior region of the Khoridol Saridag Mountains.
Many holidays to Mongolia include domestic flights, but these inevitably involve time spent queuing and boarding, and the risk of delayed flights. So instead, this holiday travels overland as the ultimate road trip. Exploring Mongolia in this unrushed way gives you the chance to see real life, without ever feeling as though you’re intruding. It’s a relaxed, unhurried way to experience Mongolia; it’s also a complete holiday from the hectic modern world. It’s time to explore this huge country, but also time to slow down, think and unwind as you let the journey unfold.
Your accommodation will mostly be wild camping and family homestays. We like to keep any further details of our camp sites to ourselves, because the locations and views are very precious to us. Come with us and you’ll understand why we feel so protective!
Not comfortable with the idea of a group trip? Completely understandable. A majority of our travellers are those who typically travel independently (or have done in the past) but want the best out of their Mongolian experience and so are looking to do an organised trip but have trouble with the ethos of an organised trip.
Our group size is a maximum of 6 which provides you with a more individual style of trip. We operate all aspects of the holidays we offer – there are no outside agencies or suppliers apart from the rural families that provide accommodation. This leads to a more personal style of trip where you experience a more local way of travel. We’re on hand but my itineraries are tailored to give you a feeling of freedom and a sense of independence.
This is the view from one of our Untamed Mongolia non-routed horse treks. Not bad eh?
Vegetarian? Pescetarian? Lactose intolerant? Gluten free? We can cater for all. We prepare a majority of the the meals ourselves using local produce bought en-route so you will be eating breakfast as the sun rises over the steppe, sharing your picnic lunch with a view of Mongolian White-Tailed Gazelles or eating a traditional Mongolian barbecue (vegetarian options provided) with the Batbold family. Yep, sometimes it rains or sand gets in your sandwich – but we have a kitchen tent and the vehicle has a sunshade which comes in very useful for those damp picnic lunches!
This was one of our previous Untamed Mongolia lunchtime views.
If you’re reading this and wondering why you should choose us against all our competitors then hopefully this feedback from previous guests who travelled on a past Untamed Mongolia trip:
‘The thing I needed most and the thing I got out of my trip to Mongolia is/was the refreshment of my soul and spirit. Living such a simple life and camping, the extreme natural beauty and the wonderful company allowed me to do that.’ Sarah Cutler
‘The trip was flexible and took advantage of situations that presented themselves. I liked that we could go at our own pace while exploring – no group hikes with pressure to keep up. I really felt that I got to know the rhythms of the country. Nothing was contrived. We truly experienced Mongolia. You really delivered on what you promised.’ Marian Herz
‘Thank you for keeping a good, respectful and strong relationship with the locals in order t o allow us to experience/interact with them and their lives in a genuine way. We got exactly what we expected and wished for: a beautiful overview of a very large, magnificent and wild country, the real genuine and ‘raw’ way. The true story.’ Violaine Coard
If you’re interested in joining us in June or July, for more information look at our Mongolia small group tours website page.
Jess @ Eternal Landscapes