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Zendmen Travel Greeting Destinations within Mongolia Northern Mongolia-Authentic quest Winter Festivals Mongolia The Gobi Circuit Nomadic Odyssey Yak festival to Central Mongolia Mongolia Event Calendar 2017 Unchartered Mongolia, Zavkhan

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Mongolia’s Vista Trekking Horse trek to the Lake Hovsgol Cycling to the Gobi Desert Golden Eagle Festival Tour Bird watching Mongolia What is our a comfortable tour like? Accommodation Meals and Transport Contact us and Affiliation

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THE TOUR THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU We want to be sure you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Rating ranks each trip from 1 to 3 to give you a rough idea of what to expect from each one, although there may be some seasonal changes due to the weather conditions. Also for each trip there is a description and a brief summary of what to expect. 1 Mild: Our easiest tours with accommodation in comfortable lodging or gers. Some overland travel by a 4x4 vehicles. Optional hiking and horse or camel rides. No camping. Active tours including some camping or overland travel. Activities such as hiking up to 3 hours a day on easy trails, kayaking, stand up paddling or 2-4 hour horse or camel rides could be included depending on the region. 2

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2 Moderate: Wilderness camping, 4-6 hours of mountain hiking without serious obstacles or scrambling or riding a day. These tours involve in mainly hiking or cycling on reasonable paths but would involve some of the following: paths on steep hillsides, crossing easy snow or scree slopes, boulder fields, thick vegetation, steep and slippery sections, easy scrambling, river crossings, long days and wilderness camping.

3 Strenuous: Mountain trails and paths that could involve scrambling but generally are tackled without the use of ropes. Although snow slopes and glaciers may be encountered, generally these would not require any technical equipment. Wilderness camping with the possibility of extreme fluctuations in temperatures and weather conditions.


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Dear discerning travellers and explorers,

It is our pleasure to introduce Zendmen Travel, a team of travel professionals, who offer you Mongolia as your next adventure and holiday destination. Mongolia is known for its rich history and culture, blue skies and horse roaming nomads. We offer you some new destinations within Mongolia along with our established routes. As a bespoke and small group adventure tour and holiday company, we offer trekking, horse trekking, photo safari, 4x4 jeep tours, bird watching and cycling tours or mixture of any combination of above activities. All our tours can be tailor-made for individuals or groups. It is our pleasure to let you know that a whole new world awaits your exploration.

Zendmen Travel Team

What does Zendmen mean?

Affiliation:

jewel in Zendmen is a legendary l your fulfi to Mongolian tales. It is believed name of the dreams and good wishes. The chinnyam, company was given by Mr Ren what we aim Muno’s father with vision of to do in the long run.

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Mongolia

Mongolia holds some of the world’s greatest untamed lands. These wild, beautiful habitats boast an impressive variety of wildlife and are rich in verdant forest, towering cliffs, rugged mountains, endless grasslands and the Gobi Desert. You can choose a range of exotic trips from treks in the magnificent Altai Mountains, visiting nomadic people while riding a horse or a camel. Those who love wildlife, please join our bird

watching trips or observing the only species of true wild horses, Takhi, in the wilderness. You will enjoy the world famous Naadam Festival with traditional long distance horse races, archery and wrestling tournaments and Eagle Hunting Festivals. Please join us to learn the rich history of the Mongol Empire and Chinggis Khaan, and other nomadic statehoods. We explore areas seldom visited by tourists such as remote parts of the Gobi Desert,

Mongolia’s capital Ulaanbaatar is located along Tuul river basin surrounded by five holy mountains of Mt. Bogd, Mt. Han Uul, Mt. Songinohairhan, Mt. Chingeltei and Mt. Bayanzurh. As you may know, Ulaanbaatar is the coldest capital city in the world, where air temperatures drop below -45C in January, but you will enjoy summer temperature of 27C from May to August. The capital city was established in central Mongolia in 1635. The city had migrated across Mongolia 28 times before settling in its current location in 1700. Today the city is home to 1.3 million inhabitants or almost 1/3 of Mongolia’s population. As a thriving modern city, Ulaanbaatar has much to offer to its visitors including art galleries, classic and folk concerts, circus performances. Mongolia offers world-class ballet and opera at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre. Night life in Ulaanbaatar is excellent where Jazz Clubs, Live gigs and R&B, Hip Hop and Pop performances are abundant. Regular wrestling matches at the Wrestling Palace are must see traditional sport all year round. If you fancy skiing, the Sky Resort is just 10 km from town. 4

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Western and Northern Mongolia. Choose from comfortable road journeys to those adventure seeking tours each designed to show you the country’s finest wildlife and culture. Our tours are intricately planned and include programmes of lectures with special guest speakers. We will take you to local art galleries and museums in the capital of Mongolia.

