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Nomadic Lifestyle

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Tour Brief

  • Duration: 1 night / 2 days
  • Activities: Learning and experiencing nomadic culture and unique local traditions, hiking.
  • Distance: 220kms
  • Group: Min 2 - Max 6
  • Season: January – December
  • Fitness level:

Price included

Stay in Mongolian Ger of nomad family (1 night)
English speaking guide service
Entrance fee to Protected Area
All transfers by private car in the countryside
Meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner as mentioned per day itinerary

Price excluded

International transportation to and from Mongolia
Hotel stay in Ulaanbaatar
Travel insurance
Mineral bottled water and alcoholic drinks
Tips and gratuities
Laundry and items of a personal nature.

Highlight

Besides from Mongolian beautiful landscapes, the main attraction of our country lies in its nomadic tradition and unique lifestyle. About 850.000 nomads live in traditional Mongolian lifestyle right now. In order to safe-keep the nomadic tradition we invite you to live as a nomad encouraging them to meet foreigners exchanging cultural similarity and differences. Be a nomad like a Mongolian doing every day works and activities. During these days you’ll spend time with them from dawn till dusk, learning their etiquette and engage in the daily chores, such as participating in cooking, making different kinds of dairy products, milking cows and sheep, herding the livestock with lasso on horseback await you.

Places to visit

Ulaanbaatar – Nomad community – Khustai NP – Ulaanbaatar.

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Itinerary

Day 1Visit to Nomad community

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8 am. One hour drive towards south west of Ulaanbaatar brings us to the mountain valley where the nomad family resides. They will welcome you with their unique traditional etiquette. They will offer unconventional home-made special dairy products, Mongolian salty milk tea or Suuteitsai, Mongolian biscuit or boortsog and so on. You can interact with nomad people and get well acquainted with their nature hugging lifestyle. It’s optional to hire a horse riding service. Explore the neighborhood by trekking around local area. You will feast upon the Mongolian traditional cuisine. In the evening you will be mentored with a lesson of “Shagai”, traditional game. You’ll have an opportunity to play with nomad family various type of game like eliminate the similar herding animal, capture the livestock and horse racing game which you need the shagai or sheep ankle bones to play. We’ll be staying in a nomad family guest ger. LD

Day 2Visit to Khustai National Park

After the nomad daily breakfast, we will continue our journey to Turkish historical monument Ungut, the ancient graveyard of 7th century then continue on travelling to Khustai National Park which is encompassing an area of 50.620hectare is the habitat of resurrected wild Mongolian horses popularly known as Takhi or Przewalski’s horse. Explore the park to spot the Takhi horses in the wilderness. We’ll have a lunch in the ger camp of Khustai National Park. We will visit the information center and get more insight about the Takhi horse. Late afternoon we will head back to Ulaanbaatar city and transfer you to your hotel. End of the service. BL

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StatusStart dateEnd dateSingle PriceJoin
Open21 Mar 201922 Mar 2019 -290$Book
Open30 Mar 201931 Mar 2019 -290$Book
Open14 Apr 2019 15 Apr 2019 -290$Book
Open26 Apr 2019 27 Apr 2019 -290$Book
Open17 May 2019 18 May 2019 -290$Book
Open09 Jun 2019 10 Jun 2019 -290$Book
Open22 Jul 2019 23 Jul 2019 -290$Book
Open11 Aug 2019 12 Aug 2019 -290$Book
Open06 Sep 2019 07 Sep 2019 -290$Book
Open13 Oct 2019 14 Oct 2019 -290$Book
Open12 Nov 2018 13 Nov 2018 -290$Book
Open15 Dec 2018 16 Dec 2018 -290$Book

Note

  • Private departure is available on request.
  • City sightseeing excursion tour is available on request
  • Customize your trip: we are able to make amendments in the program according to our client’s special interest and request. Details would be discussed by emails in advance.
  • Hotel stay and transfer: we are glad to book your hotel and transfer in Ulaanbaatar as well as private transportation for your trip at our discounted rates.

Tailoring your tour: we are delighted to create and arrange your special trip according to your specific interests and wishes. Please contact us for details.

More information: info@tourmongolia.com or sales@tourmongolia.com

Trip information

Joining point
Your guide and driver will pick you up at the location you confirmed with us in advance. It can be your accommodation, airport or train station in Ulaanbaatar. Pick up time will be stated at the confirmation document/or single email we would send you after the booking made.

Joining point instructions
Meet your tour guide who holds a welcoming board with your name(s) shown. It is your responsibility to advise us of your accommodation, number of flight/or train and carriage numbers in advance.

Problems and emergency contact information
In the case of an emergency, or concerns about a missed pick-up please contact us on cell phones: (+976) 9905 9466, (+976) 9909 8467.
For all other enquiries and outback tour services please contact our office team on (+976) 11 35 46 62.

Finishing point

Your guide and driver will drop you off at the location you confirmed with us in advance. It can be your accommodation, airport or train station in Ulaanbaatar.

