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Overview


  • Explore the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar
  • Trek through the forests of Gorkhi Terelj National Park
  • Spend three days completing a community project at a remote school
  • Follow the migratory routes of ancient nomads
  • Camp in the Mongolian steppe and sleep in a ger
  • Visit monasteries, temples and museums
  • Return home with an intimate understanding of this ancient and complex country

Travel to Mongolia for a unique adventure among nomads and the wilderness of central Mongolia. The focus of this trip is spending less time crossing the vast landscape of Mongolia by jeep, and more time experiencing it by trekking. This will immerse you into the landscape and culture of the legendary horsemen and women of the steppes. The area we travel through is famous for its natural beauty, rich in lakes and rivers but relatively remote and inaccessible, even by Mongolian standards. It is here in a remote village where we will also spend three full days at a remote school working on a community project with the local students. Along the way we will pass evidence of ancient nomadic people, and hear from our Mongolian guides of the many legends and stories that tell much about the Mongolian connection to their animals and the land. Travelling with us whilst trekking will be a local crew with vehicle or yak cart support that will be taking our luggage and equipment. Trekking will involve 6-8 hours of walking, and although the trails are not technical, a medium to high level of fitness and a love of remote wilderness locations is required. This is a unique adventure to a far off land which will challenge and amaze you. Come along and join in the adventure!

Countries:

Starting Point:

Sydney. From 10-14 Participants:

Addressing:


Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

No Poverty:  Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Quality Education:  Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and 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 is a unique learning experience, students will come away from a United Youth Adventure with the following:
•first hand experience in making a sustainable grass-roots contribution to an under privileged community; investing their time and physical effort,
•the satisfaction of reaching fundraising goals and raising money for a worthy community project,
•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 bush skills obtained on the trek/ride such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals,
•a certificate for completing the community project as well as before and after photos,
•a plaque will be erected at the site if the community projects, naming their school and year the project was completed.


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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