Synopses & Reviews
Let the adventure begin! Ride a camel across the sun-scorched Gobi, feast by moonlight at the bottomless lake of Uureg Nuur, and experience traditional archery and wrestling at the Naadam Festival. Escape to the ends of the earth in the footsteps of the first Mongol nomads. All you need is a strong pair of boots and this bestselling guidebook.
' Find Your Way - detailed maps and GPS coordinates for hundreds of key sites.
' Connect With The Locals and sleep in a ger, Mongolia's famous felt-tent abode - expanded reviews describe the country's best ger camps.
' Stride Across The Steppes with our inspiring itineraries through the Land of Blue Sky - witness magical monasteries and spectacular ice canyons.
' Talk The Talk - our Language chapter makes communication easy.
' Get Under The Skin of Mongolia with dedicated Culture and History chapters packed with fascinating insights and little-known facts.
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The only guidebook available to one of the world's last great frontiers provides essential planning advice for this challenging destination, insider tips, and advice for four-wheel drivers, trekkers, horse-riders and adventure travelers.
Cling to your camel as a Gobi sandstorm sweeps past
Learn the 'three manly sports' while visiting nomad families on a Ger-to-Ger adventure
Honor the sky gods with the famous vodka dip-and-flick ritual
Stretch out your vocal cords with a throat-singing lesson in Chandmani
In This Guide:
Our intrepid author conducted 180 days' research, covered 8259km and drank 135 cups of salty milk tea
New Outdoors chapter details activities from cycling the Chinggis Khaan trail to horse trekking in the steppes
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