I plan to travel to Mongolia in the end of August and probably stay for an week.
Wonder if anyone will travel there at the same time so we can share tour to reduce the package price?
And I fond there are many different agent run tours, and the price is so different.
Do you think I should book tour now even I am still oversea or I better go there and get resources in hostels?
I am interested in horse trekking, and staying in ger with local family this kinda of trip.
Being solo female traveller seems not easy to plan budget trip in Mongolia...
Would appreciate any kind of advice.
Hello everyone! I'm a female solo traveler from Singapore and I will be heading to Mongolia from 15-23 June! I really want to go to the gobi desert but the tours I've checked online are super expensive for solo travelers. I would like to ask if I would get cheaper options when I arrive at UB? Hope to find people to join me on the tour too!! Contact me at melissatan315 gmail ! :)
I am planning to take the train from Beijing to Ulaan Bator in Mongolia.
What is your experience in this journey?
We are two Brazilians and are arranging a tour to Gobi and some places in Central Mongolia by Jeep from 16.05 to 24.05. The program is being drafted by our agent. Does anybody with adventurous spirit and backpacker style interested in sharing the costs with us? If yes, we could check this possibility with the agent who is organizing everything for us.
Could take the opportunity of visas now not being required for Mongolia at the present to exit China for the upcoming end of my 30 day visa in a few days time - but if the place is all iced up and bleak with not much to really experience because of it, nor do i want to injure myself any further hence Ive not gone up to icey Harbin as im recovering from a bad ankle sprain.
any thoughts or opinions on whether to go while im handy here in Beijing and flights are not particularly expensive at the moment - well about 180 pounds flying Beijing to UB and same from UB to Shanghai.
Im going to Mongolia in May for a 7 day trip there.
Does anyone have suggestions of what to visit and specially contacts of guides?
We are looking for an authentic experience, which include sleeping in local's home and having a real adventure.
We are backpackers so our budget is limited.
Thank you so much!!
My daughter may be joint the peace corps and traveling to Mongolia this year. Should I be worried for her safety
I'm planning a solo travel to Mongolia this coming Summer, but I'm conflicted on how long I should stay. I really want to see the amazing landscapes, animals roaming around the countryside, as well as see how the nomads live.
Preferably, I want to do this trip as solo as possible not relying on tours...but I realize a lot of sights are unavailable to tourists unless we go with a tour. So I am willing to compromise where necessary, but do you guys have any tips on trying to do a Mongolia trip solo? And how long would you guys recommend I stay? I'm thinking between 2-3 weeks.
Hi Guys, I want to take the Beijing to Ulanbaatar train, then go to Colombo. Air travel acccording to ebookers will take 30+ hrs from UB to CMB. Do you have any advice for me?
Nicolas and I will be in Mongolia from October 14th.
We would like to share the cost of a car and driver for a trip in Gobi desert with 1 or 2 persons.
If you are interested, please let us know :-)
i would like to take a " trangia" - an alcohol burning portable stove- with me during my travelling in Mongolia. Who know if i can buy alcohol fuel for using it in Uliastay?
We are two Vietnamese female and looking for companions to share the 13 day "Gobi + Lake Khubsgul" tour from 24/8. Tour itinerary is as following. Our tour operation is Khongor Expedition. Cost for group of 3 will be 81$/person/day, group of 4 will be 75$/person/day. The more people join the less cost per person. If you are interested in joining us, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
24/8. – Drive UB to Baga gazriin chuluu
25/8. - Bayanzag flaming cliffs
26/8. - Drive to Khongor sand dune
27/8. – Camel riding at khongor sand dune
28/8. – Ongi monastery ruins
29/8. - Orkhon valley
30/8. - Terkh White lake
31/8. - Drive to and visit *** city, centre of Khuvsgul province.
1/9. - Horse riding at Khuvsgul lake, in a beautiful green meadow
2/9. - Continue Horsetrip at Khuvsgul lake, visit a local family of reindeer herders
3/9. - drive to Khutag Undur, hiking at Uran-Togoo volcano
4/9. – Drive to and visit Amarbayasgalant
5/9. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar
please tell me where is city lounge in ulan bataar
Anyone had experienced travelling with Kazahk Tours from Ulgii? Any feedback would be appreciated as I am about to join them for a trekking tour of Altai Mountains.
Hello I have found older blogs of this question? My wife son and myself are traveling to Mongolia July of 2015. We are looking at what to do and have found a lot to do. We are looking for suggestions on guides. We like the adventure and not high maitance people. Any affordable local guides you would recommend would be appriciated.
Hey, I was wondering if there was a way to get to Irkutsk from Hatgal without going via Ulaanbaatar. When I go to google maps I can see that there is a road leading off the north of Khovsgol that goes to Irkutsk. Is there a ferry and bus transit between the two cities? I don't have a car so i'll be using public transport.
Kindly asking for some tips or suggestions on what things to do in Ulaan Bataar, and mainly on how to get to the Gobi as I heard there is also a Nadaam festival. Appreaciating always for some help.
Heyo! What's the best way to get started on a horse trek (ger to ger) from Ulaanbaatar to the northern lakes and western altai region? Anyone has any recommendations on whether i should buy/rent a horse, and recommendation for a guide? What are the prices for guides /per day currently?
