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I did the Mongol Rally!!

Below is a map of our entire route from London, UK to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia:

Mongol Rally 2013

What is the Mongol Rally?

Imagine driving 1/3 of the way around the world through the toughest terrain on earth. The Mongol Rally is an unsupported driving adventure from London, England, to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Our Team, The Drama of Llama, will be crossing nearly crossed over 10,000 miles of unforgiving deserts, perilous mountain ranges, and non-existent roads in an ill-suited car for this type of mission.

But this rally is not just an adventure; it is a way to help those in need while having an adventure.

The most interesting thing about the Mongol Rally is that anything can happen in that span of 10,000 miles!

The Charities

Cool Earth

Each Mongol Rally team will be raising a minimum of £500 ($760) for Cool Earth; the official Mongol Rally charity focused on saving the Amazon, and another minimum of £500 for a charity of their choice.

Set Her Free

Our charity of choice, Set Her Free, is a non-profit organization that is working to restore the lives of young girls formerly enslaved by the sex trades—the harshest form of child labor in Uganda.

We were committed to raising as much money as possible for these charities. Our goal was to raise at least $5000 to support 4 young girls for a year and save at least 20 acres of rainforest in the Amazon.

Also, our car will be handed over to a charity upon our arrival in Mongolia. (Post Rally Update: Ummm, our car didn’t arrive in Ulaanbaatar, but we still had a great time hitchhiking after the crash!)

All Posts about the Mongol Rally on GloboTreks

And a short clip of our experience:

YouTube video

Adventure Awaits


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