First time Mongolia – 2 month trip. Advice?
I’ll be travelling with my boyfriend to Mongolia, flying in to Ulaanbataar in July and back out in September. Any advice on a route to take, or generally how to fill the two months best? In the first throes of planning so open to any suggestions.
You’ll get there just in time for the brilliant Naadam Festival. It’s the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar and sees traditionally dressed men compete at wrestling, horse-racing and archery. The festival takes place on the steppes between July 11 and 13 this year.
There’s also a Yak Festival in Uvurkhangai on July 23, where you can watch yak races, yak rodeos and, apparently, even a yak beauty contest.
Check out the Tourist Board website (www.mongoliatourism.gov.mn) for more info.
WOW B! That sounds amazing!
I wish I could actually help you here – as Keith has done – but I have never been. Your post just caught my eye though, and I wanted to express how excited I am for you!
All the best.