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Boojum / KLM
PO Box 902
Central Post Office
Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia
For expertise and experience, we recommend Ciretta Green at Montana Travel Ciretta's extensive experience writing our staff and clients' tickets for the last 10 years gives her insight into the details of travel to Asia and South America that only a few good agents have. The best way to get started is to email Ciretta with your prospective dates, then follow up with a call once she's sent you some itineraries and prices. Call her at 800-247-3538 or click firstname.lastname@example.org to email her. She'll provide you with good advice on routings and very competitive prices.
to Mongolia (Gateway City, Ulaan Baatar, airport code ULN)
Train from China
Several days of the week there is a train from Beijing to Ulaan Baatar that has "soft sleeper" compartments for around $150 USD per person, one way. The trip takes about 30 hours and spends 3-4 hours in the middle of the night lifting up the train cars and placing them on different gauge wheels. Riding this train is an adventure, but not a particularly soothing one. Tickets can be hard to reserve very far in advance. Please consult with our office about train travel to Mongolia.
MIAT, the Mongolian airlines has several flights a week from Berlin to Ulaan Baatar, transiting through Moscow. Your only other choice is a European airline to Moscow and then connecting with an Aeroflot flight to Ulaan Baatar. Generally speaking those on the US East Coast are better off trying to fly via Seoul in terms of both cost, convenience and reliability.
We are able to purchase air tickets for flights within Mongolia, something that is still very unreliable to do unless you are actually in Ulaan Bataar. Our staff have to go to the ticketing office in person and often use long standing relationships with the airline employees to get tickets. Around the Naadam period ticket prices are inflated and much more difficult to obtain. Because a significant deposit must be paid at the time of RESERVATION, we require the full amount of the airticket plus a $25 booking charge per ticket before we can make a reservation. Once you are ticketed, there is an additional $30 fee for any changes. If you cancel your flights after ticketing, the penalties below apply:
22-15 days prior to departure 20% penalty plus booking fee
14-7 days prior to departure 50% penalty plus booking fee
6-1 day prior to departure 100% penalty plus booking fee
Contact Ciretta at Montana Travel 800-247-3538.
We specialize in Mongolia travel but we also offer adventure travel to Patagonia, Uruguay, Tibet. Horseback riding was our original interest when we pioneered travel adventures to China and Inner Mongolia and Tibet. We now offer tours and travel packages of all kinds in Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) including camel riding, trekking, photography, fishing, horseback riding, culture, visiting Naadam, the Gobi, Lake Hovsgol (Lake Khovsgol) and the nomadic herders of Mongolia. In Ulan Bator we have our own offices though we are not really a travel agent, but an outfitter of travel and adventure in Mongolia. If want a riding vacation; whether a horseback riding vacation, a camel riding vacation or a jeep riding vacation, we'll be glad to create a travel adventure across Mongolia for you.
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