For those heading to the beautiful Khuvsgul Lake in Northern Mongolia, I strongly recommend to stop at the Mongol Ujin Camp. I just spent a few very relaxing days there. Dawaa, the owner, speaks perfect English and loves this area. She is full of good advises on where to go for a treck, a horse or bicycle ride. She is really passionate with the nature around the Lake and is a pleasure to talk to.
The Mongol Ujin Camp is located near the river and not far from the shops in town. Very…
I purchase a RT ticket on Saturday through their website and paid with credit card... the charge has posted on my credit account just fine, and I received a "email receipt" but did not get the usual "online ticket email" with the full itinerary... has anyone purchased an online ticket through AeroMongolia?
HI, I'm from Portugal but live in Dubai at the moment. There's no Mongolian embassy here. According to what I've read I can get a visa on arrival but I need an invitation letter. I was thinking in doing independent travel so I guess the tour operators can't help me. Do you know where can I get this invitation and if getting a visa on arrival is actually a "safe" system?
I'm planning to visit the Gorkhi Terelj park in late September 2016, and have a few questions to those of you that have been there -
1) What is the best to go there directly from the UB airport?
2) Recommendations for a nice Ger camp or hotel
3) I plan to be there for 2 nights, what are the highlights that I should see?
4) Is it possible to rent a bicycle there?
Thank you for your help!
For those who have been: How would you rate the safety for a single traveler, white male american? I've heard there is a xenophobic undertone in some parts of the capital that can turn violent. Just curious as to the general mood for travelers. I've been to La Paz, Addis Ababa, and Sao Paolo without incident but was curious. Rumors are always a bummer.
This question was asked last year but not answered and the thread locked.
I'm currently travelling to bayankhongor by bus and are wondering if anyone has contacts with people who could organise tours or even more hopefully, transport through to Girvan saikhan national park. I know it's a fairly sketchy route.
If that fails, does anyone know of transport via Road between bayankhongor and dalanzadgad?
I'm arriving in UB August 3, departing Mongolia August 30.
Planning to roam as far and wide in that time as possible - if anyone is looking to team up / travel / split costs of vehicle or tours etc, feel free to contact me. I'm 34, from NZ, have traveled pretty extensively (backpacked 70 odd countries), but never been to Mongolia - and am absolutely looking forward to it.
We are a family (2adults_42 and 44 + 2kids_4 and 10) from Germany who is living in Norway. Our plan is to rent a Russian minibus (8 seats) with driver and translator and to do a tour in the Altai area (roughly City-Khovd-Olgiy - ulaangom) and than slowly back to Ulaan Bataar. We have already found a driver and translator who would do the tour. The driver will start the trip in UB around the 27th July, while we will take a flight from UB to Khovd, where we will meet him 3 days later. So whoever…
Is it doable to go independently to see attractions around Dalanzadgda and Mandalgov and hire day guides/transportation on a need-basis in these cities? I will bring camping gear and camp whenever possible. Thanks!
Once every five years an official ceremony worshiping the beautiful snow caped mountain of Otgontenger Uul takes place. This year it is expected to begin early morning of the 22nd of July 2016. Mongolian families, Buddhist monks and officials will attend this unique ceremony.
The president of Mongolia is expected to take part in the ceremony and will present his offerings to the mountain.
Bring a blue silk scarf with you to wrap around the Ovoo overlooking the mountain for good luck.