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What Should You know Before Coming to Mongolia

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What You Should Know Before Coming to Mongolia

What Should You know Before Coming to Mongolia

The following are some top 5 things to remember before visiting Mongolia, written by Mia Clarke of Invertpro.   

Landscape

From picturesque landscapes and breathtaking natural scenery to unforgettable festivals and hospitable natives, there is more than one way to experience Mongolia. And though it does not feature prominently among the world’s most popular tourist destinations, this country that is tucked in between Russia and China is your go-to place if you are looking to explore untamed lands and step off the beaten paths.   

But like any other tourist destination, you need adequate preparation before booking your next plane ticket, or you may be met by some unpleasant surprises in the course of your adventure.

What are the Visa Requirements? 

mongolia-visa(1)As is the case with most countries, most foreign tourists will require a visa in order to visit Mongolia. However, there are 22 countries whose nationals can enjoy visa-free visits that range from 30 – 90 days. It is important that you check whether you fall under any of these 22 visa-exempt countries before you apply for your visa to Mongolia.  

For instance, Germans and Canadians can enter the country without any visa and stay for up to 30 days, while US citizens enjoy visa-free visits lasting up to 90 days. Visas can be applied at the country’s embassy, consulate or at the country’s main airport in Ulaanbaatar if you come from a country with no Mongolian consulate.  

Obey the Weather 

Weather

By virtue of the country’s landscape, the weather is bound to be chilly more often than not, as throughout a lot of the county there are virtually no large landmarks such as mountains or trees to block the wind. Even worse is the fact that the weather is largely unpredictable.  

On an average summer day, it can be very warm during the day but unforgivingly chilly and windy at night. Therefore, when planning a trip to the country, pack all manner of clothing as you may have to dress in layers.   

Learn a Few Rules to Get By

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Like any other traditional society out there, Mongolian nomads have what they deem best cultural practices. Failure to observe these could land you in serious trouble with the locals, which is why it is paramount you acquaint yourself with them before exploring the country’s pristine villages.  

For instance, it is against the norm to lean on the Ger walls. Also, while sitting, it is considered offensive to point your fingers in front. Touching a Mongolian on the head is also considered a taboo, as is declining foods or drinks offered to you. Another common tradition to observe is to use your right hand when accepting gifts.   

Prepare For the Food  

Food

As Mongolians are generally nomads, you might face a little difficulty if you are a vegetarian. Much of the food consists of goat, horse, mutton and dairy products. Also, the prevailing continental climate in the country makes it difficult for Mongolians to cultivate vegetables. However, the case is a little different in urban centers where you are likely to find both indigenous and exotic vegetable dishes.   

Some of the most common dishes you will encounter included Buuz which is steamed dumplings that are filled with shredded lamb or beef, Khuushuur which is fried dumplings that are filled with lamb or beef. There is also the Khorkhog which is a Mongolian barbecue comprising of pieces of carrots, meat, potatoes and onions.  

When Should You Visit? 

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Mongolia is known to enjoy over 250 days’ worth of sunshine every year. However, this does not automatically translate into warm climate. The country experiences extreme temperatures that cause major fluctuations in temperatures between winter and summer. The long and cold winters can experience temperatures as cold as 40 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Therefore, warmer summers that are experienced between July and August would be the best time to visit. The only drawback to visiting during this season is that it coincides with one of the country’s major festivals – Naadam Festival. As such, you can expect tickets to be a little more expensive one in Ulaanbaatar city. Also, there are Golden Eagle Festivals in west Mongolia where you can join tours with Nomadic Trails: Golden Eagle Festival

Mongolia is like a gem of the Far East. Though it is not a country that appears among the top world’s famous tourist destinations, it boasts of great activities and pristine cultures that cannot be experienced anywhere else. Why not make it part of your next summer vacation plans?  

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Visit Taiga, Reindeer Tribe herders, Tsaatan Dukha visit in Mongolia

Reindeer herders, known as Tsaatan or Dukha tribe

Extraordinary trip to Reindeer herders, Tsaatan Dukha visit in Mongolia or one of last forgotten people in a Asian continent. We proudly say these people is closest to the nature by living on Siberian edge, north Mongolia.

This trip is one of our signature tours since 2007.  In this special 2 week expedition is based on jeep supported, tented camping and horse or reindeer riding by visiting people to people, tribe to tribe in the some of the beautiful scenery.  Trip is available almost all year around.

Create Your Own Trails to one of the most attractive places of Mongolia.

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Spiritual tour MapThis Extraordinary Reindeer Herders visiting tour more suitable in summer period

mainly according to pleasant weather in north  Mongolia

This trip allows you more comfortable riding and more connect to the local herds people…

 

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Itinerary to Reindeer herder’s camp

Day1: Ulaanbaatar

We meet you upon arrival and transfer to hotel.  Dinner and hotel overnight.

Day2: Ulaanbaatar/ Murun

After breakfast, we transfer to airport to take a midday flight to Murun, north most getaway town and transfer to our ger camp. Then we prepare our trip to north. Load our food supply here.

3: Murun- Ulaan uul Village- Bayan  uul

This morning we drive to Ulaan Uul village for 170 km. There are several rivers and 2 other mountain passes we will pass. We visit to small glacier after a lunch.  We continue drive to Bagtag River. We set up our camping in the pine tree Mountain Bayan. Dinner and overnight.

Day4: Bagtag River Valley / Tsagaan Nuur village/ Khogorog

After a breakfast, we drive to Tsagaan Nuur village, smallest village in Mongolia. Lunch at Tsagaan Nuur Village.

Day5: Khogorog- Taiga           

After breakfast, we start riding to East Taiga (South Edge of Siberia). We need to ride for 7 hours including lunch break. There is a high pass with ice and snow but terrain is amazing and peaceful. Taiga riding is a bit difficult comparing to steppe or somewhere else. Because it involves some obstacles like bogs, pine trees, lot of small streams, bushes and some steep riding.

When we get close to reindeer herders, you will start seeing Indian looking Tee-Pees with chimney with smoke, rein deer herds are just walking next to you and hearing mixed sound of dogs barking, kids playing and women making tea valley and food in the pine tree mountain just like in the movies. We have a lunch and dinner with rein deer herders. Overnight.

Day6-7: Taiga, magical place

Full day of rest. We experiencing local herder’s everyday life and a chat with rein deer herders and discuss with them medical herbs and flowers. Rein deer herders so eager to explain you what flower is good for which part of your organs and so on. In addition, they are great at healing with nature. You can see some rare flowers and wild animals in this region.

Day8: Taiga/Khogorog River Valley                                      

We have a breakfast and leave rein deer herder’s camp. We ride through Taiga and arrive to Khogorog river valley.

Day9:  Khogorog River Valley/Sharga River                                                     

This morning we drive to Sharga River, in the great meadow. Good walking involved here too. There are over 200 lakes in this great Meadow. We set up our camping on the bank of the one of the lakes. Good swimming lake where we can have a sandy bank.

Day10: Sharga River/ Beltes River                                         

After breakfast, we drive to Beltes River on the way back to Murun town. There are numerous rivers to cross and 2 high pass to do. It is driving day. We set up our camping in the pine tree mountain in the wilderness.

 Day11: Beltes River / Murun town

After breakfast pack everything and start driving back to Moron town.  We transfer to ger camp and refresh ourselves.

Day12: Moron/Khutag under- Selenge River

After breakfast, we drive to Selenge, biggest river in Mongolia with beautiful mountains scenery. We put up our tents and dinner.

Day13: Selenge River / Amarbayasgalant Monastery Complex

This beautiful morning, we drive to Amarbayasgalant monastery, one of the main important monastery complex in Mongolia. Located in beautiful river valley in the Mountain scenery. There are tall golden Buddha with steps in the valley, big stupa next to it make stunning scenery in the nature.

Day14: Amarbayasgalant Monastery Complex /Ulaanbaatar

This morning we pack and load our car and head to Ulaanbaatar city. We have picnic lunch and arrive in Ulaanbaatar transfer to Hotel.

