is celebrated between in Kazakh’s on March 22 annually. This celebration is welcoming for everybody to visiting family, friends and dishing Nauryz Koje traditional soup, meats, sweets and alcohol. In Ulgii town, there is a parade, horse races, and festival on the March 22nd.
Kazakh’s celebrate the Golden Eagle festival in early October in Bayan-Ulgii province, becoming most popular tourist events in the region. During events, Kazakh masters will bring their Golden eagles and compete in many other entertaining activities.
Western Mongolia is covering the territory of Bayan-Ulgii, Hovd, Uvs, and Zavkhan provinces in western most remote region of the country. It is also the most ethnically diverse, high snow-capped mountainous, glaciers, rivers, lakes and scenic region of Mongolia, with thousands of years of history. The region is home to the unique nomads: Kazakhs, a Muslim tribe from near the Kazakhstan, Tuvans and western Mongols. In addition to the ethnic diversity, the region is home to the Altai Mountain Range, with the highest peaks, ‘Huiten Peak’ 4374m in Mongolia, Lake Uvs, a large saltwater lake, and many smaller lakes, mountains, rivers, forests, and steppes. Spread throughout the region are countless archeological sites with petroglyphs, cave paintings, standing stone monuments, monasteries, and ancient forts that date back as far as 15000 years. The one of the treasure in majestic western Mongolia is Kazakh’s whose origin from Turks. They adorn their beautiful Golden eagles and train them for hunting grey wolf, foxes, rabbit and their daily life. They live in the Altai Mountains with their golden eagles.
The Tsaatan, reindeer herders living in the northern taiga forests of Tsagaan Nuur village of most northern Huvsgul province, Mongolia. There are originally from across the border in what is now Tuva republic of Russia, the Dukha are one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders in the World. Tuva independent in 1921, when Mongolia gained its independence. At that time, the reindeer people were able to cross the border freely between Tuva and Mongolia. However, when Tuva was annexed to the Soviet Union in 1944, the border was closed. In 1944, Russia was involved in WW II. So the Dukha people fled from Tuva to settle in Mongolia. Mongolian government finally gave them Mongolian citizenship in 1956 and resettled them at Tsagaan Nuur village. Reindeer people live differently from most other people in Mongolia. In recent years, reindeer people have been living in the west and east taiga forested mountains of northern Mongolia and herding reindeers to use them for transportation, daily life, food, milk and products. They live in the high mountains because of their domesticated reindeers can survive about 2200m above sea level. They also live in urts /teepee/ by groups and their population is about 500 left now.
The Huvsgul lake is one of the top Mongolian scenic destination, known as Asian dark Blue Pearl. The Lake is located in the Huvsgul province, northern Mongolia. The Huvsgul lake covers 2700 square km area and its deepest is up to 262m and contains 2% of the World’s fresh water resource. Locals says the Huvsgul is the younger sibling of lake Baikal, omly 200km to the northeast, and was formed by the same tectonic forces. The lake is now included one part of the Huvsgul Nuur national park that was established in 1992. This park covers 850,000 hectares, 250,000 hectares are forests covering to disappear around the lakeshore and the 188,000 hectares are picturesque Khoridol Saridag strictly protected area, was added into national park in 1997. The 96 rivers flow into the lake and only one Eg river flows out to Seleng river before it reach at Lake Baikal in Siberia. The lake is home to fishes, including huko taiman, lenok and sturgeon and semon. Huvsgul Nuur national park is recorded Mongolian endangered species including wild sheep, ibex, Siberian sable and moose. There are over 200 species of birds including the Baikal teal, bear headed goose, black stork and Altai snow cock. There is also unique Mongolian ethnic groups live in the region known as Darkhad, Buryat and Tsaatan (reindeer people) who practice shamanism. Reindeer people living in the teepees at high forested mountains and herd their reindeers. Since 2005, Mongolian celebrate the ice festival on lake Huvsgul in early march which attracts more tourists come to visit. The lake is best destinations to do horse trekking, hiking, boating and of rod adventures.
