Nomads of western Mongolia with Tim Cope

Discover the ancient nomadic cultures of western Mongolia on this unique journey with Tim Cope
By AG STAFF September 3, 2014 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

WHEN: 22 Sept – 9 Oct 2016

COST: Price on application
BOOKINGS: Call 1300 720 000 or www.worldexpeditions.com

Journey with Tim Cope into the heart of the oldest horseback, nomad cultures in the world on a tour that will take you from remote desert landscapes, to high glacier capped peaks, and the bustle of some one of the most isolated, yet vibrant towns of anywhere in Central Asia – the capital of Mongolia’s semi-autonomous kazakh province, Olgiy.

The trip will feature a travelling safari by Russian jeep, a three day trek accompanied by nomads and their animals, and attendance at the annual ‘eagle festival’ – the largest gathering of its kind anywhere in the world.

Tim, who has become somewhat of an expert on the history and heritage of the Mongols and nomads more broadly, will be working together with veteran Mongolian traveller and guide Tseren Enebish to provide a unique, exploratory style journey with a focus on cultural encounters.

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Itinerary

DAY 1Join Ulaanbaatar
DAYS 2-4Fly to Uliastai, journey through the remote Zavkhan province
DAYS 5-7Trek through the Kharkhirra Turgen massif
DAY 8Drive to Uureg Nuur
DAY 9Travel to Olgii
DAY 10-11Eagle Festival
DAY 12Drive to Tsambagarav mountain
DAY 13-14Explore the broad slopes and open valleys of this region
DAY 15Rest/Contingency day
DAY 16Drive to Hovd
DAY 17Fly to Ulaanbaatar
DAY 18Trip concludes in Ulaanbaatar