For many, a vacation is not a true vacation without that extra pinch of adventure thrown into the mix. They want to avoid the normal vacation destinations, and so turn to such things as Mongolian tours. These vacations are the things that dreams are made of, and everyone should experience at least one such trip.
For the average person, little is known about Mongolia, apart from a general geographic location. It is among the highest countries above sea level. The scenery is diverse, from the Gobi Desert to the majestic mountain ranges, the wild untamed grasslands, and vast lakes. This is the land of the mighty Genghis Khan.
The lifestyle enjoyed by nearly half of the population is still largely nomadic. No trip to Mongolia would be complete without experiencing an overnight stay in a yurt, or ger. These are the traditional tents, which are ideally suited to the nomadic way of life.
They always get set out in the same design. At the point facing due south, you will find the location of the entrance. Within the ger itself, you will typically find the family altar. This will be covered with not only Buddhist images but photographs of family members. At the rear of the ger is a place of great honor, and this is reserved for any visitors.
Due to the extremities of the weather in Mongolia, it is always wise to research the average weather and temperature charts when planning your trip. The winter months often have nighttime temperatures well below freezing, and the summer can be exceedingly hot. Many tourists will often plan to take their vacations between May and September, due to these factors.
There are a variety of treks to suit all tastes and abilities. Some people prefer a modern mode of transport and opt for jeep travel. Others prefer the more traditional approach, and so they choose horseback or tours by camel. On some of the lakes, you can even travel by kayak, and some hardy souls decide to see this wonderful country on foot.
The duration of your trip is entirely your decision. Quite a few see Mongolia as just a fraction of a bigger tour. Yet, quite often, these are the same people, who wish that they could have extended their visit.
The capital, Ulaanbaatar, is the starting point for most of the tours. There are direct international flights available from Moscow, Beijing, Seoul, and Berlin. Instead of flying, many opt for a trip on the Trans-Siberian Express. Once you reach Mongolia, you will always be welcomed warmly.
Whichever model of travel you decide to choose, there is one thing that is always guaranteed. That is, that you will never forget your trip to Mongolia. You have worked hard for your vacation, so you deserve to take one that will provide you with lasting memories.
A dream vacation awaits you should you opt to take one of the many Mongolian tours on offer. Experience a land largely unchanged by time. Tread where Genghis Khan himself trod, and you will gain a treasure trove of memories.