• Mongolia
  • 4 Days

A Farming Adventure on the Mongolian Steppe

  • Basecamp Retreat
  • Cultural Immersion
  • 4 days; 3 nights
  • 1 to 8 travelers
  • Begins & ends in Choibalsan City
Embrace the tranquility of the endless steppe in Dornod province of Mongolia. Find peace and serenity, embracing the silence and quietude while surrounded by remote wildlife and livestock -- supporting rural, local development through sustainable farming. During your stay, you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the lives of the farmers of rural Mongolia, planting and harvesting vegetables in the greenhouse and helping to run a research center dedicated to exploring what can grow in the area. You’ll cook Mongolian dishes with the food you’ve picked and with meat from our livestock, and break bread with your fellow farmers.read more

At a Glance

Creature comforts

comfortable


Physical activity

relaxed


Ground support

fully guided

Terrain

  • Pastoral

Practicalities

  • For all ages
  • Fluent english spoken

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Camping
  • Foraging
  • Wildlife
  • Local festivals
  • Permaculture
  • Indigenous culture
  • Stargazing

Your Local Expert

Lhagvasuren Lhagva

I am a trained ecologist and biologist and I haved moved to Dornod to become a herder in 2012 after studying and living in several countries including Germany and the US. My passion is to promote local development through sustainable farming. I try to offer a comfortable place to stay for my guests as well as an authentic experience to help them learn about farming in the serene and beautiful steppes of eastern Mongolia

The Journey

Day 1

We will explore the area and the lake nearby where you can see water birds. This first day will be a good opportunity for you to relax, walk around and get to know the surrounding area. As the farm is located in the endless steppe in Dornod province, you will be able to have a serenity without any distractions and at our farm, we welcome you to a calming environment in which to be alone with your thoughts surrounded by wildlife and livestock.read more

Day 2

We plant vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants and other greenery in our greenhouse. And you are very welcome to join and help out if you want. As we also run a research center dedicated to exploring what kind of plants, the vegetable can grow in our area. So your input and experience-sharing are highly encouraged.

Day 3

We will cook together with the vegetables harvested from our greenhouse and meat from our livestock. We will be happy to teach you to cook Mongolian dishes or we can cook your favorite meal together.

Day 4

We will take you to see the eastern Mongolian steppe and the wildlife. Visit the local families and be a part of herder's daily chores.

Included

  • Lodging

    Mongol gers, shower, restroom

  • Meals

    3-time meals

  • Transportation

    transportation during the stay and pick up and drop off

  • Equipment

    thermos, water, lunch boxes

Not Included

  • requests

    bikes, horse riding, car rental are paid and done by request

Upcoming Departures

Join a likeminded community of curious and active explorers

$400 per person
    Flexible cancellation - 100% refund 7 or more days before departure.

    Private Departures

    Private departures, for just you and your friends or family

    Flexible dates

    • 1 travelers$400 per person
    Pricing depends on group size and host availability

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    We'll match you with the right local expert for a free online consult

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