Mongolia: Gobi Desert
11 DAYS | Environmental Conservation
Fundraising Minimum: $2,500
As the most sparsely populated sovereign country in the world, Mongolia contains some of the most untouched natural wonders. One-third of Mongolia's families live semi-nomadic or nomadic lifestyles, moving their yurts and livestock with the seasons across the landlocked plateau. Their traditional way of life has not necessitated the practice of proper waste disposal...until now. With the relatively recent introduction of plastics and supermarkets to the country, old habits die hard, and the stunning countryside is sadly marred with litter and plastic.
The grassroots environmental movement is just in its infancy, and you can create the greatest impact now. This epic guided journey through the Mongolian wilderness empowers you to support local leaders and families as conscious protectors of the environment. Funds sponsor vital cleanup initiatives at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, a natural gem badly suffering from an environmental crisis. Trek Relief has specially partnered with the leaders of Mongolian Rotary Club of Khangarid to host impactful events designed to educate the public while promoting a fun and positive atmosphere around environmental stewardship.
Participants have opportunities to work with local volunteers and budding green leaders, and be welcome guests in Mongolian yurts with nomadic families. Outdoors, you will embark on an explorative journey to discover ancient monasteries, sparkling sand dunes, natural hot springs, and other national treasures, while on horseback and camelback, as well as in an all-terrain camper vehicle.
Donation toward environmental cleanup event in Terelj National Park
6 day tour of Mongolia landscapes
Delicious, local meals
Traditional homestays in yurts with nomadic families
Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar at trip start/end
English-speaking guide and driver
Horseback & camel excursions
Transport in a high-clearance Russian Uaz (УАЗ) camper van
Entrance fees to national parks and monasteries
Airfare to/from Ulaanbaatar
HOW TO SIGN UP
Step 1: Click “Reserve My Spot” to complete the form.
Step 2: Make the deposit on your contribution page. You may choose to raise and/or contribute the fundraising minimum, and this page will serve as your fundraising tracker.
Terelj Cleanup ×
Tsaatan & Naadam Festivals
To be announced…
April 2020 - Raise or donate the initial deposit of $300.
June 2020 - Raise or donate the minimum contribution of $2,500.
*Please note that each missed deadline requires an additional $100 contribution.