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Descendants of Genghis Khan Steppe into the Future

Mongolia’s endless grassland and desert steppe make a dramatic backdrop for the tiny round gers of lone nomadic families. Buddhist monasteries mark the vague tracks across the steppe, and the annual national festival, Naadam, still showcases nomadic skills. But times are changing: All over the country 21st-century geologists and miners are rushing to exploit riches under the ground, threatening this centuries-old traditional way of life. Visit here soon.

Why travel to Mongolia with MIR

Travelers frequently praise us for our inspired itineraries that take them deeper into the culture and communities of the places we visit. Journey with us to Mongolia to get better acquainted with the local people and to appreciate Mongolia’s fast-disappearing nomadic life and culture. We design every one of our Mongolia trips to help you discover for yourself why the sound of horses galloping across the open steppe haunts our dreams.

  • Over 25 years of Mongolia travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • Travel programs such as Princeton and Dartmouth have chosen MIR to guide them to Mongolia
  • MIR’s Mongolia travel expertise recommend by Forbes.com
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • On-the-ground support
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
  • Quality you can trust
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Golden eagle hunter in Mongolia. Photo credit: Jeremy Woodhouse
Reindeer herders near Hovsgol Lake. Photo credit: Peter Guttman
Nomadic life on Mongolia's steppe. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen
Colorful national dress at the Naadam Festival. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen
Young horsemen on the steppe. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen
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  • Golden eagle hunter in Mongolia. Photo credit: Jeremy Woodhouse Golden eagle hunter in Mongolia. Jeremy Woodhouse
  • Reindeer herders near Hovsgol Lake. Photo credit: Peter Guttman Reindeer herders near Hovsgol Lake. Peter Guttman
  • Nomadic life on Mongolia's steppe. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen Nomadic life on Mongolia's steppe. Helge Pedersen
  • Colorful national dress at the Naadam Festival. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen Colorful national dress at the Naadam Festival. Helge Pedersen
  • Young horsemen on the steppe. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen Young horsemen on the steppe. Helge Pedersen
  • Sukhbaatar Monument in Ulaanbaatar. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen Sukhbaatar Monument in Ulaanbaatar. Helge Pedersen
  • Learning the long-held Mongolian tradition of archery. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen Learning the long-held Mongolian tradition of archery. Helge Pedersen
  • Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar. Photo credit: Helge Pedersen Gandan Monastery in Ulaanbaatar. Helge Pedersen
  • Cocktail Party at the Gobi Desert's Flaming Cliffs. Photo credit: Alla Shishkina Cocktail Party at the Gobi Desert's Flaming Cliffs. Alla Shishkina
  • Genghis Khan statue in Ulaanbaatar. Photo credit: Douglas Grimes Genghis Khan statue in Ulaanbaatar. Douglas Grimes
  • Riding bactrian camels in Mongolia. Photo credit: Michel Behar Riding bactrian camels in Mongolia. Michel Behar
  • Uncovering fossils at the Flaming Cliffs. Photo credit: Michel Behar Uncovering fossils at the Flaming Cliffs. Michel Behar
  • Hiking through the Gobi Desert's Flaming Cliffs. Photo credit: Michel Behar Hiking through the Gobi Desert's Flaming Cliffs. Michel Behar
  • Traditional Mongolian horse head fiddle. Photo credit: Michel Behar Traditional Mongolian horse head fiddle. Michel Behar
  • Meeting local children in Mongolia. Photo credit: Kelly Tissier Meeting local children in Mongolia. Kelly Tissier
  • Tea break at a local nomadic home in Mongolia. Photo credit: Emily Saunders Tea break at a local nomadic home in Mongolia. Emily Saunders

Traveler Reviews

  • "Enjoyed every part! Mongolia had an edge – it was so different and so rustic."

    C. & J. McLaren

    Canton, MA

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