Vast steppe landscapes with gers housing nomadic families, wild horses and camels, the mighty Gobi Desert, clear lakes, rugged mountains, the cultural heritage of Genghis Khan, falconers and reindeer herders; Mongolia is one of the most diverse countries we visit during our world tour.
Mongolia stands for adventure. Not far outside the capital Ulaanbaatar the asphalted roads change to bumpy dirt roads and sometimes in just a single tire track across the steppe, making it impossible for ourselves to travel the country. Fortunately, there are countless of tours and it is also possible to only hire a driver with a 4WD car, so you can easily go out in the untouched nature.
Mongolia in regions; plenty of diversity
For us Mongolia is an exciting stop on the Trans-Mongolian Express, the part of the Trans-Siberian train journey which goes toward China. But the impressive country certainly deserves to be visited as a main destination during a holiday. The variety of landscapes is huge. You sleep mostly in the traditional ger, with nomad families or in the more touristy (and more comfortable) camps, regardless of which region you choose.