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Seasons

Spring in Mongolia

Spring

One morning, wild flowers may appear from under the snow, and the next morning it may rain. One can witness the four different seasons during a Mongolian spring. Spring is the time for nomads to welcome new-born baby animals. We recommend you to come in spring for a stay with nomads if you are a curious traveler, if you like adventures and interested in culture at the same time of enjoying scenic places, attractions and wideness of Mongolia.

Spring in figures

  • -3°C – +12°C
  • 45 – 60 days
  • March – May

Births in the Steppe

Spring is the time for nomads to welcome new-born baby animals. We recommend you to come in spring for a stay with nomads if you are a curious traveler, if you like adventures and interested in culture at the same time of enjoying scenic places, attractions and wideness of Mongolia. A stay with the nomads organized especially during the period of birth of animals, from mid-March to May. You will participate in all nomadic activities related to the birth period with several families from central Mongolia. You will discover here the activities related to the preparation of traditional dishes and of course will discover the animals in another environment and steppe riding.

Mongolian spring is windy, sometimes stormy, particularly in the Gobi desert. The average day temperature of spring is – 3 to + 12 degrees during day time and -10 to +2 degrees at night. Sign of winter can be seen until mid of March in some years. Discovery overland driving tours between attractions are available. Even though, we suggest you to include your itinerary visits and nomadic home stay in spring. So that, you can feel real taste of Mongolia, its culture and tradition of the people.

Eagle Fetival

March

Eagle Festival (The Eagle festival organized near Ulaanbaatar is held in March while other longstanding festivals are held in Bayan-Ulgii province in September and October.) It is an annual Kazakh traditional event in Mongolia. This special event hopes to introduce eagle-hunting rituals to tourists, provide opportunities to take photos with eagles, and educate more about the Kazakhs’ traditions.

„It was especially interesting for us to see everything, including the national dress of hunters and horse accessories during the Eagle Festival. We also witnessed the eagles diving down from the peak of the mountain to their masters, and the young people competing with each other to capture leather bags. It is wonderful to think that all this is not just a game, but a way of life

Karina Moriton
United Kingdom

Nauriz, The Sun Festival

Nauriz (Nowruz), the Sun Festival, is a traditional holiday of the Kazakh people, an ethnic group that lives mostly in western Mongolia. Nowruz is the biggest holiday in the Kazakh year, marking the New Year of the Solar Hijri calendar. The holiday is celebrated in many countries, such as Iran, Turkey and Kazakhstan. Participants in the local festival can taste traditional food like Kazy (smoked horse meat), enjoy a parade in Ulgii city and become acquainted with the traditions and lifestyle of the Kazakhs.

April - May

During these spring months cycling trips, hiking, as well as Mongolia’s biggest folk art performances take place throughout the year. The Mongolian Morin Khuur Ensemble (Mongolian Horse-headed Fiddle Ensemble), “Sarny Chuluu” and “Tumen Ekh” ensembles provide an opportunity for travelers to have a first-hand experience of traditional music and songs.

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