Mongolia and Genghis Khan

Mongolia and Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan, Mongolia’s obsession Mongolia is obsessed with Genghis Khan (also named Dzjengis Khan), having been denied the chance to celebrate their national hero under the Communist rule. There are hotels, shops, brands of vodka, and even car tyres named...
Naadam Sports Festival in Ulaanbaatar

Naadam Sports Festival in Ulaanbaatar

Naadam Festival The Naadam Festival is held for 3 days each summer in Ulaanbaatar, and starts on the 11th of July. There are several alternative Naadams held in the capitals of different aimags (provinces) – some on different dates. Mongolia is administratively split...
The Gobi desert Mongolia

The Gobi desert Mongolia

The Gobi desert Mongolia – Recommendations If you have booked a trip to the Gobi, or plan to go there, we recommend that you bring plenty of sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses and drink lots of water during your Gobi trip! But note evenings can be cold so...
Horse riding in Mongolia – 13 Tips

Horse riding in Mongolia – 13 Tips

Horse Riding Mongolia Horse riding in Mongolia is normally possible to arrange through any local tourist ger camp and throughout the year. However during winter the animals may need to be rested, depending on the availability of winter fuel. The Shuren ger camp at...
Travelling Mongolia

Travelling Mongolia

Travelling Mongolia The open steppe, searing deserts, huge clear blue sky, warm hospitable people, genuinely nomadic culture and starlit nights make Mongolia many peoples favourite Trans-Siberian stopover. Mongolia is a unique destination – very different to its two...
Mongolian Culture and Traditions

Mongolian Culture and Traditions

Greetings in Mongolia A traditional method of greeting, especially in the countryside, is for the younger person to hold their arms out, palm up, and grasp the older person just in front of the elbow. The elder does the same, but with palms face down. This is done...