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CENTRAL MONGOLIA

The Central area of Mongolia is an obvious destination for visitors because it offers some of the most exciting landscape in the country. The Orkhon River Valley forms the heartland of the area, and it was home to the HUNS Empire, and then several Turkic empires from the sixth to the eight centuries, before Genghis Khan’s son and successor Ugudei Khan built Kharkhorin (Karakorum) the Mongolian Capital in 1235. In the sixteenth century, this area became the homeland of Buddhism in Mongolia. It is the home of many monasteries, especially Mongolia’s first monastery Erdene Zuu (Precious Buddha) founded in 1586. Places of cultural and historical interest are mainly concentrated in this destination where the Orkhon River valley is ideal for biking, riding, camping and all adventure travel. 

Beyond the central destination, the sacred mountains and the national parks are great recreational places for camping, hiking through untouched places, horseback riding, photography, and enjoying nature’s beauty. 




SOUTHERN MONGOLIA   
 
Southern Mongolia lies the Gobi desert, which offers a variety of some of the most beautiful natural places to visit; it is the largest desert in Asia and therefore it is one of the great Mongolian adventure destinations. It is of particular interest for professional and amateur paleontologists as well as photographers of all types. The Gobi stretches across Central Asia, but the largest part of it is in Mongolia. The Gobi consists of barren expanses of gravel plains covered with bare rock, as fertile areas of flat land and Majestic Mountain that offers travelers natural diversity of beauty and unique experiences.
At the Flaming Cliffs, in 1922-1930, an American explorer named Roy Chapman Andrews fought off pistol-toting brigands as he drove a caravan through the Gobi Desert in Mongolia in search of dinosaur remains. The dinosaur remains lie in a valley by the Red Cliffs, so named for the color they turn when hit by the sun's rays. 
“Vultures Mouth” a gorge with almost permanent snow trapped in a narrow gorge in the mountains. It’s a place of quite heavy snowfall in the winter and where no sun during the summer reaches down into the deep gorge. Therefore the snow accumulates in this sunless place with little melting. It is a wonderful place for hiking between its narrow valley walls and offers unique photographic scenes. 

The great sand dunes offer another destination in the Gobi area called “Khongoryn Els.” The sand dunes reach a height of up to 30 meters in some part. Here you can try “downhill sand skiing” and Riding Two Humps Camel while enjoying brilliant views which also known as ‘The Singing Sands’


NOTHERN MONGOLIA

Much of northern Mongolia is covered in coniferous forests, the southern edge of the Siberian taiga. The Tsaatan people of northern Mongolia are a nomadic people who depend on reindeer for nearly all aspects of survival, as well as cultural, spiritual, linguistic, and economic identity. Originating from the Sayan mountain region in Russia Siberia and Mongolia’s northern –mostly in the province of Khovsgol, the Tsaatan (Reindeer)people, are recognizes as one of the world’s earliest domesticators of any animals.
Northern Mongolia is also the best place for learning about the spiritual aspects of Shaman practice which is the original Mongolian religion from before the time of the Hunns all the way until today. Discover for yourself the spiritual connections between ourselves and our planet.
Northern Mongolia offers a variety of nature-based activities such as, kayaking and canoe trips on the lake. Here the visitor can also pursue adventure fishing on fresh rivers to catch the world’s largest salmonid, the Taimen, also know to the Mongolians as “River Wolf” Taimen which can reach up to 200 pounds and 2 m in length.
Wonderful Horse treks along the beautiful Lake Khovsgol while enjoying some of the fresh air. One of the freshest lakes in the world, Khovsgol lake has the nickname “Dark Blue Pearl of Mongolia.”

WESTERN MONGOLIA

Western Mongolia offers one of the romantic notions of classic travel in Central Asia with its raw deserts, glacier –wrapped mountains, endless culture of ethnics groups of people, and falconry.
Wilderness landscapes and a unique mix culture is the highlight of your travel in western Mongolia. Two humped camels not only survive in the Gobi desert but also in the western mountain range, and the same area is home to eagle hunting, one of the most dramatic activities of your journey.