Ulaanbaatar: a HUB for international travellers

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Northern Mongolia - Authentic quest|17 days Orhon Valley-World Heritage Site • Muhart Oasis • Singing Sand Dunes • The Lake Hovsgol • Amarbayasgalant monastery • Horse riding and walking

Explore Mongolia’s breathtakingly beautiful regions of Zavkhan and the Lake Hovsgol which offer some of the most varied landscapes in Mongolia. Travellers will experience vast desert land, serene salt lakes and incredible sand dunes all within close proximity

of each other. The sharp contrast in terrain makes travelling in this area unforgettable. This part of the country is still mostly untouched by travellers. During the tour you will visit the deepest and cleanest lake Hovsgol while riding a horse or walking along the lake.

However, Zendmen Travel is proud to be one of the first tour operators in Mongolia to offer adventure trips for travellers keen to explore the unmatched beauty of Zavkhan.

Itinerary DAY 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar DAY 2. Elsen Tasarhai DAY 3. Historic Harhorin DAY 4. Tsenkher Hot Spring DAY 5. Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur and Horgo Volcano DAY 6. Tosontsengel DAY 7-8. Har Nuur and Bor Hyar Sand Dunes DAY 9. Muhart Oasis DAY 10. Uliastai DAY 11. The Lake Tunamal DAY 12-13. The Lake Hovsgol/ Walking and Horse riding DAY 14. Hutag Undur via Muron DAY 15. Amarbaysgalant Monastery DAY 16-17. Ulaanbaatar/ Departure Tour dates: Available May - September Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 2,757 Group size: Max-12 persons

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Winter Festivals Mongolia | 13 days The Gobi Desert • Flaming Cliffs • Ih Gazariin Chuluu • Encounters with nomadic people

Attend Golden Eagle Festival for winter. The festival offers colourful Kazakh dress and tournaments testing agility and speed of hunter Eagles while Kazakh Eagle hunters show their abilities and skills of training of their Eagles. This

year, the Golden Eagle Festival takes place with close to Gobi’s famous Thousand Camel Festival. Mongolia is home to majority of the World’s Bactrian camels. People from the Gobi Desert proudly organise annual camel

festival to promote camel culture and to preserve age old nomadic way of living. This is a perfect opportunity to shoot exciting moments of the festival

Itinerary DAY 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar DAY 2. Golden Eagle Festival DAY 3. Tsagaan Suvarga DAY 5. Thousand Camel Festival DAY 6. Thousand Camel Festival DAY 7. Muhar Shivert Icefall and Yolyn Am DAY 8. Bayanzag- The Flaming Cliffs DAY 9. Hustai National Park DAY 10. Dog sledging DAY 11. Skiing DAY 12. Cultural Ulaanbaatar DAY 13. Departure

Tour dates: Available March Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 2,757 Group size: Max-12 persons 6

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The Gobi Circuit |13 days Ih Gazariin Chuluu • Tsagaan Suvarga • Yolyn am • Hongoriin els • Flaming Cliffs • Harhorin • Horse and camel riding • Hustai National Park • see Wild horses

Join us for a journey through the Gobi Desert’s ancient mountains, green glens and sand dunes, against a backdrop of blue sky by day and a star-filled sky by night. The Gobi’s rich flora and fauna

and has always attracted explorers. Marco Polo paid a visit to the Gobi, and more recently Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first-known dinosaur’s egg-nest at Flaming Cliffs. On your trip

you may encounter Ibex, Wild Horned Sheep, Wild Ass, Steppe Gazelle and soaring Lammergear in Yolyn Am.

