Mongolia is where the endless steppe meats inhospitable vast landscapes of Gobi desert, snowcapped mountains reflect in sparkling lakes. It's a land of yaks and wild horses, stupas, Buddhist temples, mysterious ruins and legendary hospitality.
This is the land where domestic animals population exceeds human population: 2.7million of people to 56 million head of sheep, goats, cattle, horses and camels! And a third of the population lives in the capital Ulaanbaatar while the rest herds livestock in Mongolia's extensive pasturelands and leads traditional nomadic life. This is one of the few countries where nomadic life is not tradition but the everyday way of life. However, the centuries-old nomadic lifestyle is coming under pressure from climate change and urbanization.
Mongolia, the ancient realm of Chingis Khan, has emerged from the shadow of Communism and is now open to the world. If you ever dreamt about immersing into vast desert and endless steppes, sample life as a steppe-dwelling nomad and overwhelmed by genuine local hospitality Mongolia is your destination, it waits to be discovered by you!