Upper River Adventure: The classic MRO journey. Great comfort. Six days fishing. New beats daily. International level guides. Clackacraft drift boats. Cozy ger camp accommodation. Vehicle supported. Fly-in/out. Six to eight anglers per departure. Includes two nights hotel, airport transfers and charter flight to/from river. Cost: US$ 5,450
Lower River Expedition: Access a very beautiful and remote stretch of river. Seven days fishing. New beats daily. International level guides. Clackacraft drift boats. Accommodation in cozy ger camp and comfortable tented camps. Boat supported adventure. Fly-in/out. Six to eight anglers per departure. Includes two nights hotel, airport transfers and charter flight to/from river. Cost US$ 5,950.
Upper-Lower River Combination Trip: The ultimate Mongolia fishing experience. Start with an upper river adventure. Stay on the river and join a lower river expedition. Thirteen continuous fishing days exploring nearly 200 kilometers (120 miles) of amazing water. Includes two nights hotel, airport transfers and charter flight to/from river. Cost US$ 9,975.
General Trip Description: All trips have the same general itinerary. Guests fly into the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. After spending an evening in the capital, clients travel early the next morning to the river. Guests hop on a chartered Cessna Caravan for a 75 - 90 minute flight to the river. The upper river trips include six days fishing and link floats between our six comfortable ger camps. The lower river fishes for seven days and links floats between a combination of ger camps and adventure camps. At the end of each river journey, anglers fly back to the capital except anglers on the last trip of the season. These folks drive back to UB. All guests spend a relaxing evening in the capital city before catching an international flight for home.
Dates: We've fished Mongolia since 1991 and have selected the absolute best dates for these rivers based upon decades of experience. The season legally opens June 15 after the taimen spawn. The Fish Mongolia trips operate June - September. The Mongolia River Outfitters trips operate September - October.
Weather: The weather is usually clear with warm days and cool nights. Rain is more likely in the early season and cold more likely later in the season. It is not uncommon to experience a couple of cool days (40'sF/5'sC) in early September and warm days in early October (70'sF/20'sC).
What to Bring: MRO will provide you with a comprehensive packing list. It's about the same as preparing for a guided trip to Montana in early fall. MRO supplies flies. Guests bring their own rods (5w, 7w, 8/9w), reels, waders, etc.
Inclusions/Exclusions: The price includes two nights hotel in Ulaanbaatar, airport transfers, transportation to/from the river, fishing permits, guide services, and all meals, lodging, soft drinks, beer, wine and classic Mongolian vodka at camp. Price does not include international airfare, meals/drinks in UB, and gratuities. Prices are based upon double occupancy. Trips begin and end in the capital city, Ulaanbaatar.
Booking: These trips book very early. MRO is quite fortunate to have a very high level of guest returns with many fishing with us numerous years. We request a 50%, non-refundable advance payment to hold your reservation and payment in full at least 120 days prior to departure. Payments by check, wire transfer, or credit card.
References: We would be more than happy to provide contact information for guests who have agreed to be references.
UB Support: Mongolia River Outfitters is 100% Mongolian. MRO is the "water" division of Nomadic Journeys, a major Mongolian tourism operator with two decade's experience running adventure trips to Mongolia's outback. Our offices are located at the very center of UB near Sukhbaatar Square. While in UB, the services of a professional English-speaking guide will be available to accompany you to cultural sites, shopping and meals. While in Mongolia, you'll benefit from the twenty-four hour support of our full-time international staff.
Non-Fishing Activities: While at the river, we can easily arrange for guided horseback riding, hiking, and cultural visits. There are several English/Mongolian speakers in camp. We highly recommend that time allowing you visit more than the river. Mongolia is an amazing country.
Permits: Mongolia law requires that every angler obtain a variety of fishing permits. Only a very few registered outfitters can legally obtain taimen permits. Each permit costs several hundred dollars. We arrange for all permits in advance and have long-term operations and conservation agreements with all relevant government agencies. All taimen must be released. There are additional restrictions and active enforcement on the rivers we fish. These are the only streams in Mongolia designated fly fishing only.
If you choose another outfitter, please be certain that you are fishing legally. The outfitter must have an agreement providing access to a healthy taimen river before they can even purchase permits for you. Permission must be secured from national, state, and local governments. Without the proper permits, you risk a heavy fine, loss of equipment, deportation, and/or imprisonment. This sounds harsh, but too many innocent anglers have ended up in this unfortunate situation.
Flights and Visa: MRO trips begin and end in Ulaanbaatar (airport code: ULN). Korean Air, MIAT, and Air China are the primary international carriers serving Mongolia. Guests fly via Beijing, Seoul, Osaka, Moscow or Berlin. US citizens do not currently require a visa prior to arrival in Mongolia. Please inquire with us regarding other nationalities.
If you're interested, please contact us. We're more than happy to send additional information and/or set up a time to call you and talk about the trips.