Ultra Luxury Travel to Mongolia | Mongolia Luxury Travel and Tours
Mongolia is a land of extremes- from the Gobi Desert bordering the Great Wall of China in the South to Lake Khuvsgul bordering Siberia in the North, the country combines the various landscapes of inhospitable deserts, forlorn steppes, mythical snow-and-blue lakes landscape of the tsaatan people, the inspiring environs of Lake Khuvsgul or the rolling green hills of Arhangai. ‘Luxury’ accommodation in Mongolia takes on a different definition altogether, taking into account the remoteness and inhospitable surroundings of the area. Yet, amongst the harsh surroundings of Mongolia, you’d be able to find rare expressions of luxury- caviar in some camps, fresh trouts in others and the hot bath that never seems quite as luxurious as after a long expedition in the Mongolian wilderness. Go trekking to the summer encampment of the tsaatan people(occupying a land coinciding with the territory marked referenced as Shambhala in ancient Buddhist texts), riding with the Kazakh people as they show you the prowess of their hunting eagles or simply gallop for hours each day on the backs of Mongolian horses famous for their unique gait , somewhat affectionately termed the ‘Mongolian death trot’ for the amount of discomfort it causes to the rider at the end of the day. One of the greatest horse cultures in the world, Mongolia is a place for horse lovers. Famously known as a land with ‘no fences’- live the life of a nomad, galloping across the steppes, setting up tent at the end of the day and repeating the process till you reach your destination. Although most of the people you encounter are largely homogenous and share the traits of living a nomadic lifestyle and living in gers (Genghis Khan’s claim to ruling this diverse land was by calling himself the ‘ruler of all ger-dwellers), you’ll meet people as diverse as the Muslim Kazakhs, the minority Urianhai people who are famous archers and the reindeer herding community (tsaatans). Luxury travel in Mongolia is about having the best guides and facilitating the best possible best camps, allowing for private luxury travel in a land, whilst not with the necessary infrastructure for luxury tourism, is unparalleled in its wild remoteness and cachet amongst adventurers. Having launched what has been dubbed the ‘Most Luxurious Trip in the World’ – a 16 day journey through Northern and Western Mongolia that begins in Beijing at an exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Urbane Nomads is a strong believer in the potential for luxury adventure travel to Mongolia. The trip combines the themes of falconry, horseriding and hunting and takes clients through Mongolia in movable gers designed with the utmost attention to detail, bearing luxurious accoutrements in a bid to recreate the luxurious hunting trips of Kublai Khan. Photo Courtesy of Hamid Sardar and Hajar Ali.