• The challenge

    Steppe, mountains, alpine forest and desert

  • The challenge

    Arid steppe

  • The challenge

    Arid steppe

Western Mongolia

Footsteps Of The Nomads

The region has been the gateway of the silk road and access through the steppe from China to Europe. The region is rich in culture and history, with petroglyphs, cave paintings, ancient monasteries and monuments.

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About this odyssey

For hundreds of years, ancient and proud nomadic families have migrated through the Altai Mountains and Western Mongolia. Among the most remote parts of Mongolia, the western provinces of Olgii, Hovd, Uvs and Zavkhan are home to snow-capped mountains, arid desert and endless grassy steppe.

The region has been the gateway of the silk road and access through the steppe from China to Europe. The region is rich in culture and history, with petroglyphs, cave paintings, ancient monasteries and monuments. However, don't expect to see many people, it is a truly isolated part of the world.

In Western Mongolia, you will be challenged and transformed, as you follow in the footsteps of the nomads.

Live a month in a weekend.

This is a description of a short expedition.

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Unplug for a whole week.

This is a description of a medium length expedition.

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Stories related to this odyssey.

Christopher would need to be in Mongolia within the following week to join Auez’s Spring Migration. He made a film about what would become the hardest expedition of his life.

Christopher Schrader

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