Day15: Departure

Transfer to airport

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Please take a look at these pictures taken during the trip. Enjoy watching!

 

Book your “Reindeer herders visit tour” and ask question from mr. Tulga, Expert of Taiga or reindeer herders visit tour leader

or you ask us tailor make your tour.

 

Tulga Mongolian Tour Leader

 

Chingeltei District, 1 khoroo, Express Tower 701
Ulaanbaatar 44 P.O. Box 793 Mongolia
Mobile: +976 8016 1210

info@nomadictrails.com

 

When to go Reindeer Herders Place

Depending on weather in Mongolia, summer period ; June to September is good. Please advice with Mr. Tulga who is expert on this trip on tulga@nomadictrails.com. Avoiding tourism peak season is good option which are in June and August I would say.

Reindeer Herders place -Taiga

Reindeer Herders place -Taiga

Where does this trip take in Mongolia?

This tour starts in Ulaanbaatar city and head to north Mongolia covering Tov, Bulgan Khuvsgul provinces and not a small distance you will cover, about 2500 km/ 1500 mile. Airplane ride helps to cover some distances so well.

Amazing-Taiga
Is it dangerous to travel to Mongolia?

Basically, anywhere you travel there is risks and hazards. Avoiding hazards with your local tour leader reduces the any risks to much more low level. According to statistic Mongolia was chosen one of the safety destinations in the world. Even we have impressive statistics, please follow your local travel agency advice.

I can’t ride what can I do or how many hours to ride a horse?

Some people who never ridden before took this trip and ended up so happy with their riding experiences.  It is all about using your basic instinct and follow the instructions of your tour leader. It makes everyone’s life much easier and you will start enjoying the horse ride.

Horse riding hours depend on which month of the year you are coming to visit the region, basically in between 3-8 hour is norm. Of course there are breaks and lunches during your ride. Horses we use, quite and calm used or experienced horses and our guides, cooks and horse guides are all experienced and trained well.

It would be good to read horse riding tips: https://www.nomadictrails.com/mongolia-travel-blog/

Here is the movie of Horse Riding to Taiga, North Mongolia;

 

How long the trips are?

This trip is basically for 2 weeks, if you wish to extend it with Gobi or western Mongolia is still open! There are some distances needed to cover by jeeps and small amount by horses.

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Taiga- Reindeer herders Place

Where do we sleep during the trip

This trip basically designed to use tented camping mainly. 2 man tents and single tents are available. Tented camping based on those sleeping, cooking and restaurant, toilet plus shower tents.  If we needed we will put up luggage tents too. After taking a shower you will feel great in the nature! Nothing compares with this feeling ?

Adding to this we planned to stay in Ger (Nomadic style of dwelling with stove to heat the ger, makes it cozy and comfortable).  One night in a Hut styled cottage is another comfy. Staying in the Tee-pee will be one of the top experiences of all too. You wake up with reindeer in the morning! They can come into your tee-pee, nice!

Bringing your own sleeping bag will be good Idea! Ask your tour leader list of equipment they can provide.

Tent-sleeping in Taiga

Mutton noodles? I am vegetarian will I ever survive in Mongolia?

Mongolian food- Mutton and noodles- this gone so far away now. Ulaanbaatar city has extended it’s territory and it’s food source too. Bigger the town or city more choice you will see. Good news is vegetarian and Vegans survive these days in Mongolia!

Beside mutton, beef, chicken, pork and fish can be found in Mongolia.  All those ingredients will make your journey more tasty and delicious. Bon Appetite!

Dinner in Taiga-rein deer herders place


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Book your “Reindeer herders visit tour” with Tulga, English speaking tour leader

 

 

Tulga Mongolian Tour Leader

 

Bayangol District, 6r khoroo, Aminii Oron suuts 11 7B
Ulaanbaatar 44 P.O. Box 793 Mongolia
Mobile: +976 8016 1210

info@nomadictrails.com

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Nomadic Trails: Best tour company in Mongolia I say

I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime in Mongolia. It was my third visit (first with top notch tour company, second independent with guide/driver – budget version) and it was my best. Mainly due to the tour company – Nomadic Trails (www.nomadictrails.com). Cannot recommend them enough – professional – with the perfect mix of adventure and comfort. They will take you out to off-beaten (even in Mongolian terms) places but with brilliant support staff (yes, we even got a shower tent most nights – which is total luxury!). I did the Northern Mongolian horseriding trip which includes visiting reindeer herders (spending a night in a tee-pee lent by a lovely lady was a highlight). I’m sure they aren’t the cheapest but they are certainly the best (I’ve done cheap – and let me tell you – having a guide fluent in English, great food, equipment, horses staff etc is worth the extra). So if you are looking for a great company go here – five stars plus  Maybe I’ll see you – as I’ll be returning with them next year

Fiona, 

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We are now  more or less been back to our normal life.
Thanks again for arranging a memorable
tour in your beautiful country.
We will be back for more!

 

More…

 

 

amanda-with-horseIt took me 2 weeks to physically recover from our trip, the memories will stay for ever.

Thank you so much for looking after us and showing us your amazing country, thank you for always doing it with a smile and bringing much laughter.

 

 

It was a very special trip that will have always have it’s own place in my memory and my heart.

 

Amanda Kenny

michealThanks for everything!

Wonderful experience!

See you in next year

 

 

 

Michael Hudson

mountain-lakes-and-shaman11The recce to Mongolia was an unforgettable experience.

The vast open Steppe, the friendly local people, the history, the horse race, the tiny, tough ponies and the food – especially the authentic fare we were able to sample like goat, curd cakes and airac!

An ideal trip for those wanting their first taste of a horse trekking adventure.

Didi Goodenough

nicoletteMongolia is for those who really want to get away from it all rather than just talking about it…..we covered mile upon mile of the most stunning wilderness scenery, with strictly no mobile phone or email reception to interrupt the reverie for the best part of two weeks.

Bliss. We hardly stuck to the itinerary, but it didn’t matter one jot in a place like Mongolia.

The highlights? Camping at some or other place, the land underfoot was carpetted with edelweiss, with a stunning sunset, campfire….and a

bush shower!!!

The perfect night in Mongolia.

Nicolette Krajewski

Book your “Spiritual Tour” with Tulga, tour leader

Tulga Mongolian Tour LeaderBayangol District, 6r khoroo, Aminii Oron suuts 11 7B
Ulaanbaatar 44 P.O. Box 793 Mongolia
Mobile: +976 9904 0894

info@nomadictrails.com

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Getting to Mongolia

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Getting to Mongolia

Travellers who wish to come to Mongolia, take flights, trains or vehicles. Mongolia is landlocked country neighboring only China & Russia. There is tiny Russia gap between Mongolia and Kazakhstan. There is no sea port. meanwhile there are ports around Mongolia where you can enter or exit. Be careful, that some ports are not open for all year around.

Here is map of Dry Ports of MongoliaMap of Mongolia

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Flights

Even there aren't many airlines flying in to Mongolia number of flights are increasing significantly in each year. All flights arrive in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia. The airport called Chinggis Khaan international airport, just moved into new place for 2019.  Depending on which part of the world you are coming, you need to find right airline for you. 

Travellers from Asia:

Beijing Capital Airport will be one of the biggest Hub airport for those who are coming to Mongoolia, Ulaanbaatar city. Another hub airport is Inchon Seoul airport. Also from other side, Turkish Airline is flying from Ata-Turk airport. There are number of direct flights to Ulaanbaatar, but some flights could be via Beijing Capital Airport and Bishkek-Manos Airport (from Turkey).

