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Home and Monastery stay
A very special way to discover the lifestyle and traditions of the Mongols is to stay a few days with nomadic families. Accompanied by a translator, for a short while you will become a nomadic family member. Grazing the herds, riding horses and eating the local cuisine are just a small part of the whole experience. We can also make special arrangements for you to stay in a Buddhist monastery; learn more about Buddhism, understand how the lams of this Tibetan philosophy dedicate themselves to spiritual awareness, and take time to relax. Home and monastery stays can be arranged for you as stand alone trips or added to another trip of your choice.
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Ages 18-80
Duration: 11 days
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  • Accommodation as per program
  • Drinking water
  • Private 4WD vehicle
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees as per program
What's not included
  • Travel expenses to/from Mongolia
  • Travel Insurance
  • Mongolian visa
  • Excess Luggage

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up all travelers at Chinggis Khaan International Airport
  • Airports:
  • Buyant Uhaa Airport, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 160188P3

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Mongolian Ways - Mongolia Tours & Travel
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Joined in June 2019

#31 of 228 Outdoor Activities in Ulaanbaatar
  • F3666NQdanieller
    Mongolia September 2023
    I had an amazing and great trip with these guys as part of a university course I took to Mongolia! Thank u Ron, Dulguun, Neema and the rest of the amazing drivers and staff! The amazing staff made sure we had everything, from a to z and it was amazing!! Thank u for giving me the “Mongolian experience”! I am sure I’ll be back, and it’s thanks to you guys!
  • gideons617
    An excellent trip in Mongolia
    This was an excellent tour. It was a complicated tour specially arranged for us but everything went smoothly. It was perfectly organized and the places we visited were interesting and beautiful. I highly highly recommend Ron and the company!
  • cherkes104
    A large country and a great tour
    The trip was very rewarding- so much information and care-g thq at the arrangements were very good; everything that was promised- was delivered
  • Casey C
    Casey C
    Way to go, Mongolian Ways!
    A tour which definitely exceeded my expectations on all fronts (transport, accommodation, food and company) since I was very much prepared to "rough it" in the countryside after reading the comprehensible travel guide which Ron provided (this is a must-read by the way)! We couldn't have asked for a better team (shout-out to guide Enhuush and driver Tsoomoo) to take us on our Mongolian adventure. Highly recommend to go with Mongolian Ways if you decide to visit this beautiful country which has so much to offer.
  • sigaloren
    The amazing Mongolian experience
    We had a great 11 days tour in the beautiful landscape of Mongolia, experiencing the calm nature, the endless herds, the warm people with great hospitality, the Gera camps and the beautiful nature. With the best driver and private guide that were the nicest people, made sure we get familiar with the Mongolians nomads lifestyle and took great care of us.
  • wolfgang218
    Exploring Gobi Desert, Central Mongolia and Lake District near Siberian Border
    My girlfriend and I booked a trip with Mongolian Ways as they were the most flexible and professional ones of the agencies I contacted. Our very specific location requests were incorporated in the itinerary of our trip. We traveled with a driver and a guide in one car by ourselves but I heard that you can also travel with them in larger groups (this probably saves a bit of money as well). We traveled from Ulaanbaatar to the Gobi Desert, central Mongolia and ended the trip in the lake region in the north near the Russian border (close to Lake Baikal). We thoroughly enjoyed the amazing vast space of Mongolia, the nature, the cultural sites, but specifically the chance to interact with local families. We spent time with three families being involved in food preparation and cooking with them and afterwards sharing a meal. In one case we even were involved in milking the horses and yaks as well as fermenting the milk (obviously voluntarily, not a must). For us this was one of the highlights of the trip. The car was very comfortable (a Lexus off-road SUV with air-conditioning), the driver was very good in the rough terrain and our guide who spoke very good English was knowledgeable and kind and always willing to address our specific requests. I can highly recommend Mongolian Ways as they delivered what they promised, were super professional, and very flexible which was important for us.
  • eliyahou
    great company to travel with !!! strongly recomended
    Amazing county to travel, deferent landscape, beautiful culture, unique nomads from deferent ethnic tribes, great food, many animals
  • BorisBoris84
    Once in a Lifetime Experience
    Everything just worked out on this tour i did in nov 2019. Actually mongolian ways was one of the few actually offering during this offseason time of the year. Both guide and driver have proofen excellent organizational, driving, translating skills and made everytjing possible. One night for example was really cold so they spontanipusly organized a warmer place for the next day. A lot was organized according to the situation which gave maximum flexibility. We visited places which are not usually on the tourists list as for example a coal mine. I was never pressured to hurry up or and still everything worked out because the dtiver was so well connected with the locals. And of course... the sights I saw where amazing.
