In the Realm of Genghis Khan

Adventuring from Karakorum to the Gobi Desert


Mongolia is magnificently remote, its unfenced grasslands dotted with nomad camps and herds of yaks and horses, with shamanic cairns that mark the way across this mesmerizing realm. We’ll see the wild horses of Hustain Nuruu National Park and explore ancient Karakorum, once the capital of Genghis Khan’s empire. From our award-winning lodge in the Gobi Desert, we hike in the dramatic gorge of the Yol Valley, sip a sundowner at the fabled Flaming Cliffs, and even ride a Bactrian camel. Along the way, we’ll enjoy a warm welcome into an authentic nomadic culture as we meet local families, spend nights in our cozy traditional gers (yurts), and attend a local Naadam festival, a quintessentially Mongolian celebration with archery, wrestling, and cross-country horse races.



Witness an authentic local Naadam Festival, an exuberant expression of Mongolia’s ancient culture
Experience the unfenced vastness of Mongolia’s grasslands, mountains, and deserts
Visit the ruins of Karakorum, Genghis Khan’s capital
Meet traditional nomad families with their herds of horses, yaks, and goats
See the wild horses of Hustain Nuruu National Park
In the Gobi, explore Yol Valley and the famous Flaming Cliffs


Length: 13 days
Cost From: $5995  
Arrive: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Depart: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Lodging: 8 nights ger camps, 4 nights hotels
Meals: All meals included as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Hiking / Trekking, Archaeology
Trip Level:

Rugged road travel, walking and light hiking, cultural adventures

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