FISH THE NORTHERN LAKES
Region: Central Mongolia. Interesting sites: Capital City (Ulaanbaatar), Terelj National Park, Khuvsgul Lake. Duration: 7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1 Arrival in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel. Day 2 Excursion to Terelj tourist resort, 70km from Ulaanbaatar, and take a half-day horseback ride through one of Mongolia’s most pristine areas. Terelj is renowned for its unique granite formations and lush wildflower meadows. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar and overnight at the hotel. Day 3 Catch the flight to the town of Moron in Khuvsgul aimag and transfer to the Juulchin tourist camp located near Khuvsgul Lake. Overnight in gers at the tourist camp. Day 4-Day 7 Transfer to the fishing site. Spend three days fishing the waters of the second-deepest lake in the world, and try your luck wrestling with the huge taimen. Camp out in tents. Day 8 Transfer back to Moron and fly back to Ulaanbaatar
RIVER FISHING IN THE EAST
Region: Central Mongolia. Interesting sites: Capital City (Ulaanbaatar), Terelj National Park, Onon River Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days
Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Day 2 Transfer from Ulaanbaatar to the Chinggis (Genghis) Birth Place Camp (410km). Day 3 – 7 Spend full four days fishing the Onon River, one of Mongolia’s pristine rivers and home to lenok, taimen, sturgeon and pike. The Onon River is closely connected with important events from the ancient and medieval history of the Mongols, and flows from the northern slopes of the Khan Khentii Range to the east, where it joins the Amur River before emptying into the Pacific Ocean. Be enchanted by the broad river winding its way through grassy hills and plains. Camp on the banks of the river in tents. Day 8 Transfer back to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight in hotel Day 9 Departure.
FLY-FISHING IN MONGOLIA
Region: Central Mongolia. Interesting sites: Ulaanbaatar, Terelj National Park, Huvsgul Lake. Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Day 1 Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Overnight in a hotel. Day 2 On the way to our fishing camp on the Chuluut River, stop at Karakorum for the night. Karakorum was the ancient capital of the Mongol Empire, established in 1220 and was used by Chinggis Khan as a supply point for the Mongol armies. The ruins of the city are now slowly disappearing back into the steppe, but the foundations of the buildings and palaces convey a sense of the grandeur of the ancient capital. Day 3 Early in the morning start the 280km drive to our fishing camp on the Chuluut River. The Chuluut River winds its way through a steep basalt gorge, and the area is perfect for fly-fishing and white-water rafting. Spend the afternoon fishing and overnight at the camp. Day 4 – Day 9 Delight in a full five days of fishing and touring the local area. Camp each night by the rushing waters of the Chuluut. Day 10 Return by jeep to the Karakorum tourist camp. Tour the Erdene Zuu monastery, which is located northwest of the site of the imperial city and was built using materials and stones from the ruins of Karakorum. Construction of the monastery began in the 16th century and continued until the early 20th century. At one time the monastery complex held over 600 temples and housed 1000 monks, but during the communist purges of the 1930s most of the temple buildings were destroyed and the monks sent into exile or killed. At present Erdene Zuu is both a museum and a working monastery. Spend the day visiting the museum, monastery and doing some souvenir shopping. Overnight in the nearby ger camp. Day 11 Return to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight at hotel. Visit the Zanabazar Fine Arts museum, which holds some of the greatest works of the renowned 17th century Buddhist sculptor. Tour the Museum of National History, making sure to see the dinosaur skeletons uncovered in the Gobi and the Golden Camel Museum section. Afterwards there will be time for cashmere and souvenir shopping. Day 12 Depart from Ulaanbaatar.