How To Wear A Mongolian Deel

We’re in the Gobi Desert. Heading to the home of the Zorgio family – camel herders at Tsagaan Suvraga in Dundgobi Aimag. There’s nothing for miles around. We’re surrounded by limitless landscapes.

What you can’t see is that it is approximately minus 15 degrees. It is bitter cold. But, we’re out in the glorious winter light putting on our deels prior to arriving at the family home to say hello for Tsagaan Sar – Mongolian Lunar New Year during one of our Eternal Landscapes Mongolia winter tours.

Mongolia is known as the ‘land of the eternal blue sky’ because it receives roughly 240 days of sunshine per year. What most travellers don’t know is that most of these ‘blue sky days’ occur in the winter months.

So, yes. It might mean experiencing bitter cold temperatures but boy is it worth it. Mongolian deels are optional.