Flight duration: 

  •           Beijing to Ulaanbaatar:          2 hours 30min
  •           Seoul to Ulaanbaatar:            3 hours 50 min
  •           Osaka to Ulaanbaatar:           4 hours 40 min
  •           Hong-Kong to Ulaanbaatar: 4 hours 45 min
  •           Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar:       8 hours 57 min      Stop in Bishkek for 1 hour
  •           Astana to Ulaanbaatar:         3 hours 58 min
  •           Bishkek to Ulaanbaatar:        3 hours 59 min
  •           Irkutsk to Ulaanbaatar:         1 hours 21 min
  •           Singapore to Ulaanbaatar:    10 hours 10 min    Connecting flight

(according to flight-durations.com)  

        List of Airlines fly to Mongolia: 

Map from Asia

Travellers from Australia: 

Those travellers who are coming from Australia or New Zealand, may need to stop over Inchon Seoul Airport, Hong-Kong International airport. Again, Beijing Capital Airport could be another big hub airport too. 

Map from Australia travellers

Flight duration: 

  •          Beijing to Ulaanbaatar:          2 hours 30min
  •          Seoul to Ulaanbaatar:            3 hours 50 min
  •          Hong-Kong to Ulaanbaatar: 4 hours 45 min
  •          Singapore to Ulaanbaatar:    10 hours 10 min    Connecting flight via Hong Kong (according to flight-durations.com)  

List of Airlines fly to Mongolia:

Any international flights to Beijing Capital airport, Inchon Seoul Airport, Hong-Kong International airport needs connecting flights to Ulaanbaatar, Chinggis Khaan International Airport.

Travellers from Europe:

European travellers coming from Europe needs to fly either Moscow or Istanbul. All the flights stop at those 2 cities and will get connected. Even there is direct flight, you stop at Moscow.

Map from EuropeFlight duration: 

  •          Moscow to Ulaanbaatar:       6 hours 10min
  •          Berlin to Ulaanbaatar:          10 hours and 10 min
  •          Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar:       8 hours 57 min  Stop over Bishkek for 1 hour

List of Airlines fly to Mongolia:

  • MIAT- Mongolian Airlines Fly to Moscow Berlin and Frankfurt.
  • Aeroflot- Russian Airline    Fly to Moscow and connecting flights are available
  • Turkish Airline                     Fly to Istanbul and connecting flights are available

Travellers from North America:

It is another long flight similar to flights from Australia. You have 2 different routines to follow depending on which side of America. You fly either to Europe or Asia. If you follow the Europe line, you will connected Moscow mainly. If you fly to other side, you stop at either Inchon Seoul International Airport or Beijing Capital Airport.

Map from USAttt

Flight duration: 

  •          Moscow to Ulaanbaatar:       6 hours 10min
  •          Berlin to Ulaanbaatar:          10 hours and 10 min
  •          Istanbul to Ulaanbaatar:       8 hours 57 min  Stop over Bishkek for 1 hour

List of Airlines fly to Mongolia:

  • MIAT- Mongolian Airlines Fly to Moscow Berlin and Frankfurt.
  • Aeroflot- Russian Airline    Fly to Moscow and connecting flights are available
  • Turkish Airline                     Fly to Istanbul and connecting flights are available
2 Trains

Trains:

One of the interesting ways to travel to Mongolia is to take Trans-Mongolia train. It is not a soft train though, but is doable. Train leaves Moscow and arrive Ulaanbaatar in 5 days 4 nights. The train stops at several cities and it will allow you to visit nearby city. There are 1st class and 2nd class tickets to buy. 1st class sleeping booth is for 2 man and has washing basin with water supply available. 2nd class sleeping booth is for 4 man. You can take the train to Beijing from Ulaanbaatar city and it takes you in there in 2 days and 1 night. 

Trains to Mongolia called "Trans Mongolian"

Trains to Vladivostok called "Trans Siberian"

Trains to China called "Trans Manchurian"  

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3 Vehicles

Vehicles: 

There are dry ports around Mongolia where you can enter and exit. But it is quite a long way from Europe, America even some countries in Asia! Meanwhile, roads are not properly built or even they don't exit. There is a big network of dirt roads, you need to be aware of. Some Russian and Chinese tourists drive their own vehicles to enter border area and visit to sights and exit nowadays.

Following map shows you where you can enter and exit Mongolia by vehicles.

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Golden Eagle Huntress

ALTAY GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL 2019

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Golden Eagle Festival 2019 -things to do in Mongolia

Local Golden Eagle Festival which will take a place in Altay town, Bayan-Ulgii- Western Mongolia. Also it is called Nomadic Games in Mongolia.

Among those three Golden Eagle Festivals, this “Nomadic Games” festival is the youngest but enjoyed locally in Altay town (3 000 inhabitants), Mongolia. It will be 3rd year activity, which organized by Nomadic Trails company with collaboration of local Eagle Hunters community, making it as an annual celebration for the future.

This festival is smaller size than others, by number of participants of Golden Eagle Hunters, about 35-40 of them will take a part of it. Also,  more activities such as horse archery and other games. We are pretty sure, this festival would allow you much more local feeling by walking in the local crowds than a tourists with big cameras.

Against all comers it is live tradition- Golden Eagle Festival. just as the winter hinting season is getting underway, golden eagle hunters gather from all over Bayan-Ulgii province (western Mongolia)

This 2 full day event will have following competitions such as

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About Festival
Date and Price
Map & Itinerary
In Pictures
Travel Info
Terms & Conditions
About Festival

Local Golden Eagle Festival 2019

21-22 September 2019 (Actual date for Golden Eagle Festival)-

Among those three Golden Eagle Festivals, this “Nomadic Games” festival is the youngest but enjoyed locally in Altay town (3 000 inhabitants), Mongolia. It will be 3rd year activity, which organized by Nomadic Trails company with collaboration of local Eagle Hunters community, making it as an annual celebration for the future.

This festival is smaller size than others, by number of participants of Golden Eagle Hunters, about 35-40 of them will take a part of it. Also,  more activities such as horse archery and other games. We are pretty sure, this festival would allow you much more local feeling by walking in the local crowds than a tourists with big cameras. 

Against all comers it is live tradition- Golden Eagle Festival. just as the winter hinting season is getting underway, golden eagle hunters gather from all over Bayan-Ulgii province (western Mongolia)

This 2 full day event will have following competitions such as

                          Daily Program

20 Sep                                                            21 Sep

09-09:30 Horse Race                                                 10:00 Golden eagle competitions

10:00 Opening ceremony                                        12:00  Horseback Archery

11:00 Golden eagle competitions                           13:00 Lunch

13:00 Lunch                                                               14:00  Kuk Bar

14:00 Golden Eagle Competitions                         14:30 Horse Archery

16:00 Kiz Kuar                                                          15:30  Award giving ceremony

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There are competitions:

  1. Calling eagle and landing on arm of the master (called Berkuchi)Golden eagle landing
  2.  Breath taking horse game Master calling the Golden Eagle by galloping his horseCatching6
  3. Calling eagle and landing on dragged bait

Eagle Hunter2

4.Tenge Ilu – equestrian competition of snatching coin from ground

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5. Kiz- Kuar- another equestrian competition of girl catches a man on the horse and whip the man, embarrassed by being kissed

KIz Kuar

6. Kuk- Bar- whole goat skin competition. Another equestrian competition, that each horseman picks up goat skin and other horseman try to grab it from him. Whoever gets the skin at the end wins

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7. Horse Archery

There is authentic game takes a place in Altay town, Horse Archery. It seems more young people love this amazing competition.

