Mongolian Stopover and More

 

Day 1        Arrive Ulaan Baatar

Arrive Ulaan Baatar where you are met and transferred to your homestay for one night. After you have had time to refresh you will be taken on a two hour orientation walking tour of UB. In the evening you will be taken to a folk show which will last about one and a half hours. Afterwards you will be taken to a local Guanz (local restaurant) where you can try some famous Mongolian mutton food called Buuz (drinks at own expense). You will then be driven back to your homestay.

Day 2        To the Terelj National Park

About 0900 you will be driven to a Ger camp in the Terelj National Park which is about one hour north east of UB. The rest of the day you can relax, go for a walk up the hill behind your Ger, go for a horse ride (US$5 per hour) or just wander around the valley with its forests, streams and tranquillity. Your guide will stay with you and assist you with whatever activity you wish. In the evening you will visit a Nomadic Ger and enjoy dinner with the Nomads. **

Day 3        In the Terelj National Park

Today you can do whatever you want. Your guide will still be with you and will look after you and translate for you. In winter cross-country skis and toboggans will be supplied. Overnight in a Ger.

Day 4        Return to Ulaan Baatar

At about 1000 you will be driven back to your homestay in Ulaan Baatar. This afternoon you are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city and to do some shopping.

Day 5        Day trip to Manzushir Monastery

After a leisurely breakfast you will be taken to Manzushir Khiid (monastery). This idyllic Khiid is about 46km south west from Ulaan Baatar. Picnic lunch at the monastery. Afternoon free to explore Ulaan Baatar. For those who want some exercise you can cycle one way or both ways. It would take the average person about three hours to cycle to the Khiid. Overnight homestay. **

Day 6        End of trip

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport or railway station.

 **Mountain bikes are available so if you would like a bit of exercise you can cycle there and back or just one way. A guide and vehicle support is included. The Terelj is about 70km from UB and Manzushir about 40km.

Price includes

  • All accommodation according to your itinerary

  • Transfers as specified in the itinerary

  • Four wheel drive vehicle in the countryside

  • Breakfast in Ulaan Baatar and all meals in the country

  • Bottle of top notch vodka upon arrival (why not)

  • All camping equipment including sleeping bags

  • Two hour orientation tour in UB upon arrival

  • Entrance to the Folk Show (May to September)

  • Buuz at a local Guanz in UB

  • Mountain bike if booked

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How to get to Ulaan Baatar
Train #23 arrives in Ulaan Baatar at approx 1400 after departing Beijing at 0740 the previous day. This train operates twice a week. There is also a daily train from Irkutsk arriving UB at 0553 two days later. There are daily flights from Beijing and regular flights from Seoul, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo and Irkutsk.

Departing Ulaan Baatar
Train #263 departs daily to Irkutsk departing at 2110 and train #24 departs to Beijing twice a week. There are daily flights to Beijing and regular flights to Seoul, Berlin, Moscow, Tokyo and Irkutsk.

Accommodation
This package is based upon using homestays in UB with Tourist Gers and tents as per the itineraries. However, should you prefer hotel accommodation in UB please ask. This will cost more and the price will depend on what standard of hotel you wish and what room types are available. 

Visa
Australia/UK/New Zealand passport holders require a visa for Mongolia. US passport holders do not require a visa and all other nationalities should check with Passport Travel, their travel agent or the nearest Mongolian Consulate. 

Currency
The unit of currency is the togrog. 

NB All trips visit a Nomadic Ger for some local hospitality and/or camp next to a Nomadic Ger. However vegetarians and those who are lacto intolerant beware