Why Mongolia

Mongolia's Top Highlights

The world’s last surviving nomadic cultures

For millennia, herders have lived on the Mongolian land, living as free as the country is wide. Mongolia’s vast steppe is home to one of the world’s last surviving nomadic cultures. The Mongolian steppe remains mostly intact, and its nomadic way of life has been largely unchanged for generations. Some herding customs alive today pre-date the era of Genghis Khan.

Legendary Gobi Desert

The Gobi remains a distinctly beautiful area of the planet, with a rich history buried beneath its surface. So far there are about more than 90 species of dinosaur fossils has founded from the Mongolian Gobi. The remote South Gobi of Mongolia, home to the rich dinosaur fossils reserve, the “Land of the Dinosaurs” is an area of great paleontological site, magnificent vistas and unique Gobi land formations.

Altai Mountain Range-Simply high, wild and spectacular

The Mongol Altai Range has many peaks reaching 4000 meters above sea level and stretches for almost 1000 km from the north-western part of the country to the south and over 20 peaks are capped with eternal snow in the range. The tallest of these, Khuiten Uul, is the highest mountain in Mongolia, at 4,369m (about 14,300 feet).

Despite its remote location, the park and its beautiful scenery make it the premier attraction in the Western Mongolia. Divided from China by a high wall of snow-capped peaks, the area is a trekker’s paradise.

Historical sights and natural wonders in Mongolia.

The central region has many historical sights and natural wonders in Mongolia's heartland, particularly in the Orkhon River Valley, which contains archaeological remains dating back several centuries. Few traces remain of Kharakhorum, the 13th-century capital of the Mongol Empire, and it was once the central hub of civilization during the times of the great Mongolian empire. Interesting historical fact is in 1253 the French sculptor Guillaume Bouchier designed and built the most famous fountain in the city. The fountain was in the shape of a huge silver tree, which simultaneously dispensed mare's milk from silver lion's heads, and wine, rice wine from four golden spouts shaped. On top of the tree was an angel. Also there were many craftsmen and traders brought back to the city from all over conquered states and as democratic rule, both Mongolians and foreigners were legally equal right to live in the city.

Asia's Blue Pearl

With its 4 islands, Khuvsgul Lake is Mongolia's largest and deepest lake and known as "Blue Pearl". The lake area is surrounded by forest mountains and only Eg river flows out from the lake although total 111 rivers flow in Huvsgul lake. The lake is 136 km long, 36 km wide, 262 meters deep from its surface to the bottom and reserves over 2% of the world’s fresh water. The north-western part of Khuvsgul lake basin is a native place of reindeer people. The culture of these people have changed little and like many of Mongolia’s nomads, and particularly those in the north, shamanism plays an important role in their lives.