Why expedition type touring is the best way to explore Mongolia

Posted by Agne Januskeviciute  |  July 29, 2016

A land of wide steppes and mountains reaching up the sky, desert and cold wind, nomadic villages with yurts and horses as the only transport… Sounds exotic? All this and even more is possible to find if you visit Mongolia, which is a must do on your travel in Asia. Mongolia is one of the oldest countries in the world with rich and long history and amazing landscapes. Country is surrounded by China and Russia and clear blue sky over its vast horizons – you can count about 250 sunny days every year and with only 1.7 people per km², Mongolia has the lowest population density in the world. Friendly locals, Mongolian cuisine, sleeping under the starry sky, mystical temples and modern skyscrapers – all this describes this amazing country!

Between two worlds

Ulaanbaatar – is a must, if you decided to tour around Mongolia. The capital of Mongolia is a home for 40% of almost 3 million population. Visiting this unique city is great opportunity not only to try local cuisine or see traditional dances but also to feel a lifestyle of Mongolian people. Not only urban life but also historical goods can be found in Ulaanbaatar – during the sightseeing tour don‘t forget to see Parliament House, State Opera & Ballet Theatre, Cultural Palace and the House of City Council. The National Museum of Mongolian History is a must visit to experience Mongolia!

Travelling to Ulaanbaatar

Horizons and highs

Beautiful landscapes of steppe, river valleys and rolling hills, Gobi Desert and Bayanzag Cliffs… These nature beauties are still stunning after million years! Without local animals, such as camels, don‘t be surprised if you will have a chance to see dinosaur – luckily, only fossils and bones of this ancient creature. If you can‘t see some beautiful wild animal while exploring Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park all questions will be gone after a visit to Fauna and Flora Museum. Only during travel to Mongolia you are able to see snowy mountains behind hot desert in which you can find frozen river. Sounds impossible? Everything is possible on tour around Mongolia, especially if you have a chance to visit Gobi desert.


Gifts of Mongolia

During your travel to Mongolia you will definitely want to bring a little part of this amazing place to your home. There is no doubt that the world’s best cashmere comes from the cashmere goats of Mongolia. Cashmere is one of the most important source of income for mostly herder families and also it looks and feels great when you wear it. If you get bored easily while checking clothe stores, great souvenir for you, as well as your friends and relatives back home, could be Mongol arkhi – it is completely transparent liquor made from Tarag-Yogur (oh yes, it is Yoghurt from milk of yaks). Since it was the strongest available drink it was really popular among men. If you are invited as a guest of a family of nomads, take a chance and try it!

Mongolia is more than just the homeland of the great Genghis Khan. In this majestic country where history and future, ice and heat goes step by step. Explore the capital of Ulaabaatar, wander across the Gobi Desert, visit a family yurt – experience Mongolia! If you want to get away from the tourist track and see dynamic mix of culture, nature and history Mongolia is the destination for you.