Itinerary DAY 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar DAY 2. Ih Gazariin Chuluu DAY 3. Tsagaan Suvarga DAY 4. Yolyn Am- The Vulture Valley DAY 5. Hongoriin Els DAY 6. Bayanzag- The Flaming Cliffs DAY 7. Ongi Monastery DAY 8. Historic Harhorin DAY 9. Art and Yoga Day DAY 10. The Lake Ugii DAY 11. Hustai National Park DAY 12. Cultural Ulaanbaatar DAY 13. Departure Tour dates: Available May - September Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 2,507 Group size: Max-12 persons

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Nomadic Odyssey| 18 days The Lake Hovsgol • Dormant Volcano & White Lake • Zayiin Gegee & Taihar Chuluu• Natural hot spring • Harhorin & Erdenezuu Monastery • Flaming Cliffs & Dinosaur fossils • The Gobi Desert • Art & Yoga

Traverse across Mongolia from crystal Lake Hovsgol to the Gobi Desert via Harhorin. You will journey through Hangai Mountains with spectacular woodland and natural hot springs, and ride Bactrian camels near one

of the tallest sand dunes of the Gobi Desert. This trip also takes you to the Mongolia’s best historic and cultural treasures including the Orhon Valley, the UNESCO’s World Heritage site. You will explore the remains of Harhorin,

the capital city of the Mongol Empire, and experience the daily chanting in the Erdenezuu Buddhist monastery. Enjoy creative art and yoga sessions during the trip.

Itinerary DAY 1. DAY 2. DAY 3-4. DAY 5. DAY 6. DAY 7. DAY 8. DAY 9. DAY 10. DAY 11. DAY 12-13. DAY 14. DAY 15. DAY 16. DAY 17-18.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar Dormant Volcano Uran Togoo Muron Jargalant The Lake Terhiin Tsagaan and Dormant Volcano Horgo Taihar Chuluu Tsenher hot spring Harhorin: World Heritage Site of Orhon Valley Ongi Monasteries and Mongolian great steppes Flaming Cliffs/Dinosaur fossil site Singing Sand Dunes/optional Camel Riding Yolyn Am-Vulture Valley Tsagaan Suvarga Ih Gazariin Chuluu Ulaanbaatar/ Sightseeing/Departure

Tour dates: Available May - September Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 3,190 Group size: Max-12 persons 8

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Yak festival to Central Mongolia |11 days Yak Festival • Tuvhen Monastery• Natural hot spring • Historic Harhorin & Erdenezuu Monastery • Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall • Horse riding and Nomadic family visit

Explore a land of yak herding nomads, Buddhist temples, and dramatic landscapes in stunning countryside of Mongolia. You will have plenty of opportunities to encounter and

interact with local nomadic families while learning from their cultures and traditions. Highlights of the trip include, among other, annual Yak Festival, encounter with Mongolian nomads, a

picturesque Ulaan Tsutgalan waterfall. Horse riding with nomadic families will hopefully be one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences.

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Arrival in Ulaanbaatar The Lake Ugii Tsenher Hot Spring via Hoshoo Tsaidam Tsagaan Sum Temple Tuvhun Monastery and Ulaan Tsutgalan Waterfall Yak Festival in Bat-Ulziit area in Uvurhangai province Historic Harhorin Elsen Tasarhai Hustai National Park Ulaanbaatar Departure

Tour dates: 18 – 28 July, 2017 Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 2,050 Group size: Max-12 persons

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2017 EVENT CALENDAR OF MONGOLIA 25 Feb: Lunar new year festival 2-7 March: Winter Festivals of Mongolia 21-23 March: Nauriz 13-14 May: Day of World Migratory Birds Children’s day 1 June: Jul: Sand Festival (Date to be confirmed) 10 July: Mongol Costume Festival 11-13 July: Naadam Festival 22 July: Felt Festival 23 July: Yak Festival 6-7 August: Danshig Naadam and Tsam Dance Festival 31 October: A day of pride- Chinggis Khan’s birthday 30 Sept- 1 Oct: Golden Eagle Festival 2-3 December: Ice Challenge

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Unchartered Mongolia, Zavkhan| 16 days Orhon Valley-World Heritage Site• Har Nuur• Muhart Oasis • Singing Sand Dunes

Flanked by the breathtaking high mountain range of Hangai, Zavkhan offers some of the most varied landscapes in Mongolia. Travellers will experience vast desert land, serene salt lakes and incredible sand dunes all

within close proximity of each other. The sharp contrast in terrain makes travelling in this area unforgettable. This part of the country is still mostly untouched by travellers. However, Zendmen Travel is proud to be one of

the first tour operators in Mongolia to offer adventure trips for travellers keen to explore the unmatched beauty of Zavkhan.

