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Hustai: A Glimpse of Mongolia's Past

Embark on an unforgettable tour to the Hustai National Park and catch a glimpse of the rare and exotic Przewalski’s horse, known as the takhi in Mongolia. The takhi horse faced extinction in 1969, however with the combined efforts of zoos around the world, the takhi horse has successfully been reintroduced to the Hustai region. Lose yourself while hiking the vast, green steppe mountains. Discover ancient graves from the times of Genghis Khan. Live like a local and experience camping in gers, a traditional felt tent used by nomadic herders, even to this day.

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  • See the rare and stunning takhi horses in their natural habitat
  • Uncover Neolithic graves and learn the history of the Mongolian people
  • Hike the Hustai Mountains and enjoy the scenic views 
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1

Depart from Ulaanbaatar and travel by jeep or minibus to Hustai National Park. Enjoy the scenic ride as we pass the Tuul River and through the Tariat Valley. View the magnificent takhi horses up close as we take a drive in the evening through the scenic valley. Camp overnight in an accommodating ger.

Day 2

Discover the natural beauty of the Hustai National Park. Hike to the top of numerous hills to experience a breathtaking view of the Moltsog Els sand dunes and Hustai ridges. After, visit a camp in Moilt, which ia a great base for searching for wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of animals including red deer, black vultures, eagles, falcons, and wolves.

Day 3

Uncover the graves of the Öngut, an active Mongolic tribe during the time of Genghis Khan. After, we will travel to the Tuul River and enjoy gazing the skies for red-footed falcons. Lunch will be served at the ger camp, followed by our departure back to Ulaanbaatar.


Suggested Accommodations

Ger Camp

Ger Camp

Hustai National Park is located approximately 2 hours from the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. The park is celebrated for its stunning landscape and the wild roaming Przewalski horse population, as well as other wildlife. Hustai National Park has a simple ger camp situated in its rolling hills; there are also other hotels, camps and hostels outside the park.

The ger camp features basic amenities including a shower and toilet block with clean hot and cold running water, a restaurant serving western-style and Mongolian meals, an information center, a souvenir shop and a meeting room. Local cuisine in this area incorporates airag (fermented horse milk), Mongolian tea, yogurt, fried and steamed dumplings and fried mutton. In the park there is also a basic lodge with a collection of small wooden huts located in a naturally rich valley with plenty of flora and fauna, a great place for wildlife enthusiasts.

If you wish to stay in more refined accommodation, Remote Lands can arrange for a luxury ger camp to be set up for your trip.
The Blue Sky Hotel

The Blue Sky Hotel

This five-star contemporary hotel is situated in the city’s business district and more interestingly in Ulaanbaatar’s tallest building. The hotel, decorated in a classic European style, has many top quality facilities including an indoor pool, gym, wellness centre, sauna and a business centre. There are many services on offer to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible such as 24-hour room service, car rentals, currency exchange, laundry services, luggage storage, safety deposit boxes and a 24-hour front desk. Diners will be spoilt for choice with the Cantonese, Japanese, Korean and western food on offer at the hotel’s restaurants. The rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, en-suite bathrooms with a bathtub and shower facilities as well as a minibar luxury toiletries, hairdryers and slippers.

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