Mongolia - open for travel
Where the Big Picture Gets Even Bigger
In the terrain of Mongolia’s rugged mountains, vast fertile steppe, and otherworldly Gobi Desert—you will find a beauty unique to only the wildest places on Earth.
The preservation of these dynamic landscapes may be owed in part to Mongolia being sealed off from the world for most of the 20th century. Yet the greater factor is that roughly a third of the population lives as nomadic herders, moving several times a year among the lush countryside, and they honor the land by respecting and preserving it—as Mongolian’s have done since the days of Chinggis Khan.
Nomadic Expeditions has been leading world-class tours and journeys throughout Mongolia since 1992, upon the signing of the country’s new democratic constitution—travel spearheaded by our Founder and CEO Jalsa Urubshurow, a pioneer in environmental conservation through sustainable tourism. Our infrastructure and expertise in the country has not only set a path for eco-travel to flourish here, it provides unrivaled authenticity and exclusivity throughout your Mongolia tour adventures.
We present the opportunity to seamlessly explore this land of astonishing marvels in rich detail—camel trekking across seas of hypnotic dunes, riding Mongolian horses in the footsteps of the long-ago Silk Road trade route, paddling the “dark blue pearl” of utterly pristine Lake Hovsgol, beholding the falconry of Kazakh golden eagle hunters who once relied on their birds to capture prey during winter in the Altai Mountains.
Staying in luxuriously appointed traditional gers and meeting local families of Mongolia’s eminently hospitable nomadic people—you will come to know more than a place, but a timeless way of life.
COUNTRY / LOCATION
Located in North Central Asia
BEST TIME TO VISIT
May - October
Nomadic Expeditions co-founded the Golden Eagle Festival back in 1999 to help save the ancient art of golden eagle falconry practiced by the Kazakhs of Mongolia’s Altai Mountains as part of their age-old traditions.
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Find out more about our Group Mongolian Journeys here.
Mongolia’s Naadam Festival
Dating back more than 2,000 years, the khans of Mongolia kept their soldiers in shape during times of peace by having them compete in games that replicated aspects of war. Join the celebrations surrou..
Classic Mongolian Odyssey
Join Nomadic Expeditions on this classic journey which offers a fascinating introduction to Mongolia’s diverse landscapes, its people, and culture. Explore the mountains, forests, and meadows of Hov..
From verdant fields dusted with wildflowers to forested mountains bordering alpine lakes and sandstone cliffs towering above the sands of the Gobi, the wild beauty of Mongolia is awe-inspiring. Experi..
The Golden Eagle Festival
When it snows in the Altai Mountains, Mongolia’s Kazakh falconers trek on horseback into the challenging winter terrain with their golden eagles. Here bird and hunter work together to catch fox and ..
In Search of Dragons & Eagles
Tour the major cultural centers of Mongolia’s blossoming capital Ulaanbaatar before venturing west to the Altai Mountains and witnessing the annual two-day Golden Eagle Festival, a showcase of the K..
From the Altai to the Gobi
Undertake an adventure spanning two of Mongolia’s most dramatic destinations: the Altai Mountains to the West, and the Gobi Desert to the south. High in the Altai, you will meet local Kazakh familie..
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Land of the Buddha
A contrast of two storied lands steeped in Buddhist faith: Mongolia of fabled steppe and the vast Gobi Desert; Bhutan seated high in the very heart of the Himalayas with breathtaking scenery of deep v..
Epic Mongolian Overland Adventures
This epic off-road adventure showcases some of the most spectacular, varied, and historically important sites in Mongolia. Your journey will traverse the entire country from north to south using four-..
From Yak to Kayak
This unrivalled private journey connects you with the incredible natural splendors of Mongolia, paired with distinctive modes of exploration. Hike the idyllic Yol Valley, carved by an ancient river th..
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Nestled in the heart of the Omnogobi Aimag, the Three Camel Lodge is tucked beside an outcrop bearing ancient petroglyphs. The authenticity goes well beyond the surface to create a true sense of place. From hand-carved wood furnishings created by local artisans to the well house crafted to resemble a miniature temple, there is no doubt you are firmly planted in the Mongolia’s Gobi Desert—surrounded by amenities of modern luxury.