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Wellness Holiday In Mongolia

You may not naturally think of a wellness holiday in Mongolia. But consider what defines wellness travel – an experience that allows you to rest and recharge both physically and mentally – and Mongolia can provide both that physical and mental recharge.

We have teamed up with yoga teacher Cryn Horn – a guest of EL as well as a yoga teacher –  to offer more than just the standard wellness holiday or yoga holiday.

There are many wellness holiday options. Each one different from the next be it in terms of style, focus, or location. For our Find Yourself In Mongolia experience, we combine yoga with real-life travel experiences providing a balance of yoga and cultural immersion with the expansiveness of Mongolia’s diverse landscapes forming the backdrop. There is a travel element involved but the locations have been carefully considered providing a contrast of the immensity of the Gobi Desert with the green rolling steppe.

Baga Gazriin Chuluu in the Gobi Desert - a location on our wellness holiday in Mongolia

Baga Gazriin Chuluu in the middle Gobi. is characterised by extensive granite rock formations and surrounded by steppe and semi-desert habitat. The rock formations make a beautiful location to explore. Within the site is a small temple known locally as Chuluun Sum (Rock Temple) – believed to be part of the larger now destroyed Tsorjiin Khuree Monastery. All provide a perfect backdrop to practise meditation, mindfulness or yoga. You’ll also find petroglyphs, burial mounds and sacred springs.

 

Mongolia's Orkhon River Valley part of our wellness holiday in Mongolia

The Orkhon River Valley is located in Mongolia’s central heartland. The region is considered the cradle of Mongolian civilisation and an area rich in nomadic life as the Orkhon River provides as essential lifeline for nomads and their livestock. Rather than driving anywhere, it’s a perfect destination for yoga and enjoying the tranquility and peace and quiet that comes from its location.

The maximum number of guests is 6 to make sure you get plenty of individual attention. Cryn will be accompanied by one of our female Mongolian trip assistants as well so that you experience Mongolia with the help of a local.

The trip focuses on yoga for every day in real life and the trip caters for all from total beginner to those with an established practice. It will be therapeutic, restorative and contain Yoga Nidra. We don’t provide a tight schedule or overly-detailed itinerary – that sort of rigidity just seems wrong in a country of herders and a country of such freedom. Instead, within the steady pulse of yoga each morning and evening there are flexible options included for you to choose from. These might be a camel or horse trek, a visit to a monastery, more yoga or just time for yourself within the immensity and peace of Mongolia’s landscapes. All activities are available to each individual but without being compulsory.

Although Mongolia is traditionally heavy on the mutton, we will be focusing on vegetarian based meals – with an option for trying the delicious local free-range meat for those interested. However, due to the remote locations and the lack of facilities, there will naturally be limitations in place although meals will be sustaining and tasty. Also, we try to take into account ‘food miles’ and encourage the local team to purchase local seasonal produce en-route to help support each community we pass through.

Although there is very much a travel element involved, our Mongolia yoga experience provides an opportunity to step out of your everyday routine, connect to your nature, energise tired minds and take time to gain a fresh perspective.

You can see the full itinerary of our Find Yourself In Mongolia experience on our small group tours page. Additional questions and answers are on Page 18 of the Find Yourself In Mongolia itinerary. Alternatively, get in touch for further details.

Jessica Brooks
Jessica Brooks
I’m Jess Brooks. I am the founder of Eternal Landscapes Mongolia - a registered Mongolian business and social travel enterprise that focuses on providing travellers with a real 21st Century insight into Mongolia. I have been based in Mongolia since 2006 and together with my beloved Mongolian team, we focus on tourism that makes a positive difference. I'm also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - awarded for my work in Mongolia and a published guidebook author - having worked together with World Adventure Guides to produce a digital interactive guide to Mongolia. http://www.jessbrooks.co.uk/
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