Luxury Vacation To MONGOLIA

Luxury Vacation To Mongolia – Blessed with huge horizons from the Gobi Desert to the Altai Mountains, Mongolia is the place for anyone who values a bit of personal space. Almost devoid of fenches, roads or even towns, the best thing to do here is to hire a horse (or its odern equivalent, the 4WD) and set off on an epic trip across the grasslands. And just when you think you have reached the middle of nowhere, a herder will appear on horseback looking like a lost foot soldier from the time of Genghis Khan, to greet you like a long-lost friend and invite you to back to his ger (yurt). Put aside your creature comforts and Mongolia rewards with a timeless sense of space and freedom that’s simply intoxicating.

Best time to visit in Mongolia

June to September

Places to visit in Mongolia

  • The Naadam festival, a kind of ‘nomad Olympics’, featuring horse races, archery competitions and wrestling in silly underpants.
  • Khovsgoi Nuur, a spectacuar sub-Siberian lake whose water is so pure you can drink it.
  • Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, home to snowcapped peaks, sparkling blue lakes and Kazakh eagle hunters.
  • The ruined ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum and nearby Tibetan-style monestery of Erdene Zuu Khiid.

Top things to do in Mongolia

  • Buy a horse and gallop across the open grasslands in your best Genghis Khan impresentation.
  • Get a crash course in Russian jeep repair while stuck in the middle of absolutely nowhere
  • Dig for dinosaurs or trek with Bactrian camels in the southern Gobi.
  • Overnight in a local ger, stumble outside after a night of vodka and mare’s milk and gaze up at the incredible ceiling of stars.

Discover Mongolia

  • Read Mongolia Travels in the Untamed Kand by Jasper Becker, for insights into the present, and The Mongols by David Morgan, for a rundown of the nomadic past.
  • Listen to the otherworldly sound of khoomii (Mongolian or Tuvan throat singing).
  • Watch Sergei Bodrov’s Mongol, the first in a planned trilogy depicting the life of Genghis Khan.
  • Eat boodog (barbecued roast marmot, cooked from the inside with hot stones and crisped to perfection with a blow torch).
  • Drink airag (fermented mare’s milk), or suutei tsai (salty milk tea).

Mongolia Highlights

Grasslands, endless steppe, horses, Gobi desert, Altai Mountains, eagle hunters, Genghis Khan, big blue skies, wrestlers sub-Arctic winters, throat-singing, barbecue

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