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Nomadic hospitality is a way of life

News for tourists - 2016
Visa news
The visa free program for 42 countries has ended on 31 December 2015. See the visa page for details.

2016 Tsam Dance rituals at Amarbayasgalant monastery
Tsam Dance ritual 2016 September 27-29
Gongoriin Bumbanii festivals: 2016 June 30 to July 2, and August 11-13

Naadam 2016
The national Naadam will take place in Ulaanbaatar during 11-13 July 2016
Countryside Naadam dates are decided and published only by the end of June. 
The dates are between July 9 to July 28,
For your reference see countryside dates of 2013, 2014, 2015 

New video highlighting the Mongolian people and landscape through a beautiful Mongolian story.

UNTIL THERE - A Mongolian tale from Lea et Nicolas Features on Vimeo.

OLDER - News for tourist's - 2015

Naadam 2015 events
For updates follow the 2015 detailed program page,

Amarbayasgalant monastery 2015 events
2015, June 18-19-20, Gongor ritual
2015, September 10-11-12, Tsam dance ritual
See the trek page to Amarbayasgalant, it has some details on the rituals.

Sharing horse riding experience
A new blog by Emma with wonderful photos, published March 2015,
describing her experiences of solo unguided hor
se trek across Mongolia.
Good inspiration for planning your trip.

Bus station moved (UB to Ulan-Ude)
The popular bus route from Ulaanbaatar to Ulan-Ude in Russia.
has moved it's departure station to the Dragon station (used to be near the train station)
The cost is 65,000 tugrik, departs at 7:30am and arrives at 6:30pm
More details on the public transportation page

= OLDER 2014 news =

2014 Naadam Festival - Countryside Events
Dates of local Naadam events in each aimag (province).

Altargana - Buryat people festival 
July 18 – 21, 2014 Dadal (Khentii aimag)
A bi-annual festival of the Buryat (Buriad) ethnic people. 
This year the festival will take place in Dadal sum of the Khenti aimag (province), the birth place of Chinggis Khan.  
The festival celebrates the culture traditions and history of the Buryat people. The festival events will include folk and contemporary songs, traditional costumes, fairy tales, poetry, wrestling, archery, beauty contests and more. 

"Wrestling Mongolia" movie review.

MORIN KHUUR music festival 2104 April 26 to May 1st.

New flight route from France/Paris to Ulaanbaatar by Hunnu Air, during summer only - From June 2014 to August 2014 every Monday and Friday. Cost about EUR1,000.

A new direct flight from Frankfurt Germany to Mongolia,
by MIAT starting April 2014, every Thursday and Sunday.

Visa free for 30 days for Germans, and Canadians effective 2014.

Turkish Airlines operates a new flight route from Istanbul through Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) to Ulan Bator.

HUNNU Air will operate domestic and international flights.

West Mongolia / China border crossing
The border crossing between west Mongolia and west China is now open for all passport holders.
See Bulgan border for a complete description, regulations and maps. 

Some other remote border crossings were mentioned as open for all tourists
This information has to be verified.
The only remote border crossing that has been verified by tourists is the Bulgan border post.

Naadam - July 2013 event details.

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