Your Ultimate Guide to Planning an Unforgettable Journey Across Asia

Your Ultimate Guide to Planning an Unforgettable Journey Across Asia

Embarking on a journey across Asia is a dream for many travelers, filled with endless opportunities for adventure, cultural immersion, and discovery. To ensure your trip is seamless and unforgettable, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide filled with invaluable insights and insider tips to help you navigate the diverse landscapes and rich tapestry of cultures that Asia has to offer.
Read more “Your Ultimate Guide to Planning an Unforgettable Journey Across Asia”

The Traditional Instruments of the Mongols

Mongolia’s Enchanting Sounds

The Traditional Instruments of the Mongols

When you travel to Mongolia, you’ll discover a rich musical culture that reflects the country’s customs and traditions. Traditional instruments of Mongolia are divided into categories like strings, wind, struck, bowed, and percussion. These are classified as either indigenous or adopted and modified from neighboring ethnic groups or conquered countries. Read more “Mongolia’s Enchanting Sounds”

Preserving the Sport of Khans

Three Camel Lodge Goes Beyond Green to Support Falconry

Falconry has an ancient and distinguished history. The world’s oldest field sport, it began on the great steppes of Asia, flourishing under the khans of Mongolia, who practiced the art between military campaigns for sport and to capture food.

The nomadic Mongolian’s hunting practice has always used female golden eagles—which can reach 15 lbs with a wingspan of 7 ft 8 in—to set after quarry and use their talons and diving speed of up to 200 miles per hour to snatch up or take down such animals as hares and foxes. Females are used to hunt as reverse sexual dimorphism—found across almost all of the raptors—finds females up to 37% larger than males, thereby more powerful in their attack, as well as less likely to be injured by retaliating prey.

Read more “Preserving the Sport of Khans”

Khankhongor School Scholarship Grantees 2021-22

This article was originally posted on Nomadic Expeditions Travel Blog

Since 2008, Nomadic Expeditions and the Three Camel Lodge have proudly supported local students studying traditional Mongolian music and dance at the Gobi’s Hanhongor School. We regularly host performances at the lodge that allow the students to share their talents with our guests and share the beauty of these traditional arts. Read more “Khankhongor School Scholarship Grantees 2021-22”

Naadam in Mongolia: The National Festival vs. the Countryside Festivals

What is the Naadam Festival?

Most travelers heading to Mongolia are intrigued by the annual Naadam Festival, the country’s traditional summer games. The games began more than 1,000 years ago and were created to ensure soldiers remained in shape during times of peace and consist of three events; wrestling, archery, and horse racing. The largest and most spectacular festival takes place in the capital of Ulaanbaatar on July 11 – 13. Over the summer, every province in Mongolia holds its own regional Naadam festivals.

Read more “Naadam in Mongolia: The National Festival vs. the Countryside Festivals”

A Nomadic Herder

The Nomadic Lifestyle

The Nomadic Lifestyle
A Lesson in Harmony with the Earth

Today the world is changing faster than we can comprehend, and it is all because of the industrial and technological advances of mankind. But on the Central Asian Plateau, a timeless way of life persists. Specifically in Mongolia, where Bronze Age nomadic tribes once roamed the steppes and the high mountains, their modern-day descendants today continue to live in coexistence with the environment.

Read more “The Nomadic Lifestyle”

Khailmag Recipe

Traveling Through Cooking: Khailmag

One of the best ways to get to know a destination is through their cuisine. And winter is the perfect time to explore their quintessential foods, as many of them are hearty. Mongolia’s gastronomy is rooted in ingredients yielded by the animals herded by nomadic families upon the vast steppe. These include cattle, sheep, goats, horses, camels, and some game meat. From these animals, they draw milk and create a range of delicious dairy products.

Read more “Traveling Through Cooking: Khailmag”

Make Travel A Force For Good Just By Choosing Beyond Green Hotels

The Covid pandemic has opened many eyes to how travel and tourism can help or hurt local communities. As travel restarts, choosing a vacation at a Beyond Green luxury property will not only help the environment but provide social and economic benefits to the community you visit. Why not make your vacation a force for good?

Read more “Make Travel A Force For Good Just By Choosing Beyond Green Hotels”