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Travel to Mongolia: Horseback Riding in the Gobi Desert, Staying with the Tsaatan Reinder Herders around the Lake of Khövsgöl Nuur National Park, Top things to do in Ulaanbaatar, crossing on the Trans-Mongolian Express, Hiking the Sand Dunes of Khongoryn Els, Mongolian Traditions of Naadam Festival, Kazakh Traditions of the Eagle Hunters…The land of Genghis Khan and the green steppes, the nomad life and horses! Check our Mongolia Things to Do and start planning your next adventure!

Altai Mountains Trekking How-To Guide: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

For adventurers looking to explore remote areas, Altai mountains trekking brings you by glacier-fed rivers, snow-packed passes, turquoise lakes, and high peaks. And a chance to hike where few people seldom go, besides the local Kazakh nomads watching over their… Continue Reading →

The Golden Eagle Festival: Deep into Traditional Kazakh Culture in the Mongolian Altai

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One of the reasons we wanted to visit the Altai was to attend one of the traditional eagle festivals near Olgii. The Golden Eagle Festival was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Kazakh culture. What is the Golden… Continue Reading →

Top Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar is the gateway to Mongolia. Not only all international flights land there but also the country road system start from the capital. Whether you are recovering from your flight or preparing your trip, make sure to spend some time… Continue Reading →

Skies of Mongolia – Photo Essay

Mongolia’s skies are different. Noticeably different and beautifully so. It could be because of the abundance of unobstructed immensities, or because one’s sight is rarely distracted by artificial features or human construction. We spent two months in Mongolia, discovering Central… Continue Reading →

Our Kazakh Homestay in the Altai: First Night and First Snow

The snow was falling hard and limited our visibility to only a few meters. Our friend Bek was a cautious driver and slowly navigated the bumps and cracks in the dirt road. It had barely taken us 30 minutes to… Continue Reading →

Gobi Desert Hiking: The Sand Dunes of the Khongoryn Els

Have you ever tried to hike up a dune in the Gobi Desert? If you are hiker like us, this shouldn’t be a big issue. Right? Think again. This was a tough, tough hike. And hot. And slippery. And my… Continue Reading →

An Encounter with the Tsaatan Reindeer Herders of Mongolia

The Tsaatan Nomads, or the Dukhan as they are also known, live high in the Ulaan Taiga mountain range of Mongolia. The region is bordered by Russia to the west, the Darkhad Valley and Lake Khövsgöl (Khövsgöl Nuur) to the… Continue Reading →

Stunning Mongolia Gorkhi-Terelj National Park on Horseback

Since I was a little girl riding ponies, I was fascinated by the thought of galloping through the green steppes of Mongolia. As we planned our Mongolian trip, horseback riding stood high on the list. Less than 36 hours after… Continue Reading →

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