It was wonderful experience. we had some bad weather, but it gave me the opportunity to spend more time with nomad family and it was a very enriching time. Our guide Tuvshee was joyful and friendly and most importantly a very good cook (in extreme conditions) during tent camping. We want to come back and we will buy a ger to put in our garden!~ Anais Julienne & Bernardo Montufar, France
Blue Mongolia Tour agency’s tour managers recommend you to watch following films before traveling in Mongolia. Therefore, you will stand up with crystal clear understanding about the Mongolian culture, lifestyle and their mentalities during the trip. In our next blog, we will recommend you what books you may read before traveling in Mongolia. The documentaries and films about Mongolia features the unique lifestyle and culture of Mongol and steppe horse herders and sheep herders, as well as the rich history of Mongols and Mongol warriors, the beautiful vast landscape without fences under the magnificent blue sky.
Blue Mongolia’s tour manager replies: VERY VERY ORGANIC FOOD will be served to you. The Mongolian food quality is the best and the most organic ones in the world. So there is an expression talked among Mongols are these: 1. Traditional medicine is the best quality of food 2. Living healthy means eating properly. The Mongolian cuisines served in city cozy restaurants and in the dining gers at tourist camps, will be liked you we hope. First of all, we will mention about the meat quality and quality of vegetables and wheat, then we will introduce you what kinds of national cuisines you can be served during your travel in Mongolia.
Blue Mongolia travel agency tour sale staff will offer you Gobi travels, which includes visits to graveyards of dinosaurs. Our most of Gobi tours include the excursions to different landscape areas of the Gobi desert: cliffs, canyons, rocky mountains with gorges, green valleys, oasises, sand dunes, steppes, red sandy hills, salt lake bottoms, saxaul tree forests and different colors of sandy ravines or muddy hill’s sides, which are considered as graveyards of ancient animals. If you are in short of time, just for 4-5 days in the Gobi desert, our managers will offer you a short tour with visits to highlights and touristy places.
In 2015 Blue Mongolia Tour agency’s marketing staff offered spiritual travel- SHAMANISM TRAVEL to our clients and travelers all over the world. Because when our tour guides introduce Mongolian culture, which is the main daily habits of steppe horse breeders and their tradition is tightly related to shamanism activities and philosophy of nature respect. Therefore, our tour staff considered the introductions of shamanism culture to travelers as a part of Mongolian travel products. This kind of spiritual trip is for clients, who try to understand the steppe sheep herders and horse breeders' life phylosophy.
Mongolia is a diverse land with many beautiful and different places and views to discover, from the capital Ulaanbaatar, to its sweeping natural and cultural wonders. Whether you want to take in some culture or see what Mongolia and Mongols have to offer, you’ll find below the information about the most of Mongolia and maybe, you will add one of those into your Travel Mongolia plan list. The most hottest place in Mongolia is Gobi desert. The Mongolia Gobi measures over 1000 km from west to east and 500 km long from north to south. Much of the Gobi is not sandy but has exposed bare rock, big canyons and cliffs, green valleys and oasises.
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The tour arrangement department is consisted of professional managers and tour guides, who have experiences up to 28 years. The Tour guides have experiences at least of 5 years of guiding in every corner of Mongolia. They will present you the rich culture, heritage and history of Mongols as telling the unbelievable stories and as showing you amazing real facts. You will be provided with kindest insights into the lifestyle of Mongolian horse herders and sheepherders.
Even if you’ve never ridden a horse before, I think of a better place to learn is Mongolia. If you are a young man or woman , and looking for the active adventure trips in Mongolia, Blue Mongolia Tour team will recommend you to take a tour, which includes 1-2 days horseback riding activities in vast steppe area with Mongols. You will have easy and interesting program to learn riding a horse, and we will provide you with amazing and dedicated Mongol Rider team...
In 1204, Chinggis (Genghis) khan declared Mongolian classical script as an official alphabet for newly established empire of Mongolian tribes. Mongolian script is the only alphabet in the world that is written vertically. At the end of the first millennium AD (VIII-IX centuries) ancient Uigars and Mongols adopted their vertical scripts from the Sogdian alphabet, which ultimately came from Aramaic, almost at the same time ...
