Trip leader

Konstantina Sakellariou

Konstantina is Rahhalah’s advisor for Europe and the Middle East. A writer, a conscious traveler, an avid story collector and an entrepreneur, she has traveled extensively around the world in search of meaning and peace, focusing on the cultural heritage of different people. She is interested in documenting stories highlighting our humanity while connecting with nature and hiking long-distance trails. She is passionate, wild, and disruptive. Immerse in her energy by joining her on this trip.


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Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival, a Rahhalah representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace, before embarking on your adventure across the steppes of Mongolia.

In the evening, the group will assemble so that you enjoy your first, welcome dinner in Mongolia.

Accommodation: Best Western Premier Tuushin hotel (or similar).

In the morning, you will visit the Hustai National Park where the Takhi wild horses graze peacefully with other wild animals (a 1-hour drive ) You will start by watching a short documentary about the national park, and then you will head into the park in search of Takhi, birds and other wildlife.

Lunch in nearest ger camp.

Afterwards, you will hear to your ger in the Mongol Nomadic camp, where you can enjoy a 1-hour horse riding exploration before dinner at the camp.

Overnight in the Mongol Nomadic camp (en-suite ger).

Approx. driving time: 3.5-4 hrs.

Today you you will have the unique opportunity to connect with the nomadic life of the locals and, in the afternoon, watch a mini Naadam: a national festival that focuses on three traditional games, that is, horseracing, wrestling and archery.

More specifically, in the morning, you will be able to take part in the everyday life of a traditional, nomadic Mongolian family. You will learn more about the breeding of five kinds of livestock and their transportation from one place to another using oxes, yaks, camels, and horse carts. You will see how the nomadic dairy products are made and will even taste some of them. Finally, you will watch a demonstration of milking yaks and mare, fastening and milking sheep and goats, as well as felt tanning. Lunch at the ger camp.

In the afternoon, you will watch the mini Naadam, with wrestling, horse racing, archery as well as other cultural shows and games.

Late in the afternoon, you will head back to Ulaanbaatar (a 2.5-hr drive).

Accommodation: Best Western Premier Tuushin hotel (or similar).

After an early breakfast, you will begin your journey towards Tsagaan Suvarga (or White Stupa), also known as mini Grand Canyon, which was once a seabed that featured a sedimentary structure created over millions of years.

On the way, you will stop for lunch at the nearest camp, and you will explore the Khevtee Bosoo cave, which starts with a wide entrance and gets narrower as one moves towards its end.

When at Tsagaan Suvarga, you will hike around the colorful cliffs as you make your way toward the top.

Overnight at Gobi Caravanserai lodge (standard rooms)

Approx driving time: 6 hr.

After breakfast, you will head to Bayanzag, also known as the “Flaming Cliffs” since the 1920s scientific exploration of the Mongolian Gobi. The first dinosaur eggs were found in this place. You will enjoy a 2-3-hour hike in the area, discovering more details about the Flaming Cliffs, and taking great photos of the landscape
You will also visit the Khavtsgait Petroglyph (a short driving distance away). Khavtsgait Petroglyph has a group of rock paintings on several rocks and dates back to 8000BC to 4000BC. There are ancient paintings of wild animals such as big horn sheep, ibex, wolves, as well as horse riders, ox card and many more.

Next, you will reach the amazing Yoliin Am gorge: a deep and narrow gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains of southern Mongolia. There, you will enjoy a 2-3-hour hike while observing the local flora and fauna, and you will end your visit at the local natural history museum.

Overnight at the Gobi Nomad Lodge (en-suite ger).

Approx. driving time: 4 hr.

After breakfast, you will head to Baga Gazriin Chuluu, which are magnificent granite mountains in the steppes. Although far from the forest steppe zone, Baga Gazryn Chuluu area is rich in asp, birch, white wicker and elm trees.

Upon your arrival, you will enjoy lunch and a short hike in the area. There, you will have the opportunity to visit a nomadic family as well and spend a few hours learning about the Mongolian nomadic culture and the nomads’ daily life while taking part in some of the daily activities.

Overnight at Erdene Ukhaa ger camp /En-suite ger.

Approx. driving time: 4 hr.

In the morning, you will drive to the Gun Galuut Nature Reserve which boasts a large variety of ecosystems, including high mountains, steppes, rivers, lakes and wetlands, all remaining untouched. On the way, you will stop at the Genghis Khan’s horseman statue located in Tsonjin boldog. The statue is 40 m tall and is considered the highest horseman statue in the world.

Once you reach the Nature Reserve (after approx. a 4-hour drive), you will head to the ger camp in Gun Galuut.

In the afternoon, you will hike to Mt. Baits to view gorgeous argali mountain sheep, white napped cranes, whooper swans and other birds. If you wish, you may also enjoy kayaking, mountain biking or archery at the camp (at additional cost).

Overnight in the Steppe Nomads camp (Deluxe quarter).

After breakfast, you will head back to Ulaanbaatar, where you will visit the Gandan Monastery, housing a 26-meter-high gilded statue of the Buddha.

In the afternoon, you will visit the National History Museum at the Sukhbaatar square and, afterwards, you will have some free time for shopping souvenirs or even maybe the famous local cashmere.

In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional folklore concert from the magical Tumen Ekh ensemble.

Accommodation: Best Western Premier Tuushin hotel (or similar).

After breakfast, depending on your departure details, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.