We're planning (me and a friend) a very long trip in Mongolia. We are planning to go around the country, horse-riding, alone, for about 4-5 months, beginning in February 2017 . We know it is a very ambitious project, that can be rough, difficult and maybe also risky. We are fully aware of that but we still want to organise it and thus we would need some advices and some answers ;). I also have to add that I have a great experience in horse-riding and in horses in general. My mother…
I am loosely planning a 5 weeks jaunt next July, beginning with a flight to Beijing, where I will roam for a week, then catching a train to Mongolia, where perhaps 10 days can be wiled away with joy and wonder, and then another train to Russia, where St Petersburg and Moscow appear the finest choices, before flying onto London for a week to rub shoulders with my kinfolk, then returning direct to Melbourne from Heathrow.
I know so little about Mongolia...other than the image in my…
I have been just 20 days ago in Mongolia, traveling by motorcycle for two months.
I think it's very interesting for the traveler, consider a news, opened and new hostel, which has the best price-quality of all Ulaanbaatar.
It is called 4 Seasons and is close to Gandalf Temple in Opxhon 4 N 4.
Before, i check more of 16 hostels in all city, coz the final this is the best in qualites and prices with so diffrerence.
For rent motorcycle, only have two places in the city, one spensive (100$ day)…
Has anyone bought a motorbike from another country and driven it back to another country? Whats it like getting the bike out of the country you bought it in and getting it into other countries. I plan to buy one next summer and drive it to London! Lots of planning required!
Hi folks, I am a Singaporean flying into Mongolia and hope to take the train down from Ulaanbator to Beijing. Any good hostel to introduce me? How do I go around booking tickets as I understand the booking of tickets of the Chinese trains would have to be done there.
Other than these, any itinerary anyone can share? I am a photography enthusiast as well.
Hi all, I will be in UB for the next week and a half before heading out of town on some bike tours.
Does anyone have a link to an active educational centre that offers courses in survival Mongolian?
I found a couple of places mentioned online (International Bridge College, Friends Company School) but both websites are down/gone and I had a look for the Bridge place behind the Flower Hotel and found nothing. There is also the Santis Language Center but the website is in Cyrillic.
Howdy y'all. So for 2014 and 2015 Mongolia has had a 30 day visa free policy for EU passport holders. Does anyone know if 2016 will also have this policy, or should we have visas once again? Also crossing from China to Mongolia, is Erlian/Zamiin Uud the only crossing point for non- Chinese/Mongolians?
Thanks in advance for info
The Yak festival was held another 4km up the lake from the lava stone piles, infos are available on the internet. At the Yak Festival many activities included the big, hairy animals like yak milking, yak herding, yak rodeo, choosing the most beautiful yak, selling of yak products (mostly edible) plus the ever present wrestling competitions (without yaks). I thought in the beginning this was clearly a tourist event but it was quite the opposite. There were plenty of locals plus around 30 – 40…
I travelled in Mongolia for a month in July 2015 during Naadam.
Ulaan Baatar / UB:
UB in short is one of the most relaxed capitols I have ever been to, however life is grim for the countless residents of the Ger districts surrounding the capitol.
I have visited most sights of tourist interest as well as others like the UB Ballet School, the National Boxing Federation, a Model Agency, the Pethub Monastery with a boarding school for young lamas and helped out in a NGO which works in one of the Ger…