1.Buy your tour from Travel Agency and with a Tour guide. Only travel agency managers know the best of the country and they can offer you the best options of the tour program based on your interest and requirements. Just you need to tell them what you want to see, one of the different landscapes: mountains, desert, steppe or lakes… what kinds of animals you want to prefer to see: horses, cows, camels, yaks, sheep, goats… and what kind of activities you can enjoy with horseback riding, trekking, museum exploring, visiting families or cycling or dining & tasting…. . Organized tour will save your life and it gives you real effort much more than you expected
Here are seven things you should know and you should prepare yourself psychologically before traveling to Mongolia. Scenic very open steppes with only wild nature, nomadic tribes and their small white dwellings, and extraordinary very eastern traditions await those adventurous enough to travel through the vast and unforgettable country of Mongolia. This lesser-known tourist destination is one of the best places to get away for the overly trodden tourist trail and discover a land full of untouched landscapes, vibrant cities, and wandering tribes. Since Mongolia is not a popular tourist hot spot, it is best to be prepared before visiting the country.
She said that Travelling Mongolia and Touring Mongolia all around isn’t really on the average western or American tourist’s radar, but since 2012 ,when I was visiting to Asia: China and Hong Kong, which is super close by but is at least in the same hemisphere, planning a visit there was always in the back of my mind.
Mongolia is an amazing gem and one of travelers’ favorite places on earth both for landscapes and people. Tourists have always felt that when they leave this region the sky never seems as blue and as well as so big, the mountains never as beautiful and the people never as interesting.
Visiting Mongolia is to find a canvas of untouched beauty capped by a sky so blue that why they- mongols like this color mostly. Passing only wild horses, herds of cattle, an isolated ger in the distance and the odd truck also on its way to the city, life here is at its purest and beautiful. Overlanding through Mongolia, rather than flying or taking the train is one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Gerege is the name of Mongolian VIP passport with visa and vouchers, which was issued by state administrative office of Great Mongolian Empire since 1220. The gerege was made of 3 different types of metal and with 3 different grades in purposes. The highest ranked gerege is made of golden plate and it is mainly used by royal family members of Chinggis Khan and very special people like honored state guests or state visitors.
Since 2019 Blue Mongolia tour agency marketing managers initiated and are keeping the special marketing policy on an introduction into Mongolian arts- specially singing and music performance in open nature. The policy is based on the nature and origin of Mongolian native art, that is it is inspired by nature in open air. Nature and mountains are the real amphi-theatre with real acoustic area. Blue Mongolia Tour agency’s managers offer the nature art shows in nature to small groups of travelers with up to 8-10 pax in a group.
The HU combines Rock Music with traditional instruments like horsehead fiddle, mongolian guitar, jaw harp, guttural throating singing and the bombastic bass and drums of rock. Nomadism and horse culture has been romanticized, and the emphasis on freedom and heroes tends to appeal to the stereotypical male heavy metal fan. You'll notice the guttural tones are balanced out by whistle-like harmonics, an element of traditional throat singing, then it is supported by the metal resonances of the music instruments.
The Khara Khorum city is the biggest metropolitan city, which was the capital of Mongolian Empire between 1227 and 1260 and until 1440. The Khara Khorum city was established under the order of Chinggis Khan and it was at the another branch of Silk road- world economic main canal and located in Orkhon valley. The Orkhon valley was a centre of the Huns, Blue Tureg and Uigar empires.
The festival includes several parts of shows and competition between horse breeders, nomad families, local people and tourists. For example: Horse racing and horse-lassoing competitions, taiga- hunter dog racing, expo of Khentii brand products, presentation of horse breeds, horse parade, child jockey parade, arts concert, horse saddle and art-craft ger exhibition, horse photography exhibition and an event to select the best mare of Khentii aimag are scheduled.
