Accommodation on a Tour in Mongolia

Nowadays Ulaanbaatar has a good choice of accommodation, ranging from cheap guest houses to expensive hotels of international standard. We have chosen the "Continental" Hotel which is a ✯✯✯ HOTEL close to the city centre. If you prefer to stay in a different hotel you are welcome to arrange it yourself, but the tour will start and finish at the "Continental".

Elsewhere in the country there aren't many hotels, but in the most important places visited by tourists, there are ger camps. The round white felt gers ("Yurts" in Russian) which are the traditional homes of Central Asian nomads, provide comfortable and authentic accommodation in the most beautiful locations. In very remote areas there are no facilities of any kind so we take our own tents and kitchen, camping out in the wild. Truly an exciting experience for the adventurous traveler.

Hotel in Ulaanbaatar

HOTEL IN ULAANBAATAR

We have chosen the "Continental" Hotel for your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. It is a smart three star hotel situated ...
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GER CAMPS

The ger camps are all privately owned and staffed mainly by local people. Standards and services vary a lot, which is part of the beauty ...
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CAMPING

If you are the kind of person who enjoys camping, you will love the experience of camping in Mongolia. Often when you wake up ...
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✯✯✯ Hotel "Continental"

"To suit our guests’ needs, our hotel has been providing services that is second to none. It starts with location and space.  Like no other large hotels, Continental promises specious rooms and the advantage of central location among main urban public, business and entertainment activities, but offers privacy and tranquility for good rest after a long day."

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Hotel in Mongolia

  • Best Location in Ulaanbaatar

    We have chosen the "Continental" ✯✯✯ HOTEL for your accommodation in Ulaanbaatar. It is a smart three star hotel situated only 10 minutes walk from Genghis Khan Square in the city centre. Being located on the southern side of Ulaanbaatar, we can usually avoid driving in the worst traffic congestion when heading for the airport or getting in and out of the city.

  • Hotel Facilities

    Our guests have enjoyed the Continental Hotel for many years; it has a business centre, a gym and a good restaurant where a nice buffet style breakfast is served every morning. The hotel has a free of charge luggage store service for the guests.

  • Hotel Rooms

    Included in the price of your tour is the hotel accommodation for your arrival night and the last night when you arrive back in Ulaanbaatar. You will share a twin "Standard" room with your friend / partner or another person in our tour group. Single rooms are available if ordered in advance and there will be a single supplement charge.



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Food and Drink in The City

In Ulaanbaatar city there are plenty of restaurants to choose from serving Mongolian, European, American or Asian food.

There are also many bars and night clubs, quite a few having live music. Keep in mind that Mongolia has a zero tolerance law in relation to drinking and driving, so don't drink excessively the night before your tour starts if it is a motorcycle tour. Also you have to be sensible and alert in such places, as you would in any city. Ulaanbaatar isn't particularly dangerous but some tourists seem to be quite careless with their valuables. We are listing a few recommended restaurants in UB, but there are so many more.

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       MONGOLIAN RESTAURANT

    Mongolian Barbeque BD's
    Description: "Create Your Own Stir-Fry" restaurant concept where the guests choose their own ingredients from a great variety of meat, seafood, vegetables, salads, sauces and spices.
    Location: Seoul Street 9
    West of Ayanchin Outfitters
    Opening: 11am - 11pm (Every Day)
    Tel: 311191, 311189

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       INDIAN RESTAURANT

    Hazara Restaurant
    Description: North Indian frontier restaurant. Delicious Kebabs, Curries, Naans and Biryanis served in the privacy of your own "Sharmaina" For authentic Munghai and Dum-Punkht cuisine.
    Location: Next to the "Wrestling Palace"
    Opening: 12am - 15pm, 18pm - 22pm
    Tel: 480214

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       MONGOLIAN RESTAURANT

    Modern Nomads 1
    Description: Demonstrates the rich Mongolian food culture: traditional dishes with their unique, natural and delicious flavours presented in modern combinations and style.
    Location: Modern Nomads 1
    Baga Toiruu, Opposite the Metro Mall
    Opening: 11am - 11pm (Every Day)
    Tel: 318744

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       GERMAN RESTAURANT

    Kudam'E Restaurant
    Description: Simply decorated inside, this restaurant is famous for its German steak with various vegetables and delicious potatoes. It has become a well-known and popular place for foreigners as well as Mongolians.
    Location 1: Margad Center
    Location 2: 2nd Floor "Baylag Center"
    Opening: 10:30am - 12pm
    Tel: 318398

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       ITALIAN RESTAURANT

    Marco Polo Restaurant
    Description: This place is known to serve the best pizza in town. The interior is dressed up like a bizarre Bavarian hunting lodge with lots of stuffed birds and heavy wooden tables.
    Location: "Seoul Street"
    Opposite the "Tushig Supermarket"
    Opening: 12am - 12pm (Every Day)
    Tel: 318433

