Mongolia Yoga Retreat with Reclaim Yourself & Zephyr Wildman
24 July 2024 – 2 August 2024
Are you ready for an epic adventure? Then join us in Mongolia for an unforgettable yoga retreat in one of the most remote and remarkable places on earth.
Experience the untamed wilderness of Mongolia
Mongolia is our most remote global yoga retreat and takes place in two very different locations. You will be glamping in our luxury yurt camps in the East Gobi and the interior parts of Gorkhi Terelj National Park.
We travel to our first camp on the Trans Mongolian night train and arrive in time for a dawn breakfast in the Gobi. With daily yoga, dawn hikes and camel treks, our Gobi location is an other-worldly and unique retreat location. An afternoon and evening exploring an ancient Buddhist site deep in the desert, watching sunset from high rocks and a campfire dinner adds an extra adventure to your Gobi experience.
Then we head by jeep to for 4 nights at our second retreat camp in the Khan Kentii, possibly one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. Our days here are spent hiking or riding horses* in the wilderness with local herders, as well as rafting and kayaking on the river.
We travel with our own massage therapist, who will be offering sports massage to help with any aches and pains. Blissful time in our riverside yurt sauna is an experienced not to be missed. Once you have heated your body you can run outside and jump into the (very refreshing) river to cool down. A top Mongolian revitalising experience
This could possibly be the ultimate yurt yoga retreat! We have two exclusive camps in wild, remote and completely peaceful locations. Our yoga retreat accommodation is in traditional Mongolian gers – known in the UK as yurts. We have space for a maximum of 18 guests in single and twin yurts. We have one female share quad yurt available too.
The gers have wooden floors and are beautifully decorated in traditional nomadic style with hand-crafted furnishings. This is a luxury camp, expertly run by a Mongolian team and our yoga retreat will assist the conservation efforts in the area as it brings finances to the local economy and protection efforts.
There are eco toilets which are a short walk from the camp. There are two beautiful yurts for showers, and we have a rota to make sure everyone can get clean! Water for your showers is collected from a well or the nearby river, carried by camel and yak cart, heated on a fire and placed in an overhead bucket.
Your retreat menu
Your meals will be created by our chef Bettina Campolucci Bordi and her expert Mongolian chef team.
You’ll be served a tasty plant-based/vegetarian menu with some ingredients foraged in the Gobi, hand picked berries from the Khan Kentii forests and nutrient packed tinctures.
If you would like to know more about our food ethos please click here.
What’s included in your yoga retreat:
- 1 day room in a 4 star hotel on 24th July in Ulan Bator
- 1 night on the Trans Mongolian Railway into the Gobi
- 3 nights’ accommodation in our Gobi camp
- All your plant based meals, herbal teas and water at the camps
- All your yoga and meditation classes
- A dawn hike in the Gobi with local herdsmen
- A desert camp excursion with meditation and camp fire dinner
- Jeep transfers to our Khan Kentii wilderness camp
- 4 nights’ accommodation in our Khan Kentii wilderness camp
- A day hike in Khan Kentii with local herdsmen
- Russian bus transfers from Khan Kentii to Ulan Bator
- 1 night pre departure in a 4 star hotel on 1 August in Ulaan Bator
- Airport transfers on arrival (24th July) and departure (2 August) if you arrive/depart on pre-agreed flights
- A payment to offset your travel carbon emissions
- A payment to offset the retreat carbon emissions
- An additional 20% payment for tree-planting through Ecologi
- Return flights to Ulan Bator
- Lunches and dinner in Ulan Bator
- Visas (if needed)
- Local activities: Horse riding, camel treks, sauna, kayaking and rafting
Price is £1,995 – £3,995
Travel to Mongolia
Getting there from UK (mail us if you’d like advice on travel options from another location)
*We will review and update your travel options later in 2023*
Currently you can travel to Mongolia via Istanbul and Hong Kong.
Transfers: Return airport or train station transfers are included in your package – meeting set flights.
Return transfers to the camps are also included. We will depart Ulan Bator together on the Trans Mongolian Railway at 8pm on 24th July. You will return to Ulaan Bator around 3pm on 1st August. You can fly back from 2nd August.
Visas: Most nationalities need to get a visa in advance before travelling to Mongolia. Please check the Embassy of Mongolia for details of this. If you are in UK here is the link. You must apply for the visa in person at the Embassy. It costs £40 and takes 2-3 days. You can pay £60 for a one day service. You will need:
- Passport with a validity date at least 6 months beyond the end of your intended period of stay in Mongolia
- Completed visa Application Form for Tourists with one passport size photo
- Your travel itinerary, hotel reservation and insurance
- A letter of invitation which will organise for you.
Is this retreat for you?
This retreat is for the adventurous yogi traveller. You’ll need to be fit, healthy and resilient as you be in a very remote and wild environment. We are off the grid and there is no phone reception and hardly any people – just incredible nature and you! If you have never been to a place like it, it can be hard to imagine and prepare yourself for it but here are some things to consider:
Glamping: We have chosen luxury yurt camps for you, but there are no ensuite bathrooms. The compost toilets are a short walk away from camp. They are super clean and private. Water has to be collected by camel or yak and heated on a fire, so your hot showers need to be pre-booked.
Long journeys: Mongolia is a big country and epic journeys are very much part of this trip. It takes all day to get to each camp (by train and jeep) and some of it is off-road and it’s bumpy!
It is physically demanding: This yoga retreat involves a lot more physical activity than your average yoga retreat: Lots of travelling, early starts, dynamic yoga, horse riding, camel riding, trekking and climbing mountains.
It is a digital detox: You wont be able to contact home while you in are in the camps as there is no reception. As the camps are solar powered you wont be able to charge items like laptops so your evening entertainment is around the fire under the stars rather than watching your favourite series!