Gun Galuut

Winter Journeys

Introduction

Gun Galuut is the site of a rare birds and Argali Sheep. Species that are in Gun Galuut are wolf, marmot, fox, corsac, vulture, falcon, eagle and many more. En route to Gun Galuut there’s a rare bird species can be seen such as  wild goose, swan, scoter and crane.

Brief Outline Itinerary

Gun Galuut is located southeast of the Ulaanbaatar city, 113kilometers on tarmac road and 17 kilometers on offroad total 3 hours drive. You will be transferred by vehicle and when in Gun Galuut there will be some shorter hikes. There is not much snowfall in Mongolia with 274 sunny days in a year. However, the snow that do fall tend to become re-positioned by the wind forces and lie in droves at the wrong places. Why our route may be adjusted accordingly.

Trip Details
Gun Galuut Winter
3 Days / 2 Nights

Trip Details

Itinerary

Day 1: To Gun Galuut

A.m. Pick up at your hotel in Ulaanbaatar and drive ,when out of the city three hours, to Gun Galuut.  En route we will stop by at Ikh Gun Nuur (Big Deep Lake) and Aygan Nuur (Cup Lake). There is a chance to see some endangered bird species such as heron, stork, Siberian crane, hooded crane and many more. But note that in the winter time there might be only few carnivorous birds. We’ll arrive at the camp on lunch time. After lunch you can visit local nomadic family to see and experience the everyday nomadic life. There’s a chance to ride a horse if requested. You can either hike or have a ride back to the camp.

Day 2: Gun Galuut

Today we’ll have an excursion to Baits Mountains which is 5 km away from the camp to see the Argali sheep, rare birds and other wildlife. You can either hike or drive to the mountains and back to the camp. At Gun Galuut there are over 200 Argali Sheeps and they live in herds.  Argali are considered an endangered species throughout their entire range, due largely to habitat loss from overgrazing of domestic sheep and hunting.

Day 3: To Ulaanbaatar

A.m. after breakfast depart back to Ulaanbaatar city.

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Prices

DATES ex Ulaanbaatar:

Daily in off season.

1st March—15th May

15th September-15th November

PRICE ex Ulaanbaatar

USD 400per person (2 members)

Single supplement (2n):

USD 80 per person

Includes:

Leadership, all meals outside Ulaanbaatar. Two overnights. All local transport and transfers to/from Ulaanbaatar.

Excludes:

Imported drinks, and laundry.  For convenience, Nomadic Journeys may add hotel accommodation and transfer in Ulaanbaatar at current rates.

Practicalities

Practicalities:

Transport:

This journey is supported by a jeep or minibus to and from Gun Galuut.

Staff:

Mongolian English speaking local guide will accompany at all times.

Meals:

The meals will be provided in the ger camp, or as picnics.

Overnights:

The gers have 2-4 beds in each, and they are furnished with beds, stools and a table.  WC and showers are in communal shower blocks. Luxury  houses have single and twin bed options with attached facilities.

Activity:

You can pre-book horse riding, mountain biking and  fishing as an additional. Camp will provide the equipments needed.

What our guests say

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  • Living the mongolian way

    Great place to stay and experience mongolian way of living, no tv, wifi, phone. Just nature and great company of the staff and livestocks of mongolia. The toilet is a hole in the ground covered by a shed. It is clean, but can be smelly to those used to city life. Not hot water supply, inform the staff that you like to hot water half an hour earlier so that they can boil it over camel dung 🙂

    5 star rating

    joycel
  • Living the mongolian way

    Great place to stay and experience mongolian way of living, no tv, wifi, phone. Just nature and great company of the staff and livestocks of mongolia. The toilet is a hole in the ground covered by a shed. It is clean, but can be smelly to those used to city life. Not hot water supply, inform the staff that you like to hot water half an hour earlier so that they can boil it over camel dung 🙂

    5 star rating

    joycel

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