Khustai Nuruu National Park
In the 1990's, the world's most primitive horse, the Takhi (Przewalski's Horse) was reintroduced into Khustai Nuruu National Park after thirty years of extinction in the wild. This desert/steppe environment is also home to maral deer, steppe gazelle, boar, wolf and lynx.
A 4x4 "safari" within Khustai Nuruu is the way to see the stocky Przewalski horses. Our team have been involved in several filming projects within the park and so we know the good times and places to visit so that you have the best wildlife encounters. We are fortunate enough to have seen several wolves also in the Park – but we are reluctant to promise that you will too!
Przewalski horses are the only surviving ancestor of the domestic horse. They live in small family groups and bachelor groups. If you are lucky you might come across two stallions fighting for the harem.
The landscape around Khustai Nuruu (also known as Hustai Nuruu or Hustain Nuruu) is attractive and good for walking. You can also visit the ancient 7th Century Turkic Stone monuments South of the Park.
As Khustai Nuruu also has a research station connected with it, there is accommodation available here throughout the year making it a good place to visit in the winter months.
Khustai features as a part of many of our group journeys and can easily be incorporated into your tailor-made journey. We suggest that visits are at dawn or dusk if you are keen to maximise the wildlife that you see. Let us know if you want to know more.