Mongolia is a huge landlocked country about 3 times the size of France, and is sandwiched between China and Russia. At 1,565,000 sq km, Mongolia is the world’s 19th-largest country. It is also one of the highest countries in the world, with an average elevation of 1,580m (5,180ft).
Landlocked Mongolia has a continental climate characterized by scant precipitation and sharp seasonal fluctuations. Siberian winters are legendary for their length and low temperatures, and Mongolia’s long cold winters last from October to April. Summer comes in July and August, when most of the rainfall occurs.
The majority of Mongolians are of Mongol ethnicity, though many Kazakhs
and Tuvans also live in the country, especially in the west. About
one-third of the population lives in the capital of Ulaanbaatar. The
literacy rate is very high, with around 96% being able to read and
Approximately 30 percent of the population of 2.8 million people are nomadic or semi-nomadic. Most live tens of miles away from any communities, villages and towns where electricity is not provided. It takes a couple of weeks for them to get current editions of national and local newspapers, so the only source of reliable information is from the radio. As Mongolia opens to the world, technology has since narrowed this time lag in information transfer.
Join us for a journey through the Gobi Desert’s ancient mountains, green
glens and sand dunes, against a backdrop of blue sky by day and a
star-filled sky by night. The Gobi’s rich flora and fauna and has
always attracted explorers. Marco Polo paid a visit to the Gobi, and
more recently Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first-known dinosaur’s
egg-nest at Flaming Cliffs. On your trip you may encounter ibex, wild
horned sheep, wild ass, steppe gazelle and soaring lammergear in Yoliin
Explore rich historic sites of Mongolia including UNESCO’s World Heritage Site of Orkhon Valley, where the capital of Mongolia Empire was established in the 13th century, while visiting horse roaming nomadic families in Central Mongolia. Ride across undulating wooded hills and enrich your riding experience in untouched wilderness. Treat yourself with Mongolia traditional yak butter tea and take a rest along crystal rivers. Natural hot spring of Tsenkher is a perfect place to take a rest after your horse ride. This is an ideal trip for a family with children.