Roads in Mongolia are often little more than tyre tracks in the landscape and the drive is often bumpy. However, there’s an unforgettable sense of adventure, especially as you cross the radiant beauty of the Gobi Desert in a Soviet four-wheel drive jeep.
Stop at Ongi Monastery and speak to lamas about life in this remote monastery. Spend the afternoon plodding across black rocks and sand dunes on a two-humped Bactrian camel.
Then continue across the desert. The Gobi twinkles with diaphanous beauty and there is never a set itinerary here. It is you, your guides and the wild.