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Western Mongolia Fatbike and Hiking Expedition

Aug 15-28, 2022

14 days | Mongolia | alumni UBC Travel Club

Get fit, get ready, get going! Take up the challenge and adventure out into the vast spaces and snow-capped mountains of Western Mongolia.

Join Mongolia expert Julian Dierkes and small group of adventure-minded souls to travel by fatbikes through the steppes and mountains of one of the world’s last great empty spaces on the trip of a lifetime.

Your fatbike is designed to take you places you’ve never biked before, places which you wouldn’t be able to get to, and terrain you wouldn’t be able to cross otherwise. There is a mix of terrain from rocky pistes, to flower-filled valleys, to wide-open steppes. The route is fully supported with stay in tents and ger camps. You will meet Mongolians who will ride horses to our camp to meet us and be invited to learn about a traditional life lived in gers on the open steppe.

Mountains, glaciers, open steppe, river crossings, glacial lakes, forests, nomads, vast skies, no tarmac roads... If these words speak to you, this is your trip. If you dream about an epic biking adventure, fully supported, with camping under the stars, this is your trip.

Celebrate 2022 with something extraordinary to look forward to.
alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
US$5995 (Including taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
10 - 12 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; flight from Ulan Batar to Ulgii; flight from Ulgii to Ulan Batar; sccommodation in hotels, tents, and ger camps; all meals; use of Trek Farley 5 FatBike; bike maintenance, bike tools, spare parts; generator to charge your camera batteries; all camping equipment; services of two guides, a local English-speaking guide/translator, cook, drivers; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by alumni UBC study leader Julian Dierkesx

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Ulan Bator
2Fly to Ulgii, drive into Tavan Bogd National Park
3Khurgan Lake  |  26 kms bike, 5 hours
4Up Khoton Lake  |  24.4 kms bike, 5 hours
5Green Lake Hike  |  15 kms hike, 6 hours
6Down Khoton Lake  |  25 kms bike, 5 hours
7 Khoton Lake  |  25 kms bike, 5 hours
8Khoton Lake  |  30 kms bike, 7 hours
9Lake Dayan  |  20 kms bike, 6 hours
10Lake Dayan visit with a Mongolian family
11Attend a mini-Naadam at Lake Dayan
12Picturesque drive to Olgii
13Fly to Ulan Bator
14Depart Ulan Bator
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Your Tour Leader

Julian Dierkes is a prolific commentator on contemporary Mongolia through the media but also on the Mongolia Focus blog that he publishes. A Canadian ambassador once reported that Julian’s blog posts are read at the Mongolian cabinet table. He came to UBC in 2002, first as an assistant professor and now as an associate professor and the Keidanren Chair in Japanese Research at UBC’s School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

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Or call 1-800-387-1483 with any questions or to reserve your spot!

alumni UBC Travel Club Alumni Expeditions Active & Walking
Tour Cost (per person):
US$5995 (Including taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
10 - 12 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; flight from Ulan Batar to Ulgii; flight from Ulgii to Ulan Batar; sccommodation in hotels, tents, and ger camps; all meals; use of Trek Farley 5 FatBike; bike maintenance, bike tools, spare parts; generator to charge your camera batteries; all camping equipment; services of two guides, a local English-speaking guide/translator, cook, drivers; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by alumni UBC study leader Julian Dierkesx

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