winter camel riding

This long weekend Mongolian get-away gives you the chance to experience the peaceful Mongolian Gobi environment and the warm hospitality of nomads at the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes in Bayangobi. This area has a completely unique ecology, with mountains, sand dunes and freshwater marshlands (frozen during winter)! The wildlife is abundant and you are sure to see many birds of prey. Ride a camel, climb on sand dunes and discover the hidden ruins of a 17th century monastery. You can also see the world’s only remaining truly wild horses at the world famous Khustai National Park.

Dates: All year. Special offer available until May! 2 days, 3 nights




  • See the 80km long Bayangobi sand dunes
  • Stay with nomadic families and experience the heart warming hospitality of Mongolia’s nomads
  • Ride a two-hump camel
  • See Mongolia’s vast and varied landscapes, a little bit of everything from steppe to mountains to desert
  • Enjoy the total peace of the countryside on secluded hikes and during night time star gazing.

PROGRAM: Mountain and Desert Get-Away

Day 1 – Collection from your home and drive to Bayangobi sand dunes. Try camel riding and climbing on the dunes. Meet your host family and help them herd their animals for the night. Overnight next to a nomadic family. 

Day 2 – After a morning with the family continue on to Khugno Khan National Park and hike to the hidden Uvgun Monastery ruins nestled in the mountains. Meet the female monks who have been the guardians of the monastery for generations. Stargazing and campfire in the evening. Overnight next to local family.

Day 3: Optional morning hike before returning East. Arrive at Khustai National Park in time for lunch then enjoy a safari to see the ancient Przewalski’s horse. If you’d like to try tandem paragliding, you will pass some great spots for flying on this day! Return to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your home. 


English speaking guide and transportation by private vehicle throughout, accommodation in ger next to family for 2 nights, all entrance fees and taxes, meals, 1 camel ride, 1 horse ride.

Please contact Bold and Anna to get the full itinerary and a quote or to make modifications to meet your needs.

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