Mongolia Backpacking & Travel
Big skies vast horizons and a feeling of space this is the destination bar none to escape and find yourself. Popular tours involve hiring a 4x4 or more traditional forms of transport like horses. In fact this might be one of the best places in the world to take a horse ride. Give up your notion of comfort and jump in with the 'ger' or Yurt way of living. A Ger or Yurt is the tents people live in seemingly in the middle of nowhere.
Ulan Bator is the capital city. We have a fantastic tour company with 8 years experience and good English spoken. See a selection of their tours here.
If you are looking for places to stay then Hostels in Mongolia.
Looking for hotels in Mongolia or more specifically Ulan Bator
Mongolia is landlocked and may be the reason why Genghis Khan felt the need to conquer.
Now a democratic country with a multi party system a far cry from yesteryear but the landscape is largely the same, Massive steeps or sands, forested mountain ranges and Himalayan like mountains. Mongolia has a market economy and the best time to visit is in June to September.
Khovsgol (Khuvsgul Nuur) Mongolia
As lakes go its big, how big? 136km long, 36.5km wide 262 meters deep, but at 1560m altitude it’s a big bowl of water!
Otherwise you can visit the reindeer people who live is wigwam style tents towards the Russian border, fish for massive lake salmon (Taiman). This is a very scenic part of the world and makes for some excellent horse trekking.
Mongolia’s lakes (notably the huge Khuvsgul Nuur) represent another good hiking destination, as do the Four Holy Peaks surrounding Ulaanbaatar or the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park, in the South Gobi. Visitors should note that the weather, although milder than expected, can vary greatly, especially in the mountains and in the Gobi Desert; it is recommended to bring a warm sweater and raincoat for any time of the year.
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Let’s start out with highlighting the capital Ulaan Bator or Ulaanbaatar (I have seen it spelt so many ways..), Check hotels in Ulan Bator, and hostels in Ulan Bator. Now your checked in and raring to go, what should we not miss ? Well depending on the time of the year the temperature may go from -20 in jan and feb to up to a nice 20c in Summer.
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The Gobi Desert – home to Bactrian wild camels, snow leopards, Prezwalsky horses and Gobi bears. apart from its numerous native animal species, the desert is famous for its fossilised dinosaur bones and eggs. The Gobi desert is silence and to get away is part of the charm. The seemingly never ending steppes (think dry grass prairie) and camel herders.