Mongolia will impress you with pristine nature attractions and rich nomadic heritage. A Bactrian camel ride and sleeping in a yurt under starry sky on the Gobi Desert will make your visit unforgettable!
Spend the night in a traditional yurt in the Orkhon Valley. Once the home of the great Khans, this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in central Mongolia, southeast of Ulaanbaatar, the valley boasts architectural ruins that date back to the 6th century.
Pay a visit to Kharkhorin, Genghis Khan’s capital in the 13th and 14th century. Nearby are the ruins of the ancient town of Karakorum which served as the capital of the Mongol Empire. You can also admire frozen waterfalls, the Eighth Lakes (Naiman Nuur) or find serenity in the rustic monasteries. Karakorum-Erdenezuu is believed to be the oldest surviving Buddhist monastery in Mongolia.
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Where to stay:
Sleeping in a yurt at Monkhsuuri Guesthouse and Tours is really unforgettable! You can spend a night like a nomad in the traditional round tent in Kharkhorin for just €19 with breakfast, free cancellation included. You’ll have access to some of the best night sky views ever! This top-rated property provides guests with barbecue facilities, a restaurant, free shuttle service and a children’s playground. Free WiFi is included. The units at the guest house are fitted with a seating area. All rooms include a shared bathroom. All rooms feature a desk. Breakfast is available each morning, and includes continental and vegetarian options. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near Monkhsuuri Guesthouse and Tours. Staff at the accommodation are always available to provide advice at the reception.
In Ulan Bator we encourage you to stay at the excellent 4* Khuvsgul Lake Hotel with very good reviews. Set in Ulaanbaatar, within 300 m of Chinggis Khan Statue and 500 m of National Museum of Mongolian History, offers accommodation with a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms feature a TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom as well as a desk a seating area.
What to do:
There are many activities that you can take part in across the country. Make a horseback ride to beautiful mountain,m steppes, or crystal clear lakes.
Visit Khustain Nuruu National Park, a grassy steppe that is home to the takhi – one of the world’s last truly wild horses.
Explore the amazing UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as the Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain or the Orkhon Valley.
Enjoy the outstanding nature. For example, you can admire the landscapes of Dauria, a steppe and wetland region in eastern Mongolia.
Discover Uvs Nuur Basin, the northernmost of the enclosed basins of Central Asia. This highly saline lake is the largest in Mongolia.
Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Pay a visit to the Amarbayasgalant Monastery, with its 28 temples nestled in the Ivon Gol River Valley.
Located northeast of Ulaanbaatar, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park is an outdoor adventurers’ paradise. Explore this unspoiled land on horseback or camel.
Witness hunting with eagles in West Mongolia.
Take a 4X4 ride, go hiking or cycling over the steppes and hilly peaks.
Climb the 2,240-meter-high caldera of Khorgo Volcano. At the peak of this extinct mountain you can admire a wonderful panorama of the volcanic ridges and lakes.
Get to know the traditions of nomad living. To experience the real Mongolia, you should go riding horses with nomads, and sleep in traditional yurt villages, try food cooking over the fire, a camel ride and stargazing.
Visit Khuvsgul Lake, the Dark Blue Pearl of Mongolia, surrounded by lush greenery.
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