Blue Mongolia travel agency team is preparing this information for tourists, who are planning to travel in Mongolia, specially, the gobi desert region of Mongolia. This essay will give the detailed idea what to see and what to do in gobi desert of Mongolia, but also it includes the climate and comfort of the traveling. In Mongolia, we have several national parks and strictly protected areas in gobi desert region, which is the most attractive places of tourists.
The number of tourists has dramatically increased, thanks to a growing middle class, more leisure time, budget airlines, the influence of social media, better quality tourist infrastructure, and policies to promote the tourism industry. Tourism is important for job creation due to the labor-intensive nature of its services.
Our Mazaalai trip is arranged in the territory of Great Gobi National Park, which is the real home and paradise for Gobi desert rare animals: gobi bear, wild camels, wild asses, antelopes, gobi desert wolves, gobi foxes and so other wildlife of gobi desert area. The trip is organized in the hard and tough conditions of spring time and this travel is only for bear lovers and bear watchers.
Approximately, 800 people representatives from Khentii province administration offices and travel agencies offices in Ulaanbaatar. 800 representatives discussed and agreed on following projects: Chinggis Khan Complex Museum project in Dadal village of Khentii province, Ikh Khuraldai Complex Museum in Binder village of Khentii province, Paladin Boorchi Complex Museum in Batnorov village of Khentii Province and Shikhikhutug Lawyer Complex Museum in Norovlin village of Khentii province.
The religious and cultural festival ‘Danshig Naadam – Khuree Tsam 2019’ will be held on August 3-4, the first weekend of the month, according to the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. The event is interesting for tourists and travelers, who will be looking for the unique feature of belief in Asia and golden heritage of Mongolian culture.
Wind in the steppe Moto festival for Mongolian travelers and foreign tourists will be held in 8-9,June near Ulaanbaatar area. The Moto festival will be open in the Chinggis Khan square in Ulaanbaatar and Mongolian moto clubs will participate in this festival. Blue Mongolia Tour agency’s international moto group will join with Mongolian moto riders in this festival.
In Mongolia in total of 6 types of crane are staying in summer time near small clear water lakes such as Gun, Galuut, Yahi, Erkhel and near steppe rivers such as Khurkh, Jargalant, Onon, Ulz and Kherlen rivers. The 6 types of cranes are: hooded crane (Grus monacha), siberian crane or great white crane (Grus leucogeranus), white naped crane (Grus vipio), common crane (Grus grus), demoiselle crane (Anthropoides virgo), manjurian crane or japanese crane (Grus japonensis).
Mongols founded the art of war in centuries of B.C and art of international diplomacy in 13 century. If we look at back in Mongolian history of 13 century - period of Mongolian hegemony, we will see the remarkable frame and form of art of war, art of diplomacy and great wisdom to respect all believes and raligions. This period is known as the Pax Mongolica and lasted for about two centuries after the initial conquests of Genghis Khan.
Most decorations on the bag are traditionally Islamic, but a court scene shows Mosul's metalworkers adapting to appeal to their new rulers from the Mongol Il-Khanid dynasty. Made of brass and inlaid with gold and silver, the bag is the only one of its kind - which made it difficult for experts to work out what it was.
In order to improve our agency's travel service and in order to give the some ideas to coming tourists, we would be happy to share our old clients' feedback and comments on our blog page. From these testimonials, you can have a simple idea about our travel service, about tour guides and hotels and local conditions. In mainly, someone from urbanized civilization is introduced deeply into nomadic civilization, that person will feel a big difference on stepping, talking, thinking and communicating.
The second floor is much attractive gallery of fine art, which was expressing real evidences in Mongolian history and Mongolian culture. The Fine art history work is painted by 5 artists from Orkhon province on canvas with oil paints. The painting is done in 6 months. On the top of the ger construction there is a chimney. There are 9 white banners and blue globe with map of Great Mongolian Empire in 13 century. Inside the ger building, the big sized horse whip (12.6) is hanged from the roof in the middle of building as decoration.
