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Hustai National Park
Hustai National Park is a land of arid steppe, forest, and gentle slopes located just 2-3 hours by car west of Ulaanbaatar. Hustai is home to Mongolia's last remaining population of wild horses, the rare and critically endangered Przewalski's Horse, which was successfully reintroduced to the preserve after having been extinct in the wild since the 1960's. Hikes through the unspoiled wilderness here offer opportunities to see the gorgeous wild horses and other wildlife as well as large birds such as falcons and eagles.
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The site of a herd of wild horses thundering across the steppe is awe-inspiring and unforgettable. The best time to see the horses is at dawn or dusk, which usually means spending a night in the simple ger camp owned by the Hustai National Park Trust which was set up to reintroduce the Mongolian Wild Horse, or simply Takhi, in 1993. The horses were gathered in the Netherlands and flown in, and the program has been highly successful.
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Hike through Hustai National Park's rolling, hilly steppes and birch forests. The park’s ridges offer look-out points with spectacular vistas, and be sure to keep your eyes open for the red deer, red-footed falcons, and eagles that also call the park home. Stop at the interesting medieval tombs of the Ongut people.
Take a quick and exciting 3-day journey into Mongolia’s fascinating history on this luxury tour of Hustai National Park. You’ll pursue the elusive wild takhi horse, hike through verdant steppe mountains, discover ancient Neolithic gravesites, and stay in luxurious Mongolian traditional Ger tents.
Journey through untamed, historic Mongolia on a thrilling 8-day luxury tour. You’ll visit some of the country’s oldest religious sites, explore a UNESCO-protected valley, look for wild horses, trek around the lush, stunning Lake Hovsgol, and stay in luxury accommodation including traditional-style Mongolian tents.
Travel through Mongolia’s exhilarating wilderness on this 9-day luxury adventure. You’ll make your way from Ulaanbaatar, to the Gobi Desert, Hustai National Park and Terelj National Park, interacting with locals, shopping at the Black Market, and staying in luxury Mongolia accommodation like the Three Camel Lodge.
Nestled in a clearing about an hours' drive from Hustai National Park, the HS Khaan Resort is a first-class cottage experience in Mongolia, a country typically only providing “Ger”-style tents for travelers. Guests will feel at one with nature as they sleep with an incredible view of the open prairie. The individual cottages are quaint and luxurious, while still maintaining a one-of-a-kind environment. The spacious suites are far from rustic and provide guests with all the desired comforts during their Mongolian adventure, including fantastic views of the majestic Himalayas and vivid blue sky above. Inside the rooms, guests will find a lavatory, western toilet, audio components, refrigerators, showers, bathroom, electric pot, safe box and a bar counter. There is USB Internet available for guest-use. Situated across a vast site nearby the location of the famous Naadam Festival, this is an idyllic spot for exploring the natural beauty of the area. There are seasonal wild birds migrating across the picturesque Himalayan Mountain Range every year. The open plains are perfect for taking a hike into the unending vibrant green grass. The remote location creates an uninterrupted blanket of bright stars over the prairie every night. There is also private transfer from anywhere in Ulaanbaatar City available. This is a far stretch from roughing it in the more traditional “Ger”-style Mongolian tents.
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.