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East Gobi and the Khan Khentii: Mongolia Private Jet Adventure

Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
Interests
Wildlife, UNESCO
Destinations
Mongolia

Uncover the scenic treasures of Mongolia with this exquisite seven-day tour. You will begin your adventure in the capital of Ulaanbaatar and travel by private charter flight to remote areas of the country. Head to the East Gobi Desert and spend a few days in Ikh Nart, a nature reserve bursting with exotic wildlife and pristine landscapes. Here, you will have the chance to see the famous Argali sheep and the long-horned Siberian ibex. You will also meet friendly local herders and experience traditional Mongolian life by staying in comfortable ger camps, accommodation still used to this day by nomadic people. After, you’ll fly to the gorgeous Khan Khentii wildlife preserve, a UNESCO-designated region bursting with lush pastureland, beautiful flowers and wildlife. Here, you’ll venture into untouched wilderness and set your own journey pace by choosing to explore by foot, raft or on horseback.

Why travel by private aircraft?

Traveling via private aircraft is the ultimate way to experience Mongolia. The biggest advantage is the savings of valuable time. By flying on your own personal plane, you’ll never have to deal with transfers, flight delays or cancellations. Furthermore, you’ll have the opportunity to discover exclusive and distant destinations, usually inaccessible to travelers. Mongolia is yours to discover with your own private aircraft.

This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.

Highlights

  • Wildlife: The long-horned Siberian ibex is just one of the fascinating species you'll discover in Ikh Nart.
  • Horseback Riding: Gallop through Khan Khentii's rich pastureland on horseback, like the Mongols have been doing for centuries.
  • Nomadic Culture: Interact with local herders, learn about traditional Mongolian life and stay in tented ger camps.

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Ikh Nart

Start your amazing journey in the capital of Ulaanbaatar, and meet your welcoming Mongolian guide in the morning. Board your personal plane and take a scenic flight over the stunning grassland steppe. In the afternoon, you’ll arrive in Ikh Nart and spend the night at a traditional ger camp. Here, you’ll enjoy a night of comfort in fully-collapsible lodges built in the nomadic style.

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About

Stay in a traditional Mongolian ger camp, the typical dwelling of the local nomadic people. Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve (Ikh Nart) is located in Dornogobi Aimag (East Gobi).

This accommodation has been personally vetted by the Remote Lands team and is the best available in the area. More information on this property is available on the “Hotels” tab at the top of the page.

Day 2

Ikh Nart

You’ll spend today uncovering Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve, a breathtaking region home to a plethora of unique nature and wildlife. After breakfast, hop in a vehicle and drive to remote rocky areas to discover the fascinating Argali sheep and long-horned Siberian ibex. Then enjoy an afternoon of birdwatching and spot exotic species flying high in the sky.

Ikh Nart
Ikh Nart

Day 3

Ikh Nart

Enjoy a second day of exploration in Ikh Nart and interact with hospitable herders who migrate in and out of the nature reserve on a daily basis. Learn about traditional Mongolian life and culture as you witness locals hard at work while tending to animals. You’ll also learn about research efforts in the area, which focus on many species of mammals, including the Corsac fox, red fox, the mysterious lynx and wolf species.

Day 4

Khan Khentii

After breakfast, step into your private plane and fly to the serene Khan Khentii nature preserve. The Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area is located in the Khentii Mountains, and includes the sacred UNESCO-designated Burkhan Khaldun mountain. This is considered to be the birthplace of Genghis Khan, as well as one of the rumored locations of his tomb.  In the afternoon, take a scenic hike or ride to the local ger camp and finish the day with a delicious dinner prepared by skilled chefs.

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Why We Love This Hotel

Location: Located almost next door to the picturesque landscape of the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park in Mongolia’s Tuv province, the location is one of Mongolia’s most captivating.

History: The area in which the Terelj is based is actually close to where Mongolia's famous Gengis Khan was born.

Service: The service offered at the Terelj is second to none, with fantastic touches that give guests a true sense of pampering, from the resort’s complimentary shoe shine to the VIP packing and unpacking service.

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Khan Khentii
Khan Khentii

Day 5

Khan Khentii

Today, you’ll venture farther into Khan Khentii, a protected region blanketed with rich pastureland, vibrant wildflowers and wildlife. Here, you’ll choose the pace of your journey and travel by foot, raft, or on horseback. In the afternoon, make your way to the alluring Hentii Mountains and admire the breathtaking landscape carpeted with lush birch forests.

Day 6

Khan Khentii

Wake up in paradise and enjoy another day exploring the untouched beauty of Khan Khentii. After breakfast, you’ll head north and explore uninhabited wilderness. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to come face-to-face with elusive wolves, wild boar, moose, red deer, marmots, gazelles and more. Along the way, you’ll also admire serene rivers, gorgeous steppe valleys, and captivating meadows.

Khan Khentii
Khan Khentii

Day 7

Departure

On your final day, you’ll take one last picturesque private flight and return to Ulaanbaatar in the morning. Here, we wish you farewell and are more than happy to assist you with your next travel arrangements. In the afternoon, you’ll head to Chinggis Khaan International Airport and check in for your flight home or to your next exciting destination.

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