Thanks so much
Is anyone familiar with a buddhist monastery in Mongolia that offers accommodation to short-term guests? 1 - 2 weeks? I will be traveling Mongolia in October 2014.
Hi, can I get a train ticket on the day of travel from UB to Darkhan? Has anyone done it and is it easy enough to do with no Mongolian language skills! Thanks (this may have posted twice due to email verification confusion!)
Can you book a train to Darkhan from UB on the same day - and is it easy or do I need to speak Mongolian! Thanks...
Where can I find knitting yarns in Ulan Bator?
I have organised what looks like a really interesting week long mixed tour leaving from Olgii on August 27th, going into the mountains, a bit of horse trekking, meet local people like Kazakhs and eagle hunters. Also the people who run it have a very good reputation. Might you be interested in coming along?! If so please drop me a line and I can give you more information - it will be far more economical (not to mention fun!) with more people, so the more the merrier!! Lotty x
I'm going to be arriving in Ulaanbaatar on August 6th and would like to do one of the tours offered around mongolia. I have 10 days to spend in the country, so if anyone wants to join, email me. Michael_loffler50@hotmail.com. Cool.
We will be travelling to Olgii (Mongolia) for the Eagle Hunters Festival, which takes place on the 5th and 6th of October.
We are planning on travelling south to Khovd from the 7th to the 12th, taking time to see some of the country side, national parks and local culture.
We have contacted a highly recommended guide who has proposed a really exciting itinerary leaving from Olgii, going through the Tavan Bogd Mountain Range, Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, Kurgan lakes, and eventually down to Khovd. Our guide seems very interested in sharing the local Kazak culture and we will be staying exclusively with families from each area we will be visiting.
We are hoping that other travellers would like to join us for this leg of our journey in order to split the costs of the guide, jeep and petrol.
If you are interested, please send us a message!
Bekki & John
Im planning on flying to Khovd and stay in the west part of Mongolia for around 2 weeks, anyone can give me some tips on things I could do?
I am a 24y male from new zealand traveling solo and looking for travel companions for a 7-14 day tour in Mongolia. I am in UB now and would like to go on tour asap. The city is not my cup of tea. I'm keen to get out.
I am looking to go to the northern and western areas but I'm flexible. I leave Mongolia on the 24 July. I have looked into tour options and they will organise tours where and as you want them with a days notice.
I just need some people to join me.
Hi - does anyone have the email for the chinggis guesthouse please, as the one in the lonely planet (email@example.com) does not seem to work.. thanks!
I am planning on traveling through Mongolia by myself for around 3 to 4 weeks.
I am a HUGE fan of nature and I would love to experience mongolia by doing treks, see beautiful nature and local culture.
I am aware of the fact that Mongolia isnt as easy for travelers, and I am wondering what the best way for me is to see as much as I can in those weeks.
I am not a huge fan of organized tours (although sometimes there's no other options) and im not the richest guy out there(just a student)
Please could someone with experience help me out?
Thanks a lot!!!
I'm a 25 years old girl from Slovenia and I'm travelling to Mongolia from 28th June to 16th July. What I want to do there is about 12-14 days long horse trekking (I'm an experienced rider - from the European perspective at least :)), budget option preferred (pack horses, no vehicles, local food, sleeping at family gers mostly). I am all alone, so I am very worried that it might be a problem to find some people or a group wanting to do the same thing at the same time - and I really don't want to go alone on the trip, it could get boring and I can't really afford it, probably it's also difficult to find a guide for one person only ... I'm thinking about Arkhangai, Khövgöl Nuur as a region, maybe with visiting Khustain national park for spotting takhi horse while driving north to the starting point (or on the way back). But I am very flexible about the region, but would prefer West! I could do a less adventurous tour with some driving, but mostly riding - if it'll mean cheaper tour and more people interested! I prefer spending most of the time on the horse though ... better than spending all the time in the car ...I like watching landscape, animals (I am finishing veterinary school at home!), nature, nomadic life - more than historical monuments!
I will be looking around guesthouses in UB, but I won't have a week to arrange the trip, just a day or two if I want to get back in time ...
I do have an amazing offer that is for now much too expensive for me. It goes from Arkhangai province to Khuvsgol lake (Khövgöl Nuur). It's about 14 days long, most days 50-60 km of riding per day (tough, so probably not for beginner riders!).
"Two guides: 1- English speaker guide who will assist you throughout your trip 2- Local guide who takes care of horses and guides you through the destination.
• 4 Horses. 3 for you and your guides. One for the equipments (if I go alone, which I won't)
• Three time meals,
• Ger camps (Mongolian traditional houses) , Tent
• All other accommodation"
The price is far too high for me alone, 2390 dollars (and you should add the transportation to the starting and from the ending point to the cost!!), but with enough people it can maybe become affordable ... please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or here if you're interested! And of course also if you're interested in any other mostly horse riding tour in the same time frame! I promise that I am an interesting travel buddy and very uncomplicated :) I'm coming to UB on 28th in the morning, staying at Idre's hostel the first night!