Chinggis Khan was a great military general and warlord. In 13 century the Mongolian population was only 1.5 million and all of them are nomads. Chinggis Khan had only 450 thousand soldiers and 1.5 million horses in maximum from this population. That time, the china’s population was 50 million, Persia and Arabian population was around 20 million. They had much more soldiers and much power of man. Chinggis Khan and his generals could build up the perfect military army with military technics and strategies.
Almost all cashmere sourced from Mongolia is organic and natural. There are more than 10 cashmere factories in Ulaanbaatar city, which manufactures natural soft high standard clothes from cashmere. These factories Gobi, Altai, Buyan, Evseg, Bodio, Naadam and so many factories produce cashmere clothes, cashmere rolls, cashmere outdoor camping equipment from goat and camels’ cashmere and yak and sheep wools. These factories products are rich in selection of sizes, designs, colors and softiness.
Ovoo is a sacred stone heap used as offers or shrines in Mongolian ancient shamanic religious practice dedicated to lords of the sky (heaven) and earth (owners of mountains, rivers, lake and forests). They are usually made from rocks with wood. Ovoos are often found at the top of mountains and in high places, like mountain passes. It looks like a pile of stones. In modern times, some ovoos are developed into large and elaborate structures, becoming more like Buddhist stupas and small temples. In some part of Mongolia, there are complexes of 13 ovoos, 9 ovoos, 7 ovoos or 3 ovoos.
In Ulaanbaatar city, you will have a nice chance to enjoy Mongolian Folklore Concert in the evening by 6 p.m in the National theatre or at Tumen Ekh ensemble theatre. Mongolian Folklore Concert and Entertainment Show’s program includes several unique performances and art acts, which describes the features of Mongolian nomadic culture and nomadic art. Nomadic art and performances from nomadic culture is really different in sounding, feeling, movements with rare unexpected acts for the western tourists.
Blue Mongolia Tour agency names the one of the best things to do in Mongolia is to visit to nature biggest gallery of ancient rock engravings. This Tsagaan Salaa Complex is the richest in terms of chronological age, quantity, and quality of imagery and the most understandable in terms of content and culture side. There are images of various animal species (wild goats, wild mountain sheep, wolves, tigers or pumas, hyenas, elephants), hunting scenes, and scenes depicting aspects of human life in the region.
You will feel the lovely singing of kid jockeys for their horses, the shining happiness on a face of horse owners, the power and accuracy of shooting, the colorful traditional costumes of publics. In Ulaanbaatar Naadam festival more than 500 horses compete in one round, so for you the only chance to enjoy and to see so many horses racing in an open valley.
Mongols give lots of nicknames to the sun: treasure globe, green horse rider, king of the light and so on… The Mongols have great tradition to enjoy the sunrise in the morning and offer the milk or tea to this planet as thanking for giving us the light and surviving in this earth planet. In the morning of new year according to lunar calendar Mongols reach the highest places or mountains and greet the sun at the first of all. They greet the sun, thank it and send their wishes and dream to the sun. We recommend you to enjoy the sunrise like Mongols.
An inscription thought to be from 1226 was found on a stone stele in the south of Baikal lake. This inscription says that while Chinggis Khan was holding an assembly of Mongolian dignitaries and lords after his conquest of Sartaul tribe, Esungge general shot a target at 335 alds in mongolian - 536m in European and 333 miles in american.
Cavalries’ food in 13th century and nomads food in B.C2000 – these 2 types of BBQ are the main offer in present modern time to our guests: tourists. In Ulaanbaatar city we have BBQ buffet restaurants and they offer the different types of meat grills: lamb, goat, beef, horse, yak, chicken, pork, some sea animals. Here you will enjoy the different tastes of different type of meats and many choices for salads and soups.
Mongolian present territory of Gobi desert is the real example to show the history and story of our planet and its’ flora and fauna. The ancient ocean bottom areas, ancient volcanoes, ancient animals fossils, petrified wood and plants, dinosaurs' cemetery places will show you what were happened with our planet in past millions years and what was left from that time.
