Escape to Khustain National Park

A homeland of Takhi (Przewalski's) horses living in the wild

 

Tour Highlights

  • Only 100 km from Ulaanbaatar city
  • Suzuki Jimny 4x4 rental car with seating for 4 people
  • HEIMPLANET The Cave tent for up to 3 persons
  • Airsofa, cooking and dining equipment
  • Takhi (Przewalski) horses, red deers, marmots etc.
  • Khustain Park museum
  • Hiking & Horseback riding
  • Tuul River
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal for nature, photographer and outdoor lovers

A perfect spot relatively close to Ulaanbaatar (100km west)

Khustain (Hustai) National Park provides more of a "wild" experience all the year round. The core reason many people visit this park is to observe the Takhi (Przewalski's) horses, the last remaining wild horse species in the world.  During the summer months the Takhi horse head to the ridges to escape the increasing heat - they come down into the valleys at the cooler times of day. It’s worth spending at least one night in the park, as you are most likely to see takhi and other wildlife at dusk or dawn. However, as with all wildlife, they can prove to be elusive.

If you are looking for a spot relatively close to Ulaanbaatar for a weekend getaway, where you can see some primitive and unspoiled terrain, this is a place you shouldn't miss.

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What's Included

2 days rental car - Suzuki Jimny 4x4 (2 adults + 1 kid);

HEIMPLANET The Cave tent for up to 3 persons including:

  • 2 Sleeping mats
  • Gas stove
  • 4x 300ml gas canisters
  • Pots, pans, cookware
  • Dishes and cutlery

*Very easy to set up and it takes you less than 60 seconds! Due to its unique design, strong winds of up to 180km/h are no problem!  

Extras

English speaking driver and guide are available upon request.

4 season ger camp lodge is available upon request. 

Trip duration 

2 days, extension is available upon request. 

Car Rental Details

Pickup/Return Point from/at Ulaanbaatar Airport or ICC Tower or Delivery Service within Ulaanbaatar available upon request.

Exclusions

Entrance ticket to the National Park (approx. $8 per person);

Optional activity costs;

Travel Insurance;  

Any consumables like fuel, water, beverage, food etc.


Itinerary

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar - Hustai National Park


Pick up your rental vehicle (Pick Up Point or delivery service) and drive 100 km west from Ulaanbaatar. Get you entrance tickets in the camp which is on the left, once you reach the welcome sign to Hustai National Park. But take a break and visit the museum to learn more about the history of the park before you enter. If you want to see the takhi horses, evening is the best time to find them. Usually they hide out high in the hills during the day, but in the evening they come down to the Tuul River which runs through the park. Drive into the center of the park first and walk from there. Explore natural landscape and wildlife – a great place for photos. Find a nice spot for overnight camping outside of the park.

Day 2. Hustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar 


After breakfast, continue to explore the area. There are two main trails within Hustai National Park.
1. Shorter trail: about 36 km return. Generally you can see ample wildlife before the conclusion of this trail you may choose to return to the camp, this will make the overall tour shorter than expected. Animals you can expect to see include: Przewalski's horse, Siberian marmot, Red deer, it's also possible to observe Raptors here.
2. Longer trail: about 80 km return. Along with seeing the above mentioned wildlife, this trail passes by an array of ancient historical monuments, such as rectangular graves, sepulture graves, man-shaped stone collections, and deer stones.
After you finish your tour though the park, drive back to Ulaanbaatar, return your rental car and end the trip. 

Please note:
  • Use only main road. It is strictly forbidden to go off road.
  • Cars must stay only within the designated parking area.
  • It is strictly forbidden to come within 300 m of wildlife, as well as activities that could be disturbing to wildlife like screaming and running.
  • Camping and picknicking are not allowed inside the park.


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Additional Info

Bookings will be confirmed within 24hrs. A current valid passport or Mongolian Identity card as well as a valid driving license are required on the day of travel.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 20 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. 

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