Some recommendations 

Summer months in Western Mongolia are from mid-May to mid-September. Although the Western Mongolian summers are hot and dry, with occasional rain, the temperature can fluctuate as much 20 degrees centigrade between day and night, so be prepared for all weather conditions. You may have to deal with four weather conditions in one day.

Personal things to bring with you: Warm thin layers of clothing are recommended and bring a waterproof jacket, hat or headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Also, don't forget gloves, thermal underwear and sunglasses for the mountain conditions. Sensible walking boots and sandals or trainers for evening wear and  your camera and/or your binoculars. It is recommended that you bring insect repellent, sun block, lip balm and a small first aid kit (medicine for a cold, diarrhoea, band aids etc). It would be sensible to bring a small torch/flashlight.  

 

Transport

Since Western Mongolia has very few asphalt roads, most roads are unmetalled, which leads to wash-boarded tracks, which can be very bumpy. This is why we use sturdy Russian jeeps or Forgon mini-buses. This is an adventurous experience, as we drive over mountains, ford rivers, driving approximately 200 to 250 km a day. Western Mongolian families frequently move from one pasture to the other using camels. The services of some herdsmen will be hired by the expedition, and they will provide us with their animals.

 

Staff

A local guide who speaks English and Mongolian will accompany the group at all times. A cook will follow, with an assistant. In addition, the services of the local herdsmen will be hired along with their animals. The horsemen follow a traditional lifestyle in the areas where we will be riding.

Meals: Our cook will prepare all the meals. We pride ourselves in having cooks who are able to provide both western and Mongolian cuisine on our trips. There are always vegetables available, and we have no problem accommodating vegetarians on our trips. For breakfast, we can usually buy fresh yogurt from the herdsmen in the local area.

 

Meals 

Our cook will prepare all the meals. We pride ourselves in having cooks who are able to provide both western and Mongolian cuisine on our trips. There are always vegetables available, and we have no problem accommodating vegetarians on our trips. For breakfast, we can usually buy fresh yogurt from the herdsmen in the local area.

 

Visas

For information relating to your visa requirement for Mongolia, please visit the following site:

Mongoliavisa.com

 

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