Mongolia Yoga Retreat with Reclaim Yourself & Zephyr Wildman
14 July 2024 @ 12:00 pm – 23 July 2024 @ 1:00 pm
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
Explore two contrasting locations: The expansive Gobi desert with its huge skies, powerful sunsets and friendly camels and the Khan Khentii wilderness where the Upper Tuul River meanders gently through the vast meadows of wildflowers, surrounded by endless forested hills. To Book Click Here
Mongolia is Reclaim Yourself Retreats 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! To Book Click Here
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.
Please read Reclaim Yourself Retreats blog about the Mongolia yoga retreats for more details on this “retreat of all retreats”.
What’s included in your yoga retreat:
- 1 day room in a 4 star hotel on 17th 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 25th July in Ulaan Bator
- Airport transfers on arrival (17th July) and departure (26th July) if you arrive on pre-agreed flights
- Return flights to Ulan Bator
- Lunches and dinner in Ulan Bator
- Visas (if needed)
- Local activities: Horse riding, camel treks, sauna, kayaking and rafting
Travel to Mongolia
Getting there from UK (Email Reclaim Yourself Retreats if you’d like advice on travel options from another location)
Take the train! Reduce your carbon footprint and travel from Moscow to Ulan Bator by night train for around £250 return. Or you could join the Trans Siberian train from either Moscow or Beijing for around £400 one way.
Flights: You can fly with Aeroflot to Moscow and then onto Ulan Bator via in around 13 hours. You can also fly with Turkish airlines to Ulaan Bator via Istanbul. This route has an extra stop in Bishkek, which makes your flight time a little longer.
The other options are to fly from London to Beijing or Hong Kong and get a connecting flight from there. You can then fly with Mongolian Airlines or Air China to Ulaan Bator (two and a half hours prices start at £450 return).
Transfers: Return airport or train station transfers are included in your package – meeting set flights and trains only.
Return transfers to the camps are also included. We will depart Ulan Bator together on the Trans Mongolian Railway at 8pm on 17th July. You will return to Ulaan Bator around 3pm on 24th July. You can fly back from 25th July.
Visas: Most nationalitiesneed 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
If you are planning to go via China and you are staying within the airport for up to 24 hours you don’t need a visa.