MONGOLIA

“land of the eternal blue sky”

Home to Genghis Khan and vast expanses of beauty speckled with colorful gers (traditional yurts). Mongolia is a last frontier ripe for exploration.

From the Taiga of the north, across the steppes, to the Gobi Desert in the south, Mongolia stuns in every direction with it’s beauty and ruggedness.

The capital city Ulaanbaatar delights with a mixture of ancient buddhist monasteries, high-end shopping, and good restaurants.

Over The Edge Travel works with high quality professionals on the ground in Mongolia to ensure our exacting standards of authenticity, quality, and responsible travel.

Highlights of Mongolia include the Golden Eagle Festival, the Gobi Desert, and beautiful Buddhist monasteries hidden in Siberian larch forests. No matter what you choose to explore, you will be sure to have an experience of a lifetime in this amazing country.

tailor made mongolia tours

Custom tours means that each tour starts with you!  Just let me know what you are interested in doing and I will take it from there.

Eli Kretzmann

Discover Mongolia

Buddhist Monasteries

Several hours drive from the capital, Erdene Zuu Monastery rises from the ruins of the ancient Mongol capital of Karakorum. Built in the 16th century, it remains as one of the oldest surviving Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia. From here a branch out by Land Cruiser or horseback to the Shankh and Tuvkun monasteries isolated amongst rocky crags and seemingly endless steppes.

Ulaanbator is also home to several beautiful monasteries of antiquity, and a couple museums which host exquisite works of art by the renown 17th century sculptor, Zanabazar.

Gobi Desert

The Gobi Desert conjures up images of some of the world’s most inhospitable (as well as most beautiful) landscapes. Thousand-foot high sand dunes rise from the steppes and challenge the visitor to climb to their wind-swept heights. From the stillness comes a rumbling as the dunes vibrate their eerie melody for which they earned the name “the Singing Sand Dunes.”

At sunset wander amongst gargoyles of ochre sandstone at the Flaming Cliffs. Dinosaur eggs were first discovered here in the 1920s and the area remains of archeological significance for its rich deposit of fossils, bones, and eggs of dinosaurs.

Eagle Festival

The Golden Eagle Festival is hosted in the far western reaches of Mongolia every October. Started as an avenue to encourage preservation of the heritage of local people groups, the Golden Eagle Festival is an amazing opportunity for eagle hunters to come together, compete, and showcase their skills and traditional way of life.

Can’t make it to the festival? No problem. We can still stay with an eagle hunting family, sleep in a ger (yurt), and experience all the authenticity of life in this remote region without the competition.

After this adventure I consider Eli a friend and like minded traveler. The trip was well planned and executed from travel arrangements to accommodations. I seldom endorse people or companies, but Eli and Over The Edge Travel are truly outstanding. It is his passion for travel that is contagious, and I wish him much success in all he does…

William W.Louisiana

EXPLORE OTHER EXQUISITE DESTINATIONS

As long as you are in the region, why not explore another exquisite destination?

Or combine a couple Asian destinations for the ultimate journey.

The last remaining Himalayan Kingdom, Buddhist monasteries, and gross national happiness.

Ancient city-kingdoms, teahouse treks in the mighty Himalaya, incredible cultural encounters, and amazing hospitality.

Exquisite desert palaces, the Taj Mahal, vibrant colors, and ethically produced handbags. 

Golden pagodas, an abandoned kingdom, delicious food, sunny beaches, and smiles for miles.

All recommended tours can be modified to fit your interests


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Or contact me to start planning a tailor-made mongolia tour


Just let me know your interests, and I will craft a special journey exclusively for you!

After this adventure I consider Eli a friend and like minded traveler. The trip was well planned and executed from travel arrangements to accommodations. I seldom endorse people or companies, but Eli and Over The Edge Travel are truly outstanding. It is his passion for travel that is contagious, and I wish him much success in all he does…

William W.Louisiana