Gobi Steppe: The 2021 Gobi Desert Steppe
A journey through the steppe of the Mongolian lands, the last truly uncontaminated territory. Known as “the land of blue sky”-with 278 days of sunshine a year- it guarantees an unparalleled life experience, a sense of freedom that fills the gaze, surrounded by a vastness, without human traces, at the loss of ‘eye. We will cross the Gobi area, a semi-arid steppe with sand dunes and gigantic rock formations. We will be guests of the Mongolian nomadic tribes, whose equestrian tradition is a living cultural heritage. Even today, small Mongolian horses live almost in the wild, in herds led by a stallion who guides them in search of food. The journey that everyone should do at the least onche in their life …
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy
PARTICIPANTS: MIN 2 MAX 10
Meeting with our correspondents at Chinggis Khaan International Airport and transfer to your hotel in the capital. Free dinner and overnight stay.
we will have breakfast ,and then in the morning we will visit to the famous Gandan monastery(a well-known Buddhist center). We will continue south and once out of town we will stop for a picnic lunch. Then, we will continue to Tseel, a camp located in the middle of absolute nowhere, where horses and camels await us. Walk around to get familiar with your mountain before dinner and overnight at the nomad camp, for this and the following evening.
on the saddle we will go west to the mountains of Hoyd Onjuul, often inhabited by gazelles of various species and deer. This arid and barren area indicates the beginning of the steppe. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Breakfast, dismantling of the camp and start of the caravan southwards to the hills of Bayan, inhabited by the Siberian goat and the Argali sheep, the largest wild sheep in the world. Setting up the camp in Suman for dinner and overnight.
Departure by turning east and aiming for the mountains of Zorgol Hairkhan, sacred to the Mongols. During the day we will meet various nomadic populations until we arrive at our camp in the afternoon.
The caravan continues east, we will pass the small Lake Hairiin Nuur inhabited by hundreds of birds, and then continue towards the mountains of Baga Zorgol Haikhan, smaller than those of the previous day, but still impressive. Camp set up in the hills.
The steppe in this transition zone will be very varied today: rock formations and sand dunes will alternate continuously. We will pass by an archaeological site dating back to the Hun period. We will travel about 25-30 km of steppe before stopping for the night.
We will set off heading north towards Shine Khudah, which means "the new good". Night at the nomad camp.
All the day on the saddle, we will travel about 30 km towards the Arburd sand dunes that extend for over 20 km, a very interesting area, inhabited exclusively by nomadic families. We will have the impression of being in the middle of the Sahara surrounded by the pastures of the Gobi. Overnight at the camp adjacent to the dunes.
We will also stay overnight at Arburd's camp. Day dedicated to relaxation or to more in-depth knowledge of these populations who very often live off breeding, especially cashmere sheep.
Breakfast and transfer by public transport to the capital for about three hours. In the afternoon you will have time to explore the city center, all points of interest are within walking distance. Dinner in a folk restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to the international airport. In the departure on 9 July, two days are scheduled, dedicated to Naadam, a traditional Mongolian holiday, which has been taking place for over 3000 years, where traditional wrestling, spectacular local horse racing and archery are practiced.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 6 June 2021 to 31 August 2021||€ 2,590||€ 530|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Shared guaranteed departure dates, minimum 1 person departing from Italy:
Difficulty level: From ° to °°°°°
DURATION: 12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY: °°° (INTERMEDIATE)
ACCOMMODATION: Tented camp
EQUIPMENT: MONGOLIAN MONTURA
GAIT: FROM 5 TO 8 H PER DAY ON THE SADDLE. Often fast paces. Good control of the horse and good physical condition are required.
TYPE : Itinerant with semi-fixed tented camps. Camel caravan in tow.
In Ulaanbaatar overnight in mid-range hotel with private room facilities.
Once in the steppe we will have to have a little spirit of adaptation: we can wash ourselves in the ponds we meet or use the simple shower curtain, sparingly, water in the desert is a luxury!
The camps are set up with tents resistant to rain and winds. Everyone must bring a sleeping bag for the night suitable for all temperatures. Often in the desert at night it drops to zero degrees.
There are no portable toilets, but a secluded tent will be erected every day.
Meals will be cooked by our chef: traditional cuisine and fresh products.
Note: The itinerary described above is to be considered indicative. It may be subject to variations due to weather conditions or circumstances beyond our control. The departure on 09/07 includes a 13-night itinerary.
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The tariff does not include
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
from € 2380 - Voli esclusi
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 1980 - Flights excluded
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