MAKE YOUR OWN STORY

Your Western Mongolian Adventure Travel Specialist

Genghis Khan lived a life full of adventure, horse riding in Mongolia with a thrilling life story to tell. Can you recreate your story in the mould of a world conqueror?

Here's how not to waste thousands of dollars on a less than stellar "adventure travel" experience.

And still live your own story, a tale of glory and adventure worthy of retelling..

Your dream is to climb Mount Everest. You start from the worlds highest rubbish dump, then take a ticket like you do at a Woolworths Deli and wait in line with dozens of others near the summit for your turn to get a photo and stand on the roof of the world - before you get hustled off to make way for the next person in the queue...

Hike the Inca trail - make sure you book a year earlier than your planned trip so you "get in" with the hundreds of other people you will meet on the journey. Kinda like Times Square in rush hour...

Maybe you want to travel to Antarctica - just take a five star cruise ship, (that is probably the only way you will get there easily) where they let you out onto the ice for a half a day at a time, and round you up afterwards into the warmth and safety of the Dining room to discuss the days events over cocktails..

You can't step out of your own story, but are these stories worth bragging about? Your tale could be the same as hundreds of others. Worse, you could be like most people, and die with your story unlived and untold.

How sad to die without a story worth telling- what a waste of a life.

It seems like every place you go "civilisation" encroaches. People crowding you, technology interrupting you, others rubbish and mess.

You crave silence and aloneness, places where it seems you are the only person on the planet, where the sense of adventure is palpable. Where once mighty nations rose and fell, where you can still sense the ghosts of long dead armies of warriors.

Where even today, you can still live as real men and women did thousands of years ago. Where you can recreate your story and make it a tale of high adventure, of high emotion, a story that creates memories you can live off for a thousand years.

You can have it - you don't need to go places where you are seen as a meal ticket by locals - you can still live with people who have not changed their ways for thousands of years, were their connection with the land is still palpable. Where they treat you as an honoured guest.

Places where everyday lives are so out of sync with the modern world that it almost defies belief. And you can be a part of their lives, experience what they live, today as it was thousands of years ago. Where you can live a real adventure instead of a facsimile of one.

No-one can step out of their own story, not even you.

Make your story worth telling, for generations to come. Live your story, before its too late..

Why Bear Valley Adventures?

Real Adventure

A "tour" with Bear Valley Adventures is a true adventure. You never quite know what is going to happen.
Sometimes, our horse trekkers will have sunshine for most of their trip - at other times, you might have to battle the elements and find out exactly why the locals wear lots of thick furs and heavy felt clothing. (If you have a look at the "About Us" page, you'll see a picture of Rick modelling just how to wear fox fur...)
The local wildlife is another unpredictable factor - you might get the chance to see a wild eagle soaring above the steppes or hear wolves in the distan... or have a fox attempt to raid your food supplies in the middle of the night when you're on a trek!
It's human and horse against the elements, rough, raw and ready - just the way an adventure ought to be.
However, we take safety seriously, and we always do our best to make sure that we have a trained first aid specialist with every tour (and hot showers and real coffee for when you come back to base).

Sustainable Tourism

Bear Valley Adventures is sensitive in the forms of transport we use to get around the steppes.
The last thing we want to do is to destroy the wilderness we love by damaging it through excessive use of technology. Where appropriate, we'll use 4x4 vehicles, keeping to established trails to minimise damage to the local steppe environment.
At other times, we'll use the same sort of sustainable transport that the locals use: the tough little Mongolian horses and camels.

We also work in partnership with the local people, and a lot of the profit made by the tours goes into improving the local community, especially in the areas of health and education, while still preserving and encouraging their traditional nomadic lifestyle and values.

Watch Some of Our Best Adventure Videos

Want to see what you're in store for if you sign up for any of Bear Valley Adventures' great trips? Our videos will give you a brief glimpse of the expanse of the Mongolian steppes that our horse treks cross (although a mere video doesn't do them justice and you really have to go there to experience the full impact of this vast wilderness). Want to see just how big a golden eagle is compared to a human and how these huge birds of prey hunt alongside people? Want to get an idea of just how big the fish are in this part of the world? Don't believe that a city slicker from Australia can master some of the impressive feats of riding that the locals have perfected? We hope that our videos will whet your appetite for the sort of adventure that only Bear Valley Adventure can offer.

And if you've enjoyed a trip with Bear Valley Adventures and took a good video showing some of the highlights, let us know so we can share it with the world.