Mongolia

statue of chinggis khaan in mongolia

Asia's last untamed frontier

A land of nomadic horsemen and arid steppes that stretch to either jagged mountains or the massive Gobi Desert, Mongolia's cold, windy landscape evokes images of Genghis Khan and Mongol hordes. Traditional and exotic, Mongolian culture still revolves around a nomadic heritage with the family ger (yurt) at the centre, and horses the only transport. In the capital of Ulaanbaatar, Russian, Chinese, and Tibetan influences mix, and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries are infused with ancient Mongolian Shamanism. Every year the capital hosts the colourful Naadam festival, where thousands flock to compete in the "three manly games" of wrestling, archery, and cross-country horse racing, said to be tests of a warrior's courage and strength.

Mongolia Tours

Featured blog posts

Trans-Mongolian Visual Adventure

Dec. 3, 2014, 9 a.m.

Connect the dots by rail between Russia, Mongolia, and China with this Visual Adventure: Trans-Mongolia from G Adventures’ own Sacha Mlynek.

Travellers Journal: Making Friends at a Mongolian Ger Camp

Sept. 29, 2014, 6:39 p.m.

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a night in a traditional Mongolian ger? We asked a recent traveller to Inner Mongolia to share her experiences, which included dancing, music, and rice wine. Sounds like a good time to us!

Pics of the Week: Paths

Aug. 29, 2014, 6:03 p.m.

The path represents a journey, allowing us to dream and to be inspired. Let our Pics of the Week take you from Greece to Mongolia to discover that no matter what path you're on, it's leading somewhere. That's the idea, right