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Mongolia has an abundance of interesting sites and gorgeous countryside which can be explored on our horse, jeep, and short plain excursions. Combine a city tour of UlaanBaatar with treks out to the unique areas of the Gobi Desert, Karakhorum, Lake Huvsgal! Travel through the Mongolian Steppe, visit the Erdene Zuu Monastery, see 9th century stone tortoises, visit with Mongolian Nomads, and experience the wonderful Nadaam Festival (held each year in July). Nadaam, the national celebration of Mongolian independence, includes pageantry, custom, and competition of three national sports: wrestling, horseracing, and archery. Come explore this land of Tuvan Throat Singers, Contortionists, Eagle-Hunters, ancient burial sites, dinosaur fossils, and natural mysteries.

Lake Baikal is one of the most beautiful areas of Russia. This lake holds over 3% of the world’s fresh water supply, and the natural beauty of the area and intriguing wildlife provide a gorgeous setting for the many exciting, adventurous activities you can enjoy there. The nearby city of Irkutsk is the main gateway to Baikal and is a very interesting city as well. As this area is just north of Mongolia, you can easily add a Baikal experience to your Mongolia tour with us OR if you prefer you can book a Lake Baikal tour directly with our Russian counterpart, Baikalvisa.

 

Unique Experiences

Visit Hustai and see the last remaining originally wild horses

Drive out to Karakhorum, the original capital site of the Khans

Meet a Tsaatan Family and their reindeer near Lake Huvsgul

Watch Tuvan Throat Singing and Contortionists perform

Sleep in the delightful Mongolian ger

See dinosaur fossils lying on the ground in the Gobi Desert

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Facts & Statistics:
Name: Mongolia
Population: 3,086,918
Capital: Ulaan Baatar
Languages: Mongolian, 90%; also Turkic and Russian
Currency: Tugrik

The Gobi Desert of Mongolia is the place where fossilized dinosaur remains were found in 1920s, along with the first dinosaur eggs.

Mongolia is one of the countries in the world with the lowest population density.

Majority of the people in Mongolia led the life of nomad till as late as the mid-20th century.

The Mongol Empire was an empire from the 13th and 14th century spanning from Eastern Europe across Asia. It is the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world.

The Gobi was once a sea—which explains the marine fossils!

Many dinosaur fossils still lie exposed. Tourists pick them up as souvenirs

The two-humped camel comes from Mongolia and survives temperatures from minus to plus fifty degrees Celsius.

Nomads keep Eagles as pets. The Kazakh minority hunt with them.

The Mongolian Takhi horse is the last wild horse in the world.

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