Traveling around Mongolia for a month in August; best ways for traveling alone, safety, Equiptment/clothing required?
Im flying to Mongolia this August 2012, and as others have mentioned, that the best way to see Mongolia is by yourself.
I'm looking for help, on the typical safety of either buying or renting a bike/jeep for going around the country.
Safety concerns on what I should look out. Any specific clothing I should be bringing for culture respect, etc.
Is clothing, tents, ect easily purchasable in Ulaanbaatar?
Is it difficult to purchase/rent a horse/vehicle?
Is there anyone who has been to Mongolia that I can talk with and learn from their experiences? Or is there anyone currently living there? That would be interested in grabbing a drink and showing me around?
Thank you, any help would be very much appreciated.
Michael, here's a start.... http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/story/74235/Mongolia/Weathering-Weather-and-Bureaucracy-in-Mongolia
and I'll get some more detail from one of my work colleagues who was there last year and get back to you.
Phil from the safety hub almost 6 years ago
I was there summer 2009 and basis on my experience tents and all camping equipment are kind of expensive comparing to Europe and there were not so many options (though there are some second hand shops, also no cheap anyway). It seemed easy to find a second hand motorbike to buy, but as I do not know hot to drive those, I didn´t really check.
Further than that, public transport is not great. There are not so many buses, there is only a train line (north to south going trough Ulaan Baatar) and there are almost no roads, so it takes age to go around. Another options is to hire a taxi for the day but they will try to rip you off (bargain if you can).
I didn´t like UB so much, but the rest of the country is incredible.
Best of luck. Enjoy it. almost 6 years ago
Thank you, for the help. I am deciding between a motorbike and a jeep. And sadly I'll have to buy camping Equiptment when I am there. But thats the end of the world.
What about horses? I know how to ride and take care of one. But renting/purchasing?
Thanks phil, I'm going to start reading that blog now that I have decent Internet. almost 6 years ago