Mountain Trekking with Nomadic Families | GER to GER Community Geotourism with Nomadic Families in Mongolia

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10 Days - Group sizes: 2-6/prices per person; ask for solo prices
Ulaanbaatar
Arkhangai Province
Max People : 6

Day One – Arrive in Tsetserleg Town (L, D – Overnight in Guesthouse): You will travel from UB to Tsetserleg by the public bus at 0800, along the way you will see many scenic locations from the bus as it drives along vast nomadic pastures, the Ancient Capital City of the Mongol Empire “Karakorum”, etc. Once you arrive in Tsetserleg Town around 1600-1700, our local facilitator will meet you at the rural bus station and will guide to your guesthouse.

Day Two – Visit the nomadic family and experience nomadic lifestyle (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): In the morning, you will begin the 209 kilometer overland journey towards Mr. Davaanyam’s family where you will be welcomed with a hot nomadic lunch and traditional milk tea. You are welcomed to experience nomadic daily life to which in the evening you will be invited for a delightful hot nomadic dinner and traditional milk tea.

Day Three – Trek to learn the basics of nomadic food (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): In the morning, you will begin the 19 kilometers trek towards Mr. Nyamdorj’s nomadic family where you will be welcomed with a hot nomadic lunch and traditional milk tea; you can assist and learn the basics of nomadic foods if you desire. In the evening, you will be invited for a delightful hot nomadic dinner and traditional milk tea.

Day Four – Trekking to the next nomadic family (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): After breakfast with the family, you will begin the 20 kilometer trekking to next nomadic where Mr. Mandahbayar’s family will prepare you a hot lunch and traditional milk tea. This family is located along the Chuluut River that flows through the Khangai Mountain Valleys, which is a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy a brisk walk around location and visit to see the nearby petroglyph before the evening meal.

The ancient rock paintings are found commonly along the Chuluut River and Suman River. The petroglyphs of Suman River primarily depict variety of animals such as wild sheep, wild goats, deer, wolves, dogs and horses. Also a larger group of dancing people was carved on one rock. The site dates from the Bronze Age due to art of expressiveness, subject and compositions.

Day Five – Trek to learn the basics of dairy products (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): In the morning, you will begin the 23 kilometers trek towards Mr. Tulga’s nomadic family where you will be welcomed with a hot nomadic lunch and traditional milk tea. Mrs. Nyambuu is talented woman and enjoys making a variety of nomadic dairy products and sewing traditional costumes. Today, if she is preparing dairy products – this is a good time to learn the basics of how to make dairy products that involves boiling milk, making dried curds, cheeses, yogurts etc., with her assistance. In the evening, you will be invited for a delightful hot nomadic dinner and traditional milk tea.

Day Six – Trek to learn how to herds yaks (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): After breakfast with the family, you will begin the 18 kilometer trek towards Mr. Battumur’s nomadic family where you will be welcomed with a hot nomadic lunch and traditional milk tea. Later afternoon you can experience and assist the family with the herding/penning of their yaks before retiring for the evening.

Day Seven – Trek the along the Chuluut River Canyon (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): After breakfast with the family, you will begin the 18 kilometer trek towards Mr. Lhagvadondov’s nomadic family where you will be welcomed with a hot nomadic lunch and traditional milk tea. Upon your arrival at family, you may have have an opportunity to erect a traditional Mongolian dwelling known as a “Ger” (if the family isn’t too busy) with the assistant of his family members. After lunch, you can enjoy trekking along the Chuluut River Canyon and admire the natural beauty of the location before evening’s nomadic dinner and hot traditional tea followed by a well-earned rest in the nomadic families extra Ger.

Day Eight – Trek an Inactive Volcanic Mountain (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): In the morning you can participate in the milking of the family’s livestock as well as assist in the preparation of the nomadic breakfast with the family. After breakfast, the host family will drive you to the next family Mr. Ganbat where you will begin the 10-kilometer roundtrip hiking to Khorgo Volcano; from the summit at 2100 meters above sea level there is a splendid panoramic view of the whole lake and region. As you continue your journey, you will also visit the famous Yellow Dog’s cave (a local legend stated that a compassionate monk kept a sick dog in this cave in order to protect it from being killed) and have a picnic lunch. In the evening, you will return to the family where you will have an opportunity to participate in making a traditional nomadic dinner or milking animals with the family. After dinner, you will have plenty of time to relax and even get an early nights rest in the family’s extra nomadic Ger.

Day Nine – Visit a family and walk along the White Lake’s Scenic Shoreline (B, L, D – Overnight in Ger): After breakfast, you will walk to the next nomadic family (Mr. Ganchudur) along the astonishingly beautiful White Lake; the lake is about 20 kilometers long and 16 kilometers wide, it supports Pike and other fish as well as rare birds’ species. In the afternoon you will be served a picnic lunch along the shoreline before returning to the family. In the evening, you will be welcomed to a farewell dinner with hot traditional milk tea before retiring to your Ger for your last night among Mongolia’s nomads.

Day Ten – Departure (B): After your breakfast, our driver will pick you up from the family and you will begin the 200-kilometer journey towards Tsetserleg where you will depart on the 14:00 public bus to Ulaanbaatar; or, you can stay overnight for additional night at your own expense and depart the next morning.