DISCOVER A COUNTRY HARDLY TOUCHED BY THE MODERN WORLD
Mongolia's boundless steppes, rugged mountains, beautiful lakes, thick forests and wide expanses of desert offer travellers a taste of the vast, wild and often harsh natural wonders of this fascinating country on their Mongolia holiday.
Mongolia's varied landscapes feel other-worldly. Raw and remote, yet breathtakingly beautiful. The capital, Ulaan Baatar, offers a wonderful dining scene and cultural attractions while a stay in a Ger, or traditional tent dwelling, is a highlight of any journey through Mongolia.
It provides an insight into the way of life of its resourceful, friendly people. Wild horses, volcano craters, hot springs and stunning alpine scenery await travellers ready to explore this fascinating country unlike anywhere else in Asia.
The capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, offers a fascinating blend of ancient culture and modernity. Learn more about Mongolia's history at the National Museum, visit a Buddhist monastery, and try some local cuisine at one of the city's cafes or restaurants.
Karakorum is the ancient Mongol capital established by Genghis Khan. Visit the country's first Buddhist monastery and the area's numerous fascinating ruins, and gain insights into Mongolia's long and fascinating history. The area's ruins and monuments make up the Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape, a World Heritage-listed site.
The huge 'Blue Pearl' of Mongolia holds more than 1% of the world's fresh water. The pristine lake is a popular fishing spot and wildlife in the surrounding area includes ibex, sheep, sables, moose and bears.
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Travel the Trans-Mongolian Railway
A train journey past the Great Wall of China and into the endless skies and vast grasslands of Mongolia is an epic experience.
Mongolia’s biggest festival, this annual celebration held mid-summer sees residents gathering around the country to participate in Mongolian Wrestling, horse racing and archery competitions. The most people gather in the capital, but joining the excitement in rural Mongolia gets you much closer to the action.
Meet nomadic families
The nomadic families of Mongolia still live in Gers, moving their families and small herds throughout the year for the best grazing and conditions. Learn more about this traditional lifestyle when you meet friendly nomadic families that welcome you warmly into their homes.
Stay in a ger camp
Sleep in nomadic-style felt tents with wooden frames in rural Mongolia for an authentic experience of local life.
Visit Ulaanbaatar a curious mix of the old and new where the population have embraced Western modernisation while keeping Mongolia’s culture and traditions alive.
Discover the wildlife around Lake Khuvsgul
Stretching into the Siberian Taiga, this huge lake and its surrounds form a popular national park, home to ibex, argali sheep, sable, bear, moose and wolverines.
Hike or ride a horse to Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur
This extinct volcanic crater is known as the great white lake, and is surrounded by volcanic rock and grassy slopes.
Visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery near Karakorum
Mongolia’s first Buddhist centre, Erdene Zuu has been constructed using the stones of the ruined capital of Karakorum nearby.
Ride a camel in Mongol Els
The sand dunes of Mongol Els provide the perfect location for a camel ride, surrounded by grasslands with mountains in the distance.
Spot wild horses in Khustai National Park
Khustai National Park is home to Takhi, the endangered Mongolian wild horse, where a local project is working to protect and reintroduce the Takhi to keep Mongolia’s ancient traditions alive.
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