Horse archery

Date and Price

LOCAL GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL

"NOMADIC GAMES 2019" in ALTAY TOWN, MONGOLIA

 Start: 18-24 Sep 2019

Price: Starting from 1600 USD

Map & Itinerary

Map of Altay Golden Eagle Festival 2019

Map of ALtay Golden Eagel Festival

ITINERARY

Day1. Ulaanbaatar arrival

Day2. Ulgii flight
 
Day3. Festival
 
Day4. Festival
 
Day5. Shar nuur river valley local family
 
Day6. Ulgii Ub Terelj
 
Day7. Dep
In Pictures

Travel Info

A. Types of Accommodation:

In this tour, we would be using following hotels and ger camps: 

1. Ulaanbaatar city: 

Khuvsgul Lake Hotel which located in the heart of Ulaanbaatar city, next to Chinggiss Khaan square http://www.khuvsgullakehotel.mn/

Bayangol hotel, good location near to main square Chinggiss Khaan https://bayangolhotel.mn/

Travel info hotel UB

 

     2.Twin shared Ger Stay

It is locally prepared simple, twin beds and stove placed which make ourselves comfortable in cozy in side. It is one of the unique experienced of tour.  We have one ger is dining, another ger for cooking and sleeping ger of course.

We have long drop seated toilet outside of our ger. 

Altay ger camp

3. Terelj National Park- Proper tourist ger camp

https://www.tereljlodge.com/  It is proper ger camp for tourist with a fixed toilet blocks, restaurants and bar, sleeping ger. 

Terelj Lodge

4. Local hotel stay. 

There are some nights we stay in local hotels, which are around 1-2 star, or similar. These hotels are simple, hot showers available.  

Travel info local hotels

 

5. Home Stay

One of our unique experiences, with so many happy clients who stayed with local families. We carefully select families who have more children, women who are willing to share experiences which makes our trip fantastic. 

If we stay in a ger with them, we share same space in a ger. If they moved into a small houses we use one of the rooms of them. There will be sleeping mats or beds available. We use locals outside toilet and washing facilities. 

Home Stay

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6.Type of vehicles

There are several types of vehicles can be used in this trip. We use mini buses or buses with 20 seats for City tour and picking up airport. For dirt roads, adventure tours we do need proper 4x4 wheel drive vehicles, such as Russian mini vans and Toyota Land Cruisers

 Travel Info Vehicle1

 

Terms & Conditions

The following booking conditions form the basis of your contract with Nomadic Trails Co. Ltd. Please read them carefully as they set out our respective rights and obligations. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions and agree to them. These booking conditions only apply to holiday arrangements which you book with us and which we agree to make, provide or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions to “holiday”, “booking”, “contract”, “package”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such holiday arrangements unless otherwise stated. In these booking conditions, “you” and “your” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date) or any of them as the context requires. “We”, “us” and “our” means Nomadic Trails Co. Ltd.

1. Making a Booking:

1.1 To make a booking, you must complete our booking form. This must be signed (or ticked in the appropriate place on online booking) by the first named person on the booking (“party leader”). The party leader must be authorised to make the booking on the basis of these booking conditions by all persons named on the booking and by their parent or guardian for all party members who are under 18 when the booking is made. By signing the booking form, the party leader confirms that he/she is so authorised. The party leader is responsible for making all payments due to us. The party leader must be at least 18 when the booking is made.

1.2 The completed signed booking form must then be sent to us together with the payments referred to in clause 2.1 below.

1.3 Subject to the availability of your chosen arrangements, we will confirm your holiday by issuing a booking receipt. This receipt will be sent to the party leader. Please check this receipt carefully as soon as you receive it. Contact us immediately if any information which appears on the confirmation or any other document appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. We regret we cannot accept any liability if we are not notified of any inaccuracies (for which we are responsible) in any document within ten days of our sending it out (five days for tickets). We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so.

1.4 We will communicate with you by e-mail in relation to your booking. You must accordingly check your e-mails on a regular basis. We may also contact you by telephone and/or post if we cannot, for whatever reason, contact you by e-mail. Certain documents may need to be sent by post. References in these booking conditions to “send” and “in writing” include communication by e-mail.

1.5 If booking online, any acknowledgement of your booking request we send you is not a confirmation of your booking. This will come once the booking has been confirmed in the form of either a booking receipt or confirmation invoice.

2. Payment:

2.1 In order to confirm your chosen tour, a deposit of up to USD 500 (or equivalent) per person for escorted group tours, or up to 30% of the total tour cost for a tailor-made trips (please note that depending on your chosen arrangements the required deposit may be different to these amounts. If it is we will advise you accordingly at the time of booking) must be paid at the time of booking. In addition some tours may require further interim payments.

2.2 The balance of the tour cost must be received by us not less than 70 days prior to departure and in some cases significantly earlier. This exact date will be shown on your confirmation invoice. Reminders are not necessarily sent. If we do not receive all payments due (including any surcharge where applicable) in full and on time, we are entitled to assume that you wish to cancel your booking. In this case, we will be entitled to keep all monies paid or due at that date. If we do not cancel straight away because you have promised to make payment, you must pay the cancellation charges shown in clause 5 depending on the date we reasonably treat your booking as cancelled.

2.3 In the case of international payments you should ensure that the full invoice amount, is received by us after all bank charges have been levied.

3. Your Contract:

A binding contract between us comes into existence when we despatch our booking receipt to the party leader. We both agree that English law (and no other) will apply to your contract and to any dispute, claim or other matter of any description which arises between us (“claim”) except as set out below.

4. Passports, Visas and Health Matters:

4.1 General passport and visa requirements applicable at the time of printing are shown on our customer documentation.

However requirements may change and you must check passport and visa requirements with the embassy or consulate of the country(ies) to or through which you are intending to travel.

4.2 Details of any compulsory health requirements for your holiday are shown on our customer documentation. It is your responsibility to ensure you are aware of all recommended vaccinations and health precautions in good time before departure. Details are available from your doctor and from the National Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac.org. Information on health abroad is also available on www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Travelhealth. For holidays in the EU/EEA, EU citizens should obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) prior to departure from www.ehic.org.uk. An EHIC is not a substitute for travel insurance. Vaccination and other health requirements/recommendations are subject to change at any time for any destination. Please therefore check with a doctor or clinic not less than six weeks prior to departure to ensure that you have met the necessary requirements and have the applicable information. 

4.3 It is the party leader’s responsibility to ensure that all members of the party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents before departure. All costs incurred in obtaining such documentation must be paid by you. We regret we cannot accept any liability if you are refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure on your part to carry all required documentation. If failure to have any necessary travel or other documents results in fines, surcharges or other financial penalty, costs or expenses being imposed on or incurred by us, you will be responsible for reimbursing us accordingly.

4.4. If you are unable for whatever reason to obtain a visa or the authorisation required for a visa and are thus unable to travel we will seek to be as flexible as the situation allows but ultimately reserve the right to consider this as a cancellation under the terms set out in 5.1 below.

5. Cancellation By You:

5.1 Should you or any member of your party need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only be effective when it is received in writing by us at our offices. As we incur costs from the time we confirm your booking, the following cancellation charges will be payable. Where the cancellation charge is shown as a percentage, this is calculated on the basis of the total cost payable by the person(s) cancelling excluding amendment charges. Amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.

Period before departure within which written notification of cancellation is received by us and cancellation charge per person cancelling.

71 days or more prior to departure - loss of deposit 
70-51 days before departure - 30% of tour cost
50-31 days before departure - 60% of tour cost
Less than 30 days - 100% of tour cost

5.2 Any payments for flights are non-refundable.

5.3 Depending on the reason for cancellation, you may be able to reclaim these cancellation charges (less any applicable excess) under the terms of your insurance policy. Claims must be made directly to the insurance company concerned.

5.4 On private bookings where any cancellation reduces the number of full paying party members below the number on which the price, number of free places and/ or any concessions agreed for your booking were based, we will recalculate these items and re-invoice you accordingly.

5.5. There are a certain destinations or trip components, such as cruises, that require payment up to 120 days before the departure date and may result in 100% loss upon cancellation. If applicable, this will be specified on your invoice and quotation.

5.6 See clause 9 “Changes by you” if any member(s) of your party are prevented from travelling.

6. Changes and Cancellation By Us:

6.1 We start planning the tours we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in brochure and other details both before and after bookings have been confirmed and cancel confirmed bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we reserve the right to cancel or make changes to a trip under any circumstances. Please note, our escorted group holidays require a minimum number of participants to enable us to operate them. If the minimum number of bookings required for a particular holiday have not been received, we are entitled to cancel it. We will notify you of cancellation for this reason at least 45 days prior to your departure.