Passport and visas

All travelers must obtain a visa before traveling to Mongolia. Some nationalities can obtain visa at the airport, however it requires an application through us to the Immigration Authority of Mongolia in advance.
Please check the following website for your nationalities requirements. www.consul.mn

Food and dietary requirements

Travelers with special dietary requirements or food allergies must inform at the time of booking. Due to the nature of our trips, food is basic. We are able to provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten free food to our clients. However religious dietary requirements and specifically sourced foods are unable to be catered for remote trips.
Inclusive meals in your trip as indicated B, L, D with per day itinerary. On most days, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. For expedition trip, your service team will prepare meals. You will have an opportunity to assist with cook and learn how to make Mongolian traditional meal. As well as your help on daily activities such as setting up dining camp, prepare meals and clearing dishes is much appreciated.
It is also available to have and taste traditional dairy products such as yogurt /Mongolian name is tarag/, dried milk curds /aaruul/, milk tea /suutei tsai/, fermented mare’s milk wine /airag/, sour cream /tsotsgii/ and cheese /byaslag/ when you visit nomad herder families.
Generally, in Mongolia water quality is good. But you are advised to buy mineral water with big bottles from shops, food markets and kiosks in capital and many of the provinces centers and tourist Ger camps in the countryside. Mineral or bottled water usually exclude in our offers since we try to produce as less garbage as possible. But in other hand we provide well plenty of drinks like tea and coffee during our trips.

Accommodation

Depending on your trip in countryside, you will have different type of accommodations including tourist Ger camps, community based Eco Ger camp and nomad Ger homes or tents.
Normally, three or four beds are in one Ger and 2 people will share a tent. And the Ger camp provides restaurant/bar, western-style toilet, washing facilities and showers. Low-impact eco, community based Ger camps provide composting toilet and shower where available.
Nomad home condition is very basic, none of shower, a ground hole surrounded with side covers as used for composting toilet.
For expedition trips with tent stays, we provide good quality light spacious tent of 3people for twin occupancy. And as well we provide other gears including foldable mattress, ground sheet tarpaulin, toilet tent, sometimes shower tent and dining tent for groups with more than 5 parties, kitchen equipment, table and chairs depending on the trip conditions.
All travelers in expeditions trips are advised to bring own sleeping bags according to hygienic reasons.

Land transport

Mongolia is a big country! Here in Mongolia we’re used to driving long distances between destinations. An advantage of driving trip you can travel through different zones and enjoy vast open spaces with natural contrasts within several days. During the trip, approximately it takes 5-8 hours driving from one to next destination. Each 1-1.5 hours, we have short stop frequently for photographs, toilets, stretch and meet with local nomads.
In the countryside, we use 4WD vehicles, specially, Russian minivans and Japanese jeep and minivans. Normally, 2-3 people can seat in one jeep with luggage. The Russian minivan has capacity of 6 people with luggage and Japanese minivan can take up to 4 people with luggage.
All vehicles used in our tours are insured and carefully prepared before departures. Our drivers are also good mechanics, have many years of experience for driving through unmarked, unpaved bumpy roads in the countryside.

Money matters

The Mongolian currency is called Tugrug (MNT). Please refer recent rates on
www.bloomberg.com/markets/currencies
Credit and debit cards are accepted in Ulaanbaatar and center of the provinces.
Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are common in central areas.

Important notes

Refill bottle: Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. We encourage our clients not to use small bottled water when traveling in countryside.
Battery: Trips with stays in Ger camps have access to power to recharge batteries for phones and cameras every couple of days. We would like to recommend to bring an extra battery for your camera. For expedition trips, most handy item is solar charger.
Headlamp: A headlamp or torch is useful at night time. Some Ger camps have limited lighting and are powered by generators that switch off at a certain time.
Pack: Please ensure you pack appropriately according to season and temperature. Warm jacket, thermals, underpants, woollen hat is advisable for the colder months. Please refer our “Pre travel advisory” document with detail information regarding temperatures during your travel time.
Luggage: Please pack smart. Due to the domestic flight luggage limitation, a passenger can carry maximum of 15 kg including hand baggage. Excess luggage will be charged according to airlines fee.
Tour guide: The aim of the guide is to help you have the best trip possible. Your guide will provide information on the places you are travelling through, organize things to do and see according to the itinerary, lead the group including travelers and service staff. The guide will provide you all relevant information for options and introduce you to our nomad herders along the way.
Safety: We will provide you relevant information on safety before and during the trip. As well as we would like to recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. Travel insurance is compulsory for joining all our trips.
Responsible Travel: Being a responsible tour operator is at the heart of what our company is all about. We committed to offering low-impact tours that benefit traveler and host alike. Thanks to our clients support (who paid for tours) we work with local communities, businesses and individuals to develop sustainable tourism opportunities that help local economies while minimizing negative environmental and cultural impacts. Please find more information: www.tourmongolia.com/who we are/about us
Community projects: We are pleased to combine your trip route to destinations where our local supporting projects run. Please advice us your wish in advance.

Fitness Level

As you will note, all our tours are graded to help you decide whether they’re right for you. The grading is as follows:
EASY: A basic level of fitness is required, the tour is generally easy-paced.
MODERATE: Within the capability of anyone leading a normal active life. However, involves more walking or tiring journey.
ACTIVE: These tours may involve considerable walking and long travel days.
STRENUOS: These tours may include different energetic activities.
CHALLENGING: A high level of fitness is required. It may contains high altitude trek or rope climbing.

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Review

Highlight was the first day with the nomadic family near Khustai National Park- that was amazing! And it was beyond my best expectations.

Lyn Elliot
elliot@gmail.com

Seeing Takhi (wild horse) in Khustai National Park. Spending time with local family was the highlights of my trip.

Raphael Masvigner
r.masvigner@gmail.com