Mongolians are very hospitable people. Hospitality does not end with a smile, but with a kind invitation to come inside the ger. Treating the visitor to a cup of mare’s milk (one can usually find one or two of mare’s hair in it) and Mongolian tea, which always tastes a bit salty. Mongolian food is just enough strong and varied for the traveller to comfortably live through long days on the trail across the country’s vastness. In addition Mongolia offers magic sights and pleasures of life. In this country knowledge of the new is grasped with a big spoon.
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Kharakorin is the ancient capital city of Mongolia and the biggest monastery in the city is Erdene zuu.
Kharakhorum is 360km from Ulan Batar by road. It was founded in 1220 in the Orkhon Valley , at the crossroads of ‘The Silk Road’. A visit the Erdenezuu monastery shouldn’t be missed. This Monastery was built in 1586. Not a single nail was used in the construction of the ornate temples, only a few of which remain standing after the communist purges.
Khongor sand dunes
Khongor Sand Dunes are the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. Also known as the ‘singing dunes’, they are up to 800 m high, 20 km wide and about 100 km long. The top of the dunes can be climbed and the views of the desert from the top are indescribable, incredibly challenging but truely worth it.
Bayanzag is area of red cliffs a particularly beautiful area, a huge shelf of rock and sand that descends down into many canyons that meander down to the desert floor. The rock and sand were an array of colors from yellow, orange and red, setting a breathtaking backdrop. Which were formed by the erosion of sand and rock over many thousands of years. The flaming Cliffs were named by Roy Chapman Andres who visited Mongolia in 1920. During the two years he searched through the desert he discovered a paleontologist’s dream come true. The Flaming Cliffs were a treasure of complete fossils as well as fossilized dinosaur eggs.
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur: (Great White Lake), Khorgo volcano
A fresh water lake is certainly the highlight of Arkhangai Province. Surrounded by extinct volcanoes (part of the Tarvagatain Nuruu range) the lake, bird life and mountains are protected within the 73000-hectare Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park. The lake, which was formed by lava, flows from a volcanic eruption many millennia ago. There are wonderful hiking opportunities around the northeastern side of the lake, including to Khorgo Volcano (2968m), about 900m above the lake.
Certainly worth visiting. Khuvsgul lake is 136 km long and 36 km wide and located in Khuvsgul province, north western Mongolia. Its 380 cubic km of water make it the fourteenth largest freshwater lake in the world by Volume, with over 1%of the world’s fresh water. At its deepest, the lake dives 262 meters. Khuvsgul Lake and its surrounding area 838,000 hectares was established as a National Park in 1992. Khuvsgul shares many similarities in origin, flora and fauna with its larger and more famous sister, Russia’s Lake Baikal, which is just 200 km to the east.
Altai tavan bogd mountain
Majestic Altai Mountains supervise the western frontiers with China and Russia.
Its wonderful peaks, covered in vast glaciers, are home to Argali sheep, Ibex, Lynx and the elusive Snow Leopard. Tavan Bogd range include the highest mountains in Mongolia. Here, facing cold glaciated peaks and vast ranges beneath them time stands still. This would be huge spiritual challenge and it offers a wealth of cultural experience in the caring company of local nomads and hunters.
Gorkhi Terelj national park
The park lies at 1600 metres high and offers great opportunities for hiking, horse-riding, rafting and rock climbing. Being only an hour from Ulan Batar its a popular year round retreat for local Mongolians wishing to escape the city. The wild nature of Terelj isnt diminished by its proximity to the city, rather its rustic scenery and nearby location make it an ideal beginning or finishing spot for your travels in Mongolia.