April 20, 2018
Spring in the Orkhon River Valley, Mongolia. This vast landscape is part of one of Mongolia's four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Why Experience Spring In Mongolia

The infamous Nine Nines of Mongolia’s winter have ended and spring  has arrived in  Mongolia. Late spring is when the tourism season in Mongolia starts to shake […]
April 8, 2018
The main competition at the eagle festivals in Mongolia focuses on the working relationship and communication between the hunter with their (female) golden eagle.

Celebrating The Nauryz Festival in Mongolia

Kazakhs throughout Mongolia celebrated Nauryz on March 21st and 22nd. We include the celebration of Nauryz on our March Altai and Eagles Mongolia small group tour. […]
March 28, 2018

Mongolia One Day Tours – Mongolian Quilting Centre

Short visit to Mongolia?  I have arranged a series of Mongolia one day tours in and around Ulaanbaatar. This post includes an interview with the founder […]
March 24, 2018
Photo from our recent Mongolia winter tour to Khovsgol Ice Festival

Khovsgol Ice Festival Mongolia

The Khovsgol Ice Festival takes place on March 3rd and 4th in northern Mongolia. Khovsgol is short for Khovsgol Nuur National Park located in Khovsgol Province. Probably […]
March 7, 2018
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Top Facts About Mongolia

Here are some top facts about Mongolia: 1. Mongolia is the most sparsely populated nation in the world – there are only 4.3 people per square […]
February 27, 2018
There are two parts to sunrise on New Year's Day in Mongolia – sending out the old, and welcoming in the new. We brought several offerings with us: milk, rice, and juniper. First, while it’s still dark, you need to send out the old. And then as the sun rises, so you welcome in the new.

Mongolia’s Winter Festivals

March in Mongolia. Read a little around the subject and you may start to think, ‘I’ll delay my visit until the summer.’ However, although the month […]
February 12, 2018
Turuu and Onroo during Tsagaan Sar 2017 at the Gua Undur ovoo (sacred stone shrine) – the ovoo close to where their father was born and the inspiration for our Mongolian b

Mongolian Lunar New Year – Your Guide

Mongolian New Year – known as Tsagaan Sar is fast approaching. Here’s my (brief you’ll be pleased to hear) guide. Most people will have heard of Chinese New […]
January 23, 2018
On top of the world at Gorkhi-Terelj National Park. Not a generic tourist ger camp in sight.

Short Winter Tour Ideas Mongolia

Are you planning on a winter trip on the Trans Siberian / Mongolian train line this winter or next? Most companies will send you off to […]
January 8, 2018
One of the husky dogs used for dog sledding in Mongolia

Dog Sledding In Mongolia

When you think of dogs and Mongolia, you wouldn’t necessarily think of huskies or dog sledging. The traditional breed of Mongolian dog (bankhar) has always played […]
December 27, 2017
Mongolia experiences four very distinct seasons. Each has its positives and challenges. Winter is one of the most challenging for Mongolia's herders. But, one of the most rewarding as a visitor.

Winter In Mongolia

Winter in Mongolia has a bit of a reputation. Temperatures as low as -40. Lack of infrastructure. Limited domestic flights. Outside toilets. Roads often impassable. So […]
December 24, 2017
Winter community events at the Nogoon Nuur Community Project in the ger districts of Ulaanbaatar. Once a quarry. Then a waste dump. Now a thriving space for families and children of the ger districts. The vision of Mongolian philanthropist Ulzii.

A Christmas Message From Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Christmas in Mongolia. For the 3.5 percent of Mongolia’s population that is Christian (in the 2010 Census, 64.4 % of Mongolia’s population highlighted they were of some […]
December 10, 2017

The Lost Khulan In The Gobi

A wonderful concept – a book written with children in mind to help educate about the protection and conservation of one of Mongolia’s key wildlife species First up. […]
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