Would you believe me if I told you that you can ride camels near the city? You can add a vivid memory to your journey by riding two-humped Bactrian camels, which are rare and inhabit very few places around the world. It is especially pleasurable during the winter. When the camels have stored up enough fat for the winter, their humps seem much more secure and comfortable.
In Mongolia, there are many rivers to provide the experience of adventure, competition, and the challenge of speed and strength to the seasoned traveler. For people who want a quick daytrip close to the city, the Tuul River is recommended. Even though this 704 kilometer-long river - originating from Khagiin Khar Nuur and ending at the Orkhon River – has a calm stream, it has rapids and fallen trees along its banks to provide excitement for kayakers.
During his journey through Asia in the 13th century, Marco Polo wrote that people in Central Asia rode dog sleds. To the northeast of the city, along the Terelj River, dog sledding trips are offered. Dog sledding season starts from the end of November when rivers fully frozen. It offers you the chance to enjoy beautiful Mongolian winter and spend a day sledding through snowy landscapes accompanied by husky dogs.
At the beginning of the 1900s, the scholar Shagj sped through the streets of Ulaanbaatar, riding a device invented by a peasant named Efim Artamanov in 1800. It was how Mongolians met a bicycle for the first time. Later on, some Mongolian youth travelled around the world by bicycle in 1990s. It’s possible to go mountain biking around the city for distances of 7 to 70 kilometers, depending on your preference, all year round Dog Sledding During his journey through Asia in the 13th century, Marco Polo wrote that people in Central Asia rode dog sleds. To the northeast of the city, along the Terelj River, dog sledding trips are offered. It’s possible to go mountain biking around the city at a distance depending on your preference, all year round
A trip starts with unfolding a paraglider against the wind to smoothly explore from the sky with the support of vertical wind streams. There are several spots around Ulaanbaatar for people interested in paragliding. Artsat Valley of Bogd Mountain, which you can reach from Yarmag Terrace, is at an elevation of 1,200 to 1,400 meters above sea level, and 200 meters above its surrounding area. From this starting point, you can enjoy 2 to 10 minutes in the air. To the east of city stands Mount Bayanzurkh, which is at an elevation of around 1,800 meters above sea level, rising 600 meters above the surrounding ground. From here you can fly to a height of up to 1,000 meters, soaring for longer intervals.
A total of 472 species of birds belonging to 61 families and 204 genuses inhabit Mongolia. Eighty-one species are non-migratory and 391 of them are migratory birds. Nonmigratory birds come out of the torpor from March in Spring. Would you believe that you can watch most of them at cozy places around the city?