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Mongolia Travel Guide

5 reasons to travel to Mongolia

Breathe in Mongolia's stunning views, enjoy unusual experiences and let yourself be blown away by the intrepid Mongolian horsemen, whose bloodline dates back to Genghis Khan, the fiercest warrior of them all!

  • 1.
    Enjoy new and exciting experiences
  • 2.
    Living in a yurt
  • 3.
    Marvel at Mongolians galloping at break neck speed
  • 4.
    Discover nomadic life
  • 5.
    Discover Mongolia's vast expanses

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Is this the destination for you?

Go lose your bearings and discover the nomads or the Tsaatsan people during your trip to Mongolia ! However, avoid winter and its -40°C nights...

You should go if

  • You will love discovering new cultures (shamans, nomads...)
  • You're looking to immerse yourself in totally different and unfamiliar landscapes: the steppes, mountains, flocks...
  • You dream of going off to meet the last nomadic people living in yurts
  • You want to revitalise yourself and you're not afraid to challenge yourself
  • You dream of crossing the Gobi desert in a 4x4
  • You're looking for an extraordinary human experience, and wish to fall in love with the country upon leaving

You shouldn't go if

  • You fear the cold: in the winter the temperature can drop to -50°C on the coldest nights!
  • You love countries where it is easy to organise everything by yourself
  • Don't be surprised or exasperated: many Mongols don't speak a word of English
  • You prefer to visit towns: Oulan Baator is not very safe and doesn't have any great attractions
  • Hygiene is REALLY important to you: living with nomads means forgetting about showers for the duration of your stay!
  • Solitude and large spaces terrify you

Culture and Discovery

Shamanism in Mongolia

In Mongolia shamanism prevails, despite there being numerous religions. Here's my beginner's guide.
Marion Darde20 April 2016
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A week with the nomads

Mongolia is a country proud of its nomadic roots. Let me tell you about my experience of living in a yurt!
Marion Darde20 April 2016
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A 4x4 road trip in the Gobi Desert

Many people want to cross the Gobi Desert in a 4x4 or a jeep. Here is some advice!
Marion Darde19 April 2016
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Excursion into the Gobi Desert by camel

Desert nomads travel by camel. Time for you to give it a go!
Marion Darde19 April 2016
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The Tsaatan, a nomadic people who herd reindeer in the Taiga

A nomadic people with Turkish origins, the Tsaatan are reindeer-herders. They live in the Mongolian Taïga and as far as the border with Russia. Going to meet them is like...
Marion Darde8 October 2015
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Live the nomad way in the Orkhon Valley

With its infinite landscapes and silent expanses, Mongolia offers its visitors a retreat from the world. You can focus on yourself, harmonise with nature and appreciate t...
Marie Cavalié28 September 2015
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