  • codyp802
    Excellent trip, excellent company
    My girlfriend and I came to Mongolia for 4 days and used Mongolian Ways following a recommendation. Our trip was only for a short period of time but Tsoggy helped us tailor our itinerary to make the most of what we wanted to do and see in such a short (cold!) time. We were met by Sarul, our guide, who was an excellent bank of knowledge and really made sure that we were comfortable and happy throughout the trip. We were able to see and experience so much in such a short period (without it seeming tiresome), which is testament to Tsoggy and the rest of the team organising excellent activities and making sure everything goes to plan. We had an amazing time and would highly recommend for anyone going to Mongolia for even a quick visit. We will definitely be back to explore more and cant wait to travel with you again. Thanks for everything!
  • 887jodie
    Glorious Gobi
    I travelled to Mongolia this summer and the trip totally exceeded my expectations 😊 Mongolian Ways was flawless from start to finish. Tsoggy organised my Mysteries of the Gobi Desert trip and he was happy to go out of his way to ensure everything was just right. My tour guide, Uyanga and my driver, Nyamka were outstanding. Uyanga was super organised and we had a great time climbing to the top of Khongoriin Els. Nyamka had a great sense of humour and always went that extra mile. I was in awe of the abundance of unique landscapes in the Gobi Desert. Throughout my trip, the attention to detail and making the little things count was top-class. An amazing holiday! I hope to go back, explore more of this exquisite country and I would definitely book with Mongolian Ways again.
  • SamirB9861042144
    An Amazing Time in Mongolia
    I visited Mongolia in September 2019, our itinerary included - Ulaanbaatar Tour & Nomad Camp on Day 1, Hustai National Park on Day 2, Terelj National Park on Day 3. Mongolia is a beautiful country, with nice & friendly people, but my trip was made all the more special by "Mongolian Ways" The tour was well planned enjoyable & comfortable . A special word of appreciation for our Tour Guide Mr. Tsoggy who was informative friendly helpful & went the extra mile in providing us the very best & making d most of our Tour.
  • millvet
    jewels of mongolia - 13 days
    We were well looked after by our guide Tsoggy and driver Ambra and always felt safe. Our questions were always answered and our needs were well met. The travelling was well organised and we enjoyed the company of our two Mongolians as there was just the three of us travelling . July was a good time to travel - shorts and t shirts. I learned a lot about Mongolia so am glad I went. Thought the Genghis Khan statue was impressive and enjoyed all the livestock our in the steppes.
  • Sabrina L
    Sabrina L
    Unforgettable Experience
    I had the best fortune to have been paired with Аминаа as my guide and translator. It was just the two of us and I could not have asked for a more kind, caring and thoughtful person to share my experience in Mongolia with. We traveled around the capital in the East to the mountains in the West on the borders of Russia. From learning how to train eagles to hunt, attending festivals, dancing to Mongolian music and even meeting young entrepreneurs who are changing the world's perspective of the country, it was an incredible experience and I am grateful to say I have a friend for life.
  • Kalia Y
    Kalia Y
    A trip to remember...
    I have travelled to many countries throughout the world and Mongolia will always have a special place in my heart. All this thanks to the excellent organization and planning of Tsoggy and his amazing team from “ Mongolian Ways”. We were a family of five including three teens. We had a guide and two drivers with us (one driver transported the bicycles as well as all the luggage and necessities). Mongolia was a unique experience where you could reconnect with nature; it has beautiful landscapes and wildlife. We stayed in ger camps (it was awesome) and had picnics along river streams in the middle of nowhere surrounded by wild horses, sheep, goats and falcons. We cycled, we hiked, we went horse riding and we also saw how people lived and worked, learned about their culture, traditions and history. It was definitely loads of fun and a very enriching trip for the whole family.
