Monroe Township, NJ – In their pursuit of unspoiled beauty and less-traveled regions, cultural and adventure travelers have a globe full of options, but few as reliable as Mongolia. Bathed in ancient history, fascinating culture, jaw-dropping and widely varied scenic beauty"”from the wind-swept, fossil-rich Gobi Desert to forested mountains and crystal blue waters"”Mongolia is a soul-stirring experience from touch-down to take-off.
There’s no better way to experience this land-lock country and its Central Asian neighbors than with Nomadic Expeditions, the pioneer in authentic cultural and adventure travel to Mongolia and beyond. With its intimacy with the culture and geography of Mongolia, and heartfelt admiration for the spirit of its people, Nomadic Expeditions offers an authentic look at a thoroughly appealing land. Join an excursion, or check-in to the Three Camel Lodge, Nomadic Expeditions’ award-winning “ger” camp in the heart of the Gobi. Either way, you’re sure to be impressed.
For 2006, Nomadic Expeditions offers more than two-dozen cultural journeys and active adventures to Mongolia, Tibet, Bhutan, Siberia and China, including:
- Ultimate Gobi: Just how mystical is the Gobi Desert? Just wait until you see it for yourself. This 13-Day cultural journey takes in the vast and varied expanses of the world’s northernmost desert, whose name means simply “desert.” Experience the vast sand dunes of Hongoryn Els, the glowing spires and buttes of the fossil-rich “Flaming Cliffs,” and the resplendently green valleys of the foothills of the magnificent Gobi Altai Mountains. From $2,700 per person, with departures May 31-June 12 & August 16-28, 2006.
- From Mystical Tibet to Nomadic Mongolia: One of Nomadic Expeditions most exclusive trips, this 14-day cultural journey highlights two nations bonded through their Buddhist heritage, which is expressed in their traditions, customs and arts. Take in splendid Buddhist monasteries and traditional Tibetan hospitality in Lhasa and local villages, including the Shotun Festival, one of Tibet’s most popular celebrations. In Mongolia, experience authentic Nomadic culture amidst the Gobi – from towering sand dunes to sandstone cliffs teeming with fossils to the green valleys of the Gobi-Altai foothills. From $3,620 per person, with departures June 6-21 & August 20-September 4, 2006.
- Golden Eagle Festival: Witness a genuine cultural spectacle on this exciting 8-day adventure to the forbidding Altai Mountains where Kazakh hunters continue the Golden Eagle hunting tradition. Visit Kazakh families, overnight in ger camps, and ride on horseback like a true nomad as you experience a fascinating and fast-fading culture. From $1,945 per person, with departure September 27-October 7, 2006.
- The Gobi and North to Siberia: A captivatingly beautiful region, Central Asia offers some of the world’s most stunning national parks and natural wonders, from the Gobi Desert to deep Lake Baikal, the blue pearl of Siberia. Siberian and nomadic hospitality await you as you experience traditional markets, neighborhoods and beautiful landscapes brimming with wildlife habitats on foot or on horseback. From $3,200 per person, with departures June 11-24 & August 20-September 2, 2006.
- Northern Mongolia on Horseback: Yee-haw!! Part of Nomadic Expeditions Horsetrekking through Mongolia series, this 17-day active adventure for more capable riders will have you on horseback through the forested mountains of northern Mongolia, right up to the shores of crystal blue Lake Hovsgol. Experience one of the last remaining horse-based, nomadic cultures in the world. From $2,975 per person, with departures July 24-August 9, 2006.
- Dinosaurs of the Gobi: One of the most fascinating excursions anywhere, this 17-day active adventure takes you deep into the Gobi desert – the “meca” of the fossil world – to dig dinosaur bones with paleontolgists from the Royal Tyrrell Musuem in Canada. From Tugrigiin Shiree to the legendary “Flaming Cliffs” it’s a hands-on journey, and past trips have uncovered significant finds. From $3,645 per person, with departures August 13-28.
For information and reservations, call Nomadic Expeditions at 800-998-6634, or 609-860-9008 from outside North America; or visit www.nomadicexpeditions.com.
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