Selena Travel

Holiday with Mongolia's nomadic family tour


Tour grade: Easy

From: US$ 1,270

Style: Traveller

  • Nomadic Culture: Real nomadic way of lifestyle, to see how to make and dairy products
  • Amazing Gun-Galuut nature reserve featuring wild mountain sheep, wetland birds
  • Ulaanbaatar sightseeing & the Giant Genghis Monument: Gandan Monastery, Mongolian National Museum and Bogd Khaan’s Palace Museum
  • Meet people and make friends! You will be part of a group of 4-8 people during the tour as it is a group departure

Tour Overview

One of best kept secrets of Mongolia is the Nomadic lifestyle that this nation has kept through the centuries; from the time the Mongols ruled the world. Even today, in the stimulating XXI century of science and technology, Mongolia nomads tend their livestock and move for good pasture all year around. Meeting with nomads in Mongolia is must do activity.

The Holiday with Mongolia Nomads trip, we are offering, gives you an amazing chance to experience their culture, traditions and hospitality by living in their way of life in a Ger for a few days and share their very own and unique happiness.

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Ulaanbaatar, city sightseeing tour
  • Day 2 – 6: Ulaanbaatar to the Kherlen river valley & nomadic family stay
  • Day 7: Gun – Galuut to Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 8: Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Full Itinerary

Day 1:

Ulaanbaatar, city sightseeing tour

Transfer to centrally located hotel. Visit the Gandan Monastery housing a 26m gilded Buddha, and discovery the treasures of the National Museum of Mongolia.  Centrally located excellent hotel 3* L+D

Day 2 – 6:

Ulaanbaatar to the Kherlen river valley & nomadic family stay

Transfer to the host nomadic family in the Kherlen river valley – one of he three sacred rivers of the Mongolia. Start living a nomadic way of life, where one tends livestock and entirely depends on the Mother Nature. Explore Mongolian culture in depth. Horse riding, sheep herding and tending, milking and making dairy, learning traditional Mongolian costume and cooking etc.  Nomadic family visit L+D

Day 7:

Gun – Galuut to Ulaanbaatar

Say goodbye to your nomadic friends and return to Ulaanbaatar with a stop at the impressive 46 m Giant Genghis Monument, and visit the Mongolian last king Bogd Khan’s Palace Museum and see a traditional folklore performance by magical Tumen Ekh ensemble. Centrally located excellent hotel 3* B+L+D

Day 8:

Departure from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

You are transferred to the airport/train station after breakfast. End of service. B

Date & Price

Included services

  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Ticket to the Giant Genghis Monument Complex
  • Private transfers (Saloon car/4WD Japanese minivans + Experienced drivers)
  • Twin/double share in hotel***, nomadic family stay for 3 nights and 2 nights at ger camp
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Activities at nomadic family, horse riding etc
  • 0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Holiday with Nomadic family souvenir!
Not Included in the Price
  • International Airfare/train ticket
  • Travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities such as camel riding, archery, fishing etc

Tour Background

Mongolian nomads inhabit the entire country respecting the nature, living in gers, breeding livestock- sheep, goat, horse, cow, yak and camel, moving for good pasture and good water for their animals, living from the products they produce, galloping on horseback... This is the life the great nation has lived since the time immemorial, conquered half of the world and they have perfected it through the centuries.

About 5-6 people make average nomads Mongolian family and live in a ger altogether until the children get marry. Nomads of Mongolia move averagely 6-8 times a year, depending on the weather, pasture and precipitation. If the weather is good and there's enough rain for the pasture nomads don't need to move far away.

When the nomads of Mongolia move they load camels, camel cart, horse cart or yak carts with their gers, furniture and other equipments and chase their animals on horseback. But nowadays instead of carts nomads of Mongolia mostly use trucks. Modern nomads enjoy their satellite dish and TV, motorbikes and cars, entertainments and traditional celebrations, animals and their happy life so much.
This wonderful Mongolia tour takes place in the area of famous Gun-Galuut nature reserve. Isn't this a marvelous chance to spend a few days of your life like nomads in Mongolia? During the trip you will learn making Mongolian traditional dairy products such as aaruul (dried curd), eezgii (turned curd), byaslag(cheese), tarag (yoghurt), airag (fermented mare's milk) etc.
.Airag: Fermented mare's milk is one of the classic Mongolian drinks. The milk put into a container, made of cow skin and made sour. It is pounded vigorously with stick for an hour to help fermentation. The milk is then allowed to ferment for 3-4 hours. This is really enjoyed drinks for nomads in Mongolia. 

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Tour Reviews

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Aug 10, 2012. Gobi & Karakorum Explorer tour Our recent "The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer" tour with you was excellent, everything exceeded our expectations! It was a super trip in our lives and we loved our Mongolia holiday so much. Our guide Joe was kind, well organised, accurate and informative, polite and caring and always provided us with timely information. And our driver Jack is super, very friendly, professional and always on time. We are wild travelers, having been to many places in the world - but Mongolia is still truly unspoiled and uncontaminated. Selena Travel's services were perfect right from the very first email. We would like to thank Selena Travel, our guide and our driver for having made this Mongolia experience a truly beautiful one with so many wonderful memories.

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Aug 08, 2012.  Gobi & Karakorum customized 11 days tour

Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.

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