A fun trip with a purpose
Join our annual Mongolia Wilderness Conservation Holiday Adventure! This is a special expedition – as on other trips, we ride through Gorkhi Terelj National Park and enter the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area. There, we spend 2 days at the Black Lichen Lake, a scenic lake deep in the mountains, with a sand beach, great swimming and beautiful forest surroundings. We set up camp for a few days here, proving ample opportunity to relax and explore. The horses get a nice break too here and head to their favorite meadows.
During the time at the lake, the Stone Horse team works with park rangers who join this special expedition, as part of our contribution to protect the wild places we travel in. Guests have opportunity to join the effort.
In two previous seasons, August 2015 and 2016, this horse trek with a purpose saw us working with rangers of the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area around this lake in this great wilderness area. Stone Horse team and guests cleaned up campsites and erected back country toilets – carried in by our pack horses in prefabricated pieces. Rangers worked on signage for waste and camping management at the lake – while everybody also took time to relax, hike, and enjoy the wilderness scenery. Read more…
The “Wilderness Conservation Adventure” takes place once a season as we continue to work with the administration of the Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area to improve wilderness conservation and visitor management. In 2017, we plan among other activities, to install wildlife camera’s near the lake to monitor wildlife use. It’s a great adventure and at a great time of year for a swim in the lake. With some luck, you’ll see moose grazing at the lake shore at dusk, as we did previously.
The Khan Khentii wilderness is one of Mongolia’s most treasured parks and enjoys the highest level of formal protection – as a “Strictly Protected Area”. The conservation values of the Khentii Mountains include important ecological functions, outstanding historical and spiritual significance – and inspiring scenic beauty. Learn more..