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Journey with Nomads, Mongolia

Following the Mongolian nomads on part of their journey offers a privileged insight into a dying way of life, steeped in tradition and a reverence for nature.

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Mongolian nomads travel the steppes their entire lives, herding livestock across the vast grasslands and setting up gers, their unique itinerant homes; the fireplace at their heart symbolizes the link to their ancestors. Following them on part of their journey offers a privileged insight into a dying way of life, steeped in tradition and a reverence for nature. Meantime, hosts are happy to learn a little English—or a new ball game—on the way. Projects Abroad organizes tailored two-week–minimum trips in Mongolia’s Terelj National Park. Between travels on horse- or camel-back, volunteers may find themselves milking and tending to livestock, cooking Mongolian food from scratch, drinking endless cups of tea, or even engaging in the odd bout of traditional local wrestling. The remote locations and range of physical tasks make this trip better for smaller families with older children. Be prepared to soak in the silence and beauty of the vast, empty landscapes—and to receive your own Mongolian name.
 
Website: projects-abroad.co.uk

 

Published on Oct 19, 2010

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