Enjoy new and exciting experiences
Travelling to a country like Mongolia requires a lot of give and take - even the most organised of travellers will have their patience tested. But it also gives the country a certain charm! Whatever the case, you'll have fun, even if your Jeep has just broken down in the middle of nowhere and you're sweltering under a scorching sun with the bonnet open. Taking it in your stride and having a good laugh with your Mongolian driver will brighten any day! Mongolia is an upredictable country
, which is why visitors often wish to go back.
Living in a yurtBright, airy microcosms, yurts are part and parcel of Mongolian life
. You're highly likely to spend the night in one during a holiday in Mongolia
. And where you'll no doubt huddle around its stove, a necessity for life in the great outdoors. Stoves are lit throughout the year, as winters are glacial and summer evenings can get chilly. Enjoying yurt life also means helping nomadic families move. Once disassembled, the reindeer skins and wooden supports need to be carefully packed into a lorry.
Marvel at Mongolians galloping at break neck speed
A Mongolian without a horse? It's like a fish without water. All Mongolians are experienced riders; see them hurtling across the steppes faster than the speed of sound. Even young kids will scramble on to a horse and race to the finish. During the Naadam festival a host of competitions are held, with horse racing being top of the bill. It's an incredible sight to see the Mongolians, clothed in traditional costumes, leap on their mounts and frenetically race across several kilometres.
Discover nomadic life
One joy during a trip to Mongolia
is to meet the nomadic communities that have inhabited these secluded lands for hundreds of years. Mongolians are warm, welcoming people who'll love introducing you to their world. Being herdsmen, this is a world where animals play an important role and their four-legged beasts won't cease to surprise you - yaks, in particular, are incredible creatures! But this fascinating side hides a darker reality, as nomadic life is harsh and unforgiving.
Discover Mongolia's vast expanses
Who hasn't dreamed of being surrounded by Mongolia's infinite landscapes
? Feel the sense of freedom as you gallop across the steppes, the wind in your hair. Virgin nature as far as the eye can see, with colours flashing by, in a land where silence rules. Although if you listen carefully, you'll realise it's not as quiet as all that...open your ears and you'll hear nature at work. But most importantly, a trip here is a grounding experience, where being so close to nature can only benefit those of us who've lost touch with the simpler things in life.