Traveler Spotlight: Mongolian Explorer Chronicled in ITN
MIR traveler Jim Delmonte and his wife Sandy were inspired to join MIR’s ambitious small group tour, Mongolian Explorer: The Gobi & Beyond with Naadam Festival, after seeing an ad in International Travel News (ITN).
Jim and Sandy and their traveling companions began in the modern capital, Ulaanbaatar, then flew to alpine Lake Hovsgol in northern Mongolia, where they slept in traditional gers and observed the reindeer herds of the Tsaatan nomads.
Next they set off overland through grassland and steppe to the great Gobi Desert. Buddhist monasteries marked the vague tracks across the steppe, and the deluxe Three Camel ger camp welcomed them in the austere Gobi. They finished in Ulaanbaatar, attending the unparalleled Naadam Festival competitions.
Jim’s article is a thorough evaluation of the tour, complete with various insider tips gleaned from his experience.
“This was an exciting trip even for a seasoned traveler. Want to get dirty, see wild animals, sleep in tiny gers and eat yak meat? This trip is for you!” (read the full article)
Travel to Mongolia with MIR
MIR has more than 30 years of experience handcrafting tours to Mongolia. Our full service, dedication, commitment to quality, and destination expertise have twice earned us a place on National Geographic Adventure’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”
Travel to Mongolia on the trip Jim wrote about in ITN
You can view many of Mongolia’s majestic sites on MIR’s small group tours and rail journeys by private train:
SMALL GROUP TOURS
- Siberia & Mongolia: Spirits & Nomads
- Mongolian Explorer: The Gobi & Beyond with Naadam Festival
- Mongolia to Moscow: A Trans-Siberian Railway Adventure
RAIL JOURNEYS BY PRIVATE TRAIN
- Trans-Siberian Winter Wonder Land Route: Eastbound / Westbound
- The Trans-Siberian Express Between Moscow & Beijing: Eastbound / Westbound
- The Trans-Siberian Classic Route: Eastbound / Westbound
- The Trans-Siberian Mongolian Route with Naadam Festival: Eastbound / Westbound
- The Trans-Siberian Ulaanbaatar Express Route
Your dates – Your Way
You can also opt to travel on your dates and at your pace on a private trip to Mongolia. customized to your desired dates and style (more info about a trip itinerary hand-crafted just for you!).
Chat with one of our destination specialists by email or by phone at 1-800-424-7289 to start planning your travels today.
Top photo: “Welcome to Mongolia,” says the camel. Photo: Martin Klimenta
PUBLISHED: March 13, 2018