WELCOME TO MONGOLIA

WELCOME TO MONGOLIA

What’s not to love about a country that is so vast and exotic? Centuries of nomadic living have given Mongols a strong bond with nature and we have preserved much of its original beauty until today.

Just think of all the unchanged land waiting to be explored. There is nowhere else in the world where you can explore and roam freely without limits.

Mongolia is not just an unforgettable travel destination, it is a whole new aspect of life where we feel unbound and fully experience the last living nomad culture. Getting lost under the “Land of the Blue Sky” under billions of stars is an unforgettable journey with the Artisans here in Mongolia.

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Culture

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Culture

Mongolia’s culture is vastly rich with centuries of history carved into each and every aspect. For hundreds of generations it has influenced us, setting the pace for numerous things. But the most important is without a doubt, the last nomad culture. This unique heritage has existed for thousands of years, centuries before the Great Khan was even born. An outstanding way of life, it makes one fully understand and respect nature while preserving its beauty. This explains why most of Mongolia’s nature is still untouched to this very day.

Holidays

Holidays

When it comes to celebrating, Mongolians know exactly how to! With a handful of national holidays celebrated nowhere else in the world, the uniqueness leaves any visitor in awe. The most famous Mongolian holidays are no doubt Tsagaan Sar /Lunar New Year/ and Naadam /The Three Games of Men/. These two celebrations show the excitement and celebrating spirit of Mongolia. With strange but exhilarating customs, they are without a doubt an experience to be remembered.

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Food & Drinks

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Food and Drinks

The Mongolian diet mainly consists of flour, rice, veggies and obviously, meat. The food and drinks are also unique. But most importantly, the dishes and ingredients are all natural and healthy. As for sweets children and adults alike, love to munch down Aaruul /Sweet Dried curd/ and Boortsog /Fried Dough Cookies/. There are also a handful of unique meals and beverages. From noodle soups and steamed dumplings to the famous Kumis, every food is a new discovery for your tummy!

Animals

Mongolian Horse

The national horse breed of Mongolia. Thanks to the Mongol's nomad lifestyle, the horses have been largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Compared to other European horses, Mongolian horses are faster and shorter. They are also free willed and clever due to being raised freely on open fields for countless generations. The Mongolian horse has been and still is a vital part of a nomad's life and children start riding horses as young as the age of 5.
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Bactrian Camel

The Bactrian camel or widely known as the two-humped camel resides in only a few locations including Mongolia. In the world only 10% of all camels are the Bactrian and the rest are Dromedary or the one humped camels. The Bactrian has proved itself to be efficient in all types of weather. Bactrian camels develop special coats that allow them to withstand the cold winters of Mongolia and the humps can store enough water to last for weeks without the need for refills. A camel is able to live without any food or water for up to 70 days.
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Snow Leopard

A snow leopard primarily feeds on mountain goats and bighorn sheep. They go hunting at least twice a month. Every spot on a snow leopard is different, giving each and every one of them a unique touch. A leopard’s tail is thick and strong allowing them to sprint quickly and giving them the ability to maneuver at high speeds with ease. The paws act as snowshoes and mufflers to prevent them from sinking to the snow and making loud noise.
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Siberian Ibex

The Siberian Ibex lives in high altitude mountainous areas as high as 4500 meters above sea level. A male mountain goat is called a “Tekh” whereas a female ibex is called “Megj”. Being the largest species of goat with a distinct backward curved horns that can grow up to 1.5m in length for males; they are quite easy to spot. They travel in packs, with one pack not exceeding a total number of ten. A Tekh climbs to the peak of a mountain or hill to observe the surrounding area to warn the pack of any incoming dangers.
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Mazaalai /Gobi Bear/

There are currently only 22 Mazaalai in Mongolia. Not only is the Mazaalai an endangered species in Mongolia, it has made it to the world endangered species list. The main reason of the number decline is the climate change caused by humans. Mazaalai are also smaller compared to their brown bear cousins. These Gobi bears mainly eat roots, berries, other plants and sometimes rodents but there were no evidence that they ate large mammals. The Mazaalai is the only bear capable of living in the Gobi.
Mazaalai /Gobi Bear/

Tsaatan Reindeer

The Tsaatan Reindeer has been listed in the Mongolian endangered species list since 1987 and has been prohibited from hunting since 1953. The reindeer’s meat, fat, milk, leather and horns are widely used for domestic purposes. They also help with carrying goods and transportation. A Mongolian Tsaatan Reindeer is usually brown, brown-grey or light colored with a short neck and a rather big head. Becoming wolf prey and illegal hunting are the main reasons why the species is now on the endangered list.
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Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle has spread everywhere making it the most common eagle in the world. Their razor sharp claws combined with their top speed that can reach over 240km/h allow them to hunt with ease. They usually prey on hares, rabbits, marmots or other similar ground squirrels. Though commonly mistaken for other species of falcons, the Golden Eagle is quite easy to identify. Most of them have a dark pale coat, golden tips and claws hence the name and has a noticeably larger body than most. Like most eagles it has superior eyesight that grants them the ability to sight prey over 3 kilometers away.
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