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.
We are a couple arriving to UB on Sept 14,
We would like to start a full week's trip to multiple sites sometime between Sept 16 - 18. We are interested in renting a van and a driver / guide to keep the costs low. We will plan the details in UB.
The trip will include Gobi Desert, staying in Ger camps, and possibly Kharkorum. If you are interested please contact me at email@example.com
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?
Im a nice Chilean guy travelling solo, 24 years old. Looking for some company for a self guided (gps) motorbike tour, probably one of the most exciting ways of getting to know this country!
I already have bought what should be needed:
Brand new Shineray motorbike (the one that the nomads use and therefore know exactly how to fix in case of any trouble)
Stove and lots of food
Foldable tent (takes 3 seconds to get done)
Gps and map
I am very flexible with the dates (have 6 weeks here from today), with the duration of the trip and with the places as well. I think that a good start should be heading west before Gobi desert, asap!
I can maybe fit one more person in my bike. To anyone interested to join with his/her own motorbike I can also provide information about renting/buying here in Ulaanbaatar.
Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me to this local number: 94138253
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
Going to Mongolia and there are 3 of us, anyone wants to join in our group (bunch of malaysians) for 14days tour in mongolia?
9/8/2013-23/8/2013 14days tour
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!
I'll be travelling with my boyfriend to Mongolia, flying in to Ulaanbataar in July and back out in September. Any advice on a route to take, or generally how to fill the two months best? In the first throes of planning so open to any suggestions.
We're looking for a ride share to Tsetserleg tomorrow, Wednesday, June 27th. (Thursday would also work.) Two American travelers with a bit of outdoor gear. There are no buses to Tsetserleg during the election tomorrow! We're definitely willing to share the cost of travel! We're staying at Zaya hostel. Thank you!!
Hi! I will be arriving in UB on the 22nd of September and would love to do a tour of the Gobi desert. Anyone interested in joining me?
I am hoping to do a tour that involves horse trekking, but I don't possess a hard hat or any riding stuff, which I understand is required... is it possible to buy this kind of stuff in ulaanbataar? Thanks!
I have an upcoming vacation for the 18-21 of September that I would like to spend on a horse in Mongolia. Does anyone know how to make this happen? Are there 3 day horse back tours? (All the tours I have seen have been for fixed dates and are 10-15 days long. ) I would really appreciate your feedback and advice.
Planning to visit Mongolia in late june 2013 to mid july for Naadam. Am considering trans siberia too! Looking for travel mates...
I want to go by train from Beijing to Ulan Bator, can i buy the tickets on the same day and how much do they cost
I am currently living in Turkey and going to Mongolia for 3 weeks and am not able to get any insurance for my camera equipment here in Turkey. Does anyone know of an Insurance company that will insure me from the UK? Many thanks.
does anyone has experience with driving a small motorbike in Mongolia. Do you get stopped often by the police for driving license checks?
Any recommendations for reliable experienced knowledgeable English speaking driver with a jeep for 2 weeks in Mongolia?
I m from 28 June until 18 July in Mongolia is it easy to meat another traveler to join to me.
Sorry if this post isn't in the appropriate forum. I didn't know whether to post in China or Mongolia so settled on both.
I am looking to take this train route in June, preferably on or around the 27th June, when I believe there is a train. I want to book this in advance, as it's the busy season. Can anyone recommend any travel agencies for purchasing tickets or advise me of the best way to buy?
Any help would be much appreciated!
I am planning to spend a total of 2 nights in UB before I go to the west of mongolia.
are 2 nights enough to get a quick glimpse of the city?
I plan to travel to Mongolia around 5/20-5/31 and take a guided tour to Gobi desert or something similar for 8-9 days. I looked around and all the tours seem to require certain number of people and haven't found any confirmed tour group yet. Does anyone of any other method than searching for people to join the same tour at the same time in order to save money? I read that some people just go to UB with no plan and sign up for the tour at the hostel but when I tried emailing some of the hostels in UB they said they don't have any confirmed tour groups. If anyone is interested in traveling to Mongolia around the same timeframe please let me know as well. Maybe we can join the same tour group. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
What is the safest approach to drinking water? I was told be careful since many vendors reseal plastic bottle lids with heat to make you think they contain safe water when in fact, they bottles that have been used used and refilled with water that can make you very ill.