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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Mongolia Trips

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Mongolia Trips
    Mongolia In Mongolia you will travel in spacious 4x4 Russian Furgons jeeps or Land Cruiser type vehicles Depending on your particular itinerary your journey may also feature travel by horse and or camel In Beijing you will travel by minibus private car rickshaws and occasionally by taxi ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form Visas

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  • Getting to Mongolia
    from Istanbul with Turkish Airlines You have to go via Beijing Moscow Tokyo Seoul or Hong Kong from whence there are regular direct flights to Ulaanbaatar Direct flights are available into Ulaanbaatar ULN from CHINA Capital Beijing PEK 2 3 per day 2h 22m MIAT Air China Shanghai SHA 2 per week 3h 35m H unnu Air Hong Kong HKG 3 per week 4h 30m H unnu Air MIAT Hohhot HET Winter 4 per week Summer 5 per week 2h 50m Aero Mongolia THAILAND Bangkok BKK 1 2 per week 6h Hunnu Air SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE JAPAN Kansai Osaka KIX 2 per week 4h MIAT Narita Tokyo NRT 3 per week 5h 10m MIAT Tokyo HND Summer 2 per week 8h 35m Hunnu Air SOUTH KOREA Incheon Seoul ICN 1 2 per day 3h 32 m MIAT Korean Air KYRGYZSTAN Bishkek FRU 3 per week 3h 40m Turkish Airlines RUSSIA Sheremetyevo Moscow SVO 6 per week 6h 7m Aeroflot MIAT Irkutsk IKT Winter 2 per week Summer 4 per week 2h 30m Aero Mongolia TURKEY Ataturk Istanbul IST 3 per week 8h 20m Turkish Airlines GERMANY Tegel Berlin TXL 2 per week 8h 30m MIAT Flights from Frankfurt are due to start in 2014 FRANCE Paris CDG 1 2 per week 10h 45m Hunnu Air SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE New flight option with one stop is available into Ulaanbaatar ULN from SINGAPORE Singapore SIN 2 per week stop in Beijing PEK 9h 30m MIAT For up to date information please check http info flightmapper net airport ULN The flight route via Beijing generally offers a greater choice of airlines and ticket prices vs other routes and the Chinese and once Mongol capital is a great stopover See our Beijing Extension for more details For more detailed flight advice please

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  • Mongolia Tour | Nomadic Encounters | Spring
    at our own rustic refugio explore the stunning scenery on horseback or foot relax and spend time with local families Head South to the remote hilltop monastery of Tovkhon Khiid and Ongiin Khiid before arriving at Ganbold and his family s ger near the dunes at Khongoryn Els Stay alongside this camel herding family and take a bactrian ride across the desert landscape Two nights near Eagle Gorge and the Flaming Cliffs at Bayanzag complete this nomadic journey A final day in Ulaanbaatar to shop or visit the city s many museums historical sites and great restaurants rounds off your inspiring journey View in a larger map Maximum Group Size 10 People Suitable for people of moderate fitness Includes optional hikes and horserides Includes 1 domestic flight Rural and Rustic The nomadic nature of this journey and the remoteness of the areas visited influence accommodation choices You will stay in authentic felt gers at nomadic homestays and at comfortable ger camps with modern conveniences JOURNEY OVERVIEW W 8 Jun Arr Beijing T 9 Jun Forbidden City T Square F 10 Jun Great Wall S 11 Jun Train to Ulaanbaatar S 12 Jun Arr Ulaanbaatar M 13 Jun Fly Gobi Khongoryn Els T 14 Jun Camel Trek W 15 Jun Camel Trek T 16 Jun Yolyn Am F 17 Jun Bayanzag S 18 Jun Fly Ulaanbaatar S 19 Jun Depart Delightful people empty horizons cheerful atmosphere of Naadams We all loved Mongolia and its people John Hemming NOMADIC ENCOUNTERS 2014 MONGOLIA Departs 01 Jun Days 14 Price pp 4 280 Price ca pp 3 049 EXTENSIONS Tailormade extensions are available before and after the trip Prices Include Domestic flights if applicable as specified in itinerary Accommodation based on shared twin rooms gers tents Meals as specified in itinerary Activities as specified

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Mongolia, Bhutan Holiday and Journey Specialists - Mongolia Regions
    and Politics Nomadic Culture Religion Arts Ecology Festivals What to Expect Climate Accommodation Food Transport Travel advice Getting There Guest Book West Altai North Khovsgol Ulaanbaatar South Gobi Central Heartland East Terelj Khenti Journey Planner Download Brochure How to Book

