Mongolia provides the backdrop for a family holiday like no other – rejuvenate your spirit of adventure and spend quality time with your family on a trip you will always remember. Our family itineraries are private trips of discovery adapted to suit your budget, your travel dates and your family – especially your children and what you would like them to experience in Mongolia.  Children under 15 travel for free those from 15  to 18 travel for half price.

What suits best – adventure, education, exploration… Whether you want to hike, camp, ger homestay, camel trek, horse ride or just relax in some hot springs. You would have your own private vehicle and your own dedicated EL trip assistant.

For ideas and inspiration look throughout our website at the other itineraries we offer. Alternatively, use our informal drop-down calendar to see what you can experience during the main school holidays.

Overview February Half Term Mongolia Experiences

Mongolian Lunar New Year is known as Tsagaan Sar in Mongolian (White Month) and is one of the most important and traditional of celebrations in Mongolia bringing together family members.

There are limited domestic flights in the winter months. Options closer to Ulaanbaatar include a homestay with the Naraa and Bujee family at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. You could also visit Khustain Nuruu National Park – great for short hikes for wildlife viewing such as the Mongolian Takhi (wild) horse. Dog sledging and horse sleigh experiences across the frozen landscapes are also a possibility.

Accommodation Options – ger accommodation provided by rural families, local hotels

Overview Easter Holiday Mongolia Experiences

March is the most industrious time of year for herders and Mongolian children get a long school holiday so they can go home to help. It’s a great time to get hands-on learning about the herding way of life.

Depending on when Easter falls, another option would be to visit the Kazakh eagle hunters in western Mongolia – their Spring Festival falls on March 21st and 22nd.

There is also the Thousand Camel Festival in the southern Gobi Desert organised by a local NGO to help protect the Bactrian camel and the essential role it plays in the lives of the nomadic herders in the region. There is also an Ice Festival held at Khovsgol Nuur in northern Mongolia – it would be possible to explore the frozen lake by horse sleigh leading up to the festival. 

Accommodation Options – ger accommodation provided by rural families, local hotels

Overview May Half Term Mongolia Experiences

Spring is in the air although it’s still out of season and quiet. May in Mongolia is great for getting more active with day-hikes, horse rides and camel treks. Camping is also an option. The longer days make this a great time for exploration and discovery. The work of herding families is still close to the ger so it’s still possible to get hands-on learning about the herding way of life.

Accommodation Options – tent camp, ger accommodation provided by rural families, local hotels

Overview – Summer Holidays

July is peak-season – for Mongolian and international visitors. The fantastic Naadam (Mongolia’s traditional sporting festival) takes place in Ulaanbaatar and the rural areas (mainly focusing around July 11th and 12th with some earlier and later events).

Other festivals include:

July 23rd – Yak Festival, Orkhon River Valley, central heartland

August 7th – Horse Festival, Ogii, central heartland

Summer is one of the busiest times of year for Mongolian herding families and most work takes place away from the ger which means there is not always so much interaction. This makes summer is a great time for tent camping (allowing you to reach beyond the most visited places) for exploration of the landscapes. It’s also possible to walk (or go by vehicle for those with shorter legs!) ‘ger to ger’ – visiting yak herding families involved in a Cooperative in the spectacular Khangai Mountains.

Accommodation Options – tent camp, ger accommodation provided by rural families, local hotels. There is the option to use smaller more rustic tourist ger camps.

Overview October Half Term Mongolia Experiences

Naturally, autumn is a time of spectacular colour. Herding families start to have more time to spare and are freer and more relaxed. International visitor numbers have substantially dropped off.

In western Mongolia, late September and early October are the beginning of the Kazakh eagle-hunting season, opening with the spectacular eagle festival held in Bayan-Olgii and its surrounding communities.

Accommodation Options – Ger accommodation provided by rural families, local hotels

Overview Christmas Holiday Mongolia Experiences

Winter in Mongolia is a time of year when families have more time to spare and are freer and more relaxed. Our winter trips are shared adventures in that you will stay alongside the rural families we work with and experience their way of life and spend time with the families and their children in their home environment. The landscapes are also extraordinarily beautiful at this time of year.

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

Accommodation Options – ger accommodation provided by rural families, local hotels

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