Buryat Headwaters Expedition: US$ 6,950 per person
Upper River Adventure: US$ 6,950 per person
Lower River Expedition: US$ 6,950 per person
Short Combination Trip (2 weeks): US$ 11,950 per person
Long Combination Trip (3 weeks): US$ 17,950 per person
All guests enjoy private, single-accommodation hotel rooms in UB.
Two anglers share double-accommodation at the river. The gers and tent-tipis are very spacious.
Each boat accommodates two guests and one guide. The guides rotate so everyone gets a chance to fish with a variety of great guides.
Please inquire regarding single supplements for river accommodation and guide.
Trips begin and end in Mongolia's capital city, Ulaanbaatar, known by both locals and tourists as UB. The Mongolia River Outfitters office is located in downtown UB. Our experienced staff in UB will provide assistance during your stay. This includes all airport transfers. We supply you with contact numbers before your arrival and have staff available around the clock.
Price includes: two nights hotel in UB, airport transfers, transportation to/from the river, conservation and fishing permit (US$ 500), trout and taimen flies, guide services, and all meals, lodging, soft drinks, beer, wine, and classic Mongolian vodka at camp.
Price does not include: international airfare, meals and drinks in UB, and gratuities. Any gratuities are given to the head-guide at the end of the trip who then disperses these to guides and staff.
We request a 50%, non-refundable advance payment to hold your reservation and payment in full at least 120 days prior to departure. We are fortunate to have a high number of returning guests. Trips tend to book a year in advance.
Departures: June - October
Fish Mongolia trips run June - August.
Mongolia River Outfitters trips run September - October.
Please inquire for specific departure dates.
Catch and Release/Fly Fishing Only
The river was the first in Mongolia to be legally designated catch-and-release, single-barbless hook, fly-fishing only for all international anglers. We insist that all clients practice catch-and-release fly-fishing using single, barbless hooks.
Mongolia is an amazing country. Just traveling to Mongolia and floating down these rivers is an incredible experience. On request, we can easily arrange for special cultural visits. Guided horseback riding is possible upon request on the upper river.
Travel and Visas
Mongolia is no longer a difficult destination to reach. We are more than happy to help answer questions regarding the best routing from your home.
Ulaanbaatar (ULN) is served by regularly scheduled flights from many European and Asian hubs, including Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Moscow, Seoul, and Tokyo.
Please inquire with us regarding visa regulations. Most international visitors, including persons from the USA, do not currently require a visa prior to arrival in Mongolia. However, there are exceptions. We will request a scanned copy of your passport at the time of booking. UB office can easily facilitate any necessary visa process.
Mongolia River Outfitters operates from September - October.
Known as the "Blue Sky Country", Mongolia enjoys a dry, continental climate with typically beautiful autumn weather. The sun can be intense... along with the fall colors. Warm, summer temperatures usually extend through September with cool evenings and warm days. Guests often wet-wade. However, Mongolia's weather can change quickly. Rain or even snow is possible any month. By October, things are getting chilly. There are plenty of warm, wood burning stoves in the camps.
The dry fly and streamer fishing for taimen is great on this river from September right through October. The surface fishing for trout tends to be very good through September. One benefit of October fishing... a decrease in water temperature can trigger a burst of feeding activity by roving packs of hungry taimen.
Packing and Planning
We provide guests with a comprehensive packing list prior to departure. Guests are responsible for bringing their own rods, waders, and other fishing gear, except for flies. Although you are welcome to experiment, we provide proven patterns for both taimen and trout.
Only international anglers holding a fishing permit allocated through Mongolia River Outfitters may legally fish this river. Our exclusive management agreement requires catch-and-release, fly-fishing only with single, barbless hooks.
We have worked with national and local authorities for several decades to protect these rivers. Both rivers we fish are designated as special Taimen Sanctuaries with additional restrictions and very active enforcement. Mongolian law requires that every angler obtain a variety of fishing permits, including a specific national permit for taimen. We arrange for all permits well in advance.
If you choose another outfitter on another river, please be certain that you are fishing legally. The outfitter must have an official management agreement providing access to a healthy taimen river before they can even purchase permits for you. Each permit costs hundreds of dollars. Beyond fishing permits, one must also obtain permission from national, state, local governments, protected areas, and even border authorities. Without the proper permits, you risk a heavy fine, loss of equipment, deportation, or imprisonment. This sounds harsh, but too many innocent anglers have ended up in this unfortunate situation.