Why did you decide to start leading experiential travel tours?
Traveling gives us a chance to reconnect to the natural environment. It is not only a source of income for me and my family, but it is also a significant part of our lives. Most importantly, it is our passion and something we enjoy the most.
What do you hope to gain from showing people your environment and culture?
By doing something we are passionate about, we help like-minded overseas travelers to explore our beautiful country, its pristine nature with varying landscapes, unique nomadic culture and legendary history. In return, the travelers contribute towards the country’s economy.
What are you most excited to share with tourists?
The most exciting part of my job is taking our guests to the most beautiful places of our country, randomly visiting friendly nomad families, helping them to experience an extraordinary yet authentic nomadic lifestyle, taste their foods and share stories and folktales.
What fears do you have about making your land and lifestyle more public?
As Mongolians, we take great pride in our long preserved nomadic culture, its minimalistic approach to life, eco-friendly lifestyle and strong connection to the nature. We are fully aware that over-tourism might affect this self-sustaining lifestyle. Without well-thought sustainable tourism development plan, this millennia-long nomadic heritage might disappear in a foreseeable future. Therefore, it is vital to address to these challenges and practice a responsible tourism.
Finally, we are staying positive, keeping our fingers crossed the global pandemic will be over and everything will be back to normal soon. In the meantime, we are focusing on improving personally and professionally and making our operations even better.