Landlocked Mongolia is a vast country of untouched beauty and wilderness. The dramatic empty landscapes are home to a rich cultural life, amazingly riotous festivals, and the nomadic herdsmen way of life. Not much seems to have changed since the days of Genghis Khan.
Take a private holiday through Mongolia’s heartland and deep into the rich steppe and Gobi Desert to experience the country’s dramatic scenery and the traditional lifestyle of its people. Begin in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, where travellers are greeted by soviet-style apartments alongside modern glassy skyscrapers. Head out to the steppes and our Travel Specialists will tailor-made a hiking or horse-riding trip, meet the eagle hunters, enjoy a stay in a ger or catch the Naadam festival. Anglers will want to make a trip to Lake Khovsgol but a trip to Mongolia will be incomplete without a visit to the Gobi Desert for the “singing dunes” and to climb the flaming cliffs where the first dinosaur eggs were discovered.
Mid-May to October is the best times to visit Mongolia, with the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival.
July and August are the wettest months of the year but should not affect your travel plan.
June and September are the most pleasant in the Gobi Desert as the weather is not too hot.