Mongolia is landlocked country in central Asia in between two biggest countries. It is not part of Europe and yes, we have Russian Buriyat and other ethnic groups. Technically there are 21 ethnic groups, each with their own culture and traditions from west to east and from north to south. But, we all like to keep nomadic culture as simple, and if you are thinking of visiting us for an adventure vacation, all you need to know is that there is a far West- Kazak nations and Khalkh nations.
West Mongolia- Kazak nations
Kazak and other ethnic groups are in the west Mongolia. With their own culture and traditions as well, the west Mongolia is home to Mongolian Kazak over 100 thousand people there. Eagle hunting makes them ‘busy’ though to most tourists you will still surprised by how to train eagles as well as snowcapped mountains and unspoiled nature. Some of the highlights of West Mongolia include rich insights into Kazak heritage and culture, wild hunting, highest mountains, extreme weather conditions and wonderful lake basins. Here you can see all- from huge mountains, ancient eagle hunting culture and stunning lake-basins. Although its completely unique adventure destination you can enjoy fully with our Kazak trips. A few of western destination’s defining characteristics include its extreme climate, ice glaciers, snow mountains, ancient culture and rich history.
South Mongolia- Gobi desert
The south Mongolia is Gobi just as you’d expect. It’s big, empty and combination of different landscape. The south Mongolia’s magnificent scenery is the stuff dreams are made of and the reason it’s easily distinguishable zones such as open expanses of steppe, sweeping forms of large dunes, wetland created by the spring-fed and dark, jagged of mountain ranges. There is Gurvan Saikhan National park in the south Mongolia protecting a rich natural, cultural and scientific heritage, its landscapes, belonging to the desert steppe and desert zones, are of great diversity and host a variety of ecosystems including oasis, salt marshes, dunes, mountain steppe, alpine meadows, lakes and wetlands. In the park’s eastern region, the rugged mountain ranges of the “Three Beauties” (2825m) rise steeply from the steppe pastures. In the eastern mountain, “Vulture Gorge” is a the most visited attraction; in the deep and narrow gorge the creek usually remains frozen year-round as its ice builds up to several meters thickness throughout the winter.