Q: I want to plan my own itinerary, which might be completely different from any of your
proposed itineraries. Can you still organize a trip for me?
A: Yes, we can. The itineraries we have on our website are intended to serve only as guides and they
can be changed in any way. We will be glad to organize your trip according to your own itinerary.
Q: I want to travel with my family. What pricing options do you have for children?
A: The price for children under 12 is 50% of the adult rate.
Q: I am interested in a horseback riding tour with you. But I am not really a good rider. What
level of riding skill should I have?
A: You can take a horseback riding tour even if you have never ridden a horse. We have experienced
guides who will teach you how to ride. However, your trip could be slower than expected for the first
few days. Also, please keep in mind that riding a horse for several consecutive days can be physically
painful for beginners.
Q: I am really interested in seeing the Naadam Festival. But I cannot visit Mongolia in July
because of my time schedule. Is there any possibility of seeing the Naadam Festival if I visit
Mongolia after July?
It depends on what time of the year you visit Mongolia. After the official Naadam Festival from July 10-
13, there are regional Naadam Festivals until mid-August. It is difficult to find Naadam Festivals being
held before July or after mid-August.
Q: Is it really safe to stay overnight in a tent?
Yes, you can be assured that it is safe. There has never been a reported case in which someone was
hurt by an animal while staying overnight in a tent. Furthermore, risk from human is minimal. In the
countryside, the Mongolian people are very peaceful and try to show their hospitality to outsiders. We
have not had any such problems in the past.
Q: Can I take a hot shower everyday during my trip?
Unfortunately, this is not guaranteed. Although we try to make our trips as comfortable as possible,
there are times that we cannot find any ger tourist camps with showers in remote areas. However, if
you are traveling along the popular tourist routes, most likely you will be able to take a hot shower
Q: I am a vegetarian. Can I get enough of my foods during the travels?
As long as we are informed beforehand of your needs, we can arrange for you to have your favorite
Q: I am not a very strong person physically. Will a trip to Mongolia be too much for me?
Traveling to Mongolia is more appealing to the individuals who are interested in exploration and
discovery, rather than in comfort and relaxation. Traveling requires extensive driving on bumpy roads for
several days, which is quite tiring for even for a very strong person. However, we all know that driving
itself is not the goal of your trip. We can make itineraries that are suitable for anyone. Also we can
adjust your itinerary at any time during your travel, if you and your travel mates would like to do so.
Q: I am a snorer. Will that be a problem?
Please let us know whom you want (or do not want) to share a hotel room and/or yurt and/or tents
with. Also, please let us know if you do not want to share accommodations with anyone else. As long as
we are informed beforehand, we can arrange accommodations according to your preferences.
Q: How is my accommodation arranged?
A: You will share a hotel room, a yurt in countryside camps and tents with one of your travelmates
unless you request otherwise. With whom you share accommodation is based on your preference. When
filling out our tentative order form, please clearly indicate your accommodation preference, for example
“I do not want to share a room” and “I would like to share my room with ….” If you are a solo traveler,
you will not share a room with anyone else.
If you are traveling in a group and choose not share with hotel room, ger, or tent with others,
approximately $30 per day is added to the total price of the trip.
Q: What if I get sick during the travel?
We always carry first aid kits. In an unfortunate case of serious illness and injury, we try to reach the
closest hospital, as soon as possible. However, if we are traveling to a really remote area we might not
be able to reach a hospital very quickly. We highly recommend that you bring medications hat you feel
Q: What is the cheapest way to reach Mongolia?
The following are some of the cheapest ways to reach Ulaanbaatar City from its major gateways, Beijing
and Moscow. Remember, these are the cheapest routes but not necessarily the most comfortable and
From Beijing to Ulaanbaatar City
1)Take the bus from Beijing to the Chinese border city of Erenhot.
2)Cross the border with local bus from Erenhot to Zamiin-Uud, a Mongolia border city.
3)Take a Mongolian domestic train from Zamiin-Uud to Ulaanbaatar City
Another inexpensive way to reach your destination is to take international direct train from Beijing to
Ulaanbaatar City, which will cost approximately $150.
