A country where almost half of the population maintain a nomadic lifestyle, rugged Mongolia is a place where traditions have remained unchanged for centuries. Landlocked between China and Russia to the east of Central Asia, capital Ulaanbaatar is the largest population centre in Mongolia and the base for further exploration of the vast interior. Eastern Mongolia, a region of thick forests and endless grasslands, is Genghis Khan’s homeland and also where the great khan was born and raised. To the south, steppes turn to desert where the giant dunes of the Hongor and the remote Gobi can be explored. Alternatively head north passing isolated nomads to Lake Hövsgöl – one of the continent’s largest bodies of fresh-water. Mongolia is a one-off, truly adventurous destination. Pettitts specialises in providing quality, tailor-made holidays and tours to Mongolia.