Extreme. Nomadic. Bewildering. Asia’s true wilderness echoes in the mind.
The harsh Gobi Desert, home to its two-humped camels. The majestic, glaciated Altai Mountains, home to the iconic Kazakh eagle hunters. The steppe’s untouched rolling hills and majestic Lake Khövsgöl and the Tsaatan reindeer herders. Mongolia is adventure unpacked.
Travel through the wide expanses of Mongolia by 4x4; ride on horseback with the great Kazakh eagle hunters; spend nights with nomads sleeping in traditional ger tents; encounter Mongolia's expert horsemen on its grassland steppe; stock up on sumptuous, fine cashmere at the markets; venture into the Gobi Desert and climb to the top of the Khongoryn Els dunes; take a camel ride to the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, the world's largest dinosaur graveyard; explore the striking Winter Palace of Bogd Khaan in the capital, Ulaanbaatar; take a 4x4 out to the ruins of Genghis Khan‘s capital, Karakorum under the huge bowl of blue sky in the Mongolian outback.
Where to Stay
Luxurious hotels in the capital; traditional Mongolian luxury camps, gers and yurts.
When to Go
With extreme variations in climate from summer to winter, June to August is the best time, bringing mostly warm and dry weather.