Fishing the Tiamen in Central Mongolia
Short Tours Description
Upon arrival at the airport we will be welcomed by
your guide. He will bring us to your comfortable, centrally located hotel.
In the afternoon we will have a drive to Zaisan Memorial,
build by the Russians to commemorate unknown soldiers from different wars.
Located on a Southern hill of Ulaanbaatar, we will be able to enjoy an excellent
view of the capital and the surrounding countryside.
In the evening enjoy a welcome diner in one of the
best restaurants of Ulaanbaatar. Overnight in Hotel.
Today we will fly to Tsetserleg in Arhangai province
by twin engine turbo prop aircraft. On our arrival we will drive around
this small town, and visit the marketplace. Later we will drive across Tsaagan
pass to Tayhir and pitch camp by the Tamir or Chuluut River. We will meet
with local herdsmen, and try the luck in the river. Tented Camp.
After breakfast we will drive from Tayhir 150 km to
Tariat. We will drive through the mountain forest steppe zone. Mixed coniferous
forest is found on the cooler, moister northern slopes whereas steppe vegetation
predominates other slopes. We will camp on a beautiful spot by the beautiful
Terhiin Tsaagan Lake, devoid of any boats.
Pike (Esox lucius) is numerous here and no one know
how large they grow here. There is also Lenok Trout (Brachymistax lenok)
in the lake. Spin fishing is recommended and a float ring could be handy
to bring. Tented Camp.
Day 4 - 6:
Three full days have been set aside for this extremely
scenic and dramatic area dominated by the Terhiin Tsaagan Lake and the extinct
Horgo volcano crater and its adjacent lava fields. The elevation is 2060m
above sea level. The Sumin River, a tributary of the Chuluut, drains the
lake. It flows through some nearby dramatic canyons.
Certainly Northern Pike is found, as well as Taimen
Salmon (Hucho taimen) and Arctic Graylings (Thymallus arcticus arcticus).
The Taimen is the largest of the Salmonidae family reaching up to 2 meters!
The Grayling reach up to of 40-50 cm here. Tented Camp.
We will drive north along the wide steppe valley of
the Khanui River toward Erdenemandal. Full day drive and pitch camp en route.
Day 8 - 11:
We will now come into the northernmost sub province
of Arhangai. Depending on the river levels we will reach different fishing
spots. Lenok can grow extremely large here (up to 110cm) and taimen is certainly
present. Tented Camp.
Today we will start our journey back towards Ulaanbaatar.
We will drive south through Arhangai province, and pitch camp at the confluence
of the Tamir and Orkhon Rivers, in a genuine steppe area. Certainly, there
is fish around here too! Tented Camp.
Full day drive to the Mongolian capital across the
steppes. En route we will be able to make two stops in the south area of
Bulgan province, and visit the ruins of Aftan Khans Palace that stand out
on the steppe. And a brief stop at a lake, where we will reach the surfaced
trunk road at Lun. Tented Camp.
Day at leisure in the Mongolian capital.
Transfer to the airport and departure for your next
destination or extended journey in Mongolia.
Places to Visit
Fly Fishing * Tiamen * Pike * Lenok * Grayling * Carp
* Tsetserleg * Khogno Khan Mountains * Uvgun Monastery * Arhangai Depending
* Sumin River * Khanui River * Aftan Khans Palace
If you are a group on your own, departures are whenever
If your are looking for other people to join you, we
can have a look at the demands we had. Maybe we can help you to find some
travel companions to make the trip with you. This is however not easy because
each person has different dates and wishes. The easiest is to be a group
on your own.
If you travel alone and want to join a group, we offer
fixed tour departures those days:
2 to 12 people
Normally the group size is a minimum of two people per
trip. However if some people desire to travel alone, we can book the tour
for a single person. The price will be 75% of the price for a 2 person tour.
We offer 3 different price categories for our tours:
Budget Trips: tented camp, cook,
food, guide, Russian mini van
Normal Trips: ger camp stay
with food, guide, Russian mini van
Luxury Trips: ger camp stay
with food, guide, Japanese jeep
Please contact us for the updated prices. We offer special discount
prices for off season tours.
Depending on the tour you book and the service you want to have during
your trip, you will overnight in ger camps or tented camps. Family stay
is always possible.
Gers Camp. Gers from Ger Camp
are the traditional felt tents of nomadic herders. Each ger is furnished
with a wood stove and beautifully painted furniture such as beds, a
table and stools. Gers are based on double occupancy. Each ger camp
has its restaurant, western style toilet and hot water showers. Most
visitors find their stay in gers, which provide an authentic taste of
Mongolian culture and adventure, their most enjoyable experience in
Tented Camp is a camp build
on a nice spot. The travellers will sleep in Western style tents. We
will however do our best to offer you the best available service. We
pride ourselves on the level of comfort we provide while camping in
these remote areas, but camping is not for everyone. It is important
to remain open-minded and physically willing.
Family stay is an experience
a traveller to Mongolia should experience. You can tell us in advance
exactly where you want to have a family stay during your trip, or, if
you do not like to plan to much in advance, the driver and the guide
can organise a family stay while travelling. If you plan to have an
overnight in a Mongolian Nomadic family, you should take sleeping bags
and matrasses with you. So please tell us in advance of you are planning
to overnight in a family so that we can provide you with all the necessary
Included in the Trip Price
Transport within Mongolia (Russian Army jeep, mini van
or Japanese jeep+ Fuel)
Full pension in the countryside
Ger camp stay
Camping equipment if described in itinerary
All support staff including driver, translator, camp
All excursions, entrance fees as described in the itinerary
Not Included in the Trip Price
Passport and visa costs
Transfer between the airport and the hotel
Medical and trip insurance
Airport taxes, excess baggage charges, evacuation costs
Items of personal nature
Other items not specifically mentioned as included
Bike and spare parts of bike
Sleeping bag, inflatable mattress
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