Mongolia and Mongols can’t be described without horse and cavalry in it’s the history. Horses play a big role in a daily and national life of the Mongols, and there is a Mongolian quotation that A Mongol without a horse is like a bird without the wings. Mongolians are famous for their horses and kids’ horse riding ability. Horses are worshipped and respected by steppe nomads as its spiritual power and it is a part of Mongolian State symbol.
Blue Mongolia Travel agency will offer you the gentle domesticated camel to enjoy the riding fun. If you have a lack of time and not possible to drive or fly for the hundreds of miles and kilometers, our Mongolian tour managers will offer you service to ride a camel near by the Ulaanbaatar city.
Blue Mongolia Tour’s What To Do in Mongolia No3 list is refers to DRINK AIRAG. Airag is mare’s fermented milk and it is called as koumiss in russian. For Mongols, The most smart and sacred animal is the horse. Horses don't only serve at the purpose of riding, mounting, fighting and meat eating, the mare's milk also has a special status for making traditional national beverage of Mongolia.
SLEEP IN GERS Blue Mongolia Travel agency renames the TOP 15 THINGS TO DO IN MONGOLIA in series of narration. We names the second thing to do in Mongolia is to SLEEP IN A GER.Mongolian nomads initiated and re-designed the GER (yurta in Russian language) in last many hundred years, therefore, you will feel that how this dwelling is suit for nomadic often moves.
1. VISIT TO NOMAD FAMILY. Blue Mongolia Tour travel agency renames the TOP 15 THINGS TO DO IN MONGOLIA in series of narration. Based on our experience of being travel expert in Mongolia for last 20 years, we sort out the activity of Visiting to Nomads as the Number 1 THING TO DO IN MONGOLIA.
2. Gobi desert It is dry landscape with many diversities: one valley is with sand dunes, one valley is full of flaming cliffs, one valley is with rocky hills, one valley is oasis, one valley is just vast steppe, one valley is nothing except mirage, one valley is full of gazelles and wild camels and so on… The real extraordinary place of gobi is keeping lots of interesting and unique things: hundreds of cemeteries of dinosaurs, which were living 120-65 millions years ago, more than 18000 tracks of dinosaurs, which are different in sizes from 5 sm big in diameter up to 1m big. You can not see many of these tracks and fossils anywhere around the world. Big herds of camels on vast steppe pasturing in real tranquility and lizards are running around your feet and the big sun is shining above your head.
Most of people think that it is a big deal and too much risk to travel in Mongolia – land of savage people and land of wild nature and wild things. Some people, who have lots of travel experience, consider Mongolia as one of earth's last frontiers, a destination so far and remote that only the most experienced of travelers can get there. Indeed, they don’t know well Mongolia. So Mongolian travel expert Blue Mongolia agency suggests people to learn about it and then look at Mongolia. We believe that after 20 years Mongolia will be the travel dream destination for world tourists.
On May 19, ‘Ulaanbaatar Marathon-2018’ international marathon took place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This year the most of audience were foreign travelers and some of them really wanted to participate in it, if they knew about the marathon in advance. Therefore, Blue Mongolia Tour agency marketing department plans to propose the UB Marathon tour in next 2019 tourism season. it will be held annually on Saturday of 3rd week of May.
A Mongolian wrestler has set a record of lifting a camel for five minutes in Bayankhongor aimag. The record-setting event took place during a Camel Lifting Competition held among male participants of the Camel Festival, hosted by Bayanlig soum of Bayankhongor aimag
Shar Tsav Dinosaur Tracksite is located 830 km southeast of Ulaanbaatar in the Manlai soum of Umnugobi province. Travelers and tourists can reach there in 2 days and 1 night drive on paved road and earth road. Shar Tsav tracksite is located in Bayan Shireenian formation – 90 million years ago. It means some dinosaurs fossils found here is dated back to 90 millions years ago.
Total population in Mongolia was about 1,000 individuals (Shaller et al.,1994), but it was 500-1000 individuals according in the survey conducted in 2000 (McCarthy and Chapron, 2003). It means that Mongolia hosts about 13–22% of the estimated global snow leopard population in less than 10% of the total range of the species.
