Images of wild horses, people, and places where camels, yaks, and nomadic tribes wandered free through this beautiful country of vast empty steppes, the memory of one of the largest and greatest empire ever known, those are the pictures that first come to your mind when you hear the word “Mongolia”.
If you want to know and feel how the incredible Mongols became one of the most powerful civilizations in the world, then you must sign up for a warrior experience in the Khentii Mountains, which are located to the north-west of Ulaan Baatar. This adventure, called “Chinngis Khaan Warrior Training”, should be taken seriously as you’re going to be learning old arts like bow-making, traditional vodka distillation, archery skills, horse herding and lassoing, and the tactics of Mongolia’s famous warlords.
Also, you will be living like a true nomad because you will be staying in a ger, which is a felt tent. Traveling across the vast plains and the Khentii Mountains on a horseback will feel like a privilege not only because you’re interacting with nature and learning about the past, but also because life becomes very simple and it feels amazing to not have to worry over your phone and all those modern necessities.
Your passing-out parade will be a final ride on a horseback through a beautiful landscape that is blessed by the Mongolian Spirit of the Blue Sky, which is the warriors’ favorite deity.
Warrior training requires total commitment, if you want to ride a Mongolian horse, you will have to dress like a Mongolian. This is the moment where your transition to nomad has begun. This is a true adventure in every sense, even though you won’t fight anybody, you will still feel the impact of this unique experience.
How can you get there?
International air travels to Ulaan Baatar are very limited, so you have to make a good plan for your travel and figure out how you are going to get your flight ticket. Also, we recommend you to employ an expert operator like Ulaan Baatar-based Nomads Tours and Expeditions.
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