Mongolia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world that preserves most of its nomadic roots. It is a country landlocked between China and Russia that has showed much growth in recent years since the Mongol Empire of Genghis Khan. You can come to Mongolia and experience how life was centuries ago and see how well their nomadic roots are preserved. Mongolia has population of only 3 million of an area covering 1.6 million sq. km so you can only imagine how much beautiful landscape Mongolia holds. You can enjoy not only the picturesque mountains, but also the lakes, rivers, waterfalls, grassy steppe, desert and so much more to discover.
Naadam - JULY
Each summer since more than 800 years, Mongolian people gather all around the country to celebrate their cultural heritage.
Men and women compete through 3 mainly games : wrestling, archery and horse racing.You could
also see people singing and dancing, wearing traditional costumes & performing theater plays.
Naadam festival is the most popular festivalin Mongolia.
Golden Eagle - OCTOBER
It takes place each year in the Altai Mountains of Western Mongolia.
Kazakh eagle hunters celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers.
Prizes are awarded for speed, agility and accuracy, as well as for the best traditional Kazakh dress, and more.
Ice Festival - MARCH
Since 2002, an attractive and challenging ice and snow festival has been held on the frozen Khovsgol Lake.
Local communities gather on the lake, there are several winter and cultural activities hold such as ice skating, horse sleighing race, ice sumo and traditional winter games and competitions.
Nomadic reindeer herders and shamans show off their cultural performances, such as arts, music and shaman rituals.
SEASONS IN MONGOLIA
The Autumn season is September and October.
It is a beautiful time to travel in Mongolia as there are less tourists and the changing colors are something not to miss !
The weather can be unpredictable, days can still be hot and the temperatures can drop during the night. So bring your shorts as well as your warmer clothes !
The Eagle Festival is an event to see.