Itinerary DAY 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar DAY 2. Hustai DAY 3. Elsen Tasarhai DAY 4. Hogno Haan DAY 5. Harhorin DAY 6. Tsenher Hot Spring DAY 7. Zayiin Gegeen Monastery Museum and Taihar DAY 8. Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur and Horgo Volcano DAY 9. Tosontsengel DAY 10-12. Har Nuur and Bor Hyar Sand Dunes DAY 13. Muhart Oasis DAY 14. Uliastai DAY 15-16. Ulaanbaatar/ Departure Tour dates: Available May - September Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 3,063 Group size: Max-12 persons 12

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Mongolia’s vista trekking| 20 days Orhon Valley-World Heritage Site• Har Nuur• Muhart Oasis • Singing Sand Dunes

Truly epic landscape is begging for your exploration. You will have opportunities to trek in majestic, snowcapped Altai Mountains, up to 3,800m and scenic Gobi Desert, while meeting nomadic peoples, experiencing their local cultures of horse and camel riding. Observing variety of wild species is

one of the main emphasis of this trip. You are likely to see Wild Ibex, Saiga Antelope. The Great Lakes Depression is the remarkable wet land area in Mongolia and is famous for its marshal and desert birdlife (240 species) including Cormorant, Pelican, Heron, Mandarin Duck, Whooper Swan, Arctic

Tern, Lap Wing, Sand Grouse, Sand Owl, Falcon, Steppe and Golden Eagle and many more. Also you will explore one of the tallest ‘singing’ sand dunes in the Mongolia towards end of the trip. Some part of this trip demands good physical strength.

Itinerary DAY 1. DAY 2. DAY 3. DAY 4. DAY 5-6. DAY 7. DAY 8-10. DAY 11. DAY 12-13. DAY 14. DAY 15-16. DAY 17. DAY 18. DAY 19. DAY 20.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar Sand Spa at Biger Tsagaan Gol Waterfall Mt Mother Mt Burhanbuudai Camel ride Trekking in Mt Sutai Tsenher pre-historic cave painting Bird watching in the Great Lake Depression Visit a horse herding nomad Sand dunes Hasagt Hairhan National Park Uliastai Ulaanbaatar Departure

Tour dates: Available May - October Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Strenuous Tour Price: from $ 2,667 Group size: Max-12 persons

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Horse trek to the Lake Hovsgol|8 days Horse trekking • the Lake Hovsgol National Park • Nomadic family visit

Horse riding in Mongolia is truly inspirational experience during which you can ride sturdy Mongolian horses with joy. The Mongol Empire, the world’s largest land empire in human history, would not have been possible without Mongolian horses. This tour is a great opportunity to trot on enduring

Mongolian horses to the stunning fresh water lake Hovsgol in Northern Mongolia. You will ride through the undulating hills, mountain forest and vast beautiful valleys with the opportunity doing optional treks and walks across beautiful meadows. The lake is the deepest in Central Asia and

respected by locals as a ‘mother sea’. During your horse trek, you will reach a natural hot spring and enjoy soaking any aching sore limbs! Making a visit to a nomadic family can be an enjoyable experience where milk tea is a must try thing while you are in Mongolia.

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Arrival in Ulaanbaatar Fly to Muron followed by travelling to the Lake Hovsgol Horse riding Boating Horse Trekking Nomads’ day Departure for Ulaanbaatar Departure

Tour dates: Available May - October Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Strenuous Tour Price: from $ 2,625 Group size: Max-8 persons 14

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Cycling to the Gobi Desert| 11 days Cycling • the Gobi Desert• Flaming Cliffs• Ih Gazariin Chuluu • Encounters with nomadic people

Join us for a cycling journey through the Gobi Desert’s ancient mountains, green glens and sand dunes, against a backdrop of blue sky by day and a starfilled sky by night. The Gobi’s rich flora

and fauna and has always attracted explorers. Marco Polo paid a visit to the Gobi, and more recently Roy Chapman Andrews discovered the first-known dinosaur’s egg-nest at Flaming Cliffs. On

your trip you may encounter Ibex, Wild Horned Sheep, Wild Ass, Steppe Gazelle and soaring Lammergeier in Yolyn Am.