6.2 Most changes are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a “significant change”. A significant change is a change made before departure which, taking account of the information you give us at the time of booking and which we can reasonably be expected to know as a tour operator, we can reasonably expect to have a major effect on your holiday. Significant changes are likely to include the following changes when made before departure; a change of accommodation to that of a lower official classification or standard for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of accommodation area for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of outward departure time of 12 or more hours, a change of UK departure point to one which is more inconvenient for you and, in the case of tours, a significant change of itinerary missing out one or more major destination substantially or altogether.

6.3 If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options:-
(a) (for significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements or
(b) purchasing an alternative holiday from us, of a similar standard to that originally booked if available. We will offer you at least one alternative holiday of equivalent or higher standard for which you will not be asked to pay any more than the price of the original holiday. If this holiday is in fact cheaper than the original one, we will refund the price difference. If you do not wish to accept the holiday we specifically offer you, you may choose any of our other then available holidays. You must pay the applicable price of any such holiday. This will mean your paying more if it is more expensive or receiving a refund if it is cheaper or
(c) cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full and quick refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please be aware that this clause does not apply to any flights which are itemised separately on your invoice and which does not form part of a land only tour package bought from us.

6.4 If we have to make a significant change or cancel we will, where compensation is appropriate, pay compensation depending on the circumstances and when the significant change or cancellation is notified to you subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where (1) we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or (2) we have to cancel because the minimum number of bookings necessary for us to operate your holiday has not been reached (see above). No compensation will be payable and the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time) or where a change is a minor one. Please also see clause 20 “Delay and Denied Boarding Regulations”.

6.5 Very rarely, we may be forced by “force majeure” (see clause 13) to change or terminate your holiday after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result.

6.6. We reserve the right to cancel any booking if we reasonably feel that the physical condition or behaviour of a client may affect their own well-being, that of any members of our local crew, that of any other members of an escorted group tour, or the enjoyment of other members of the group while on a tour.

6.7 If you have chosen to pay an optional single supplement and we are for whatever reason unable to provide you with a single room for any advertised nights then we reserve the right to room you with a fellow traveller of the same sex and to reimburse you accordingly on a pro-rata basis.

7. Governmental Travel Advice:

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office publishes regularly updated travel information on its website www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice which UK citizens are recommended to consult before booking and in good time before departure. US citizens are advised to check State Department advice on www. travel.state.gov/destination. Citizens of other countries should check their government’s relevant advice.

8. Surcharges:

8.1 The price of your holiday is subject to surcharges in the event of any change in our transportation costs or in dues, taxes or fees payable for services such as landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports or airports or in the exchange rates which have been used to calculate the cost of your holiday. Even in these cases, we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price, excluding any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged. If this means paying more than 8% on the tour price you will be entitled to cancel your tour and receive a full refund with the exception of any amendment charges or alternatively purchase another tour from us as referred to in clause 6 “Changes and Cancellation by us”.

8.2 We promise not to levy a surcharge within 30 days of departure. No refund will be payable during this period either.

9. Changes by You:

9.1 Should you wish to make any changes to your confirmed holiday, you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. Whilst we will endeavour to assist, we cannot guarantee we will be able to meet any such requests. Where we can, an amendment fee of USD 50.00 (or equivalent) per person will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers. A change of holiday dates will normally be treated as a cancellation of the original booking and rebooking in which case cancellation charges will apply. Changes may result in the recalculation of the holiday price where, for example, the basis on which the price of the original holiday was calculated has changed.

9.2 If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, the person(s) concerned may usually be able to transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) providing we are notified not less than two weeks before departure. Where a transfer to a person of your choice can be made, all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result together with an amendment fee of USD50.00 (or equivalent) must be paid before the transfer can be effected. Any overdue balance payment must also be received. For flight inclusive bookings, you must pay the charges levied by the airline concerned. As most airlines do not permit name changes after tickets have been issued for any reason, these charges are likely to be the full cost of the flight.

10. Special Requests and Medical Conditions/Disabilities:

10.1 If you have any special request, you must advise us at the time of booking. Although we will endeavour to pass any reasonable requests on to the relevant supplier, we regret we cannot guarantee any request will be met. Failure to meet any special request will not be a breach of contract on our part. Confirmation that a special request has been noted or passed on to the supplier or the inclusion of the special request on your confirmation invoice or any other documentation is not confirmation that the request will be met. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability. For your own protection, you should obtain confirmation in writing that a special request will be complied (where it is possible to give this) where it is important to you.

10.2 We regret we cannot accept any conditional bookings, i.e. any booking which is specified to be conditional on the fulfilment of a particular request. All such bookings will be treated as “standard” bookings subject to the above provisions on special requests.

10.3 If you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements as a result of any medical condition or disability (including any which affect the booking process), please tell us before you confirm your booking so that we can assist you in considering the suitability of the arrangements and/or making the booking. In any event, you must give us full details in writing at the time of booking and whenever any change in the condition or disability occurs. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. If we reasonably feel unable to properly accommodate the particular needs of the person concerned, we must reserve the right to decline their reservation or, if full details are not given at the time of booking or the condition / disability develops after booking, cancel when we become aware of these details.

10.4 The Company reserves the right at any time to require the Client to produce a doctor’s certificate certifying that the Client is fit to participate in the tour. Travel, horse-riding and trekking questionnaires might also be required.

10.5 By booking you acknowledge that you understand the potential risks and hazards that can be involved in tours of this kind to often remote and inhospitable locations. Such risks may increase the risk of injury or illness, loss or damage to property, discomfort and inconvenience.

11. Liability:

11.1 We promise to make sure that the holiday arrangements we have agreed to make, perform or provide as applicable as part of our contract with you are made, performed or provided with reasonable skill and care. This means that, subject to these booking conditions, we will accept responsibility if, for example, you suffer death or personal injury or your contracted holiday arrangements are not provided as promised or prove deficient as a result of the failure of ourselves, our employees, agents or suppliers to use reasonable skill and care in making, performing or providing, as applicable, your contracted holiday arrangements. Please note, it is your responsibility to show that reasonable skill and care has not been used if you wish to make a claim against us. In addition, we will only be responsible for what our employees, agents and suppliers do or do not do if they were at the time acting within the course of their employment (for employees) or carrying out work we had asked them to do (for agents and suppliers).

11.2 We will not be responsible for any injury, illness, death, loss (including loss of enjoyment or possessions), damage, expense, cost or other sum or claim of any description whatsoever which results from any of the following: - the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected or any member(s) of their party or the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party not connected with the provision of your holiday and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable or ‘force majeure’ as defined in clause 13 below

11.3 Please note, we cannot accept responsibility for any services which do not form part of our contract. This includes, for example, any additional services or facilities which your hotel or any other supplier agrees to provide for you where the services or facilities are not advertised by us and we have not agreed to arrange them as part of our contract and any excursion you purchase whilst on holiday. In addition, regardless of any wording used by us on our website, in any advertising material or elsewhere, we only promise to use reasonable skill and care as set out above and we do not have any greater or different liability to you.

11.4 The promises we make to you about the services we have agreed to provide or arrange as part of our contract - and the laws and regulations of the country in which your claim or complaint occurred - will be used as the basis for deciding whether the services in question had been properly provided. If the particular services which gave rise to the claim or complaint complied with local laws and regulations applicable to those services at the time, the services will be treated as having been properly provided. This will be the case even if the services did not comply with the laws and regulations of the UK which would have applied had those services been provided in the UK. The exception to this is where the claim or complaint concerns the absence of a safety feature which might lead a reasonable holiday maker to refuse to take the holiday in question. Please note, however, our obligation is to exercise reasonable skill and care as referred to in clause 11.1. We do not make any representation or commitment that all services will comply with applicable local laws and regulations and failure to comply does not automatically mean we have not exercised reasonable skill and care.

