Description of Mongolia holidays
Travel to Mongolia and experience the raw beauty and tradition of this remote region. Hidden from the world for many years, it is hard to imagine that this secluded country once created the largest land empire ever known, under the leadership of Genghis Khan. Unmatched geographical diversity, pristine grasslands, crumbling ruins and roaming herdsmen riding tough Mongolian horses – see it all on this journey through a land that time forgot.
Your 15-day guided trip begins in Ulaanbaatar, where elderly Mongolians in traditional dress mingle with the nation’s young business elite. From here, your journey begins. And it is a journey. The trip includes extensive travelling in some remote terrain away from modern facilities and conveniences. It’s a chance to explore a fascinating country ‘road-trip’ style, taking in the scenery as you go and enjoying the ride (however long it takes to get there!).
Experienced drivers, manning sturdy Russian vans fit to tackle the rugged environment, will take you to some of the most fascinating places in the country, from the rolling dunes just outside of Karakorum (where you can take a camel ride), to the volcanic craters of the Great White Lake among the mountains. Visit Lake Khovsgol, set amid stunning fir forests, lush green grasslands and meadows peppered with wildflowers. Then in the valley of the Delger River, relax at the Tsenkher Hot Springs, the perfect place to unwind after a long journey.
Accommodation is mostly in tourist ger camps once outside of Ulaanbaatar, but there are also two stays with local families, so you can live nomadic life from the inside – a rare and rewarding cultural experience to remember. Mongolia is a far-out destination, but you'll be in excellent hands, with local drivers and a guide bringing the country to life with tell tales of its legendary leader Genghis Khan.
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1 Reviews of Mongolia holidays
Reviewed on 14 Feb 2019 by Bailey Sparrow
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Cu chi tunnels and the firing range that was there.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
PlanetA great adventure through the wilderness of Mongolia! We’ll traverse the vast grassland of Mongolia, blend into the nomadic life and hear some great stories of Genghis Khan and his warriors.
As we are travelling in the wild nature of Mongolia, it’s important to minimize the impact of our visit on the natural environment. It’s encouraged that we share our food and water as much as possible so that we don’t create too much wasted bottles or plastic packaging.
During our trip, our group leader and local guide take active steps to ensure our groups behave in an environmentally responsible manner, such as not leaving anything behind and not removing any plants.
PeopleWe’ll have a local Mongolian leader and driver throughout the trip with some local guides sharing more insight. They will help you break down the barriers for more local interaction and help you understand the local customs and traditions and how to behave properly in the local community.
At Selenge River, we’ll be welcomed into a local Nomadic family and it’s a great opportunity for us to understand the traditional way of life. Outside of Ulaan Bataar is the Lotus Children’s Home which provides housing and schooling for orphans from the city. Travellers may have the option to visit – one of the most worthwhile experiences of your whole trip and donations of children’s clothing, school supplies and medicines will be appropriately distributed.
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