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Trains? Guides?

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Trains? Guides?

Hi, I've been emailing a bunch of Mongolian travel agencies I found on Google but haven't heard back from a single one of them? I am trying to get two things... 1.) a train from Ulan Bator to Irkutsk (which I've heard "may" only run one or two days a week??) and 2.) a tour guide who can take me from Ulan Bator to Gorki Terlj for two days and one night. Does anybody know a reputable person over there that they can recommend? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!

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Hey

I don't know much about the train but i can recommend you the guide who has vast experience and knowledge all about Mongolia. I really enjoyed her personality and heart for her country. Hope she can escort you~

contact at zozo_1031@yahoo.com her.

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We booked our holiday in Mongolia (part of a long trip through Asia) through a UK agent. They used Panoramic Travel for all the arrangements in Mongolia. Checking their website Panoramic Travel are in fact UK based but do have an office in Ulaanbaatar. Our named contact was Goyo who is based in the UB office.

www.panoramicjourneys.com/contactus.php

We had a full day to Gorki Terlj planned through them.

They should be able to book train tickets for you.

Our driver was Nyamaa - a great character. Nothing fazed him and he was always cheerful. He kept us well supplied with tea and home made biscuits.

Usukhoo our guide was a charming person who quickly established what we wanted to achieve during our short stay in Mongolia and was happy to adapt and tweek our itinerary to achieve this

Edited: 17 July 2011, 14:13
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Thank you both for your responses. I'll start contacting both your recommendations and see what I can make happen!

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Sainuu!

For train tickets contact Kim at the UB Guesthouse (ubguest@hotmail.com / ubguest@yahoo.com).

I have lived and worked in Mongolia since 2006 and have frequently travelled from Mongolia to either China or Russia by train. I have always used the train ticket service provided by Kim at the UB Guesthouse - all train tickets are purchased for the UB Guesthouse by Ganba - and this team have never failed in purchasing a ticket at a good price.

Hope this helps a little.

Sain Yavaarai -Journey Well

Jess - www.eternal-landscapes.co.uk

Edited: 24 July 2011, 09:13
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