Walking through the Mongolian Wilderness - what to expect?

local culture

Kazakh and Tuvan nomads ger camps are found throughout the Tavan Bogd National Park. Local herders and their families spend the summer months busy preparing for the harsh winter, fattening their animals, collecting grass and dung, making cheese… sometimes they will even invite us in for some Mongolian mare’s milk

 Nomadic life in the Tavan Bogd National Park

Nomadic life in the Tavan Bogd National Park

spectacular panoramic views

It is difficult not to sound like we are exaggerating when describing the kind of views that we witness when walking through this unique landscape. It is breathtaking everywhere you look: snow-capped mountain ranges, larch covered valleys, fast moving rivers, sparkling streams, roaring waterfalls, rugged rocky outcrops.

 Breathtaking vistas

Breathtaking vistas

… and flowers, lots of flowers

Perfect walking conditions

Maybe its the perfect weather during the day, with skies that match Australia’s for their expansiveness and intense blues; maybe it’s the wide open space and freedom, with hardly anyone around; maybe it’s the remoteness and the adventurous feeling of walking alongside mountain ranges that separate Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan and Russia. Whatever the reason may be, walking through this part of Mongolia is a hiker’s dream.

Fitzgerald River National Park - 3 Awesome Hikes Through Western Australia's Best Kept Secret

Fitzgerald River National Park - 3 Awesome Hikes Through Western Australia's Best Kept Secret

When I walked in the Fitzgerald River National Park (FRNP) for the first time, I didn’t know much about it at all. I didn’t know that it was home to almost 20% of WA’s plant species; I didn’t know that it was a UNESCO listed biodiversity biosphere and a natural treasure; I didn’t know that the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show attracted thousands of visitors from all around the world during its annual two-week event in September; but most of all, I didn’t know that it was going to blow me away!

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