Camel and Horse Riding
Few experiences are as iconically Mongolian as horseback and camel riding. We have options for you, whether you're an experienced rider, interested in trying a something new, just looking to for a photo-op, or most comfortable enjoying the view from the ground!
The golden eagle, with its distinct coloring and wide wingspan, thrives in the Altai Mountains of Mongolia's far west.
A ger is a circular dwellings of felt wrapped around a wood lattice frame. Gers provide nomadic families with year-round mobile protection from sun, wind and cold. The ger is central to Mongolian culture; in the Mongolian language, ger can refer not just to this dwelling, but to any home generally.
All of our 2024 small group journeys include performances of Mongolian music. Eager to learn more as you prepare for your trip? Blue Silk Travel Founder and President Saranzaya Baatar travels to the Gobi Desert to talk with renowned throat singer N. Sanjaadorj and introduce traditional Mongolian music to our travelers.
Mongolia has one of the world's last nomadic cultures. Nomadic life centers around five animals: horses, cattle, camels, sheep and goats. Herders meet all of their needs with these animals: transportation, food, drink, clothing, heating and even shelter.
Visiting Nomadic Families
All of our 2024 Mongolia tours include at least one visit with a nomadic family. You will get to know a Mongolian family and immerse yourself in Mongolia's nomadic culture. For deeper immersion, we also organize custom overnight homestays.
From late spring through the end of summer, Mongolia's steppe, mountain valleys, and even deserts come alive with wildflowers.