Gobi Yourself

Struck, Gabriel
September 2005
National Geographic Adventure;Sep2005, Vol. 7 Issue 7, p25
The article presents information for the journey to Gobi desert, Mongolia. Mongolia's Gobi desert is easier to conquer than ever. More frequent flights and lower fares are luring adventurers first to the capital, Ulaanbaatar, then out into the wild, wind-blown world once lorded over by the dread 13th-century ruler Genghis Khan. Tour guides speak fluent English and can offer cultural, political, and historical insight into Mongolia and nomadic life. A two-week excursion that includes local transportation, lodging, food, camel and horse treks, and a two-night stay with a Mongolian family costs $2,900 to $3,600, depending on how many extra days one wants to spend gawking at dinosaur femurs at various locations.


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