discover our nomads
This page is about connectivity between our community and our herders in Mongolia who take care of the land and livestock that provide us nature's most precious fibre – cashmere. We have joined forces with Bayantol Community of Must Soum in Khovd Aimag to create an ongoing up to date flow of information, points of views and values exchange between London, the world and Mongolia.
Khovd is one of the 21 Aimags (provinces) of Mongolia, located in the far west of the country, with 17 Soums (districts).
The Khovd Aimag is approximately 1,580 km from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital. Khovd Province’s territory of 76,133 km² is almost cut in half by the mighty Mongol Altai Mountain range where wild sheep, Ibex and Snow Leopard can be encountered.
Bears, Foxes, Boars, Ermines, Lynxes, Wild Cats, and Rabbits live in the forests, while Marmots live in the meadows. Condors, eagles, bearded vultures, hawks, snowcocks and kites soar the Khovd Aimag skies.
The mix of snow peak mountains, desert, dozens of fresh and saltwater lakes, 200 fast-moving rivers, valleys, caves, ancient rock paintings and fortresses make Khovd one of the most beautiful Aimags in Mongolia.
The Khovd population of 87,363 consists mainly of Kazakh, Khalkha, Zakhchin and dozens more ethnic groups.
Bayantol Community has 90 families and 172 members.