Lose your breath at the vast untamed reaches of the Mongolian steppes. Immerse yourself in traditional Mongolian life as you learn to appreciate the warmth of a ger, the reach of the sky, and the value of a shared cup of tea.
Take an adventure to Mongolia this summer, home to the driest desert in the world, lush green river valleys, and the simplistic open beauty of the Tavan Bogd Mountains. This is a country with constant sprawling blue skies where people still live a nomadic lifestyle similar to their ancestors in the days of Genghis Khan. Rustic Pathways has been running operations in Mongolia since the mid 2000s. Lose your breath at the vast untamed reaches of the Mongolian steppes. Immerse yourself in traditional Mongolian life as you learn to appreciate the warmth of a ger, the reach of the sky, and the value of a shared cup of tea. Take in the ancient practice of the Three Manly Sports, trek through the wild west of the Altai Mountains, and visit the last eagle hunters on earth as you adopt the nomadic lifestyle.
Off the Map: Mongolia -- a three-week adventure service program with extra emphasis on the adventure. When you're not providing valuable community health and educational service to local schoolchildren, you'll take time to explore a national park on horseback, hike parts of the Altai Mountain Range, and explore Ulaanbataar, Mongolia's bustling capital.
Reindeer Herders and Gobi Sands of Mongolia -- Pack your winter clothing for an exciting journey north to a remote reindeer community near the border with Russia. Living deep in some of the few forests in Mongolia, the Tsaatan people struggle to maintain their lifestyle in a rapidly developing world. Shed your coat and head south to the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert where you’ll ride camel to experience this vast landscape. Explore the history of this region that dates to the Mongol empire.
For more information about our programs in Mongolia, visit http://rusticpathways.com/programs/countries/mongolia/