Hi everyone. Im thinking about going to Mongolia for a month in June and im wondering just how expensive it is to get around? I would like to spend 10 days around the Gobi Desert and some time hiking in some of the National parks. Im planning on camping if its possible, since i dont have a lot of money. But transportation seems difficult every where I look? What is the best approach to budget travel in Mongolia (hostel organized tour, renting a driver, etc)?? and what should I expect to pay per day in any case, or for a tour package or driver haha. Thanks in advance for any responses.
Hi I am looking for a local travel guide both speaking english and italian
Hi there im planning on taking the Trans Mongolian from Moscow to Beijing.
I want to break up my journey by getting off in Ullanbator for a few days. I want to see around the capital before i get on a train to Beijing.
So i was wondering how often do they have Ullanbator to Beijing trains as i do have to be in Beijing on a certain date before the start of a tour
I have recently really taken to the idea of spending a few months traveling through/ living in Mongolia, and am just after any advice anybody has in terms of doing something like this.. Ideally I'd like to spend as much time in the wild, as opposed to hostels in UB etc, but anything anyone can tell me in terms of what to expect, what I need to plan, budget, places, times.... And so on, I think from what I have read the best time would be over the months of May-August?
Thanks in advance!
We've always wanted to go to Mongolia, and Ulaanbaatar, during Ulaanbaatar's Naadam festival. The airfares, however, during that period are usually prohibitive; we are thus trying to convince ourselves that we should just go to Mongolia outside of the Naadam festival. Can we see traditional wrestling, archery, or horseback riding during the regular (non-Naadam) season? What are the pros/cons for going to Mongolia (and Ulaanbaatar) during non-Naadam period? Any other thoughts from those who have been to Mongolia during non-Naadam period?
Thank you so much!
Any suggestions for a good hostel in UB?
We have the opportunity of visiting Ulaanbaator for two days in December this year. Could anyone tell me how difficult it is to visit the city at this time of year? I know just how cold it gets, but is it still possible to visit museums, shopping, walk around the city etc. Please excuse my ignorance!!
I outside of Mongolia at the moment and I want to order a flower for my wife who lives in UB. I would like to have a phone number of flower shop with delivery service. Thank you.
P.S. This is kinda urgent. It's her special occasion.
I'm checking trips options from Israel to Mongolia but the costs are pretty high (between 4000$ to 5000$).
Im trying to search an option to take a flight to Europe and from there organized trip.
The Questions is where from and if you have any experience of such trips ?
Are they much cheaper and worth such way of traveling ?
Maybe there are such trips which are English language guided but from the Far east ?
Anyone has any idea ?experienced that ?
Not sure if it belongs here but I'll post anyway.
I was wondering if anybody knows a good site to learn Mongolian?
I googled a little and every site that came up wasn't great...
I need something from the very very beginning.Not just simple vocabulary or useful words for travel.
Any idea where I can buy a tribal rug when I go to Ulaanbaatar soon? I understand from friends that the only ones in the Govt Department Store are machine made and pretty horrible.
My wife and I have been invited to a Mongolian home for dinner. Are there any traditions I should know in regards to bringing a gift, manners, proper etiquette? I would like to appear not totally ignorant.
I have seen one border crossing to the south into China at Erenhot, is there also one in the east as I want to visit Hailar in China and don't particularly want to deviate all the way to Erenhot.
I will leave for Mongolia September 1 and I need housing for 3 months that isn't really expensive. Any ideas or places are appreciated
Where can I hang out in Ulaanbaatar to make some Mongolian friends? I'm a HK Chinese. How are their attitudes towards Chinese? are they anti-chinese?
My son is traveling to Ulaanbaatar with a group of 9 college students for 2 weeks. What is the best thing to do for a cell phone there. The don't really need phones to chat on, but would like to have them in case of emergencies and to keep in touch with each other occasionally. My first thought was to stop at the Walmart there and pick up a trakfone, but I don't think that will work. Verizon has a plan for international travel, but it is4.99 a minute. I have seen some companies that offer international phones at1.99 a minute to either buy or lease. Is there another option there in Mongolia?
I have free time and I wanna meet people.. firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll travel to Mongolia soon and am already very excited :-) Since I guess that not every doctor speaks english, I would be very glad if someone could translate "I'm allergic to penicillins" for me. Just in case ;-)
Thank you so very much!
I plan to go on hiking trip in late July around 8 days. I am solo female, looking for others to possibly join. It will be organized. Has anyone heard of the company toursmongolia.com? Also, how safe is it to be by myself in capital and Gobi if others don't join?
