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Overview

 Highlights


  • Work on a community project helping renovate and restore a school and medical facility in a remote village
  • Trek through the Harhiraa Mountains
  • Follow the migratory routes of the Khotont nomadic families
  • Camp in the Mongolian steppe
  • Experience Kazakh people who are renowned as eagle hunters and trainers

Our unique trek is through the Harhiraa Mountains in the greater Altai Range. This is home to a small and intriguing ethnic group called the "Khotont". Our trek follows the migratory routes of the Khotont families along the Harhiraa river gorge and to the 3000mtr pass between Harhiraa and Turgen peaks. We'll pass evidence of ancient nomadic people in the form of Turkic gravestone markers. The landscape is dominated by the open slopes dotted with nomad tents, deep river gorges, alpine lakes and inspiring capped peaks. The second part of the journey takes us to a small village to complete our community project. Close to the village live the Nomadic guides and horseman whom have accompanied us on our trek, and some of their children attend the school we will be working on.

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Ulaan Baatar.

Day 2

Sightseeing in Ulaan Baatar

Day 3

Fly to Olgiy

Day 4

Start our trek in the Harhiraa mountains

Day 5

Full day trek to river gorge

Day 6

Full day trek via alpine lake on the Kharkhiraa mountain.

Day 7

Full day trek with optional climb to 3600mtr on Turgen Mountain

Day 8

Trek over the high pass 3000mtrs

Day 9-10

Trek down the Kharkirra Valley to Tarialan Soum.

Day 11

Community project

Day 12

Complete Community project, fly Ulaangom to Ulaan Baatar

Day 13

Fly home


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health And Well-being:  Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development.

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development.

Industry Innovation And Infrastructure:  Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development.

Reduced Inequalities:  To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations.


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure Journey is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• first hand experience in making a sustainable grass-roots contribution to an under privileged community; investing time and physical effort
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the skills of managing a project, setting and meeting objectives
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


Grading

Moderate

This Mongolia Adventure is rated level 5 - moderate. We therefore advise that any physical training you complete before undertaking the trip will be to good effect. In preparation for your trip you should be doing at least one hour of good cardiovascular exercise, 3 - 5 times per week for approximately 3 months prior to your trip. Remember the fitter you are the more enjoyable your experience will be.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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