Mongolian ger

August 11, 2020

Untamed Mongolia – Review by our guest Lynn McCaw

Untamed Mongolia Untamed Mongolia is one of our Mongolia small group experiences. It’s a celebration of the diversity of Mongolia’s ‘eternal’ landscapes where the focus is about […]
May 16, 2020
Spend time in Mongolia and you will notice that a majority of families own a dog. Very rarely are they fashionable, small, pedigree dogs as traditionally the dogs role was to alert it’s owners to the arrival of strangers arriving from the wide-open steppe, herding the livestock when families moved to new pasture and guarding against the threat of wolves. Did you know that in Mongolia, dogs traditionally are the only animal given their own name? It is a sign of honour and part of a belief that dogs are the last stage before humans in the reincarnation process. When a dog dies, the owner whispers in the dog’s ear his wishes that the dog will return as a man in his next life. They are buried high in the hills so that people do not walk on their remains. Their tail is cut off and put beneath the head, and a piece of meat or fat is cut off and placed in the dog’s mouth to sustain its soul for its journey; before the dog is reincarnated, the dog’s soul is freed to travel the land, to run across the high open steppe for as long as it would like.

Mongolian Dogs – Life On The Steppe

Mongolian Dogs Pick up a guide book to Mongolia and glance at the culture section. You’ll probably find that gers are (obviously) mentioned as are the […]
April 9, 2020
Milking yaks. Part of the typical Mongolian herding calendar

The Mongolian Herding Calendar

The Mongolian Herding Calendar Out of the current Mongolian population of 3.2 million (April 2020), there are approximately 230,000 herding households -families with livestock that move […]
December 30, 2019
Khogno Khan Nature Reserve during our Modern Nomads Mongolia winter tour

Mongolia Winter Trip – Modern Nomads

Mongolia Winter Trip – Modern Nomads Our Mongolia winter tours are a celebration of Mongolian tradition and culture. We look at what Mongolians do in the […]
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