- Accommodation in deluxe hotel in Ulaanbaatar (twin standard room double occupancy).
- Temporary ger camp or hotel in Bayan-Ulgii.
- Three meals a day.
- All entrance fees.
- Sightseeing as per itinerary.
- Transportation by 4WD vehicle.
- Domestic airfare Ulaanbaatar-Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar
- English speaking local tour guide.
- Daily supply of bottled water.
Trip does not Include
- International airfare.
- Travel insurance.
- Items of personal nature, phone, drinks, tips, etc.
- Optional additional activity cost.
- Excess baggage charge, airport taxes and fees.
- Single room supplement.
Trip Difficulty Level
This is an easy to moderate plus graded trip, rated 3 on a scale of 1-5, 1 being easy and 5 difficult. So, all travelers with average health condition can go on this trip but must be prepared for long day drives on bad roads. The trip involves some mild adventures like camel riding, horseback riding etc. We use 4WD vehicles for all transfers and tours.
Although, no extreme adventures are involved, this is also not the trip for luxury and leisure seekers. You should be willing to walk, hike and prepared for long day drives on dirt roads. Outside Ulaanbaatar, roads are unpaved, so they are bumpy and can be dusty as well. Please bring the pollution mask to protect your nose and mouth to avoid inhaling the dust.
Although the trip is physically not challenging, some degree of physical fitness level is expected. The more physically fit you are, the more you will enjoy the trip. If you do not lead an active life, please start soft training 2-3 months prior to the trip. Engage yourself in hiking, jogging, swimming, cycling or aerobics for 25-30 minutes a day. Avoid using elevators or use bicycles instead of car if it's a short ride.
What is it like staying in a Ger Camp?
While cities have modern buildings, more than a half population of the country stays in the traditional ger camps. Once you are away from the city, you will sleep in the gers- the traditional tents of nomadic herders. The gers are made of a latticed wood and covered with felt and canvas layers. The gers are well furnished with colorful wood framed furniture and heated by the wood stove. Dining hall and western style toilet are located in the main building. Hot water may be available only certain hours of the day as they are heated in a tank.
Staying in ger camps gives an experience of the lifestyle of Mongolian nomadic culture.
All ground transportation will be by 4WD vehicles.
Our tours are led by experienced local Guides who are proficient in English and have good knowledge on history, culture and religion of Mongolia. Guides in the different cities can be different persons.
Passport and Visa:
Remaining validity of your passport must be at least 6 months on the last day of the tour. Please, also make sure you are not running out of blank visa pages for entry and departure seals. US citizens don't need visa for Mongolia for up to 30 days.
Booking and payment schedule
There are only 3-flights a week to Bayan-Ulgii and during the Golden Eagle Festival, there is very high demand. So, if you are thinking about this trip, please, do not wait until the last moment. It's advisable that you book this trip minimum 6 months before.
US$ 300 per person initial deposit is requested along with a completed booking form and a copy of passport. Balance payment is due 90 days prior departure. Balance payment by credit card attracts additional 3.5% fee. Payment made within 90 days before the travel date needs to be made by cashier check. We reserve the right to refuse certain form of payment.
90 days prior departure: US$ 150 (Administrative Fee).
60-89 day's prior departure: US$ 250 or 25% of the land cost whichever is higher.
45 days to 59 days prior departure: US$ 450 or 50% of the land cost whichever is higher.
30 days to 44 days prior departure: US$ 600 or 75% of the land cost whichever is higher.
Less than 30 days: 100%.
Travel Protection Plan
While we plan and do our best to make your trip smooth and seamless, there may be chances of unforeseen events and conditions such as illness, accident, inclement weather, and flight cancellation or missed connection or loss of baggage etc. that may cause interruption or delay or total cancellation of your trip putting your hard earned travel investment in jeopardy. It’s also possible that you may need medical assistance, emergency evacuation or medical transportation when you get ill or involve in an accident when you are traveling in remote areas. Far and High trips do not cover any of these expenses or losses and so we strongly recommend you that you should protect yourself and your travel investment against these unfavorable conditions.