Mongolia Travel Guide

  • Journey west to the Altai Mountains
    Journey west to the Altai Mountains
  • Hunters use trained golden eagles to hunt foxes, marmots and wolves
    Hunters use trained golden eagles to hunt foxes, marmots and wolves
  • Ghengis Khan - Mongolia's most famous son is immortalised near Ulaan Bataar
    Ghengis Khan - Mongolia's most famous son is immortalised near Ulan Bator
  • Spend a night in a traditional Mongolian yert
    Spend a night in a traditional Mongolian yurt
  • Horses graze on the banks of Lake Khuvsgul
    Horses graze on the banks of Lake Khovsgol
  • Visit in July to watch fearless wrestlers at the Naadam Festival
    Visit in July to watch fearless wrestlers at the Naadam Festival
  • Discover the Buddhist monastery of Erdene Zuu
    Discover the Buddhist monastery of Erdene Zuu
  • A Nomadic horseman moves across the vast Mongolian Steppe
    A Nomadic horseman moves across the vast Mongolian Steppe
  • Camel ride across the dunes of the Gobi Desert
    Camel ride across the dunes of the Gobi Desert
  • Travel on one of the world’s greatest train routes
    Travel on one of the world’s greatest train routes
  • Set foot in Gandan Khiid – the country’s largest Buddhist monastery
    Set foot in Gandan Khiid – the country’s largest Buddhist monastery

Golden eagles soar above snowy peaks, native horses race across the plains and desert dunes roll towards the horizon. Landlocked between Russia and China, this is the land of Genghis Khan and a place of sheer wilderness and raw adventure. In Ulaanbaatar (the world’s coldest capital), horses trot between the cars, and modern offices rise over traditional ‘gers’ (yurts), while beyond these streets are vast forests, endless grasslands and midnight-blue lakes.

For the ultimate overland adventure, travel here on the Trans-Mongolian railway, boarding in St Petersburg and following the Trans-Siberian line through Russia, before branching south to the Mongolian Steppes and Gobi Desert. Step off to meet nomadic herders, hike to hot spas, and tuck into mutton, noodles or Mongolian dumplings.

  • Population at last count:
    3,081,677
    Time Zone:
    GMT +8
    Currency:
    Mongolian Tughrik
    Flight time from UK:
    11 Hours

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