Mongolia

Let yourself be carried away into the magical world of the Gobi Desert and explore endless steppes all the way to the Altai Mountains in the land of Genghis Khan. Along the way on horseback and spending the night in a yurt, you can experience nomadic life first hand.

Why travel to Mongolia?

Food

Nomads usually do not have four hot plates and an oven as cooking is usually done on a portable stove. Often there are one-pot dishes where everything is cooked in one big pot. Since the times of Genghis Khan, cooking with heated stones, the khorkhoh, has also been very popular. In this process, the meat is placed in a closed vessel enclosed by hot stones.

Culture

Of Mongolia's three million citizens, 94 % are Mongolians, making Mongolia an ethnically homogeneous country. The majority of the population professes Tibetan Buddhism. The cultural self-image of the Mongols, including that of the city dwellers, is still closely linked to the traditions of the nomadic society, which has shaped the material and spiritual culture of the country and its people for thousands of years.

People

The Mongolians are a unique, very traditional and extremely warm and hospitable people - especially outside the big cities. If you pass by a nomadic family in the countryside as a stranger, you are usually treated like a friend or family member: they serve fermented milk and traditionally made goat cheese.

Nature

The most sparsely populated country in the world offers travelers extremely untouched nature and some absolutely lonely, impressive locations. Nature is waiting for you to discover it - whether you travel on foot, on the back of a camel or in an off-road vehicle through the Gobi Desert, wide valleys, high mountains, raging rivers and huge lakes.

National language of Mongolia

Mongolian

Currency of Mongolia

Tugrik (1€ ≈ 3200 Tugrik)

How do I say thank you in Mongolia?

Bayarlalaa!

Time zone of Mongolia

The time difference from Central Europe is +7 hours.

Best time to travel to Mongolia

May till September

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