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Mongolia is the place to go for a nomadic and off the grid escape. Untouched and expansive landscapes sweep through the country, and seduce experienced travelers to simply explore. The country is a traveler’s campsite, a place where you can pitch a tent anywhere and simply disappear for a while to fully enjoy the rolling green plateaus, sloping mountains, hot springs, extinct volcanoes, and sand dunes. Mongolia has the lowest population density in the world, and because of its old-world freedom and rugged emptiness, visitors can expect to develop a deep connection to the land after traveling here.
Mongolia brings travelers and nomadic locals together in harmony, as many visitors are invited to stay with local families, sometimes in gers (Mongolian yurts) in the countryside. Locals are also hospitable and enjoy showcasing their culture through local food like arag (fermented mare’s milk), and celebrations like the Naadam festival, which center around the three sports of the country: horse racing, archery, and wrestling.
After mingling in the capital of Ulaanbaatar and having a good night’s rest, set out on an independent trek through the wonders of the country - the Khovsgol and Altai mountains for hiking, horse trekking, fishing, canoeing; the Flaming Cliffs to discover fossils, and the vast world wonder of the Gobi Desert to name a few. Prepare to abandon all your expectations for hot desert-like conditions and sunny days in the winter, as some areas drop down to -22 °F (-30 °C). Mongolia is where you go to disappear.
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With its postcard-perfect sand dunes, ice canyon, and striking mountain range, Gurvan Saikhan National Park, is hands down one of Mongolia’s must-experience destinations.
Even if you're not interested in Dinosaurs, the unsettling beauty of Bayanzag is a good reason to come here. It’s a perfect example of desert rock, orange sands, scrub, sun, and vast emptiness. The cliffs seem to be formed by a knife cutting the earth, offset by the unsuspecting green valley below.
Come to Bayan-Olgii to see a completely different side of Mongolia: Kazakh culture, Kazakh people’s lifestyle, Eagle festivals, and the Eagle training culture. Bayan-Ulgii is also home to many Durved, Urianhai and Tuva people and many rare cultural heritages are being preserved there.
The awe-inspiring granite rocks of Baga Gazryn Chuluu – which means rocks in a small place in Mongolian – tower in the middle of lonely plains, and once protected Zanabazar during violent fights between the Khalkh and Oirat Mongols.
The pristine Lake Khuvsgul is Mongolia’s largest freshwater lake, and it is actually the sister lake to Baikal, the deepest in the world, across the border in Siberia. The lake is overwhelmingly beautiful, and the water is so pure that locals drink it directly from the lake.
The site of Naiman Nuur, which was shaped by volcanic eruptions centuries ago, has now been added into the 115-sq-km Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Nature Reserve. It is a pristine and wild area, with subalpine mountain meadows, and coniferous forests of Siberian Pine and Larch.
The scenic valley of Kharkhorin is impressive, and with a diverse selection of horse-trekking suppliers, this place is surely worth a lengthy visit. It is also within close proximity to a number of memorable sights, making it the most convenient place to base yourself to explore Övörkhangai aimag.
Only a mere 100 kilometers west of Ulaanbaatar lies the Hustai Mountain National Park. The Park was established twenty years ago, specifically for the conservation of the Takhi, Mongolia’s native wild horse. Takhi meaning “worship worthy” in Mongolian.
Ulaanbaatar is a rapidly developing, fast-changing metropolis with a fascinating cultural mix of new and old. Theaters, museums, galleries, bars, and parks are some of the favorite places to enjoy for both the city’s visitors and locals alike.
Terkhiin Tsagaan, also known as White Lake, is a lake in the Khangai Mountain range in the center of Mongolia and located 2060 meters above sea level. Thanks to its high altitude, the lake remains completely frozen through the winter. It's known to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the country.
A mere 55km northeast of Ulaanbaatar lies the Terelj region, which offers great opportunities for trekking, rock climbing, rafting, and horseback riding. With an altitude of 1600m, the area is quite cool and with a spectacular forested scenery.
Orkhon Valley is a renown steppe with a territory spanning eight soums (counties) of two provinces- Uvurhangai and Arhangai. Here you'll discover a true Mongolian nomadic culture, which is preserved and passed on through generations by the families of the valley. It's no surprise that UNESCO has recognized Orkhon Valley as a world heritage site.