Travel to Mongolia for holidays in a land of open steppes,
nomadic horsemen, snow-capped mountains and golden eagles. The
Mongol Empire was the largest connected Empire in history, which
spread from Shanghai in Eastern China to the borders of Finland.
Modern guests visiting Mongolia on holidays with Great Rail
Journeys can see that the brutality of the Khans is long gone and
the country is an exemplar democracy. Trips to Mongolia are
holidays in a blue sky nation with an average of 260 days of
sunshine and clear skies every year.
The Mongolians are a people of two halves and as such guests
crossing Mongolia on holidays by rail will be exposed to both the
modern urban and traditional nomadic lifestyles. When visiting a
yurt, the traditional tent of the nomadic Mongolians, good topics
of small talk include the state of the host's animals, the rigours
of travelling, the quality of pastures and the weather.
The nomadic people traditionally use horses and camels to cross
Mongolia but holidays by rail are a far more comfortable way to
cover ground in this massive country.