I visited Mini Gobi Desert during my two weeks backpacking trip across Mongolia. After an incredible experience of the Naadam for few days, our guest-house in KharKhorin helped us arrange a home-stay with a Nomad family living near the Khogno Khan National Park (Mini Gobi desert). The Khogno Khan national park is a beautiful combination of sand, steppe and mountains.
Staying with a nomad family was one of the main highlights of our Mongolia trip, it was the best way to discover a bit about the centuries-old nomadic lifestyle and their culture. A day to day life as a Mongolian nomad is about survival and existence.
We stayed in a traditional Ger, a circular tent, that is pivotal in Mongolian culture. The Ger provides shelter and warmth for the vast majority of the Mongolian population.
Pictures below are from our stay at the Khogno Khan National Park.
After experiencing a Nomad life at the home-stay in the Mini Gobi desert, we took a public bus to UlaanBaatar and caught another bus for Lake Khuvsgul.
In May 2017, 23 days before I was going to complete 50 years, grabbed an opportunity and took an early retirement.. Picked up a backpack and traveling ever since.. Love to travel around the world, experience different culture, local cuisine & drinks .. and take pictures.. so far been to 108 countries and still counting...