Escape the city
Khustai (officially Khustai Nuruu National Park) is just a two hour drive from Ulaanbaatar, but a world away from the crowds and traffic of the big city. A highlight for many is the chance to see Przewalski's horse. These magnificent equines became extinct in the wild in the 1960s, but were re-introduced to Mongolia in the 1990s from overseas captive populations. Khustai is the only easily accessible area where wild Przewalski's horses can be seen.
Other rare species of wildlife also make their home in the park, including elk, wolves, gazelle and lynx. Hiking is a great way to spot these elusive beasts. The best time to see the horses and other wildlife is in the evening when they come down to water-holes to drink.