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      Mongolia

      Mongolia is one of the world’s last remaining truly remote wilderness destinations, where you can see the traditions of the past still practised today by hardy nomads dwelling on the country's vast steppes and deserts.

      Bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west, the landlocked country is the least densely populated in the world, six times the size of the UK. Mongolia has fewer than 3 million inhabitants, a third of whom still live nomadically, herding animals and sleeping on land largely without fences.

      When taking holidays to Mongolia head to the alpine region in the northern provinces, bordering the forests of Siberia, which are home to the pristine Lake Hovsgol, known as Mongolia’s ‘dark blue pearl.’ Believed to be several million years old, Mongolia’s deepest fresh water lake is surrounded by dozens of small rivers and streams that empty into its waters, pristine .....

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      Mongolia

      Mongolia is one of the world’s last remaining truly remote wilderness destinations, where you can see the traditions of the past still practised today by hardy nomads dwelling on the country's vast steppes and deserts.

      Bordered by Russia to the north and China to the south, east and west, the landlocked country is the least densely populated in the world, six times the size of the UK. Mongolia has fewer than 3 million inhabitants, a third of whom still live nomadically, herding animals and sleeping on land largely without fences.

      When taking holidays to Mongolia head to the alpine region in the northern provinces, bordering the forests of Siberia, which are home to the pristine Lake Hovsgol, known as Mongolia’s ‘dark blue pearl.’ Believed to be several million years old, Mongolia’s deepest fresh water lake is surrounded by dozens of small rivers and streams that empty into its waters, pristine taiga forest and valleys and meadows rich with wildflowers. During the summer the area is ideal for kayaking, camping, horse trekking, hiking, bird watching and fishing, where keen anglers can catch the world’s largest salmonid. While throughout the winter months snow blankets the wilderness and the lake freezes over beginning the celebrations and competitions of the Ice Festival.

      If you want to travel to Mongolia the western area offers some of Asia’s most beautiful and unspoiled wilderness, where the snow-capped Altai Mountains tower above remote forests, lakes, and rivers. Teeming with wildlife, including endangered snow leopard and antelope, this region contains the most impressive of Mongolia’s mountain scenery and is also home to the famous Golden Eagle festival.

      Central Mongolia is home to the nation’s capital and largest city, Ulaanbaatar. The city is a mix of old and new with nomads’ gers and wooden temples sitting next to modern buildings. A short distance from the capital and the steppes of central Mongolia begin with endless expanses of uninhabited countryside. Hustain and Gorkhi-Terel National Park have a range of wildlife roaming the grasslands, forests and mountains. Among them is the takhi, the world’s last surviving species of wild horse. This area of the country is also home to many historical sites, such as the Orkhon River Valley which contains archaeological remains dating back several centuries.

      The Gobi Desert in southern Mongolia is the fifth largest desert in the world and spans into China. The desert is mesmerizingly beautiful with diverse eco-systems. Dinosaur fossils, Bearded Vultures and ‘singing’ sand dunes are just a few of the many riches to be discovered.

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      Capital City

      Ulaanbaatar

      Languages

      Mongolian Cyrillic

      Currency

      Mongolian Tughrik

      Time Difference (GMT) 0

      Climate & average temperatures

      Mongolia
      Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
      Temp °C -16 -11 -2 6 15 20 21 20 14 6 -6 -13
      Rain mm 0 0 0 10 20 60 70 80 40 10 0 0
      Airlines

      British Airways & Air China via Beijing

      Flight time from UK

      14 hours from London

       
      Visa requirements

      Not with a UK passport

      Health requirements

      Contact your GP for information



      Key features of this accommodation...

      Three Camel Lodge
      Three Camel Lodge is a world renowned and award winning luxury eco-lodge in the heart of the Gobi Desert.
      15 standard Gers, 26 deluxe Gers, 1 restaurant & 1 bar, Hiking, cycling, horse riding & cultural & wildlife tours

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