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Life in rhythm with the seasons and in harmony with nature

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Nomadic Life

Moving with the Seasons

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.

Nomadic families move at the beginning of each season, and sometimes even more often, in search of good grazing land. If you travel to Mongolia during these times, you may encounter families moving to their new site.

Most Mongolian nomads live in gers, felt tents that are easy to take down, move and put back up. Although their design is simple, gers are warm and welcoming inside.

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Mongolian Ger