11.5 Where we are found liable for loss of and/or damage to any luggage or personal possessions (including money), the maximum amount we will have to pay you is £500 (or equivalent) per person affected unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under this clause or clause 11.6 below. You must ensure you have appropriate travel insurance to protect your personal belongings. For all other claims which do not involve death or personal injury, if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 11.6 below. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday.

11.6 Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea or rail carrier to which any international convention or EU regulation applies, our liability (including the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you, the types of claim and the circumstances in which compensation will be payable) will be limited as if we were the carrier in question as referred to below. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements in question (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea (as amended by the 2002 Protocol where applicable) and COTIF, the Convention on International Travel by Rail). Where a carrier would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable international convention or regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the carrier for the complaint or claim in question. Copies of the applicable international conventions and regulations are available from us on request.

11.7 Please note, we cannot accept any liability for any damage, loss, expense or other sum(s) of any description (1) which on the basis of the information given to us by you concerning your booking prior to our accepting it, we could not have foreseen you would suffer or incur if we breached our contract with you or (2) which did not result from any breach of contract or other fault by ourselves or our employees o,r where we are responsible for them, our suppliers. Additionally we cannot accept liability for any business losses (including without limitation, self employed loss of earnings).

12. Travel Insurance and emergency contact (next of kin):

12.1. We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. You must give details in writing of your insurance policy (insurer, policy number, 24 hour emergency assistance contact details).

12.2 Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on tour. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs. We do not check insurance policies. Tours can be hazardous by nature and you should ensure that such insurance fully covers all personal requirements including medical expenses, repatriation, helicopter rescue and air ambulance in the event of accident or illness.

12.3. You must give to us the name, address and telephone numbers of your emergency contact (next of kin) or persons to be notified in the event of an emergency.

13. Force Majeure:

Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our obligations under our contract with you is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage, loss or expense of any nature as a result of “force majeure”. In these booking conditions, “force majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include, whether actual or threatened, war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control.

14. Our Tour Leader:

On our escorted group tours we will appoint a Tour Leader who will represent the company and assist with the proper and safe running of you and your fellow participants’ tour. You must accept the decisions of the Tour Leader who shall have the discretion to make decisions and take action which may impact on your tour. If your physical condition or behaviour is such as to affect the well-being of yourself or other members of the group or the enjoyment of other members of the group, you may be asked to leave the tour without any right to refund. If you wish to leave the group temporarily, you will be asked to sign a release form.

15. Safety Standards:

Please note, it is the requirements and standards of the country in which any services which make up your holiday are provided which apply to those services and not those of the UK. As a general rule, these requirements and standards will not be the same as the UK and may often be lower.

16. Complaints:

16.1. In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems with your holiday whilst away, you must immediately inform our local representative or agent (if we have one) and the supplier of the service(s) in question. Any verbal notification must be put in writing and given to our Tour Leader/representative/agent and the supplier concerned (as applicable) as soon as possible. If we do not have or you cannot contact our Tour Leader or local representative or agent and any complaint or problem is not resolved to your satisfaction, you must contact us using the contact details we have provided you with during your trip, giving us full details and a contact number. Until we know about a complaint or problem, we cannot begin to resolve it. Most problems can be dealt with quickly. If you remain dissatisfied, however, you must write to us within 7 days of the tour end date giving your booking reference and full details of your complaint. Only the party leader should write to us. For all complaints and claims which do not involve death, personal injury or illness, we regret we cannot accept liability if you fail to notify the complaint or claim entirely in accordance with this clause.

17. Suppliers:

Many of the services which make up your holiday are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable international conventions (see clause 11.6). Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions and of the international conventions are available on request from ourselves or the supplier concerned.

18. Financial Protection:

18.1 We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL number 5975). When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us, you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit, you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent or your credit card issuer where applicable. You also agree that any such claims may be reassigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. Please note: Not all holiday or travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL scheme *The air inclusive holidays and flights we arrange are ATOL protected providing they are made available in the UK. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk.

18.2 The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Nomadic Trails, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

1. non-flight packages and

2. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the EEA, which are sold to customers outside of the EEA.

ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if you are abroad.

Please note that bookings made outside the EEA are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Nomadic Trails.

In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on +44 (0) 1702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT protected travel company.

19. Flights


19.1 In accordance with EU Regulation No 2111/2005, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a “Community list” which contains details of air carriers who are subject to an operating ban within the EU. The Community list is available for inspection at http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm

19.2 We are also required to advise you of the actual carrier(s) (or, if the actual carrier(s) is not known, the likely carrier(s)) that will operate your flight(s) at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier(s) at the time of booking, we will inform you of the identity of the actual carrier(s) as soon as we become aware of this. Any change to the operating carrier(s) after your booking has been confirmed will be notified to you as soon as possible.

19.3 If the carrier with whom you have a confirmed reservation becomes subject to an operating ban as above as a result of which we/ the carrier are unable to offer you a suitable alternative the provisions of clause 9 “Changes and cancellation by us” will apply. We are not always in a position at the time of booking to confirm the flight timings which will be used in connection with your flight. The flight timings shown in our brochure, on our website and/or detailed on your confirmation invoice are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. Flight timings are outside our control. They are set by airlines and are subject to various factors including air traffic control restrictions, weather conditions, potential technical problems and the ability of passengers to check in on time.

19.4 Specific instructions relating to departure and travel arrangements will be sent with your air or other travel tickets approximately 2 weeks before departure. You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct flight times. It is possible that flight times may be changed even after tickets have been despatched - we will contact you as soon as possible if this occurs.

19.5 Any change in the identity of the carrier, flight timings, and/or aircraft type (if advised) will not entitle you to cancel or change to other arrangements without paying our normal charges except where specified in these conditions.

20. Delay and Denied Boarding Regulations:

20.1 In the event of any flight delay or cancellation at your UK or overseas point of departure, the airline is responsible for providing such assistance as is legally required by the Denied Boarding Regulations (see below). The ferry, tunnel or rail operator is similarly responsible in relation to any delayed or cancelled sea crossing or international rail departure. Except where otherwise stated in our brochure or on our website, we regret we cannot provide any assistance in such circumstances other than information and advice to the extent we are in a position to do so.

20.2 We regret we are not in a position to offer you any assistance in the event of delay at your outward or homeward point of departure. Any airline concerned may however provide refreshments etc. We cannot accept liability for any delay which is due to any of the reasons set out in clause 11.2 of these Booking Conditions (which includes the behaviour of any passenger(s) on the flight who, for example, fails to check in or board on time.

20.3 If your flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline, depending on the circumstances, the airline may be required to pay you compensation, refund the cost of your flight and/or provide you with accommodation and/or refreshments under EC Regulation No 261/2004 - the Denied Boarding Regulations 2004. Where applicable, you must pursue the airline for the compensation or other payment due to you. All sums you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any other payment arising from such cancellation, delay, downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle you to cancel any other arrangements even where those arrangements have been made in conjunction with your flight. We have no liability to make any payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the Denied Boarding Regulations. If, for any reason, we make any payment to you or a third party which the airline is responsible for in accordance with the Denied Boarding Regulations, you must, when requested, assign to us the rights you have or had to claim the payment in question from the airline. If your airline does not comply with these rules you may complain to the Civil Aviation Authority on +44 (0) 20 743 6888 or by e-mail to passengercomplaints@caa.co.uk or see www.caa.co.uk – Referring Your Complaint to the CAA .

21. Excursions/Activities:

21.1 We may provide you with information (before departure and/or when you are on tour) about activities and excursions which are available in the area you are visiting. We have no involvement in any such activities or excursions which are neither run, supervised, controlled nor endorsed in any way by us. They are provided by local operators or other third parties who are entirely independent of us. We cannot accept any liability on any basis in relation to such activities or excursions and the acceptance of liability contained in clause 11.1 of our booking conditions will not apply to them.

