We tried to travel to the Orkhon waterfall that first summer I visited Mongolia. It seemed a short distance from Karakorum and we asked about swapping out the customary visit to the Erdene Zuu Monastery for a day trip to the waterfall. However, our guide and driver were quick to say that this was not a possibility as the road to the waterfall was, in their words, “a very bad road.”
Lake Khuvsgul is one of the best sites to visit for travelers venturing to Mongolia. Located in the northern region of the country, close to the border with Russia, Lake Khuvsgul offers a host of activities and attractions for every type of adventure traveler. From hiking to boating, you’ll be plenty entertained on the shores of one of Mongolia’s largest lakes. Since travelers tend to flock to Ulaanbaatar when planning to go to Mongolia, we figured that a guide to visiting Lake Khuvsgul would be useful for those of you looking to go a bit more off the map. Here’s everything you need to know about Lake Khuvsgul.
Happy Birthday to Mongolia's capital city Ulaanbaatar! The first stones of the city were placed some 300km west from current location, and the city moved for 20 times as a true nomadic city before settling into today's location in 1778.
Do you wonder what is beyond Gobi and wide open steppe in Mongolia? The answer is to take a close look at the northern part of the country which dominates by mountainous forest of Switzerland and blue pearl Lake Khuvsgul, known as a sister of Lake Baikal in Russia.
New Year Festival is a fairly new and more of Soviet oriented holiday for us Mongolians!! It is celebrated on December 31st, every year, all over Mongolia, even out in the herder’s dwelling called “ger”. Besides the Christmas tree, Santa Claus, street light decoration, the most important concept of New Year festival in Mongolia is about partaking in a company or organizational night party event which is purposed to tie coworkers, ...
Chengdu is one of the biggest cities of China after Shanghai and Beijing with 16 million population and everyone knows that the city is famous with its’ cute Giant Pandas. We landed in Chengdu first time in the late evening of Sep 13 to participate next annual PATA trade mart. First impression was great, it looks like a big and modern. The next thing is to find our bus provided by PATA to pick up us at the airport and anyway, we found and met with friendly volunteers and they helped us to get to bus. ...
Selena Travel Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 with a series of events throughout the year. On last Saturday, the 28th April, in collaboration with the Gun Galuut local community, Selena Travel team has organized a cleanup day to collect garbage from Ulaanbaatar to Gun Galuut Nature Reserve. More than 30 people have participated in the event and ended up cleaning and gathering over 200 bags of trash, mostly glass, plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
Many think that Mongolian winter is unbearably cold and there isn't much to do and see in Mongolia during the winter. However, Mongolian winters are incredibly beautiful and there are plenty to see and enjoy! Glittering white snow, clear fresh air with sun shining almost everyday, and of course, adventure! In recent years, dog sledding tours are trending during the long winter in Mongolia.
2018 will be a remarkable year for the Selenians! Challenging, learning and fulfilling 20 years have passed since the first foundation stones of Selena Travel group have been laid, back in 1998. To remember and treasure the journey we have taken so far, everyone at Selena Travel will be celebrating this special milestone throughout a series of events, including team bonding events, social outreach & giving back to the community activities, Gun Galuut local community-based festival and much more.
If you’re headed to Mongolia, you might be tempted to stay in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, and tour around the Eastern region of the nation for the duration of your trip. We vote, explore beyond! There are a wealth of things to do in Western Mongolia, like observing the ancient practice of eagle hunters or scaling the country’s highest peak. You’ll get to dive deeper into Mongolia’s culture and enjoy a one of a kind experience while touring the other side. So without further ado, here are our favorite things to do in Western Mongolia!
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