  • AngloAussieHKG
    Professionals for Mongolian Countryside Adventures
    Between 2003 and August 2018 I did a number of riding / hiking / camping / reconnaissance trips out to the Mongolian countryside, as far as its Northern, Western and Southern borders, for up to two weeks at a time, with various “well-established” travel providers including individual and small-group custom trips with Mongolian Ways. I return to Mongolia for its dramatic, very-lightly-populated, wide-open unfenced desert, mountain, taiga, forest and steppe landscapes and nature, and the varied and hospitable nomadic peoples out in that countryside. I continue to go with Mongolian Ways because: • SAFETY: out in Mongolia’s remote areas I want Safety to be Job One, and I have found Mongolian Ways’ drivers and horse wranglers to be well-experienced professionals who consistently attend to Safety without over-nannying things; we haven’t got lost out there; they provided horses suitable for the full range of riding skills in our group, and indeed well-mannered reindeer for our lighter members • ATTITUDE: I find Mongolian Ways’ personnel to be friendly and, see them consistently going the extra mile to accommodate Clients (including bringing extra bedding on an unusually cold night, and retrieving stuff left behind by dumb Clients); they clearly go out of their way to build positive community relations out in the countryside, and to avoid offending local sensitivities (and in one case I observed, going to CONSIDERABLE lengths to patch up a gross faux pas committed by a competitor’s tour group) • GUIDES: Mongolian Ways’ guides speak fully-functional, and in some cases eloquent, English; and were at least as knowledgeable as I needed them to be; I enjoyed their camp cooking • COST-EFFECTIVE DELIVERY TO PROMISE: Mongolian Ways’ office takes some care over their proposals, and I would advise potential Clients to ensure that their proposal does capture what they want – and don’t want; Mongolian Ways have delivered to promise for me every time, and I consider their pricing to be fair for the services they provided (I can compare my trips with Mongolian Ways favourably versus a “luxury” 24-person group tour to the Gobi and Far West organised through a prestigious American university which I also took in 2018; the daily rate for that trip was literally 10 times that of Mongolian Ways’ 2018 trip, but (i) in heavy rain in the far West of Mongolia, one of the Land Cruisers was literally sliding off the track and down the grassy hillside until the Clients bailed out and had the driver replaced; (ii) the American university’s ‘Tour Manager’ left half-way through the tour, and was not replaced; (iii)in a dire provincial hotel there was not one drop of water to drink or even flush the toilet, and Clients were left to go into the town on their own in the rain to buy water; (iv) during rain, the tour group and its guide spontaneously occupied a small community mosque for a considerable period overlapping with prayer time, while keeping a wedding party waiting outside, and then took photos of the wedding party against their clearly-expressed wishes; and (v) stops were scheduled in 1-1/4-hour chunks, including “shopping opportunities”.) I have no financial interest in Mongolian Ways, and look forward to travelling with them again, soon.
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1 review
Very good

Tel Aviv District, Israel78 contributions
Jul 2022
We went on an intimate trip - 5 friends from Israel (2 had to stay in Israel) to Central Mongolia, Organized by Mongolian Ways.We traveled with the excellent Mongolian guide Amina, Bimba the driver who brought his jeep, and last but not least Ron Oren, the CEO of Mongolian Ways and theorganizer of the trip, who volunteered to bring his personal jeep and drive, thereby significantly upgrading the trip. The trip included two days in Ulaanbaatar (at the beginning and at the end) and the rest in central Mongolia, in nature sites such as the wild horse reserve, dining with nomads and religious and cultural sites in Harkhorin and others. We also spent some wonderful time during the Nadam festival that was celebrated during our stay. The trip can be described in two words - colorful and embracing. The experience that is common to all events is the incredible color of the people and nature. The Mongolians are charming, smiling and great hosts, as well as the vast green spaces with the colorful herds of sheep, camels, horses and yaks. The trip was basically a photography trip and indeed produced spectacular photographs of people, scenery, animals and exciting events such as a horse race on the Nadam holiday, when the riders are children. The organization was perfect. The staff was attentive to every wish and need. We knew that there would be no attached toilets in the gers on some days and we turned the limitationsituation into an eaqusite experience. In short - it is highly recommended to travel in Mongolia with Ron and his team. The experience is actually two experiences: Mongolia and a guided tour and organization that you don't meet often.
Written July 31, 2022
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Dear Shlomit, Thank you so much for taking the time, and posting this very kind reviews. It has been a sheer delight to have you here with us, and we look forward to seeing you again on one of our trips!
Written April 12, 2023
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