After spending the night at the Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes, we continued on in our rickety van to the Khustai National Park, famous for it’s wild horses.

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The national park itself is huge, and we didn’t have time to explore it all. Instead, we drove through to a popular walking spot and set off to find the horses. The undulating hills were beautiful, although surprisingly exhausting to climb in the heat!

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Along the way, I spotted some beautiful wildflowers growing amongst the grass and rocks.

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Unfortunately, despite spending a good hour walking, we were unable to spot the famous Khustai wild horses – although after returning to the entrance we found a pack actually just outside the park. I’m not sure they are the same protected horse species though, but still very pretty.

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After our couple of hours at Khustai National Park, we continued on our journey to Terelj National Park – a rather rough ride over unmarked grassland. Here we stayed in a tourist ger camp among the famous rock formations.

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