Mongolia Links

Here you can read the comprehensive birding trip report from summer 2012, for a uncommon birding route across Mongolia, by Paul B Jones and with travel companions Jodie van Deen and Axel Bräunlich.

Khusugtun folk ballad group consisting of five throat singers has played for our guest’s in their earlier years. In 2009 we proposed their inclusion to the BBC Human Planet/Music Planet team which brought them several times to the London. This is their performance in Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms in July 2011, and they are again performing for Queen Elizabeth II in July 2012.

Learn here about the great conservation work / by small means / done by conservation group Goviin Khulan, lead by Anne Camille Souris in East Gobi. Mongolia is the most easterly distribution of Asiatic Wild Ass, and mostly in southern East Gobi. Trip to here need be customized and coordinated with the research teams.

Few know they elusive Wolverine (Gulo gulo) is a circumpolar species, with its southernmost range worldwide in Mongolia and it exist also in the Tetons in North America. Rebecca Watters do research on Wolverine in northern Mongolia and have tracked it on winter ski expeditions. She explains here about Wolverine.

BioRegions International do very interesting sustainable rural development projects in northern Mongolia. Our colleague and associate Mark Johnstad is on the BioRegions board why Nomadic Journeys work linked to the same.

BBC Human Planet also filmed in the west, kazakhs hunting fox with Golden Eagles from horseback.

Nomadic Journeys strongly support WWF Mongolia for its on-going work to conserve Mongolian habitats into the future. We co-founded a Conservation Trust Fund with the XAC Bank and WWF Mongolia. Official website of The International Snow Leopard Trust, which is working to protect the endangered snow leopard and its Central Asian habitat. Nomadic Journeys organizes a trip for snow leopard enthusiasts, in August, and you will find it described here.

WWF Mongolia – is a team of dedicated Mongolians who are part of the worldwide WWF network. Read especially about the Altai Sayan EcoRegion in the west, where we send guess to Khar Us Nuur National Park, a priority area for WWF. Also check out the Daurian Steppe EcoRegion in the northeast.

For bird watchers look out for our new partnership with Wildlife Science and Conservation Center of Mongolia, headed by the most prominent Mongolian ornithologist’s. Check out their work on IBA’s (Important Bird Areas) around our country. describes the projects carried out by the prestigious New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society on research and projects to conserve our wildlife species, especially research on saiga antelopes, marmots etc. to learn more about the US-based Nature Conservancy’s work in Mongolia. In the summer of 2008, Nomadic Journeys opened its 6th ger camp, located at Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Nature Reserve in Dornogobi (East Gobi), a 4-6 hours drive southeast of Ulaanbaatar. It is a wildlife reserve of rocky and arid Gobi landscapes, with about 600 argali sheep (Ovis ammon) and other Gobi mammals and birds. – The best compilation of Mongolian bird watching by its foremost specialist, friend and colleague Axel Bräunlich of the Oriental Bird Club. The most important starting point on the intricacies of Mongolian birds. – The art studio of Susan Fox in California, who arranges her travels to Mongolia with us, which have resulted in fantastic paintings and sketches which may be bought on-line here.

Here is the Portuguese language blog by Haroldo Castro’s travels around the globe. It is one of the best accounts of simple travel for four weeks in central Mongolia and you will be amazed (even without speaking Portuguese) what images could be captured in such a short place of time. Plz find the images from June and July 2007. – the website for one of the organizations involved with the reintroduction of takhi – Przewalskii horses(wild horse) in Mongolia. Only available in German language. – Hustai National Park is a regular feature of our trips near Ulaanbaatar, being only a 2h drive to the west. Takhi horses have been reintroduced to this national park. Read more about this fascinating conservation project here. – A nice testimonial on Nomadic Journeys. The most prominent conservation and research organization for the world’s largest cats, including our dear Snow Leopards.

UB post is an mongolian weekly english newspaper. You can find all sources of information about Mongolia.
– Mongolia related resources in German language. Our German partner Nomaden Reisen, is headed by Natsagdorj Togtokhbaatar, a native of Hovd in western Mongoli, but now a resident of Berlin since the late 1990s.

Foundation for Preservation of Mahayana Traditions (FPMT) Reviving Buddhism in Mongolia – Information on Mongolian Buddhism, its history, current situation, etc. is the UNDP Mongolia website with links to all development work being implemented in Mongolia.

Realm of the Mongols – Private Information page. If you need information on the Mongol empire’s ancient days, then this is a page for you. It includes information on Genghis Khan (Chinggis Khan) etc. Prepared by Per Inge Oestmoen, Norway.

Here is a YouTube for a 1-2 minute film with explanations on alternative view on Mongolian history. The most recommended air travel agency in Mongolia, and our neighbor at One Sukhbaatar Street in Ulaanbaatar. Air Trans also have a US office located in Denver, which serves air travel for Mongolian expats in the US and US expats living in Mongolia. Is sponsored by and links directly to good available Mongolica reads is a good back ground website for visits to Khamar Monastery in East Gobi near Sainshand, It is about the story of revival of buddhism in Mongolia, and the character of the Gobi lama Danzan Ravjaa.

If you are interested in archaeology and ancient landscapes or visit westernmost Mongolia (Bayan-Ölgii) this significant research work is worth reading: