Tsagaan Sar kids

Small Lunar New Year in the Battulga Househould Many of you know Battulga Tudevvanchig (or Tudevee), master logistician, self-proclaimed comedian and storyteller, and the co-founder of Big Mongolia. This year, much like the last, Mongolia was on lockdown during Tsagaan Sar, the Mongolian lunar new year. For those unfamiliar, Tsagaan Sar (translated as white month)…

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Gobi Bear picture

The World’s Last Desert Bears Most likely, not only did you not know that Gobi Bear existed, but that there was even a bear who called such a harsh desert territory its home. The Gobi Bear (Ursus arctos gobiensis), known as Mazaalai in Mongolian, is a little known sub-species of the brown bear that permanently…

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When to Travel to Mongolia The time of year that you choose to travel to Mongolia can drastically change your journey. It really boils down onto what you would like to see and what you would like to do. Mongolia is known to contain picturesque scenery and landscapes that abruptly change as you travel. This…

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On a Wednesday in late February 2018, I got a call from my paragliding instructor, Bold Purevdelger, asking if I was free the coming weekend. Usually that means he wants to wake up at some ungodly hour to go flying through the mountains (entirely worth it). Now, late February in Mongolia means the possibility of…

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Why Travel to Mongolia If you are reading this article, you are probably already thinking about coming to this country that we find so amazing. However, we will still try and convince you of why you should travel to Mongolia, rather than some other highly traveled destination. In Mongolia, you aren’t just vacationing, you are…

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While we feel it is very difficult to condense all Mongolia has to offer within a “Top 10 best destinations, sights, and things to do” list, we will attempt to show some of our favorite locations. Mongolia’s cultural festivals and changing landscape provide numerous breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences. Here are some of our favorites,…

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