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       KOREAN RESTAURANT

    Seoul Restaurant
    Description: The fanciest restaurant in the city, serving a Korean buffet in front of a stage where high-quality live performances are held. There is also a Shabu-Shabu barbeque.
    Location: The "National Children's" Park
    Opening: 10am - 10pm
    Tel: 329709, 315395

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       TURKISH RESTAURANT

    Doner Land Restaurant
    Description: Turkish restaurant which serves excellent kebabs and doners with a side dish of rice and salad. It is reasonably priced and the service is excellent.
    Location: Moscow Complex
    Commercial District III-IV
    next to "Indra Food"
    Opening: 11am - 10pm (Every Day)
    Tel: 319031, 99113610

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       THAI RESTAURANT

    Bangkok Thai Restaurant
    Description: This restaurant will serve you chicken curries, deep-fried fish, fruit platters, and a view of Sukhbaatar Square. It is a place that you come to with a group of your friends.
    Location: Khan Brau Pub Bar
    2nd Floor of the Art Gallery
    Opening: 12pm - 11pm
    Tel: 330476

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       MONGOLIAN RESTAURANT

    Modern Nomads 2
    Description: Demonstrates the rich Mongolian food culture: traditional dishes with their unique, natural and delicious flavours presented in modern combinations and style.
    Location: Modern Nomads 2
    Amar's Street, Building #2
    Behind the Central Palace of Culture, Near Square
    Opening: 10:30am - 11pm
    Tel: 70120808

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       SLOVAKIAN RESTAURANT

    Slavyanski Bazar Restaurant
    Description: The first Russian and Slavic nations restaurant in Ulaanbaatar. Experienced and professional cooks serve authentic pirojki, borsch, pancake and natural red bilberry juice and vodka.
    Location: Chingeltei District
    Behind the "Zoos Goyol", Building No.19
    Opening: 11am - 12pm (Every Day)
    Tel: 324466

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       AMERICAN RESTAURANT

    California Restaurants
    Description: One of the Ulanaabaatar's most popular eating places for foreigners, this restaurant has an outstanding reputation for its burgers, steaks, salads and excellent wines.
    Location: "Seoul Street"
    next to "Good Price Supermarket"
    Opening: 12am - 12pm (Every Day)
    Tel: 319031, 99113610

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       JAPANESE RESTAURANT

    Sekitei
    Description: Japanese style with 6 tatami rooms for 6-10 people. Japanese traditional meal Sushi, Sashimi and Kayski along with other types of fish.
    Location : "Sansar" Shopping Centre
    Opening: 11am - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10.30pm
    Tel: 458723, 451361

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       CHINESE RESTAURANT

    Jin Hai An Restaurant
    Description: Self-service restaurant offering various kinds of meat with many different vegetables as well as vegetarian meals.
    Location: Behind the "Tengis Cinema"
    Opening: 11am - 10pm
    Tel: 313090, 99265772

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       INDIAN RESTAURANT

    Delhi Darbar Restaurant
    Description: Indian food Mughlai style, cooked by their award winning master chef, delicious curries, tandoori kebabs, naans, bastama rice, biryanis and a large choice of vegetarian dishes.
    Location 1: 1st floor "Puma Imperial Hotel"
    Location 2: South Way "State Department Store"
    Opening: 10:30am - 10:30pm
    Tel: 70114939

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       KOREAN RESTAURANT

    Solongo Restaurant
    This restaurant is popular among the Korean residents of Ulaanbaatar. Authentic dishes like Korean barbeque at reasonable prices.
    Location: Intersection of Ikh Surguuli
    "Baga Toiruu"
    Opening: 10am - 10pm
    Tel: 324812, 91991111

Ger Camps

The ger camps are all privately owned and staffed mainly by local people. Standards and services vary a lot, which is part of the beauty of this kind of accommodation as no two ger camps are the same. The number of gers ranges from just a few to perhaps a hundred in the largest camps. Each ger has two to four beds and usually guests will share with the same friend(s) as in the hotel.

Every ger has 2 beds, a wood burning stove, small table and stools.

Sometimes it is possible for a single person to have a ger to himself / herselfbut it depends on the policy of the ger camp and how many other guests they have that night. You might have to share with another person in our group, but you wouldn't be expected to share a ger with an unknown person. Bed linen and a quilt are provided, but some people prefer to bring their own sleeping bag anyway because some nights are quite cold, especially when traveling at higher altitudes.

Mongolian Gers

A "GER" is a portable dwelling structure traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure comprises a compression wheel, usually steam bent, supported by roof ribs which are bent down at the end where they meet the lattice wall (again, steam bent). The top of the wall is prevented from spreading by means of a tension band which opposes the force of the roof ribs. The structure is usually covered by layers of fabric and sheep's wool felt for insulation and weatherproofing.