Itinerary DAY 1. DAY 2. DAY 3-4. DAY 5. DAY 6. DAY 7. DAY 8. DAY 9. DAY 10. DAY 11.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar Ih Gazariin Chuluu Cycling Tsagaan Suvarga Alagui Ulaan Tsav Bayanzag- The Flaming Cliffs Yolyn Am- The Vulture Valley Hustai National Park Cultural Ulaanbaatar Departure

Tour dates: Available May - September Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 2,527 Group size: Max-12 persons

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Golden Eagle Festival Tour| 10 days Golden Eagle Festival • Photo Shooting • Trekking in Altai Mountains • Kazakh family visit

Hunting with eagles is very much an ancient tradition of the Central Asian nomadic tribes that is still kept alive in Western Mongolia today. Mongolian Kazakhs train eagles for hunting and some well trained and skilled eagles are believed to be capable of catching wolves. Nowadays, eagle hunters live in

the spectacular Altai Mountain ranges, which rise up to 4,374m above sea level. Like other Mongols they are nomadic and spend the summer alongside the beautiful mountain lakes across the range. Throughout the journey you will come across prehistoric rock engravings dating back 12,000 years

and the ancient Turkish stone men ‘balbal’ which witness the passing of Mongolia’s rich history. Also, Moslem burial tombs made from adobe, with their distinct architectural style, and the hospitable Kazakh eagle hunter families offer unique experiences to likeminded travellers.

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Arrival in Ulaanbaatar Fly to Hovd Trekking in Mt Tsambagarav Golden Eagle Festival Kazakh family visit Trekking in Harhiraa Mountains The Lake Uvs Sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar Departure

Tour dates: 27 Sep - 6 Oct, 2017 Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 3,234 Group size: Max-8 persons 16

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Bird watching Mongolia| 17 days Altai Snowcock • Pallas’s Sandgrouse • Oriental Plover • Mongolian Lark • Kozlov’s Accentor • Asian Desert Warbler • Mongolian Ground-jay • Saxaul sparrow

Mongolia is one of the remotest birding destinations in the world lying at the heart of vast Asia continent and about as far from the world’s oceans as you can get. If you have a vision of Chinggis Khaan riding across a landscape of vast windswept deserts and steppes

with no end to the horizon then you won’t be disappointed but you may be surprised to see vast snow-covered mountain ranges and huge wetlands as well because this is a country of great contrasts. You can see an equally wide variety of exciting birds in these

different natural habitats including such evocative species as Altai Snowcock, Pallas’s Sandgrouse, Oriental Plover, Mongolian Lark, Kozlov’s Accentor, Asian Desert Warbler and Mongolian Ground-jay and Saxaul sparrow.

Itinerary DAY 1. DAY 2. DAY 3. DAY 5. DAY 6. DAY 7. DAY 8. DAY 9. DAY 10-11. DAY 12. DAY 13. DAY 14. DAY 15. DAYS 16. DAY 17.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and Nogoon Nuur Hustain Nuruu Bayan nuur Lake, Dashinchilen The Lake Ugii Kharkhorin Bayanhongor via Sangiin Dalai Buuntsagaan Nuur The Lake Orog Mt Baga Bogd Hongoriin Gol Yoliin Am Dalanzadgad Terelj Khentii Mountain Range Departure

Tour dates: Available May - September Private or tailor-made tour: Available Tour Grade: Moderate Tour Price: from $ 3,649 Group size: Max-10 persons

