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Destinations

Each of our tour destinations are located in different regions which are varied with their natural conditions of land, pasture and weather. Each region has their own characteristics and features of the landscapes. So we welcome you to discover different types of places with different history, nature, wildlife and people.

Khangai

The Khangai takes its name from the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia. However, this region is also spoken of as being the opposite to "the Gobi" in more general terms, covering all forested areas and all partly forested areas that are in the country. These are known as "Khangai", which is all of northern Mongolia, including a couple of thousand rivers draining out north and east. The weather is colder because of the altitude and the precipitation.

The Gobi

The Gobi is a general Mongolian description of the entire South, one third of the country. It is not a complete desert, as often perceived by Westerners. It is claimed to hold 33 different ecosystems of which only 3 per cent is sand desert. Most of it is semi-desert. There are also small mountain areas with snow leopards and its prey species argali sheep and Siberian ibexes. Arguably, these are not desert species.

The Great Lakes Basin

The Great Lakes Basin, together with the Altai Mountains and Lake Khovsgol, make up the Altai Sayan region, one of WWF's global 200 Ecoregions, so designated of their extraordinary value as biodiversity hot spots. The Great Lakes Basin forms part of the Central Asian enclosed basin into which rivers such as Hovd and Zavhan drains. The landscape is quite stunning with the addition of numerous big lakes. Weather is colder depending on the altitude and the precipitation.

The Eastern Steppe

The Eastern Steppe encompassing more than 95,000 square miles, Mongolia's Eastern Steppe is the largest expanse of unspoiled, temperate grassland in the world. Each year, about a million Mongolian gazelles migrate across this vast landscape of short grass and sparse trees, in herds of thousands of animals at a time. Many other mammals also live on the steppe, including the gray wolf, Siberian marmot, steppe polecat, and Pallas's cat. It is a remnant of an imperiled ecosystem and among the least protected of all terrestrial types on Earth.

The Central Grassland

The central grasslands pretty much are well connected with Ulaanbaatar which they surround in a radius of 500 km north, east and west. Yet, some of the nearby destinations are seldom visited. There is a north-south corridor of grasslands between the Russian frontier and Ulaanbaatar, having Hangai areas on both sides of it.

Khan Khentii

Khan Khentii is a forested wilderness area, northeast of Ulaanbaatar. It is mostly Larch forests, the uppermost treeless parts being the Khentii Mountains, with numerous bogs, swamps and rivers between the ridges. It is an impenetrable, uninhabited wilderness. There are numerous streams which become rivers here bisects ridges creating marshland and bogs, which are the sources of the Tuul, Herlen and Onon Rivers, just kilometers from each other. In this sense, this source of rivers is the watershed of Asia.

The Altai

Altai Tavan bogd National Park divides Mongolia and China and Silkhemiin Nuruu Nature reserve divides it with Russia. These are part of the main Altai Mountain ranges. Altai Tavanbogd National Park also boasts a lake area, with several lakes such as Hoton and Dayan Nuur. The people of the Altai are diverse. On the Mongolian side, the Kazakhs are in the majority. The Kazakhs are a Turkic speaking Muslim people.