Travel Inspiration: Mongolia

 
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Hello!

For this edition of our A2D Travel Inspiration newsletter, we're taking you to Mongolia; an unforgettable land of desert, steppe and mountains of dizzying expanse.

From Ulaanbaatar and the Gobi Desert to the dense forest lands of the Zavkhan Province, Mongolia is adventure tourism at its best; an experience that is utterly unrepeatable anywhere else on the planet.

Take a look at some of incredible things to do, places to stay and experiences to have.

To start planning your own bespoke Mongolian adventure, please contact our Travel Manager, Rafael by clicking on the Request button at the bottom of the newsletter.

Sincerely,

Stig Egard
Founder & CEO
A2D Travel and Concierge


M O N G O L I A 

A bucket list destination

One of the most remote and intriguing places on earth

Abundant wildlife and home to the second largest population of snow leopards in the world

A region steeped in nomadic culture

A place that defies expectation

An epic adventure playground mixing old, traditional ways with new, modern life.

THE DETAILS

Sandwiched between Russia and China, it's bigger than France, Germany and Spain combined.

Best time to go:
Summer months of mid May, June, July & August are best for weather.
Winter (Dec - Feb) is when Mongolia is at its most magical and tourism at its lowest.

Getting there:
Fly Aeroflot from Oslo or London to Ulaanbaatar, via Moscow
Duration: 11 hours

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ULAANBAATAR

Ulaanbaatar or "UB" as it is fondly known is Mongolia's capital city and home to nearly half of Mongolia's population. 

It's a sprawling, industrialised city of pulsating commerce, wild traffic, playful nightlife and bohemian counterculture.

It has a thriving, independent music scene of rock, folk, rap, metal and even reggae.

It's also the place to explore ancient temples, museums and palaces.


ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

WILD IN THE WEST

Head to Ulgii in the far west.

Explore the stunning Khokhserkhiin Nuruu Protected Area.

Spot Altai argali, mountain sheep, wolves, and the elusive snow leopard.

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EAGLE HUNTING

Travel further into the Altai.

Meet and hang out with the Kazakh eagle hunters.

Accompany them as they hunt with eagles for a unique insight into this vanishing way of life.

TAVAN BOGD 

Trek through the highest mountains in Mongolia and along the edge of the Potanin Glacier.

Explore ancient rock art and burial places.

Camp under the stars.

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FESTIVAL OF ICE

Join the local residents on the frozen Lake Khövsgöl at the feet of the eastern Sayan Mountains for this annual festival in March.

This fun event involves ice Sumo, ger building with ice, and beautiful ice sculptures.

PLAYTIME & NAADAM

In July, you can experience Playtime, Mongolia's largest annual live music festival.

Also, Naadam, the iconic national festival of “manly sports” (think wrestling, archery, and horseback racing).

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WHERE TO STAY

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THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE CAMP

A unique, summer wilderness experience for families and friends.

Mongke Tengri, situated in the Orkhon National Park comprises 40 immaculately styled, felt-walled gers.
 

NOMADIC LIVING

Stay in a remotely located teepee in the Taiga Forest in northern Mongolia with members of the nomadic Dukha tribe.

Travel be reindeer optional.

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TERELJ HOTEL 

If sleeping in style is more your thing, head to the wilds of the Gorkhi-Terelj National Park where there lies the Terelj Hotel, a 19th-century Russian-holiday-camp-turned-21st-century-luxury-retreat and spa.

SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, ULAANBAATAR

Mongolia's capital is home to the Shangri-La Hotel with its stunning views.

290-rooms, housed in a 95m-high, 21-storey, glass-walled tower.

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ARE YOU EXCITED BY MONGOLIA?

If you'd like to know more or want to start planning your own bespoke Mongolian adventure holiday, then click on the Enquiry button below.