Mongolia makes for an extraordinary travel experience offering pristine lakes, vast grasslands under big skies, deserts and mountains all interwoven by a timeless nomadic culture and friendly people.
We offer a range of tried and tested tours in Mongolia which can be taken as stand alone adventures or can be added into any of our Trans-Siberian tours which have a stopover in Mongolia. One of the world’s most fascinating destinations, Mongolia merits far more time than is usually allotted in most Trans-Siberian itineraries.
The home of a Mongolian nomad is a felt tent called a Ger. A stay in a tourist ger camp is an essential Mongolian experience that no visitor should miss. Click the button below to learn all about Gers.
The popular Trans-Mongolian route passes through Mongolia making this remote country accessible for even a short stopover. However, Mongolian visas are up to 30 days in length making a much more detailed exploration of this remote country possible for those with the time and budget.
when is the best time to travel to mongolia?
The summer months from mid-May to mid-September constitute the tourist season. Outside of this time it is cold. The most popular time if July, and particularly for the Naadam Festival (see below) that runs from the 11th to 14th July each year. For the brave a night on the frozen Steppe in a cosy ger in winter is unforgettable.
THE NAADAM FESTIVAL
Held annually from the 11th to 14th July the Naadam Festival is Mongolia's celebration fo the three "Manly Sports" of horse-riding, wrestling and archery.
Mongolia is one of the world’s truly unique holiday destinations and a very popular stop on many Trans-Siberian tours. Sandwiched in between the giants of Russia and China it is a land of desert, mountain and steppe which has managed to maintain its own unique culture as well as make a huge mark on history through the exploits of Genghis Khan.
There is much to see and do and if on a Trans-Mongolian trip the time consuming and expensive bit of getting to this remote country is already taken care of.
WHAT are the top destinations to visit in mongolia?
The best of Mongolia can be found outside of the capital of Ulaanbaatar. For those short on time a quick trip to Terelj is an ideal introduction. However, with a week or more available you can do so much more with a Karakorum Jeep adventure being a fantastic all round tour.
If you like deserts a similar amount of time will allow you to experience the beauty and extreme environment of the South Gobi Desert. A week will also allow for trips up to pristine Lake Khuvsgul in the far north or lush Khentii province, once the home steppe of Genghis Khan. Explore these destinations more fully in the links below.
Hustai National Park is famous for the wild Pzrewalski horses that are native to here and have been re-introduced and protected in the park since 2003.
HOW DO WE GET STARTED ORGANISING a MONGOLIA tour?
Have a look through the Mongolia tours we list above. In addition to the trips listed here we can also tailor trips for you and cater for any specific requests or special interests. Then, the best thing to do is contact us by phone on +44 020 8816 8925, email or the form below so we can start planning your Mongolian tour.
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