21.2 We cannot guarantee accuracy of information given in relation to such activities or excursions as these services are not under our control.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL 2020

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GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL -NOMADIC GAMES 2020, MONGOLIA

Local Golden Eagle Festival 2020

19-20 September 2020 (Actual date for Golden Eagle Festival)

Among those three Golden Eagle Festivals, this “Nomadic Games” festival is the youngest but enjoyed locally in Altay town, Mongolia. It will be 3rd year activity, which organized by Nomadic Trails company with collaboration of local Eagle Hunters community, making it as an annual celebration for the future.

This festival is smaller size than others, by number of participants of Golden Eagle Hunters, about 35-40 of them will take a part of it. Also,  more activities such as horse archery and other games. We are pretty sure, this festival would allow you much more local feeling by walking in the local crowds than a tourists with big cameras. 

Against all comers it is live tradition- Golden Eagle Festival. just as the winter hinting season is getting underway, golden eagle hunters gather from all over Bayan-Ulgii province (western Mongolia)

This 2 full day events

 

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Competitions

Golden eagle landing

  1.  Breath taking horse game Master calling the Golden Eagle by galloping his horseCatching6
  2. Calling eagle and landing on dragged bait

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4.Tenge Ilu – equestrian competition of snatching coin from ground

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5. Kiz- Kuar- another equestrian competition of girl catches a man on the horse and whip the man, embarrassed by being kissed

KIz Kuar

6. Kuk- Bar- whole goat skin competition. Another equestrian competition, that each horseman picks up goat skin and other horseman try to grab it from him. Whoever gets the skin at the end wins

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7. Horse Archery

There is authentic game takes a place in Altay town, Horse Archery. It seems more young people love this amazing competition.

Horse archery

Where is this Golden Eagle Festival?

You will have 3.5 hour flight from Ulaanbaatar city to Ulgii town, where the Golden Eagle Festival takes place in western Mongolia.  There are more Kazakh people than Khalkh Mongolians in this town and they have their unique culture. Ulgii town has about 30 thousands inhabitants and also capital of province Bayan-Ulgii.

Bank ATM-s, supermarkets, restaurants, bazaar (open trading market) local museum, shops- you could buy handmade artificial are available. The Ulgii town is located bit higher altitude which is 1710 m above sea level (Ulaanbaatar city is located 1530 m above sea level).

Then we drive out to Altay for 3 hours into Altay mountains.

Old Eagle Hunter

What we see and experience at the festival?

Golden Eagle Festival takes 2 full days including competitions of:

* Golden Eagle Competition – with bait

* Golden Eagle  Competition  – landing on master’s arm while he is galloping horse

* Horse race -It is not a big race, only 10-20 horses will be in the race.

* Camel race– Again, it is rather small, 5-10 camels race in a short distance

* Archery– Pride Mongolians take this part of festival

* Tenge Ilu – equestrian competition of snatching coin from ground

* Kiz- Kuar– another equestrian competition of girl catches a man on the horse and whip the      man, embarrassed by being kissed

* Kuk- Bar– whole goat skin grabbing competition. Another equestrian competition, that each teams try to snatch goat skin and has to deliver it to designated area, or similar to rugby but with horse riding.

Can we take a real pictures of Golden Eagle Hunters?

Altay Golden Eagle Masters 2019Yes, Nomadic Trails staff are well trained and have been working with Golden Eagle masters for numerous years. Arranging good photo setting, choosing right people, visiting exact spot for photo or videoing are part of our precise long time experience.  I would say we have special connection with these Golden Eagle Masters. We also support local community and help local herdsman over the years.Zamanbul Golden Eagle Huntress

Eagle Master by Tulga

Eagle Master by Tulga

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Golden Eagle Master is flying Golden Eagle from top of hill- movie

Brief Itinerary 

Day1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Day2. Fly to Ulgii

Day3. Golden eagle Festival

Day4. Golden Eagle Festival

Day5. Visit to local Golden Eagle Hunter family

Day6. Ulaanbaatar city /Terelj National Park/Chinggis khan statue

Day7.   Departure

Price per person

Starting from 1800 USD

Festival Program

20 Sep                                                                             21 Sep

09-09:30 Horse Race                                                                       10:00 Golden eagle competitions

10:00 Opening ceremony                                                                12:00  Horseback Archery

11:00 Golden eagle competitions                                                  13:00 Lunch

13:00 Lunch                                                                                      14:00  Kuk Bar

14:00 Golden Eagle Competitions                                               14:30 Horse Arcehry

16:00 Kiz Kuar                                                                                15:30  Award giving ceremony

Why choose us?

We are organizing private Golden Eagle festival 3rd year in a row after guiding tourists to the Golden Eagle Festival for 10 years. In our festival you will have more freedom to take pictures, observe and participate with the eagle hunters.

Book your Golden Eagle Festival Tour with Tulga, tour leader

Tulga Mongolian Tour Leader

Chingeltei District 1 Khoroo Peace Avenue, Express Tower #701
Ulaanbaatar 44 P.O. Box 793 Mongolia

Whatsapp: +976 9904 0894

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HORSE ARCHERY COMPETITION

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Horse Archery Competition

The competition of Horse Archery Mongolia organized by Horse Archery Association of Mongolia in 28 Oct 2018 in Ulaanbaatar. There were 34 horse archers compete for trophy for this year. Here are some photos of competition:

Picture 1: Before competition

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Horse Archery Mongolia

Picture 2: The competition started

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Horse Archery Mongolia

 

Picture 3. Horse Archer

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Picture 4. Shooting

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Picture 5. Points

Points

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Picture 6. Both male and female archers compete in same category.

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Picture 7. Shooting

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Picture 8. Picking up arrows

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Horse Archery Mongolia

Picture 9.  Shooting

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Picture 10. Target

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Picture 11. Shooting

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Picture 12. Tsogtkhuu, one of the organizers is fixing a path

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Horse Archery Mongolia

Picture 13. Shooting

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Horse Archery Mongolia

Picture 14. In the air

Horse Archery Mongolia

Horse Archery Mongolia

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TAIGA VISIT MONGOLIA

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REINDEER HERDER’S TRIP -PICTURES BY NOMADIC TRAILS

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Reindeer Herder’s Trip | Pictures by Nomadic Trails

Reindeer Herder’s Trip | Pictures by Nomadic Trails

These pictures have been taken in Reindeer Tribe in 2018 by Tulga Photos. This extraordinary trip is run by Nomadic Trails since 2007 successfully.  

Here are photos:

Picture 1. Tee-pee Skeleton

Reindeer herders, also known is Dukha tribe still live in Tee-pee

 Tee pee

Picture 2. Reindeer herders

There are about 300 indigenous reindeer herders in Mongolia, living in East and West Taiga .

Grandma and boy riding reindeer

Picture 3. Future master of Taiga

 

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Picture 4. Horse rider in Taiga

All reindeer herders are very good horse riders too.

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Picture 5. Reindeer

There are more 1200 reindeer in both East and West Taiga.

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Picture 6. Handcrafts & souvenir trading

One of the main income for reindeer herders is handcrafts and souvenir. Reindeer herders skill has been improving a lot over the years.

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Picture 7. Visitors in reindeer camp

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Picture 8. Tents next to Ger

There are many visits stayed with local families in this trip. Clients always enjoyed visiting local herdsmen.

Ger with tents

Picture 9. Tent in the sunset

Tented camping is one of the ways to reach reindeer herders

Tent

Picture 10. Migration of reindeer herders

They need to move 4-6 times at least, according to good pasture land for reindeer.

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Picture 11. Migration of Reindeer herders

They migrate to higher camp for summer.

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Picture 12. Glacier in Taiga

Glacier

Picture 13. Spring Camp

It is time to baby reindeer come out. Suitable place is Spring camp.