In April of 2018 Przewalski's wild horses inhabiting in Takhiin Tal reached 200. The Przewalski’s wild horses in Takhiin Tal or part B of the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area SPA have overcome frigid cold winter without any loss and fifty mares are expected to deliver off-spring this spring. In Khustain Nuruu National park’s wild horses’ population reaches 315. Khustain Nuruu National park is one of the main touristy places and biological research center, which is open for Mongolian and international biological experts.
Day 5. Menen vast steppe and Khalkha Gol river basin area At 6.00a.m my hotel roommate Mrs.Narantsatsralt and me were welcome to the our tour van and we picked up our other tour campanions and headed into the feather grassland vast steppe of Menen. For a while after leaving I had some nap and I was awakened when the vehicle stopped. The driver wants “to see a horse” – (need to use nature toilet), it was just exactly the time of sunrise. Some of our group members respected and felt happy from deep of their hearts as looking at beautiful golden globe.
PART 2. Day 3. Long day visiting to Buriat Ethnic Museum & Mongol Daguur (Dauria) National Park & Exploring Gazelle herds and 3 countries’ border. Having nice breakfast with home-made buriatian toasts and nice taste sour crème from milk is a shiny part of my travel memory. This morning we visited to very nice museum and we had lots of information about Buriat ethnic group. Buriats consider that their descendants are Khoridoi general and Swan lady from sky. Therefore, we could see the monument of Swan mother in small garden of this village.
Day 1. We are now a team. When some parts of land was already covered by snow by the end of October, I joined a wonderful FAM Tour to vast steppe in east of Mongolia as sitting in Russian 4WD van. This trip purpose is to research what is the possibility of tourist products in Dornod province and what is the ability and facility to serve for our guests.
A monstrous, meat-eating flying reptile that had a wingspan of a small airplane, could walk on all fours and stalked its prey on land has been found in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Fortunately for us humans, who would have made for a delightful midday snack, this pterosaur is dead.
Why Mongolia and China countries do not get along as a single country is their culture, the way they lead their lifestyle and their mindsets that share very little in common leaving the Great Wall as a token of the fine line between them. The Mongolian Empire after Genghis separated into four major khanates, and Yuan was one of it. King Khublai adapted the Chinese bureaucratic system and reserved Chinese culture throughout the dynasty while using Chinese scholars for most of the governmental positions, and this is why Yuan is considered a Chinese dynasty ran by Mongolian nobles and royalties, instead of another traditional Mongolian-nomadic khanate. China is more like a civilization entity rather than a state or a nation, since the history of China is written by different cultural and ethnicity groups competing for the throne.
Great Mongolian Empire territory exists from Hungary and Poland in the west, close to Medina and Mekka and almost north part of India in south west, some part of Burma in the south, until the coast of Pacific ocean in the east and half part of Siberia in the north. This Mongolian big territory were provided with travel & post stations in distance of 20-30 km and travelers, tourists and merchants were traveling free on the roads, specially, economy is flourishing along the silk road and its neighboring towns and villages. Mongolian Empire existed between 1206 and 1380 as making some Dynasties: Yuan Dynasty (present China and Indochina countires), Golden Horde (Central asia and Russia, Ukraine), IL Khanate (Turkey, India and Persian countries). There Mongolian Lords were living and leading the country as keeping Mongolian tradition, specially for government building, state meeting, state official ceremonies.
Starting from 1,June 2017 Blue Mongolia Tour agency’s tour managers add a sightseeing route of Khavtsgait rock paintings into south gobi desert tour program. The rock paintings are discovered by local people in many centuries ago, but it was recently recognized and studied by archaeological study students and it is becoming the tourists attraction in gobi desert area.
In 2016 Blue Mongolia Tour agency’s staff presented ATV Tour to our active clients and adventure travelers. ATV travel was very attractive and really good fun for travelers. During this travel travelers rode atv everyday and headed to Chinggis Khan statue, 13th century cultural park, nomad family, hot and cold springs in Khentii mountain ranges, ancient historical places, Terelj national park and so on..
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