Half Day 4x4 Trip to See Przewalski Horses
Head out in search of the park's famous herds of Przewalski horses. Extinct in the wild by the mid-20th century, these horses were reintroduced to Mongolia in 1992 as part of a unique wildlife project. The population now numbers around 400 horses, all descended from nine captive animals.
The tour lecturer Jane Blunden played an integral role in the reintroduction of the species and will be able to give a detailed insight into how it was instigated.
Drive from Hustai National Park to the Arburd Sands via Zorghol Hairhan Mountain
Leave Hustai National Park and drive across the steppes to the sacred Zorgol Hairhan Mountain.
Spend the day exploring the area, which offers dramatic views of imposing rock formations set against the empty steppe. The sacred mountain is dotted with shrines, holy springs and caves. Locals regularly bring offerings of sweets, money, milk and vodka for the mountain spirits. On some of the rocks are petroglyphs and rock paintings dating back millennia.
Whilst on the mountain, look out for the rare Argali sheep and the agile Siberian Ibex. These are often found clambering up the sheer mountainside.
Afterwards, continue on to the Arburd Sands Ger Camp.
The northernmost sand dunes of the Gobi Desert, the Arburd Sands extend for 20 kilometres across the steppes.
Far harsher than Mongolia's meadows and hills, this remote area is home to camels, rather than yaks.
You will be staying at Arburd Sands Ger Camp, Full board