Mongolian government declared Hustai National Park a protected area in 1993 and since then, this mecca of outdoor beauty has been attracting visitors from across the globe. Home to one of the only wild horse populations on earth, the park is located on the western Mongolian steppe, about 95 kilometers from Ulaanbaatar.
In addition to wild horses, Hustai is home to an encyclopedic variety of plants and animals. Some 44 species of mammals call this vast land home, including wild boar, ibex and grey wolves. Lucky travelers may even spot the iconic (and elusive) golden eagle while navigating the plains.
Visitors also have the chance to stay in traditional gers—round felt houses used by nomadic Mongolians—at the Hustai Camp. And stops at local herder communities offer insight into the culture of rural Mongolians.
The park is located about two hour’s drive from the capital city. Day trips are available from Ulaanbaatar for those who are short on time but still want to experience the thrill of seeing wild horses in their natural habitat.