Mongolia in Summer

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  1. SuskiQ

    SuskiQ Part of the Furniture
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    Has anyone travelled through Mongolia?

    We are looking at either June or late July/August. The between dates will be in China - Xian/Inner Mongolia area in early July.

    Spatto's bucket list includes horse trekking across part of the Steppes on the trail of Chenggis Khan, about 10days of riding. Has anyone had any 1st hand experience? Other items of interest include eagle hunters, gazelles and takhi (Przewalski's horses)

    We can use up our 30days visa pretty easily (subject to budget constraints) so open to all suggestions.
     
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    Haven't been to Mongolia but close. Be prepared for cold weather whatever month you go. It can be 20c one minute then -10c the next, if the wind changes. I know that's not cold for that part of the world, just be prepared.
     
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    Yes - I understand nights particularly can be really cold, even in the height of summer.
     
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    i was gunnasay Tim Cope's trip would offer some insights.....but i peeked and now i see he is guiding trips there



    i only looked because i own a yurt!
     
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    and it sounds awesome
     
  6. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty
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    Tim would be the expert on mongolia. He is a local here and I've met him a few times and can say he is very highly regarded and seems like a good bloke. A mate helped him with a trip last year. Tim has spent a lot of time in Mongolia and there was nothing touristy about the trip my friend was on. Looks like he runs a summer ride/trek trip too. Not clear whether you can ride all of it but would be worth asking.
     
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    I've got Tim's page saved. His WE tours look awesome but they're a bit pricey compared to our usual $/day travel. A ~10day horse trek os our priority.
     
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    Totally forgot about this, sorry, will ask my mate for tips.
     
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    Are you chasing Taimen?
     
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    Nah... we're not fishers.
     
  12. Timmossy

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    Went to Mongolia a few years back in July. Whether was great, not too hot, occasional afternoon storms. Place is great for it's remoteness and lack of development once outside UB. Not a lot in the way of formed roads, mainly just tracks meandering all around the place. Dry almost desert like in the south, grass plains in the middle and forested north on the Russian border.

    Mainly just rode around on motorbikes for a month. I've travelled a lot and I'd have to say the food is absolutely dire outside UB. Nothing really in the way of fresh fruit and veg - lucky if you get a potato or carrot. A lot of oily mutton concoctions. Not great if you're a vego.

    Whilst a great trip, a country I don't need to go back to in the immediate future.

    Few picks below.
     
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