Features

Here is some features of our tours & activities. 

What’s Included

guides & drivers of Alpha Team Tours are seating on the grassAlpha Team Tours’ tours include a full time, professional guide, campground and park entrance fees, comfortable transportation, top quality camping equipment and all but two excellent meals per 6-10 day trip. These meals are taken at restaurants in order to take advantage of local cuisine and for the ease of logistics.

If you wish to sample some of the additional activities available, these can usually be arranged in the field by your guide and common credit cards (Master Card and Visa) are generally accepted.

Not included are hotel accommodations before and/or after your trip, optional activities, alcoholic beverages, and guide gratuities.

We’ll pick you up at around 9:00 am at the Ulaanbaatar location of your choice. We will recommend a variety of accommodation options depending on your budget and interests and can help you make reservations. Your tour will end when we drop you off between 5:00-5:30 p.m. at the Ulaanbaatar location of your choice on your final tour day.

Guides

a guide of Alpha Team Tours on the camel with the customers in Gobi DesertAlpha Team Tours guides are experienced and professional. They are certified in first aid and CPR and are knowledgeable of Mongolian natural and cultural history. They will go out of their way to ensure that your trip is seamless, enriching, and fun. Your guide will act as your resident expert and you can count on them to take great care of you.

Campgrounds

We utilize established camping areas near and within parks and protected areas as our base camps. We select campgrounds based upon their scenic beauty and secluded nature. Many of our camping areas have running water; others are a bit more rustic with clean outhouse style facilities. Pay showers are usually available every other night.

Transportation

A comfortable full size passenger van equipped with cloth interior and climate control will be courteously driven by your guide. Since our group numbers are low (Max 10) everyone will have a window seat with plenty of room to spread out while traveling. On travel days we stop for photographs, wildlife sightings, lunch, and short walks.

Many tour companies in Mongolian transport their heavy equipment (and your luggage) on the roof of their vans on roof racks. We believe from experience that putting this much weight on the roof creates an unstable driving condition and an unnecessary hazard. Our heavy duty trailers are more secure, weather proof, animal proof, and are easier to load.

Equipment

a guide & a customer are eating dinner front of the tents in Central MongoliaWe provide all top of the line equipment. Our tents are weatherproof, roomy and easy to use. We use new 4 person all season tents that are excellent in all weather conditions. Two people will share each tent unless you prefer your own.

Our custom kitchen shelters are a breeze to set up and are fully enclosed with mosquito netting. They are weatherproof and provide protection from the occasionally pesky bugs. On our early and late season trips we often use a heater for chilly mornings.

Our propane cooking systems allow us to prepare complete hot meals with ease. We carry a complete collection of kitchen utensils and equipment to prepare an excellent variety of meals in the field.

All you need to bring is a sleeping bag and pad. Or, if you prefer, rent one from us for $25 each or $45 both per trip. Our sleeping bags are rated at 20 degrees, come with a fleece insert and are extra roomy. Our pads are 1 1/2 inch closed cell foam, are very comfortable and practically indestructible.

We will send you a detailed packing list suitable to your Mongolian adventure when you book your tour.

Meals

a funny chef of Alpha Team Tour offering his meals front of the camera in east MongoliaYour guide, with a little teamwork from the group, will treat you to a variety of expertly prepared meals. We have worked with excellent outdoor cooks to create menus that are wholesome, hearty, and consistently good. You won’t go hungry. We’ve even had requests for an Alpha Team Tours cookbook!

Breakfasts are varied and generally consist of eggs, pancakes, French toast, cereals, fruit and the like. Our hearty breakfasts will prepare you for the wilderness each day.

Lunches are generally deli style with a wide selection of meats and cheeses, including locally smoked fish and halibut (the local specialty). Plenty of fruits and vegetables are always available as are crackers, trail mix, dried fruit, nuts etc. Hot soups with bread and salad are featured on some days.

For dinner your chef/guide will treat you to famous fresh Mongolian barbeque, and pasta dishes, just to name a few. A typical dinner might include grilled meat with fresh steamed vegetables and rice. Our meal planners have developed a variety of well balanced meals that generally include appetizers, a main course, and dessert.

Alternative meal suggestions are encouraged and special dietary needs can usually be accommodated.

References

Our vast experience, meticulous attention to detail, and untiring commitment to making each trip special is what sets us apart from similar tours in Mongolia. We encourage you to contact our past guests and learn what they have to say about us. Contact us for details.

Reservations

If you would like us to recommend a trip to Mongolian, request a brochure and relate your general interests and length of time you will be visiting. We’ll send you a detailed itinerary description or two based upon your interests. If our trips don’t match with what you’re looking for, we’ll do our best to recommend another location for you to find additional information.

To make an online reservation request visit our Reservations page.

Custom Tours

NASA volunteer tour in Gobi DesertHave a group with an idea for a custom tour in Mongolia? We provide complete outdoor expedition services to Boy Scout groups, clubs, school groups, families, groups of extended friends, and the like. If you would like to design an Mongolia adventure tour of your own, we’ll help. Ask about trip leader discounts. Visit our Custom Tours page for more information.

 

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