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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Mongolia Trips

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Mongolia Trips
    on the doorframe 4 Never lean against the support columns of a Ger 5 As a guest go to the back of the Ger in a clockwise direction Try not to turn your back to the altar or religious objects 6 Try not to point your feet at the hearth the altar or at another person 7 If you have stepped on someone or kicked their feet immediately shake their hand 8 Keep your sleeves rolled down so as to avoid exposing your wrists 9 Pick up everything with an open hand with your palm facing upwards Never take food from a communal plate with your left hand 10 Hold a cup by the bottom and not by the top rim 11 Always receive gifts with your right hand supported at the elbow by your left arm 12 Avoid touching another person s hat 13 Try not to spill milk it is sacred 14 Try never to refuse what is offered to you If you don t like what you have been given take a small sip or bite or pretend to and leave the rest on the table An empty plate is seen as a signal that you are still hungry and your plate or bowl will be refilled 15 An older man may offer his snuffbox to a male visitor If you want some snuff empty a tiny portion onto your hand between your downward facing index finger and thumb Raise your hand to a nostril take a long deep inhalation and smile widely If you don t want any just go through the motions and smile appreciatively If the snuffbox is empty don t make any comment and pretend there is some Pass back the snuffbox in the upturned palm of your right hand 16 It is

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Mongolia Trips
    argali sheep Gobi bear wild ass and white napped crane Przewalski s horse has been successfully reintroduced here into the wild after an extensive breeding programme overseas Mongolians have a deep respect for their natural heritage Conservationists by tradition they have relied directly on the land for food and materials since ancient times They are proud to have had the world s first nature reserve Today 13 2 of the country is protected with a targeted increase to 30 Mongolia is the habitat of 140 mammal species 390 bird 20 reptile and 76 fish species Because this zone has been spared from harmful human activity it provides habitats for representative and often rare species There are an estimated 28 species of endangered mammals living in Mongolia This includes the wild ass wild camel Gobi argali sheep Gobi bear Ibex and black tailed gazelle as well as various wolves antelopes and jerboas There are also 59 species of endangered birds including many species of hawk falcon buzzard crane and owl Many specimens of Mongolian flora have yet to be classified Of the 150 endemic plants in the country more than 100 are listed as endangered or rare species In the 1990

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  • Mongolia Festivals
    in your journey then our Nomadic Encounters tour includes Naadam in the rolling Arkhangai heartland Other tours incorporating Mongolia Festivals include our Winter Festivals tour which visits the North and South of Mongolia with The Thousand Camel Festival in the Gobi Desert and the Ice Festival on frozen lake Khovsgol For those wishing to combine a festival with a visit to Western Mongolia The Eagle Festival can be enjoyed on both our Gobi and Altai and Eagle Festival Close Up tours in September FESTIVAL WHEN DESCRIPTON Ice Festival Jan Feb March Relax at the ice bar amongst the ice sculptures to watch sumo wrestling horse sled races ice skating tug o war and rally driving all on the frozen Lake Khovsgol Thousand Camel Festival Jan Feb March For the preservation of the Bactrian Camel Get up close with these amazing creatures Camel races camel polo handling competitions and traditional games Tsagaan Tsar 19th 21st February 2015 The festival of the lunar New Year Tsagaan Sar or White Month marks the passing of winter and arrival of spring The exact date is dependent upon the Mongolian lunar calendar Womens Day 8th March Public Holiday Nauryz 22nd March Nauryz is Kazakh New Year and celebrates the coming of spring This Kazakh feast on the Spring equinox includes dancing and singing with traditional Kazakh games Childrens Day 1st June Public Holiday Naadam Festival Mid July Naadam which means games is the most important holiday of the year and celebrated in every town and village across the country It features the three manly sports wrestling archery and horse racing Horse Festival Gobi Naadam August Horse racing wrestling and archery against the back drop of the Khonghorin Els Sand dunes Eagle Festival September October Up to 400 Eagle hunters gather on horse back with their

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Mongolia Trips
    the country against the humid air masses which move in from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans creating an extreme continental climate The climate is arid with the humidity at zero Despite the average temperatures given in the table below Mongolia weather is known for its sharp fluctuations due to changes in wind direction Daily temperatures may fluctuate by as much as 20C 30C Southern Mongolia the Gobi Desert has the hottest temperatures at 40C in the summer while Khovsgol in the North has the coldest winter temperatures at 45C 52C Snow and rainfall are very low The mean annual precipitation is 200 300mm of which 80 to 90 per cent falls within the months May to September However enough rain does occur in July and August to swell rivers and snow blizzards can occur in winter The Highest peaks have small glaciers Mongolia is the land of spring winds In the Gobi and steppe areas winds often develop into devastating dust storms reaching a velocity of 15 25 metres per seconds For up to date weather see the weather forecast For those travelling to Mongolia via the Chinese capital Beijing has four definite seasons Summer and Winter are the two

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Mongolia Trips
    and services available Hotels In the capital of Mongolia Ulaanbaatar we stay at one of the cities best hotels Mongolian standard 5 which is just off central Sukhbaatar square In Beijing we have chosen both a character quirky courtyard hotel in a hutong district old narrow streets and a 5 star centrally located hotel with all the mod cons Which hotel you stay in will depend on your preference and room availability Ger Camps In the Mongolian countryside accommodation is in ger camps In these countryside hotels each couple has their own comfortable stove lit traditional ger Ger camps have western style bathroom facilities and hot showers are available at certain times of the day Homestays Guest Gers We can arrange accommodation with nomadic families on request In addition several of our journeys include a homestay alongside some nomadic family friends at our own rustic refugio See individual Journey Overviews and Detailed Itineraries for more details Camping If you are trekking or horse riding for any distance you will be provided with camping equipment The vast open remoteness of the land makes it ideal for camping ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities

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