The trip begins in eastern Mongolia, in the footsteps of the founders of 13th century Great Mongolian Empire. The journey takes you to the lesser-known historical sites directly linked with the rise of Genghis Khan. This will be an unique opportunity to learn about the secret ways of early Mongolian noblemen and mysteries surrounding them. The trip continues to western Mongolia, where Mongolia’s Altai Mountains loom large. The Altai Mountains has been one of the cradles of Mongolian nomadic civilization and is home to most scenic national parks in the country. With historical heritage from ancient burials to rock paintings and pristine national parks from snowcapped mountains to crystal clear lakes, Altai mountains has long been considered as one of Mongolia’s most beautiful areas and a hidden jewel. You will learn about traditional nomadic way of life up-close from visiting authentic nomadic families here. The journey then continues to the Gobi Desert, the land of dinosaurs and snow leopards, with a focus on natural history. Dr. Atwood’s special presentations and talks throughout the journey will enrich this trip like non other. There will also be opportunities to fish, trek and ride horse and camels on this trip, while staying on both expedition style tents and traditional gers throughout.

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Trip date:

June 27 – July 10, 2024

6-9 travelers:

$6,100 per person,

standard twin occupancy

10-15 travelers:

$5,800 per person,

standard twin occupancy

Optional single supplement

$750 per person,

including a single tent



Hotel Kempinski

Hotel Kempinski is conveniently located in downtown Ulaanbaatar and is a very well established hotel with a friendly staff. All major attractions of UB are located within a walking distance of the hotel.

Tent, Expedition Style Camp

Field & Tent Camps

Once we arrive at the specific landmarks, you will stay in rustic but comfortable field or tent camp. Our private chef will cook field meals every day and camp setting will be an expedition style, with a field toilet and shower provided.


Ger Camps

We will also be staying at tourist class, cozy and authentic ger camps with western bathroom and restaurant facilities. Most visitors find staying in gers as one of the highlights of their trip to Mongolia.

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Land Transportation

Land transportation as indicated in the itinerary based on using Toyota Land Cruiser jeeps seating 3 passengers each. Separate supply vehicles will be used to carry our tents and kitchen supplies.