Reindeer camp

Picture 14. Baby reindeer

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Picture 15. Reindeer herder

If you are born as reindeer herder forever Reindeer Herder

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Picture 16.  Taiga future

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Picture 17. Children

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Picture 18. Watching reindeer is essential

Tsetsgee binocular

Picture 19. Reindeer boy

boy

Picture 20. Khuvsgul Lake

Khuvsgul Lake

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Gobi Desert Facts & Pictures by Nomadic Trails

Gobi Means Desert in Mongolian. So it means, “Desert” Desert in English.

Gobi Desert is massive, measures over 1,600 km (1,000 mi) from southwest to northeast and 800 km (500 mi) from north to south from Tibetan plateau to Gobi Altay Mountain range.

Gobi is a cold desert, with frost and occasionally snow occurring on its dunes. Besides being quite far north, it is also located on a plateau roughly 910–1,520 metres (2,990–4,990 ft) above sea level, which contributes to its low temperatures. An average of approximately 194 millimetres (7.6 in) of rain falls annually in the Gobi. Additional moisture reaches parts of the Gobi in winter as snow is blown by the wind from the Siberian Steppes. These winds may cause the Gobi to reach −40 °C (−40 °F) in winter to 45 °C (113 °F) in summer.[5]

The climate of the Gobi is one of great extremes, combined with rapid changes of temperature of as much as 35 °C (63 °F). These can occur not only seasonally but within 24 hours.

Gobi Desert – Interesting facts & pictures by Nomadic Trails Mongolia

Picture 1. Gobi Road

Gobi road

Picture 2. Western Gobi.

There are 33 different deserts named after Gobi in Mongolia. Like Shargiin Gobi, Galbiin Gobi and Lama Gobi and etc.

In southern Mongolia, the temperature has been recorded as low as −32.8 °C (−27.0 °F). In contrast, in Alxa, Inner Mongolia, it rises as high as 37 °C (99 °F) in July.

Hermen Tsav

Picture 3. Tsagaan Suvarga

Much of the Gobi is not sandy but has exposed bare rock.Tsagaan Suvarga4

Picture 4. Bayanzag, The flaming cliffs

It was given this name by American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews, who visited in the 1920s. The area is most famous for yielding the first discovery of dinosaur eggs. Other finds in the area include specimens of Velociraptor and eutherian mammals. 

This region is locally called Ulaan Ereg (Red dry river bank )

Bayanzag

Picture 5. Protoceraptors fossil bone

The Gobi Desert is the source of many important fossil finds, including the first dinosaur eggs. Protoceraptors fossil bones hugely found in Gobi, Mongolia

Protsotaurus

Picture 6. Tsagaan Suvarga,

There are different types of soil indicates, bottom of ancient sea.

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Picture 7. Camel with funny hair style

The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the single-humped dromedary camel. Camel population in Mongolia is 260, 000.

Camel Portrait1

Picture 8. Hermen Tsav,

One of the pretty canyons in the Gobi, Hermen Tsav continues about 25 km long and more than 10 km wide. Hermen Tsav8

Picture 9. Hermen Tsav 2.

There are different soils and sand dunes in the canyon being washed by flash floods over the years and is changing it’s shape.

Hermen Tsav (2)

Picture 10. Standing the traffic policeman in the Gobi

During communist period, traffic policemen with big whistles  were standing in the middle of traffic in socialist countries.Hermen Tsav11

Picture 11. Hermen Tsav, west Gobi

Gobi desert is the 5th largest desert in the world and is extending more to grassland in China.

Hermen Tsav3

Picture 12. Part of Empty Gobi

Gobi is located on a plateau roughly 910–1,520 metres (2,990–4,990 ft) above sea level, which contributes to its low temperatures.

Hermen Tsav2

Picture 13. Sand Dunes in Gobi

Hongor Sand Dunes is one of most visited Sand dunes in Mongolia, reaching 200 m tall.

Kkhongor Sand Dunes

Picture 14. In the middle of Gobi

There were a few towns and settlements that Silk road and Tea roads used to pass in the Gobi Tsagaan Suvarga8

Picture 15. Old Man in the Gobi

Lowest density of population of Mongolia lived in Gobi. ( lower than 0.4 person per 1 Sq km. in 2017)old man

Picture 16. Ancient Volcano in the Gobi

There are about 50 ancient sleeping volcanoes in the Gobi. Hatan Suudal, one of ancient volcanoes.Hatan Suudal

Picture 17.  Morning in the GobiTsagaan Suvarga7

Picture 18. In the middle of GobiTsagaan Suvarga6

Picture 19. In the middle of GobiTsagaan Suvarga5

Picture 20. Gobi Iris

The most common vegetation in the Gobi desert are shrubs adapted to drought. Iris in GObi

Picture 22. Girl with Camels

Children in long summer holiday is great workforce. Girl with camels

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MAGICAL MONGOLIA | TRAVEL DEEPER

 

Why is it the experiences that move us most deeply are the hardest to put into words? Perhaps it’s because experiences of the soul don’t need to be broadcast, filtered and hash-tagged, they just are. And so Mongolia goes about being magnificent, in the quietest and humblest of ways, surprising vistors with it’s immense beauty, and it’s magical ability to slow you down and re-centre you from within. (Read how Naomi Simson felt our trip re-connected her to her purpose HERE). Let’s call it a retreat for the adventurous.

 

Ulaanbaatar; The capital and a great place to do an international culinary tour. You’ll be spoilt for choice of restaurants here. When I first arrived in Ulaanbaatar, I noticed how sweet is was to see friends affectingly arm in arm, strolling down the street together, whilst I raced past making a mission of my evening walk. ‘C’mon guys, can’t you see I’ve got places to be?’ was ticking through my mind,  still in work mode, crossing off the to-do list. It was then music to my ears that Mongolian time very simply consists of before noon or afternoon. Ah bliss, I thought, I’d never be late again!

 

 

As we headed into the vastness of the Mongolian countryside, it was the c a l m that struck me the most. 360 degrees of breathtaking wilderness, and although I tried, I don’t think the camera can do it justice. An energy so old and powerful, pure and untouched, this place is simply magical. Collectively our group began to relax and laugh our way into truly soaking up this experience, (as well as working out all our remarkable 6 degrees of separation!). Even the breakdowns and delays were greeted with laughter, knowing the worst that could happen was that we set up camp in a different piece of paradise.

 

 

Over 3 days of journeying by plane, 4WD and horseback, we arrived at our destination, the Reindeer Tribes living on the Siberian steppe. We collectively gasped as we emerged from the forest to see the smoke coming from the first of the teepees. Like stepping through the Narnia door, we entered a different world, so surreal, and such an honour to be one of the few travellers allowed to visit each year. Yet thanks to the many years of rapport established by our guides, it felt like we were welcomed home, with freshly brewed tea and happy kids eager to play.

 

 

Living nomadically, means that packing up all your earthly possessions (including satellite dish), riding 6 hours, and setting up camp at the next season’s residence, is all in a days work. Foraging and hunting for food, whilst surviving -40 degrees in the winter, these people are next level resilient (as well as the original minimalists). The Tsaachin are innately connected to the rhythms of nature as well as interconnected to each other, with a gentleness, humility and warmth that we seem to have lost. I hope the Tsaachin can sustain their lifestyle for generations to come, as we have so much to re-learn from their wisdom. Ah if only I could have paused time, stayed a while longer and asked another 1000 questions.

 

 

And so my memories of Mongolia linger fondly, with my wind horse (soul) happy, hoping that one day I’ll return to fill my cup with Mongolia’s calm once more. Thank-you Lisa, Tulga and your phenomenal team for creating an atmosphere as magical as your country (and Puujee, how you created 3 course meals for the 10 of us each day on a camp stove, was flippin’ amazing!) .

 

Because positive impact travel grows our shared humanity, which grows compassion, which ultimately grows a more peaceful world.

Much love,

Sandra.

Images by Sandra Henri Photography.

And when in Mongolia, a polar plunge is a must isn’t it?