Facilities At Ger Camps

The ger camps are privately owned so the standards and facilities vary a lot.

Authentic, beautiful, exciting......

All the ger camps have a restaurant where a fixed menu is served, often European style food. There will also be showers, washing and toilet facilities. In most camps the water is heated by solar power or by lighting a fire, so it's not hot 24 hours a day and not very powerful. Inside each ger there is usually a simple wood burning stove, the same as in the homes of ordinary nomadic families, and you can light a fire if it's cold.

Some camps have electricity, which might mean just an electric light powered by a generator, or in some cases there might be an electric plug where you would be able to recharge cameras, phones and other electrical equipment. It's best to bring spare batteries for everything rather than depend on being able to recharge equipment.

At ger camps the food offered depends on the cook. Often the food is of Eastern European style, but sometimes they serve such Mongolian specialties as buuz (steamed meat dumplings) or khushuur (fried meat pasties). They will give us a simple packed lunch to eat at midday. The evening meal is usually three courses.

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Wild Camping in Mongolia

'It is so worth the effort - camping in Mongolia is wonderful: quiet, peaceful, beautiful, amazing, wild, remote, unusual...

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Camping in Tents

If you are the kind of person who enjoys camping, you will love the experience of camping in Mongolia. Often when you wake up in the morning the only thing you can hear is the birds singing, or sometimes the sound of sheep or horses nearby. On most nights the big sky is a spectacular display of stars and shooting stars. This is a wonderful escape from the busy, noisy world in which many of us live.

TENTS

We carry the tents and camping equipment in the support vehicles and set up camp each evening. You will be expected to set up your own tent in the evening and pack it away in the morning; they are quick and easy to erect and our staff will be there to help. The tents we provide are high performance Vango "Storm 300" or Force 10 "Baltoro", able to withstand Mongolia's unpredictable weather conditions. You will share with the same person that you shared with at the hotel, except if you have paid the single supplement. Sometimes there's a communal mess tent, but it depends on the group size and weather conditions.

WASHING AND TOILET FACILITIES

If possible we make camp near to a river or lake so that there is water for washing, but we can't always manage that so you have to be prepared for no washing facilities (bring wet wipes). The staff will dig a pit latrine with a wind shelter / screen nearby. That's all the washing and toilet facilities, in other words eco-friendly and non-luxurious.

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CAMPING FACILITIES

Of course there is no electricity, but some of our support vehicles have the facility to recharge electrical equipment through a   'power inverter' (150 - 350 Watts). It's best to bring spare batteries because in a large group it's difficult to manage to recharge everyone's electrical equipment all at the same time.

CAMPING FOOD

There will be a table and chairs set up at meal times and the cook serves three good meals a day, plus snacks and drinks. On camping tours we take our own cook. Typically she will serve for breakfast porridge, bread, eggs, bacon, cheese, tea and coffee. At lunchtime she will prepare a single course meal, often based on rice, pasta or potatoes with meat and vegetables. In the evening dinner will be three courses. If you require special food (vegetarian or gluten-free) that needs to be cooked separately, there is an additional charge and we must be informed at the time of booking.

What Our Customers Think

  • "We were very impressed with the organisation, variety of terrain and scenery, the food - delicious ! We think this just might be the best catered trip we have been on - the support, the bikes and their maintenance and the team in general. We will certainly be telling all our friends about how professional this trip was. We had a great time"

    Huw Williams (Wales)
  • We wish that we had more time to spend in Mongolia. What a fascinating place. Not only the Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar, but the many mini - Naadam Festivals we encountered in the countryside as well as the people and scenery were fantastic...

    Steve Sidebotham (Delaware, USA)
  • "We really enjoyed our time in Mongolia with the off-road experience and closeness to nature. The experience at the family ger was an emotional one. It struck a chord with me, somewhere deep inside. I could see the sense in their simple way of life, which I have not really been able to see in ours in the west"

    Joakim Hansson (Sweden)
  • "We really enjoyed all aspects of our trip. The itinerary was well organized. We felt like we had a good taste of the country. We especially liked meeting the nomadic family. The accommodations and food were all satisfying as well"

    Hans Schnegluth (Germany)
  • Many thanks for a great holiday in Mongolia it was amazing ! My dad finally managed to visit the place he had been speaking about for 30 years and it was everything and a lot more he ever imagined it to be, so thanks again for looking after us so well...

    Lisa Brydon (Scotland)
  • "Thanks very much for looking after us and our arrangements in Mongolia. We enjoyed the tour immensely and loved the sites, scenery and sense of solitude this country gives you. It was a lovely adventure, thanks again"

    Clare Elsdon (England)
  • The staff was extremely dedicated” and the bike route took us to places of extraordinary beauty and diverse landscape of Mongolia. This mountain biking trip certainly was the most challenging and memorable one so far...

    SJi-Eun Kim (Seoul, South Korea)

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