My 4 friends and I are travelling from Beijing via Mongolia to Moscow Russia in a month. We are Canadian. We work in China (have China work permit). Do you know if
A. we can get a Mongolian visa in 1 day in Beijing (dont care how much)
B. can we get a mongolian visa at the border.
Thank you !!!
My girlfriend and I are looking at going on a tour from the 1st of July to the 11th of July, just in time for the Naadam festival in UB. So far we have 1 more traveller that is interested, which means we're looking for upto 3 more people to join us!
This is the tour:
As you can see we are covering a lot of ground in 11 days, and if we get 3 more people that brings it down to 1000 USD including 2 internal flights, which i think is a great deal.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if youre interested!
Ok, so I am arriving at Chinggis Khaan International Airport on an early flight from Beijing (3:00 AM) on a Sunday morning this summer. I have *one day* before I have to fly out again (long story.) Here is my plan:
Get a taxi to Terelj National Park, figuring by the time I arrive, the sun will have risen. Explore the park until about 10:00 AM, then take a taxi back to UlaanBaatar (figure 2 hours?). Explore downtown from 12-2, then take a taxi to the airport in order to make my 5pm flight back to Beijing.
#1. Does this sound doable? (If slightly insane)
#2. How much should I expect to pay in terms of taxis or other transportation?
#3. Any tips for how best to execute all of this?
Having unexpected trouble with getting Mongolian visa before travel, I wonder if I could get a tourist visa on arrival at the border, probably by train (secondly by bus).
We’ll travel from Irkutsk –Ulan Ude towards Ulan Bator.
Some web searching brings up that travelers in the past have done so without problem and a guidebook says it’s ok, but other conflicting info from official websites or travel agents I emailed, says not to do it.
So, anybody has solid info on that, perhaps recent experience…?
if it is sth we can rely on, and at what cost…
This could save us -A LOT OF TROUBLE- to avoid spending time in Siberian consulates of Mongolia (Irkutsk –Ulan Ude) … or paying funny consulate fees for urgent process etc
Many many thanks to all
Nikolaos / Greece
Is it possible to hire a driver to take one from Beijing all the way to Ulaanbaatar? Or maybe to the Mongolian border, and from there take another car to Ulaanbaatar?
If so, does anyone have a sense of how much I should expect to pay, and anything else I should know?
Me and my sister are looking to do a tour round mongolia and are looking for people to join in on a tour to split the cost. It would be around the begining of August 2011. We are not sure how long we want to stay or where we want to go so we can be very flexible! If your interested in this give me and email back here or at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm an English teacher in Taiwan and am looking into a job in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. I would like to hear any generalities good or bad from travellers or locals in the city or around. THanks for any tips and advice!
This looks like a possibility for me in April, but I would like to hear any recent experiences people may have had with the program during the winter. Three days ago I sent in their form and although I got a copy sent to my own E-mail, I have received no personal or formulated response.
I went back to their web page, but it was "under revision".
I have been struggling with the uncertainties of April travel to Mongolia. It just does not look good for going and hoping to find like minded travelers who want to share expenses. No, 'travel buddies' has not been productive. Any ideas or opinions will be appreciated.
Hi all, I am a single female, early 30s, and really interested in making Mongoloa my next travel destination. I don't have much time off from work and therefore feel like a tour is the best option. Problem is, I was hoping to go on a tour where the participants are in my age range and therefore I can meet some people as opposed to be completely the odd person out in a bunch of 50 year old couples. Does anyone have any suggestions? Amyone interested in traveling to Mongolia (would also be game for a Mongolia-Tibet adventure). I'd love to hear from you!
Heard reports that there is a daily overnight bus from UB to UU in russia.
Is this true?
Only seem to find info on the morning bus online.
An overnighter would be much better. It is run by Vostok Trans?
Any ideas please?
My boyfriend and I will do a trip to Mongolia in mid-May (as part of a longer trip with the Transsib). We have booked a jeep tour (including a guide) via a travel agency, visiting places such as Ikh Gazryn Chuluu, Dalanzadgat Yolyn Am, Saikanovoo, Kharakorin, and Erdenesant. We will stay in ger camps and twice in a nomadic family.
Board is included, however we are wondering if there is any possibility on the route to buy things? We will be on tour for seven days and plan to buy at least drinks (bottles of water) to take along with us. When we arrive in Ulanbataar, however, we actually do not want to take some 20/30 bottles with us for the entire week.
So has anyone of you experience with shooping on the route in the steppe and desert? Are there any small shops that we will pass? Or gas stations where you buy things? Or what about these ger camps - do they offer anything?
I am really hoping to get some answers here. Thank you very much!