To understand the beauty and remoteness of Tsetserleg in Eastern Mongolia requires a powerful imagination. You must be able to conceive of a place so wild and open that there are no roads. Instead, reaching your destination requires driving a 4x4 over endless grasslands. Or perhaps on horseback, sitting astride a powerful Mongolian pony.
Hiring a local guide and planning an expedition is easy, though communicating may not be. Though rest assured; if you don't know how to ride a horse you will quickly learn.
The semi-nomadic people of the Steppe believe in learning by doing, and you could soon be swept up onto horseback and galloping across the Mongolian steppe, spending your evenings tucked up inside a local family's yurt. Green pastures stretch into eternity, and the night sky is adorned with an impossible number of twinkling stars.
It may not be a destination for the faint of heart, but one thing is guaranteed; in a world that is awash with cookie-cutter travel experiences, Tsetserleg will deliver anything but.
Why go now: Word of the wonders on offer in this relatively untouched part of the world is slowly starting to spread about this. If you cherish authenticity, now is the time to go before the secret's out!