Mongolia is home to a vast array of varying landscapes. In this path, we venture into the South of the Gobi desert where we are enveloped into the mysticism of singing sands and rolling dunes. Then we’re off to the Orkhon Valley, with its green pastures and cool rivers.
From the capital, we take a short flight to Dalanzadgag-not only getting us there in a fraction of the time but allowing us to take to new heights, with stunning bird’s eye views of the rugged, raw Mongolian landscape. Amongst others, we explore the “Flaming Cliffs”,a place of great natural beauty named after its fiery colour, and the “Three Beauties of the Gobi”, an extension of the stunning Altai Mountains deep into the desert where we visit a dramatic ravine, covered in ice until summertime. Dinosaurs have roamed these lands, and their remnants are still being found scattered about. For the most part, the Gobi consist of arid desert steppe, with only few sand dunes far between-one of which is the Hongor Sands, the most famous dunes of Mongolia where the sands sing to the blowing of the winds.
We hop from camel to horseback when we continue into the Orkhon Valley. Here, we settle into a polo camp, disconnecting from networks in favour of horse-riding and star-gazing. From rock climbing to kayaking, the valley is yours to explore. You may wish to try your hand at polo, an ancient sport that trained the Mongol cavalry in the middle ages. This where the authenticity and rough nature of a camp is met with the luxury of impeccable service and holistic amenities, like Ayurvedic treatments.
These are a selection of lodges that we feel combine well for this journey. However we do also have a range of options to consider in each region, and can tailor them to you preference
Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, is located right in the heart of the city centre. It is an ideal base to explore the capital and is within walking distance of the famous Government House, Great Chinggis Khaan Square, main offices and embassies.
Our exclusive Ger Camps are set up in remote locations—complete with elevated beds, a separate ger for your meals and even a toilet tent and a shower tent. You do also have your own mongolian cook, who will surpise you about how meals are innovatively prepared in these remote areas. There is no electricity here, so do set aside a few portable power banks!
The Genghis Khan Riding & Adventure Camp sits atop Mongke Tengri hill, in the heart of Mongolia’s Orkhon Valley. It is an oasis for those seeing serenity, adventure, and a renewed connection to the true essence of life-nature. GKPC has evolved to become a riding and adventure camp for the traveler from afar. There are few places in the world where one can step back in time, and simultaneously into the future, explore and adventure in such a remarkable landscape. Riding treks, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing,polo and kayaking allow guests to experience all that this special place in the steppes has to offer. A holiday spent here is sure to be unlike any other.