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1. Posted by sleepercar (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!


So after bumping into a few interesting people who had been to Mongolia on my travels I decided it was worth a shot. I have booked flights to China 14th July-3rd August (Guilin-there is a direct train Guilin to Beijing and flights were a third of the price) and then intend on going up to Mongolia via train from Beijing . I basically want to head out on horse back with a tribe and see them hunt with eagles. I have contacted a budget travel agency- their website looks great but have had no response from them. There are other websites but they all seem so expensive. I have also looked into things like a visa, but the info changes so quickly and it is hard to tell how old some websites are.

My questions are:

Can I get a visa in Beijing and how many days will it take?

Can someone please PM me some good CHEAP (i am on a serious budget) travel agencies/hostels please?

How long does the train from Beijing take?

How much time for my trip will I need to set aside for my Mongolian adventure (would like to see a bit of Beijing too/need time to get visa)?

Thanks in advance for your help

Niamh xx

2. Posted by Tudevee (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

Here is some information that might can help you.

1. You can get tourist 30 days visa from Beijing to Mongolia. It will take depend on their mood. Basically, if can find a travel company in Mongolia who can send you invitation letter then it will be very easy to get it.
2. Traveling to west part of Mongolia where are eagle hunters, it is very expensive to fly or you can drive with local bus which will take 2 full days without stopping. Remember most of the road is dirt road and bad.
3. Many travel agency in Mongolia only do package trips so it will be expensive but try to contact with guest houses in Ulaanbaatar. They might be sell you cheaper trip.
4. Train from Beijing to UB is start at 0745 and will arrive in Ulaanbaatar 1345 next day. this time might be slightly wrong. Please check with train company.

Have a nice trip to Mongolia

3. Posted by sleepercar (Budding Member 13 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Thank you that helps with my time frame.

All very useful information.


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