Winter in Mongolia could be cold but incredibly beautiful. Visiting the Ice Festival is the best experience in the frosty weather. It is annually organized by the locals at Khuvsgul , the purest and the deepest lake of Mongolia.
Tsagaan sar could be understood as the Mongolian lunar new year, held annually in February. It is the first day of the year according to the Mongolian lunisolar calendar which has been used for years. Tsagaan sar is a traditional holiday which brings families together in joyful atmosphere.
One can not imagine Mongolian Gobi without its main inhabitant- the Bactrian two humped camel. During the camel festival, many programs are organized such as camel race, camel polo, cultural performance like traditional songs and dances by the local bands.
The Winter Horse Festival is an eye opening experience that allows you to get an in-depth insight of Mongolian horse culture. If you are a photographer, this is an ideal place to shoot Mongolian winter, the unique horsemanship and the local nomads in their beautiful traditional outfit, called the "deel".