From Moscow to Ulaanbaatar City
1)Take trans-Siberian train from Moscow to Ulaanbaatar City.
For train schedule and cost check Mongolian railway website here.
Q: I am thinking about taking the trans-Siberian (or Trans-China) railway to get to Ulaanbaatar
City. Would you recommend this?
For some people, taking trains from Beijing or Moscow to Ulaanbaatar City is an adventure in itself.
However, we do not recommend these routes for the following reasons.
-These routes are not the safest way to get to your destination. There have been cases in which
passengers have lost their belongings from their train cars.
- These routes are not the most comfortable way to get to your destination. By train, it takes 5-6 days
to reach Ulaanbaatar City from Moscow and 1.5 days from Beijing. By the time our guests reach
Ulaanbaatar City, they are already very tired and not very eager to enjoy the major part of their travels
-There are many delays in the train schedules. Sometimes, these delays have a huge negative effect on
your entire trip in Mongolia. For example, there have been cases in which visitors have missed the
domestic flights that were scheduled the day after their arrival in Ulaanbaatar City because their trains
were delayed. Because of high demand during the peak travel season, quite often it is difficult to find
tickets for the next flight, which is usually 2-4 days later.
Q: When is the best season to travel?
The best season to travel is between June and September. The tourist season peaks in July when there
are many events of interest, including the Naadam Festival. June is best for travelers to the Gobi Desert
because it is not very hot. Late July and early August are the best time to travel to Central and Western
Mongolia, in terms of climate.
For fishermen late August and September are good times since the rivers are not usually flooded at this
time of the year.
Q: Do I need a visa to visit Mongolia? If yes, where can I obtain a visa?
It depends on what country you are a citizen of. Nationals of most foreign countries need a visa to
enter Mongolia. For detailed information, please check our visa section.
Q: I would like do some shopping when I am in Mongolia. Do I have time for that?
Yes, you usually have a few hours for shopping before your departure. If you need more time, we can
arrange your schedule accordingly.
Q: Has there been any cases in which someone was hurt for any reason when traveling in the
A: No, there have not been any such cases. The safety of our visitors is our first priority, and our
experienced guides and technicians work hard to prevent anything like that.
Q: Why is traveling to Mongolia so expensive?
There are several reasons.
First of all, the prices we quote are“frank” prices. There are no hidden fees and costs of any kind.
Basically, once you arrive in Mongolia you do not have to spend a penny for anything, unless you buy
private goods such as alcoholic drinks and souvenirs. All accommodations, food, transportation, and
entertainment costs are included in the price we quote.
Secondly, Most of the trips require extensive off road driving on 4X4 jeeps with high gas consumption.
Average trip takes 900-1800 miles (1400-2800 kilometers) of off-road driving. Combined with high
gasoline prices, this is one of the factors that make the price of a trip expensive. Contrary to what
many people would expect, gasoline prices are higher in Mongolia (on an average, $4.6 per gallon) than
in the U.S.
Thirdly, Many of the trips include domestic flight costs of around $400-$700
And Fourth, Unfortunately, prices generally in Mongolia are not as low as you would normally expect and
they are increasing at an inflation rate of 30% a year. For example, a night in a four star hotel costs
about $100, and an average lunch costs about $20.
Q: Why do you ask for advance payment?
If a trip is cancelled, it is difficult to fill the gap because other potential customers would already have
ordered tours with other companies. Since we limit the number of customers we serve at any one time,
in order to provide the best service to our customers, cancellations have a significant effect, in terms of
lost profit opportunities. Sometimes, we incur loss, due to cancellation because we would have already
purchased the domestic flight tickets and have paid some of the accommodation costs to reserve your
place during the very competitive tourist season. Advance payment is required to mitigate the risk for
us resulting from such situations.
Q: What is the best group size for traveling in Mongolia?
From our experience in the past, groups of 5-8 people are best, in terms of balancing the interests of
individuals and sharing the costs.