On the 2nd of June 2014, after a month at Steppe Riders and a month in the country, I was making final preparations for a horse trek into Gorkhi Terelj National Park. Terelj is situated about 40 km’s NE of Ulaanbaatar (by road) and although the southern section of the park has been quite developed … More The Mongolia Collection: Exploring Gorkhi Terelj National Park on horseback (Part 1).
Mongolia had never fascinated me particularly. Much grander seemed the formidable Andes and Himalyas and Jon Krakauer’s Into the wild had only inspired crazy thoughts of solo jaunts into the American or Australian wilderness. But when the idea of traveling on horseback over the Mongolian steppes first entered my mind, after reading Tim Cope’s book … More The Mongolia collection: The Beginning.