Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 8, 2013 6:13 AM Last Post By: Andy87
Feb 7, 2013 2:40 AM
Mongolia ToursHi all
This is just a quick one to explore the sort of costs we might be looking at (we are travelling as a couple) for the various tours on offer from the likes of Golden Gobi in Mongolia.
At this moment we are undecided on how long we will stay in the country, but it is likely to be approximately three weeks.
I'd love to hear of any tours from the hostels in UB that you have taken, if you'd recommend them and, equally importantly, the cost of such a tour. For planning purposes, I just need a budget figure for the time being. I'd love to see Khovsgol lake, the Gobi, Orkhon waterfall and the wild horses and, whilst I appreciate each of these are a long way apart, it'd be nice to know whether we would be better off doing these as separate tours from UB or as a complete three week tour. The experiences of others will go a long way to us deciding which option to go with.
Many thanks, and apologies that it is a bit brief but I'm in the planning stages at this moment in time.
Feb 7, 2013 4:18 AM
Feb 8, 2013 12:45 AM
2Thanks Dan, very useful. I'll perhaps budget for $100, then and hope to spend less.
Any information anyone could pass on about the feasibility of doing the sort of trip I mention in my OP as one longer trip (say 3 weeks) as opposed to using UB as a base and heading out on several different trips would be welcome, too. Which would be the most cost effective and beneficial in terms of seeing the many sights Mongolia has to offer?
As I say, I want a taste of the Gobi, the mountains, the lakes and the steppes. No one of those alone appeals - they all do!
Feb 8, 2013 1:38 AM
3if you contact and independent driver you will pay 100 euro per day for vehicle + driver + petrol to divide between your own group! so you write you are 2 it will cost 50$ per each for transportation. ad 10 euro each per day for lodging, eating and you can have your budget.
by take an independent driver you will do excatly as you want: number of days, where to stop, where to go to sleep at night.... you will be free in each step of your trip
I sugest you to have a look here information surely you will find some ideas, contacts to prepare your trip or understand how to do to make the most wonderful trip of your life.
we went there 5 times in last 12 years and will be again there this April and so we can recommend you strongly
this driver to make a self tailor trip. then you will compare with all information, contacts all people will give you and choose for the best solution!
feel free to ask me more information if necessary (will be away from 10-27th feb)
have nice trip in Mongolia
Feb 8, 2013 5:50 AM
4When do you plan to be in Mongolia? If it's the summer, and you don't mind forgoing luxuries like daily hot showers or room service, then I think it would be cheaper to do one or two longer tours rather than lots of shorter ones, because you'll be able to camp on the way instead of returning to UB.
In three weeks you can certainly cover the Gobi, the mountains, the lakes and the steppes, even go all the way to Bayan-Olgii the westernmost aimag if you're willing to hustle. But for your first trip I'd say take things at a moderate pace. Maybe on this trip you could consider visiting the Gobi, Khongo Khan mountain, Terhiin Tsagaan Lake & Huvsgul lake (moving south to north), and then visit Meningiin tal (the steppes of panic, in the east) on your next trip. You'll see steppes while traveling towards Huvsgul anyway, so I think you'll be fully satisfied. :)
I did the Gobi separately from the other places, but friends of mine did the UB-Gobi-Huvsgul-UB trip in 21 days with an independent guide (Tuya: email@example.com) & a driver and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Maybe you could email her if you have questions about costs and such.
Feb 8, 2013 6:13 AM
5I imagine we would be in Mongolia around August.
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