Ugii lake locates in the territory of Ugii nuur village of beautiful Arkhangai province. The lake is one of the biggest lake of the country and it covers 25 km square area. Average depth is 6 meters, but some area reach at over 18 meters deep. The whetstone, sands and soft waves are very convenient to have boat adventure and beach relaxing. It is also wonderful places for swimming, hiking and horse riding. There are 200 rare species of migration birds come to settle down on lake and there are 14 species of fishes recorded in the lake. We organize the adventure horse trekking around the Ugii lake.
This picturesque semi desert is best place to stop overnight trip between Kara Korum and Ulaanbaatar or Hustai national park. It also gives chance to those who don’t have time to see the Gobi desert in southern Mongolia. This stunning sand dunes is located 300km west of Ulaanbaatar and lying over 80km. There is also beautiful small lake makes green oasis alone side of sand dunes and wandering nomads and herds grazing those all like incredible amazing. The rocky mountain Khugnu Khan nature reserve, stretching to located northern part of the desert. Khugnu Khan nature reserve was established in 1993 by 50,000 hectares to protect at its wildlife including wild sheep, ibex, lynx and protect the historical Buddhist ruins monastery Erdene Khamba. This place is best for camel riding and nomadic homestay.
The Orkhon valley national park encompasses 121.967 hectares, grassland along the historic Orkhon river and locating 350km southwest of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. It also includes numerous archaeological remains dating back to prehistoric and bronze ages and early historic times was settled successively by the Huns, Turkic people, the Uigurs, the Kidans and finally the Mongols. The Buddhist Tovkhon and Erden Zuu hermitage monasteries where the setting for the development of Mongolia form of Buddhism and famous Kara Korum, the 13th century capital of Genghis Khan’s vast empire was settled up in the Orkhon valley, most importantly, with Genghis Khan. He ruled the largest empire in history during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. His influence extended westward to Europe, through china, and onto the indian subcontinent. Despite the extent of the empire, and the power wielded at its height, little remains in the twenty first century that speaks to its enormous impact upon the lands of the world in its day. UNESCO designated Orkhon Valley cultural landscape a World heritage site in 2004, noting its nomadic pastoral traditions spanning more than two millennia and its role as the capital region of one of the largest and most powerful empires in history. Orkhon valley is home to wilderness, scenery and wandering nomads with thousands of herds dotted with yaks, horses and sheep. We organize the adventure horse trekking and incredible adventures to Orkhon valley national park.
Khorgo and Terkh national park belongs to one part of the Khangai Mountain range. It is about 2000 meters above sea level and located in the territory of Tariat village, Arkhangai province, it is 750km far from Ulaanbaatar. Both extinct volcano with lake were become national park in 1993. Khorgo mountain was erupted in some 8000 years ago and its lava flew into valley and makes picturesque scenery into Tariat river and white lake. Khorgo volcano is rich in beautiful scenery of mountains, streams, rivers, lakes, lavas, green forests and yaks and horses. Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur renowned Great White lake is an stunning beautiful fresh water lake. The lake is 18km wide, 25m deep and over 22km long, covering 60 square km area. The lake is home to 12 species of fishes as a Huko Taiman, Pike, Lenoke etc. The park is rich in fauna and flora, there are 45 species of mammals including red deer, grey wolves, pallas cat, fox and Siberian marmot, 220 soecies of birds includes golden eagle, great bustard, saker falcon, black storck, Baikal teal and 2 species of reptiles and 1500 species of plants, famous one is edelweiss flowers.
In 1220, Genghis Khan, the great Mongol conqueror, established his capital city there and used it as a base for his invasion. In 1235 Ogodei Khan, Genghis Khan’s son extended Karakorum much bigger than his father settlements and built a rectangular palace, brick buildings, shamanistic shrine, Buddhist temples and two mosques were once part of the city, which also was an early center for sculpture, especially noteworthy for its great stone tortoises. Period of that time, Kara Korum served as metropolitan city and it was center of trade, commercial, religious and political system of Great Mongolian Empire. In 1388, Kara Korum was invaded and destroyed. Later, the Erdene Zuu Buddhist monastery was built in 1585 on ruins of the destroyed capital and serve to guests. Kara Korum is new born modern city today but when you visit at museum and monastery they bring you to ancient history and culture.