Family holidays To Mongolia – when are the best times to travel?

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Family Holidays To Mongolia

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience which the whole family can be a part of, our Family Holidays to Mongolia are certainly that. Although not the conventional choice, this really is an adventure which will make memories to last a lifetime.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and experience this unique culture with our specially designed family holidays to Mongolia. You’ll have the chance to spend quality time together and have your own vehicle and dedicated Eternal Landscapes trip assistant, plus children under 15 travel for free! Yes, really! For free!

We’re able to work to your budget, requirements and dates to create a trip which you’ll all get the most out of. The itineraries are designed with kids in mind; filled with interactive experiences from local train rides to cookery lessons and wild camping.

Sound great? All you have to do is choose which time of year you’d like to travel! We’ve put together a few pointers on what Mongolia has to offer your family around the year…

The Touchton family on one of our family holidays to Mongolia

The Touchton Family

February Half Term

If you choose a family holiday to Mongolia during February Half Term, you might be able to experience the Mongolian Lunar New Year (known as Tsagaan Sar) which is one of the most important and traditional celebrations.

If you’d rather your children had the opportunity for a homestay, you can visit the Naraa and Bujee family at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and stay with them in their ger.

For those wanting a little more sense of adventure, dog sledging and horse sleigh experiences across the frozen landscapes are also a possibility.

Easter Holidays

Depending when Easter falls, you could have the opportunity to take the kids to visit the Kazakh eagle hunters in western Mongolia as their Spring Festival falls on March 21st and 22nd.

If the dates don’t work in your favour, you can also get hands-on learning about the herding way of life, or perhaps take a trip to the Gobi Desert and the Thousand Camel Festival.

A typical Mongolian ger out on the Mongolian steppe. We can include this as part of one of our family holidays to Mongolia

A typical Mongolian ger out on the Mongolian steppe. In this image you can see the families working horses waiting to be ridden as well as the hand-made dairy products drying in the sun

May Half Term

If you’re a family that’s up for exploration, this is a great time of year for you to visit. You’ll beat the crowds as it’s still off-season, and herding families still have their stock closer to their gers so you’ll be able to get a real sense of what daily life is like for those that call Mongolia their home. There’s also plenty of chances for hiking, camel treks and overnight camping, where we can tell you, the stars look amazing!

Summer Holidays

During the summer Naadam, which is Mongolia’s traditional sporting festival, takes place in Ulaanbaatar and throughout rural communities – a must see. This is the peak season for the county’s tourism industry, and it’s also the busiest time for the herding families so there won’t be as much opportunity to meet them. However, you can still enjoy camping and active homestays whilst exploring the different landscapes by foot or on horse treks.

The main competition at the eagle festivals in Mongolia focuses on the working relationship and communication between the hunter with their (female) golden eagle. We can include this as part of one of our family holidays to Mongolia

The main competition at the eagle festivals in Mongolia focuses on the working relationship and communication between the hunter with their (female) golden eagle.

October Half Term

If you’re wanting to interact and experience the way of life for families in the Mongolia then the October half term is another great opportunity for you to do so as the busy summer season for those herding families has now come to a close.

This is also when the Kazakh eagle-hunting season begins, opening with the spectacular eagle festival held in Bayan-Olgii and its surrounding communities.

Christmas Holiday

During Winter everything slows down so you’ll have more opportunity to spend time in the home environment of families. Although it may be cold, we’ll provide you with everything you need such as traditional felt boots – just bring your thermals!

Our winter trips can usually be adapted to fit in with the arrival and departure of the Trans-Mongolian if you wanted to combine Mongolia with a trip to Beijing.

We all have different ideas of what we would like our children to experience but whether its education or exploration, hiking or camel trekking, horse riding or relaxing, you’ll find it here in Mongolia. And yes, even a decent 3G network with affordable data for those times when the iPad is really needed!

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Jessica Brooks
Jessica Brooks
I’m Jess Brooks. I am the founder of Eternal Landscapes Mongolia - a registered Mongolian business and social travel enterprise that focuses on providing travellers with a real 21st Century insight into Mongolia. I have been based in Mongolia since 2006 and together with my beloved Mongolian team, we focus on tourism that makes a positive difference. I'm also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - awarded for my work in Mongolia and a published guidebook author - having worked together with World Adventure Guides to produce a digital interactive guide to Mongolia.
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