Top 5 Things to Do in Mongolia

May 13, 2024

Top 5 Things to Do in Mongolia
Prepare to be whisked away into a realm of myths and legends! Nestled between China and Russia, Mongolia is a country teeming with a rich history and breathtaking landscapes that will captivate you. From the majestic Altai Mountains to the vast expanses of the Gobi Desert, Mongolia offers some of the most stunning scenery on the planet.

The essence of Mongolia is deeply intertwined with its nomadic traditions. As you traverse the vast, pristine steppes, you'll encounter exotic wildlife and traditional ger tents, offering a glimpse into the Mongolian way of life. The panoramic views, from cascading waterfalls to towering, snow-capped mountains, are truly awe-inspiring.

If your journey includes the legendary Trans-Mongolian Railway, make sure to explore the country’s cultural landmarks. These stops provide a deeper understanding of Mongolian people and traditions, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

So, pack your bags and embark on an adventure where culture and nature meet in the most spectacular ways!
Mongolian countryside lifestyle ​
When is the best time of year to visit Mongolia?
The ideal time to visit Mongolia is from June to September. During these months, the weather is mild, with temperatures ranging from 68°F to 86°F, perfect for outdoor activities like trekking, horseback riding, and camping. The countryside bursts into lush greenery, and the dry weather enhances the tourist experience.

Summer is also festival season in Mongolia, with the largest traditional celebration, Naadam, occurring in July. This festival features competitive sports such as wrestling, horse racing, and archery, offering a unique peek into cultural traditions dating back to the Mongol era.

September is wonderful as the steppes and forests transform into a canvas of golden yellows and reds, offering a picturesque autumn landscape.
Mongolia Travel Guide

1. Experience Serenity at Gandantegchinlen Buddhist Monastery

Located in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, the Gandantegchinlen Monastery, or Gandan Monastery, is a significant center of Mongolian religious and cultural life. Established in 1809 and reopened in 1944 after a period of closure, it now houses 70,000 Buddhist manuscripts and impressive art pieces. Today, it supports a thriving community of 100 monks. Visitors can marvel at the rebuilt 87-ft Avalokiteśvara statue, originally destroyed in 1937.
Mongolian Gandan Monastery​
2. Go Horseback Riding in Hustai National Park
Mongolian horsemanship is renowned globally. In Hustai National Park, close to Ulaanbaatar, you can ride horses through stunning landscapes and possibly spot the rare takhi (Mongolia’s wild horse). The park is a haven for diverse wildlife and offers a profound way to connect with the land and culture. Don’t miss trying airag, the traditional fermented horse milk, during your visit.
3. Live Like a Nomad at a sustainable Ger Camp
Ger is the Mongolian term for a yurt tent. Gers are traditional dwellings used by Mongolian nomads for centuries. These tents are the best way to experience the vibrant nomadic culture and vast landscapes of the country.

Ger tents are designed to withstand the harsh Mongolian climate while providing a cozy dwelling. They’re well-insulated, making them suitable for both hot summers and cold winters. They usually feature traditional furnishings and colorful decorations.

For a genuine Mongolian experience, join a "Nomadic Family Homestay" tour with Juulchin in Karakorum, the ancient capital. Stay with a local family, learn about their traditions, and explore the UNESCO-listed Orkhon Valley. This tour is highly recommended for those wishing to delve deep into Mongolia's cultural heritage.
4. Visit the GOBI Cashmere Factory and see where the magic happens.
Visit our factory in Ulaanbaatar to see how the world’s finest cashmere is made. From raw fiber to final product, witness the meticulous process that ensures the supreme quality of GOBI Cashmere. Don’t forget to explore our factory store for exclusive deals on the latest designs.
GOBI Mongolian cashmere factory
5. Explore Luxury at GOBI’s Flagship Boutique
Our flagship boutique in the Galleria Ulaanbaatar is the perfect destination for anyone seeking a premium shopping experience. We offer a wide range of unique and authentic Mongolian products, all of which are of the highest quality and value. Whether you're looking for traditional clothing, handcrafted souvenirs, or something else entirely, our boutique has something for everyone.
GOBI Mongolian cashmere manufacturing​
Welcome to Mongolia, we are delighted to have you here! As you plan your journey, we would like to extend a warm welcome with the traditional Mongolian greeting "Тавтай морил" (tavtai moril). This greeting is a symbol of the warm and hospitable spirit of the Mongolian people.

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