Top 10 Things to Do and Places to Visit in Mongolia
Mongolia is a vast country with the greatest number and variety of attractions. This page covers the most famous attractions and things to do in Mongolia to help travelers plan their Mongolia tours.
#1. Mongolia Naadam Festival
The most colorful and biggest holiday event Naadam festival is known as “Three manly sports” including archery, wrestling and horse racing. The festival held all over the country in 10-13th of July each summer, the largest celebration is held at the Ulaanbaatar.
#2. Visit Nomadic family
For millennia, pastoral herders have lived on almost every corner of Mongolian, moving with their livestock according to the seasons. It is a great experience to visit in their Ger (yurt) an explore their nomadic lifestyle which has not changed for centuries.
#3. Stay in Mongolia Ger (Yurt)
The Ger is a traditional dwelling of nomadic Mongolian. It is a most common accommodation in Mongolia instead of hotel rooms for tourists in the remote regions, which provide an authentic taste of Mongolian culture and adventure, their most enjoyable experience in Mongolia.
#4. Visit Gandan Monastery
The Monastery is the largest Buddhist center of Mongolia. The Migjid Janraisig Temple is the main highlight of the Monastery. The temple houses feature a 26-meter-high majestic gilded statue of Migjid Janraisig.
#5. Camel Riding in the Gobi Desert
During the any Gobi trip, you will have a chance to discover this magnificent place on camelback. The two-humped Bactrian camels are gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal and much more comfortable than the camel in the Sahara, India or anywhere else.
#6. Horse riding at Khovsgol Lake
It’s an unforgettable experience to horseback riding along the shore of the Khuvsgul Lake, which is surrounded by deep forest and magnificent mountains. This area is known as the Switzerland of Mongolia.
#7. Golden Eagle festival
Every year Kazakh hunters from all over Bayan-Ulgii province gather in the heart of the Altai Mountains to compete with their hunting Golden eagles based speed, agility, and accuracy of their magnificent birds. It is a rare opportunity for visitors to get a close-up Kazakh tradition and culture.
#8. Tsaagan Sar celebration – Mongolian Lunar New Year
It has been celebrated for centuries with other Asian nations during the end of January, February or beginning of March, though it usually happens in February. The long celebration starts when younger people visit older ones to pay their respects.
#9. Trekking at Khan Khentii National Park
Trekking through green meadows, lush forests, rivers and lakes in untouched pristine landscapes. It’s not only trekking and admire the natural scenery, but also gives you an endless opportunity of photography as well as visits to real nomadic families along the way.
#10. Fly fishing for Hucho taimen
Mongolia is best known as the premier place in the world to catch a Taimen on a fly rod. The Huchen has one of the largest ranges of any freshwater species. If you have a chance to catch a taimen, gently lift the fish out of the water, take some quick photos.