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Qick Fact of Mongolia

 

At the heart of the vast continent of Asia lies Mongolia the remote, mysterious, fascinating and homeland of   Chinggis Khaan (not Genghis Khan)- the greatest conqueror of 13th of century. A beautiful country of rugged snow- capped mountains, endless open steppes and the vast Gobi Desert. Mongolia is known as the land of the  Blue Sky. It is a land of wild horses and horsemen who still ride across windswept steppes and home of one of the last remaining Nomadic cultures, against a backdrop of unspoiled natural wonders and wonderfully hospitable people. Also Mongolia is one of the last great undisturbed wildness areas in the world for adventure and exploration. It is also safe country to travel. We are waiting to share with you the magic of our homeland, so that you too can experience of wonders of Mongolia.


Population:2.8 million

Area:1,566,000 sq km (610,740 sq mi) 

Land boundaries: 8,158 km, with Russia 3,485 km and with China 4,673 km 

Average altitude:1,580 m above sea-level 

Terrain:Vast semi-desert and desert plains, mountains in west and south-west, Gobi Desert in south-east
 
People: Khalkha Mongols (86%), Kazaks (6%), about a dozen other Mongolian ethnic groups 

Languages: Mongolian, Kazakh, Russian, Chinese. English is widely spoken in the Ulaanbaatar.
 
Religions: Tibetan Buddhism, Muslim, Christian and Shamanism
 
Literacy rate: 82.9%
 
Climate:Average summer temperature +20'C, average winter temperature -26'C, average rainfall 200-220 mm. Winter lasts from November to late April, Spring May through June, Summer from July through to September.
 
State structure:Mongolia is a unitary state and divided administratively into Aimags (21) and a capital city; Aimags are subdivided into soums; soums into bags; and a capital city into districts; districts into khoroos.
 
National currency: Tugrik (MNT), Togrog rate in Today

Fiscal year: January 1 - December 31 

Main entry points: Buyant Ukhaa (airport in Ulaanbaatar ), Sukhbaatar (railway station on Mongolian-Russian border) and Zamyn Uud (railway station on Mongolian-Chinese border) 

Public holidays: December 31- January 1 - New Year 3 days in January/February - Mongolian New Year (Tsagaan Sar), June 1 - Mother and Child day, July 11-13 - National Holiday (Naadam) 

Time zone: Add 8 hours to Greenwich Mean Time http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/asia/mongolia

Normal working hours: 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00 

Electric current: 220 volts/50 HZ 

Weight and measures:Metric System 

Visa arrangements: Visa shall be issued by Mongolia Embassies and Diplomatic Missions as well as Honorary consuls of Mongolia.

 

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Client's comment

Just a quick email to thank you and all your people for a well organised and enjoyable tour. We arrived back on Saturday and have just finished unpacking. We are pleased with our photos of Mongolia and will forward some pictures of birds for you to identify.
Thanks again........
Terry Briggs
Dr S Subba Rao (England,UK)




Hi Ganaa and Buyant
I can confirm that Hovd Tour organised a fantastic
Mongolian adventure for me. From the greeting at the airport I was filled with confidence that I was in capable hands and my feelings were proved correct.
At no time did I ever feel uneasy whilst such a long way from home, my guides were always on hand and their English is excellent, there was never a dull moment from start to finish.
I would not hesitate to recommend Hovd Tour too you, they are a very capable and reputable organisation who can tailor any kind of holiday you desire. I will most certainly be using their services again....
James Singlehurst  (Uk)




 

Dear Hovd Tour Team, 

We had a wonderful time with our tour guide Biba and driver Hosoo. Thank you so much for organizing the trip. I hope we can visit again in the future and we would love to go with Hovd Tour again. 

Best,

Caroline and Vincent
(USA)




Hey Everyone !!!
How is everyone after this great adventure in Bayan Olgii ???
Here back to Tokyo daily life was a bit hard at the beginning , everything so stressful and speedy... one minute is one minute  can never be  late .... aaaaaaa too much !!!
I really really enjoyed this trip with your company all, really great time and a lot's of Fun and many laugh, I think I haven't laugh that much since long time !! Thank you very much for Hovd Tour.
cheers
Julien &Alexandra (France & Japan) 




Hi Buyant and Ganaa
Greetings from Sydney, wishing you all well and an enjoyable summer full of sunshine. Once again, thank you very much for a great trip around Mongolia.
Deryn and Jo (Australia)




 

Many thanks for the warm welcome at the camp. We really enjoyed our travels in Mongolia and looking forward to returning in the future.
All the best....
David (UK)

Thanks Ganaa,
It was a great trip and your camp really made us feel at home after a long day on the road.
Thanks for your hospitality.
All the best....
Steve (UK)




Ganaa my friend for life
I would like to thank you for organising our tour of UB and the
neighboring countryside last year. Thanks to you we saw some great sights
in the city - some of historical interest and others of great beauty! I
particularly enjoyed our trip to the market, where your local knowledge and
humor proved invaluable. Without your help, I would never have had the
opportunity to experience a night out in the 'Countryside' with a
traditional Mongolian family.
The horse riding will forever
remain in my memory......
Chris and Ramsay
(UK)




Hi Hovd Tour
We had amazing time in Mongolia. We enjoyed the horse trek very much in the nice countryside around Valley of Orkhon River.
Ingram & Katerin (Sweden)