The starting point of this trip is at Shery Travel’s Ger camp:
Address: 1514 Bayan- 15 Bayan Ulgii, Ulgii, Mongolia
Tel: +976 9942 0777
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Day 1: Arrive in Bayan Ulgii and tour the city
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by one of our English speaking guides. On the tour you will be able to visit the outdoor Black Market/Bazaar to shop for souvenirs, locally made handcrafts. After this you will eat dinner at the local turkish restaurant which is always visitors favorite place to eat. In the evening, you will return to the ger camp near the Khovd river. Here you can relax socialize with other guests and prepare for the next day.
Day 2: Fishing at Achit Nuur Lake, Wildlife viewing, Hiking
Achit Nuur lake is one of the most beautiful places in Bayan Ulgii. It is a freshwater lake, but salt residue sits on the sides of the lake. This attracts various of wildlife and animals to come graze. Almost every type of animal native to Mongolia can be seen here on a good day. You can go swimming and we will bring food for a picnic and BBQ on this day. Then, sleep by the lake overnight in tents.
Day 3: Return to Ulgii city center
On the third day we will return to Ulgii and we will visit the local museum which houses tons of great artifacts and information about the history of Bayan Ulgii. We will then have lunch at the local Pizza place or can prepare our meal atop Friendship Mountain just 5 km outside of the city center. In the evening, there will be a farewell party at Shery Travel Ger Camp accompanied with traditional Kazakh music.
Day 4: Depart Bayan Ulgii and transfer to Ulaanbaatar
Marking the final day of the trip, your guide will accompany you to the airport where you will be depart to Ulaanbaatar.
Pricing Starts at:
–Without domestic flight $450 per person
– With domestic flight $800 per person
Fishing at Achit Nuur (The Salt Lake)
Bayan Ulgii (average elevation of 1301-4374 m) is surrounded by the snowcapped Altai mountains with a total area 45, 704.89 km². Ulgii is bordered by Russia’s Altai Republic and China. It is known for being home to the largest Kazakh population in Mongolia and its location within the Altai mountains, vast open rivers, lakes, natural springs, diverse wildlife, and unique plant-life. Bayan Ulgii is famed for having about 2,300,000 animals while it only has 32,000 people including the last remaining nomadic Eagle Hunters.
Pricing starts at:
-Without domestic flight $1899 per person (2-20 people )
– With domestic flight $2199 per person (2-20 people )
This package includes everything below:
All meals in Western Mongolia
Drivers and 4 wheel-drive vehicle
English speaking guide
Camels and Horses
All Accommodations in Western Mongolia
National Park permits
All camping and cooking equipment
Drinks and toilet papers (alcoholic beverages not included)
Eagle hunter’s entertainment fees (wearing traditional clothes, and holding eagles & taking photos, eating their food, etc.)
Oljas and Uka have years over 15 years of combined experience overseas and living abroad so we know how to properly cater to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free diets at no additional cost.
visa, extra hotel charges,
everything in Ulaanbaatar,
alcoholic beverages over 100,000 tugriks,
excess baggage costs.
Suggested packing items:
Passports – When traveling abroad it is always a good idea to keep passport copies with you. If you are booking a trip to the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park we will need a copy to purchase your permits to get into the national park.
Sleeping bag – Although, yurts can be very warm, their temperatures drop a little during the night and it is best to have an all-season sleeping bag that is rated at -5ºCelcius/ 15º F or below even in the summertime.
Waterproof hiking boots – Hiking, trekking, climbing, and walking through the terrain in Mongolia can be tough for anyone so you have to take care of your feet.
Waterproof clothing – A weatherproof jacket is a necessity with the unpredictable weather here in Western Mongolia. The Kazakh’s and Mongolian’s have a saying that there are 4 typically seasons in one day.
Towel, soap, and basic personal toiletries – A towel, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, and wet wipes for the rest of the trek is also recommended. All of which can be purchased in Ulgii.
Water bottle – Your safety is our number 1 concern. Please bring a water bottle. Along the trail there are lots of rivers and streams from the glaciers and mountains that can be used to refill your bottle and boiled later to drink.
Warm clothes – Fleece, long pants, woolen hat, gloves,
Walking clothes – Bring thin clothes that can be layered and be easily removed or added during the trip.
Personal medication and basic first aid kit – Benadryl, Nyquil, rehydration salts, water purifying tablets, and other medications that cannot be purchased in Ulgii.
Snacks – Foods that are high in calories such as: energy bars, . Snacks are provided during the trek but you may like to bring one or two extras just in case.
Solar powered light –It will be dark while away from Ulgii so it is a good idea to keep an external light with you and be able to charge your devices while away from camp.
Money belt- This is good to have in Ulaanbaatar as UB is a large city and it is better to be safe than sorry when far from home.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat- It isn’t called the “Land of Eternal Blue Sky” for no reason. With few trees you could spend several hours exposed to the sun in a single day.
Bug spray/Insect repellent- Don’t let bug bites ruin the trip of a lifetime!
Ziplock bags- Can be extremely useful to keep things dry with unpredictable weather.
Helmet- If you would feel safer on horseback or camel, you are encouraged to bring a helmet.
Camera- These are once in a lifetime trips and taking photos is a must.
Domestic Flight information:
Domestic flights have limit of 15kgs maximum including luggage and hand luggage. Any extra luggage can be brought with you. However, the airlines will charge you approximately 2 USD for each extra kg. We are able to book your domestic flights for you upon request.
Feel free to research it on your own. These are the two companies that fly to and from Ulaanbaatar: