Step back in time to a simpler way of life on this journey through one of Asia’s last remote destinations. Mongolia is a vast land of stark beauty, endless steppes and warm welcoming people. Nomadic horsemen ride across barren wind-swept plains while ancient shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism continues to flourish. In true nomadic style, we journey from Ulaanbaatar across magnificent wilderness steppes staying in secluded ger camps in Khogno Khan Uul and Orkhon Valley, the cradle of Mongolian civilisation. Visiting a family home, we are immersed in their rich culture, traditions and way of life. In the ancient capital Karakorum, we learn about the diverse heritage of early settlement, through to the mighty Genghis Khan and the expansive Mongol Empire. Using yaks to carry our ger camp, we hike for three days over easy terrain, through the forests of the sacred Upper Tuul River Valley, part of Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. Heading to the East Gobi, we explore the granite rock formations of Ikh Nart Nature Reserve. This area is famous for wildlife such as ibex, Argali sheep, Bactrian camels, gazelle, birds of prey including Himalayan vulture and golden eagle. To enrich our stay, we attend a national dance performance, visit local handicraft / community stores, museums, palaces and monasteries.