Im really excited to announce a new itinerary for a small group, exploratory trek and canoe expedition in remote Western Mongolia - a journey that has been long in the making. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please see the details below. Im really hoping that we can reach our minimum of 4 bookings to see this unique itinerary come to fruition.
NEW in 2016: MONGOLIA FIVE GODS RIVER AND TREK EXPEDITION (23 DAY TREK AND CANOE SMALL GROUP EXPEDITION DEPARTING AUGUST 22 (MAX GROUP SIZE 10, MINIMUM 4).
A trek over high passes on nomad trails supported by herdsmen with their camels and horses, followed by a canoe voyage down the Khovd River will offer unparalleled experience of both the diverse landscapes of Western Mongolia and its nomadic heritage. The region is not only home to Mongolia's highest peak, Tavan Bogd (meaning 'Five Gods' it reaches 4,374m), but a diversity of nomad cultures including Tuvans, Kazakhs, Uriankhai, and Oirat Mongolian tribes. Ancient burial mounds, Turkic stones, and petroglyphs found dotted throughout the valleys and slopes of the Khovd River basin remind visitors of the remarkable continuity of horseback, nomadic life that has been unbroken here for at least 5,000 years. The Khovd River, which originates in the highest peaks and glaciers of Tavan Bogd and flows 516 kilometres into the lakes and wetlands of the Great Lakes Depression, will be the guide for much of the journey - weaving, meandering, and sometimes tumbling its way from glacier-fed rapids across alpine lakes, through forests and steppe, and gorges that cut deep into rugged semi-deserts. At this time of year as summer crosses into autumn, nomads migrate down from the mountains to the banks of the Khovd River giving us the opportunity to experience their daily realities and understand the intricate nature of their migratory cycle. Experience in canoeing is not required. Please contact world expeditions or Tim directly at firstname.lastname@example.org withany queries.