Asia Tours: Mongolia

Mongolia is a landlocked country in East and Central Asia. It is bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west. Although Mongolia does not share a border with Kazakhstan, its western-most point is only 38 kilometres (24 mi) from Kazakhstan's eastern tip. The capital Ulan Bator is Mongolia’s largest city, and is home to about 45% of the population. The  Mongol Empire was founded by  Genghis Khan in 1206. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Mongolia came under the influence of  Tibetan Buddhism.
At 1,564,116 square kilometres (603,909 sq mi), Mongolia is the 19th largest and the most sparsely populated independent country in the world, with a population of around only 2.75 million people. The country contains very little arable land, as much of its area is covered by steppes, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south. Approximately 30% of the population are nomadic or semi-nomadic.

Here are some great Mongolia adventure tours that we have hand picked for you and highly recommend:

Trans Mongolian Express: Europe, Asia ― China, Mongolia, Russia

Highlights: Forbidden City courtyards, ride the rails through Mongolian steppes and Siberia, stay in a village on Lake Baikal, admire the grand structure of Moscow's Kremlin ...
From the Great Wall of China to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals, overnight in Mongolian ger tents and in cozy Russian homestays. Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.

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Naadam Festival Mongolia: Asia ― Mongolia

Highlights: The opening ceremony of Naadam Festival, cheer wrestlers and archers, listen to famous throat singing, camp with a nomadic family, sleep in a traditional ger, ...
Wander the land that gave the world Genghis Kahn and experience the rich pageantry and intense competitions of the legendary Naadam Festival. Witness giants wrestle, archers hit impossible targets and horses race across grasslands to glory. Travel the region’s steppes and sand dunes to uncover storied Buddhist monasteries and cultural treasures on this unique limited-edition adventure. Overnight in a ger with a local family for an extraordinary cultural experience you won’t soon forget.

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Trans Mongolian Adventure: Europe, Asia ― China, Mongolia, Russia

Highlights: Wandering St Petersburg streets and Beijing hutongs, taking the train across the steppes, dining on Lake Baikal's fish, admiring Red Square and Chinese temples, spending ...
Epic doesn't begin to describe this overland journey from Russia to China. From the cathedrals of Russia to the imperial palaces of Beijing, you'll encounter the best of St Petersburg and Moscow before boarding the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway en route to Lake Baikal. Experience secluded Mongolia's colourful culture and spend a night in a ger before continuing on to the palaces of Beijing. An experienced CEO will lead the way and take care of the details so you’re free to enjoy one of the world's greatest train rides. Offering a balance of guided excursions and free time, this adventure is proof that getting there is half the fun.

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Nomadic Mongolia: Asia ― Mongolia

Highlights: Meet the soviet in the architecture of Ulan Bator, ruins of remote monasteries, share a ger with a nomadic family, soak in steam waters on ...
Long after the reign of Genghis Khan, nomadism remains a way of life in modern Mongolia. But with so much to see and do here, it’s only natural that people would want to move about and explore a bit. This adventure taps into the nomadic lifestyle embraced by almost 40% of the local population, travelling through ruggedly beautiful gorges and sandstone mountains in search of golden eagles, desert gazelles and the Mongolian horse. And when you’re not moving, you’ll experience local customs up-close, exploring rural villages and sleeping in traditional ger tents.

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