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Christopher Smith

After many years of travelling across central and northern Asia I decided to move to Mongolia permanently. I have always worked as a tour specialist and have spent the last 10 years bringing my love of Mongolia and my skills as a tour planner together to help visitors experience this amazing country.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialise in all of Mongolia and we really pride ourselves on planning trips that focus on activities such as off roading, musical experiences and nomadic lives. Mongolia is a country of spectacular beauty and ancient culture and we like to introduce our travellers to both of these aspects on trips that they will remember for a lifetime."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Before settling in Ulaanbaatar I spent many years working in various hotels across Europe and Asia but I always enjoyed the travel aspect of my job more than anything else. I settled in Mongolia in 2008 and have lived here ever since. I now use my experience as an independent traveller and my professional background with customer service and hospitality to help travellers to visit Mongolia."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The first time I travelled to the Gobi desert was in March (Tip, do not travel in the desert during March) After a 10 hour drive through the snow and rain we arrived at the ger of a local family with which we were planning to stay. Upon entering the home and being introduced to everyone the Grandfather of the family took out a large jug and poured me a bowl of fermented camels milk or Khormog. With everybody watching me I drank the whole lot in one go after which I was told that this was ill advised but that everybody was now really impressed with my determination to be a good guest. We spent the rest of the night playing games and drinking more fermented milk."

Christopher is part of the following groups: Mongolia Travel Agents
Explore the mythical plains of Mongolia on this amazing adventure!
Highlights of Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park, Singing Sand Dunes, & More - 10 Days

Welcome to wild and wonderful Mongolia, where you'll step back in time and travel across the vast plains, steppes, mountains, and deserts of this remote and beautiful country. Sleep in traditional nomadic ger camps, trek across the dunes by camel, swim in crystal clear lakes, explore the ruins of ancient cities and temples from the time of Chinggis Khaan and the Mongol Empire, and wander through the ultra-modern capital—all while enjoying the legendary Mongolian hospitality.

Terelj National Park
Northern Mongolia Tour: Ulaanbaatar to Khuvsgul Lake - 10 Days

This 10-day tour takes you through some of Mongolia's most impressive cultural and natural wonders. You'll hike to Aglag Buteel Monastery to see surreal Buddhist art, visit Uran Togoo National Park and its extinct volcano, and ride a horse-drawn sleigh on Lake Khuvsgul. Most nights will be spent in traditional gert camps with nomadic families. Of course, you'll also get to see Ulaanbaatar, with city tours of the bustling capital.

Eagle hunter in Mongolia
Western Mongolia Trek: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park - 5 Days

Go into the heart of Mongolian wilderness on this five-day trekking tour through Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, one of Mongolia's most exciting natural wonders. You'll spend three days hiking in the park and taking in the pristine beauty of this protected land. You'll also immerse in Mongolian culture with a visit to an eagle hunter village and an overnight stay in a traditional Mongolian gert.

Explore Mongolia
Best Time To Visit Mongolia

Mongolia’s geographic location in the heart of the Asian landmass - with no ocean to regulate its climate - results in long and frigid winters and a short, blustery spring. By contrast, Mongolia’s three-month summer bursts with activity - with Naadam sports festivals and opportunities to explore the countryside by Jeep, horseback or on foot. Autumn is the time to visit western Mongolia and experience the thrilling eagle festivals of Bayan Ölgii.

Horse trekking in Orkhon Valley
Horse Trekking In The Orkhon Valley - 14 Days

Eight hundred years ago the Mongols won an empire on horseback. Follow their path from their ancient capital, Karakorum, up the stunning Orkhon Valley, past waterfalls, hot springs and ancient Buddhist retreats. This nine-day itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for a moderately difficult horse trek that combines history, culture and natural beauty.