Mongolian Adventure: In the Footsteps of Genghis Khan
Jul 16– 31, 2014
From the sands of the Gobi to the steppe, follow the path of Genghis Khan on this one-of-a-kind Mongolian adventure. Begin in Ulaanbaatar, the spiritual heart of Mongolia, where you’ll experience religious art from pre-history to the early 20th century. Ride a camel across the “singing sand dunes” (so called because of the musical sound made by the wind across the sand) of Khongoriin Els in the Gobi Desert. While spending the day in the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum, you'll see priceless art and artifacts at Erdene Zuu, Mongolia’s oldest surviving Buddhist monastery. On one of your final adventures, meet a nomadic family, dine on traditional Mongolian barbecue, and watch a shaman performance at Tuul Riverside Lodge, a fully sustainable traditional Mongolian ger (tent) camp, before returning to Ulaanbaatar and your trip home.
Fee: $7,042 with air from Washington, D.C.
You should be in good physical condition to enjoy this trip to the fullest. The activity level is strenuous, while accommodations in several locations are in rustic gers (heated tents with communal bathrooms).
PLEASE NOTE: Prices quoted “with air” include airline taxes, departure fees, and fuel surcharges.
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