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  • Drink Getting to Bhutan Wonderful range of experiences giving insight into a beautiful country sight seeing festival visits riding all good Excellent team Loved the eco friendly approach Drivers excellent David Rose Nomadic Encounters Incl Naadam Bhutan West Bhutan Central Bhutan East ABOUT US Panoramic Journeys Guestbook Press Coverage Photo Gallery Newsletter Events Shows Job Opportunities Blog Order Calendar How to Book Booking Form Visas Special Offers Gers Links Media

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Bhutan Trips
    He establishes Drukpa Kagyu as the dominant school of Bhuddism in Bhutan 1450 1521 Life span of Pema Lingpa Between 11th and 16th centuries sacred texts terma hidden by Guru Rinpoche were discovered as he prophesied by tantric lamas called tertons The most important of these was Pema Lingpa who constructed several monasteries in Bumthang 1455 1529 Lifespan of Lama Drukpa Kunley the divine madman establishes Chime Lhakhang near Punakha 1616 Ngawang Namgyl arrives in Bhutan from Ralung in Tibet He establishes himself as religious ruler with the title Zhabdrung Rinpoche Many dzongs and monasteries were constructed during his reign including Punakha Dzong completed in 1635 1639 Tibet recognises Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyl as ruler of Bhutan1705 Death of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyl is finally announced 200 years of internal conflict follow 1772 Bhutan invades the neighbouring kingdom of Cooch Behar and kidnaps its king The Bhutanese are expelled and the king restored to the throne with the aid of troops and guns supplied by the British East India Company for 50 000 Rupees 1774 Peace Treaty signed between Bhutan and the British George Bogle leads a mission through Bhutan to Tibet 1826 British and Bhutanese come into conflict over low lyng hills on the Assam border called the Duars 1864 Ashley Eden mission provokes outrage in Bhutan 1865 Britain and Bhutan go to war over the duars Fighting ends with the signing of the Sinchula treaty in which Bhutan loses vast tracts of valuable farmland 1885 Ugyen Wangchuck becomes the most powerful leader in Bhutan and developes closer relations with the British 1907 Ugyen Wangchuck is elected as the hereditary ruler of Bhutan and installed as head of state with the title Druk Gyalpo Dragon King 1910 Treaty of Punakha guarentees Bhutanese sovreignty and Britain an advisory role in the country s external affairs 1926 Ugyen Wangchuck is succeeded by his 24 year old son Jigme Wangchuck 1949 Bhutan signs treaty with newly independant India The treaty is similar to that signed with British and in addition sees 82sq km of the duars returned to Bhutan 1952 Jigme Wanchuck is succeeded by his son Jigme Dorje Wangchuck 1958 Indian prime minister Jawaharal Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi visit Bhutan 1959 China invades Tibet 1961 Bhutan takes steps towards becoming a member of the international community and embarks on a programme of planned development India helps to finance and build the Chhukha hydroelectric project 1962 Bhutan joins the Columbo Plan giving access to technical support from South East Asian member states 1964 Bhutanese Prime minister Jigme Palden Dorji a leading proponent of change is assasinated 1971 Bhutan becomes a member of the United Nations 1972 King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck dies and is succeeded by his son Jigme Singye Wangchuck aged 16 The young king pledges to continue modernisation and announces a plan for the country to achieve economic self reliance and the ideal of GNH Gross National Happiness 1974 Bhutan establishes its own monetary system and currency the ngultrum International press

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  • Panoramic Journeys - Holidays : Bhutan Trips
    still the mainstay of the economy with most of the farms and villages located in the fertile river valleys POPULATION The Bhutanese population is made up of three main ethnic groups the Ngalongs the early risers to religion settled in the west the Sharchops the inhabitants of the eastern region and the Lhotshampas the people living in the south Before the arrival of Buddhism to Bhutan the people were known as the Monpas or the followers of Bon religion The origin of the Ngalongs can be traced to Tibet whereas the Sharchops are supposed to have come from the northeast state of Arunachal Pradesh in India The Lhotshampas are natives of Nepal who had migrated to Bhutan in the early part of the 20 th century Apart from these three dominant ethnic groups other sub groups are Layaps in the northwest Brokpas in the northeast and Doyas in the southwest of Bhutan In the Dzongkha language the people of Bhutan are known as Drukpas The official language in Bhutan is English with the national language is Dzongkha however there are 19 languages spoken in Bhutan including Nepali which is mostly spoken in the south CLOTHING Although in the towns people are increasingly wearing Western clothes you will see many Bhutanese wearing the traditional dress The men wear a Gho a long robe tied at the waist by a small belt and a traditional scarf a Kabney The women wear a Kira an ankle length costume made from colorful woven fabrics with traditional designs and patterns The traditional scarf for females is the Rachu SPORTS The national sport of Bhutan is archery and is played everywhere virtually all year around as well as being an essential part of Bhutanese festivals The traditional bow and arrows are made from a special variety

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