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What is our day of a comfortable tour like? Our tours are designed to travel with as much as comfort possible for the route with limited driving hours. There are up to four people in a Delica, an air-conditioned Japanese 4x4 Multi-Purpose-Vehicle (MPV) besides a driver and a guide. As you may know Mongolia is a large country where travelling often involves long distance driving. We usually set off around 9 am after having leisurely breakfast until the next lunch stop at 1pm with en-route intermissions at planned visit sites. If the day’s driving takes longer in cases where next destination is little beyond the average distance or roads are strenuous, we bring lunch boxes for en-route stops in beautiful scenery followed by additional 2 hour driving. Dinner is an important meal of the day in Mongolia, where we get together briefly for 15-20 minutes afterwards to discuss the day’s highlights and things we could possibly consider to make the journey enjoyable experiences for a every single member of the tour family. Ger camps provide comfortable single or double bed as per guest requested. We will sleep on a comfortable mattress in a duvet with bed lining with an extra woollen blanket on top. Unless you requested a single supplement, there will be double or more occupancy in a ger. We use mainly en-suite gers which is equipped with a private bathroom. There will also be a traditional fire stove in the ger which is used to warm the ger up in the evening and early in the morning. If it is too cold, a ger attendant will light a fire in the middle of the night if you request before going to bed. At night, Mongolia usually offers a pitch dark sky with thousands of stars. If you are a star gazer, this is the best time to spend your time outside. Mornings can get chilly even in summer, as there is relatively high temperature fluctuation between day and night.


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How are accommodations like in Mongolia that we use?

We leave our clients to choose their hotels in Ulaanbaatar. There are range of international chain hotels including Shangri-La, Best Western, Kempinsky, Ramada and hotels with local flavour Chinggis, Corporate, Bayangol. Mongolian boutique hotels could also be a choice such as Urguu, Bishrelt and Terelj.

A ger is a Mongolia’s traditional dwelling, made of collapsible round wooden structures, covered by felt layers and has been used by nomads for centuries. It is regarded as one of the most eco-friendly structure and well adapted to continental climate. Nowadays, gers are trendy and convenient accommodation for people who are travelling through Mongolia. You can stay in an en-suite ger with modern facilities.

Those who are travelling to remote wilderness areas on trekking, horse and camel trekking tours will stay in carefully selected Vango or North Face tents. We also use comfortable Thermarest mattresses along with moist resistant hand-made felt mattresses. There will be a private cook on the tour. Meals will be served in a restaurant tents.

Breakfast is included in the hotel and ger camp charges. At ger camps, breakfast is served in a warm restaurant. It is a continental breakfast with choice of fruit juice, hot drinks, cereals, eggs and sausages, bread, butter and preserves. Mongolian milk tea and organic yoghurt is also available in the countryside. Lunch and dinner is made up of a bottle of mineral water, salads, soups and main course and desert. If the tour has a private cook, a fresh salad and hot main course will be served in the wilderness. Alternatively, you will enjoy your meals at a ger camp with bathroom facilities. There will be vegetarian options are available. During lunch in the wilderness, we provide washing facilities to our guests and bio toilets.

HORHOG is a Mongolian barbecue, cooked by hot stones in a metal pot and often seasoned with wild onion and vegetables. BOODOG is a barbecue cooked by very traditional methods. Meat is cooked by hot stones inside the skin and cooked from outside on an open fire. MILK TEA is Mongolia’s national drink and offered to their guests upon their visit. A Georgian green tea is brewed and mixed with milk and salt is a must try beverage of Mongolia. BANSHTAI TSAI or tea with dumpling and dried meat is another favourite dish for Mongolians. After brewing green tea, it is mixed with fried rice seasoned with barley flower and double cream butter in a big bowl. Meantime minced meat seasoned with onion or garlic and salt used to make dumplings. Once dumplings are in the tea, it requires some time to get cooked. Eventually, some milk will be added to get it ready to be served.

International flights to Mongolia Chinggis Khaan International Airport in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia is the main hub for international visitors to Mongolia. You can fly with the following airlines: 1. MIAT (Mongolian Airlines)- www. miat.com 2. KOREAN AIR- www.koreanair.com 3. TURKISH AIRLINESwww. turkishairlines.com 4. AEROFLOT- www.aeroflot.com 5. AIR CHINA – www.airchina.com 6. HUNNU AIR (only from/to Manchuria in China)www.hunnuair.com 7. AERO-MONGOLIA (only from/ to Irkutsk in Russia and Hohhot in China)- www.aeromongolia.com

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