Adventures in a land where -
Nomadic hospitality is a way of life

older news for 2020-21
This year due to the Corona-Virus pandemic,
the Naadam festival will be held with no crowds.
The games On July 11-12 2020-2021 will be broadcasted on local TV and online.

Older news 
The MORIN KHUUR music festival and competition
will take place in Ulaanbaatar 
26 June 2018 - 4 July 2018
At the philharmonic concert hall.

Khankh-Mondi border crossing
Located north of Khovsgol lake,
between Russia and Mongolia.
Officially it should be open to all passports, but due to delays in infrastructure construction, it is open only to Russians and Mongolians.

Amarbayasgalant monastery rituals during 2017
June 29-30 and July 1   2017
August 10-11-12   2017 (Gongoriin Bombani Hural)
September 18-19 2017 might include Tsam dance.

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

22 July 2016 Otgontenger Mt. worship ceremony
Once every five years an official ceremony worshiping the beautiful snow caped mountain of Otgontenger Uul takes place. This year it is expected to begin early morning of the 22nd of July 2016.

The president of Mongolia is expected to take part in the ceremony and will present his offerings to the mountain.
Find transportation to the ceremony site from Uliastai, the capital of Zavkhan Aimag.
Ask for advice at Chigistei Restaurant, there should be some one speaking English there
Check the date with locals before going, the date might change.
See this map for an optional trek along the lakes surrounding the mountain,
and this page for trek details.

Naadam 2016
The national Naadam will take place in Ulaanbaatar during 11-13 July 2016
Countryside (provinces) Naadam dates  
between 15-30 July 2016

See full details onthe 2016 Naadam page

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. 

Use the menu on the left for detailed information for tourists.
Or search ToMongolia

Mongolia in your language
Mongolei Mongolie Mongolië Mongólia Монголия Mongoliet 蒙古国 Mongolsko Монголија Moğolistan Монголия منغوليا מונגוליה Mongolskim

Ulaanbaatar in your language
UB Oulan-Bator Ułan Bator Ulan Bator Ulán Bator Улан-Батор 乌兰巴托 Ulánbátar Улаанбаатар ウランバートル 울란바토르 乌兰巴托 Улан Батор Ulaɣan Baɣatar אולן בטור

Alternate spellings
Ulaan baator Ulaan bator Ulanbator Ulanbataar Ulanbaataar Ulaan baatar Ulaanbaataar Ulan baator Ulaanbaator Ulanbaator

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