You’ll stay in Zaya’s Guesthouse in Ulaanbaatar, comfortable accommodations with en suite bathrooms and apartment-style housing. The guesthouse offers breakfast and has free Internet access, provides transport to and from the airport, and can help arrange excursions before or after the expedition. Zaya’s is in the heart of Ulaanbaatar, within easy walking distance of tourist sites, restaurants, banks, and shopping. In the research area, you’ll stay in tents or traditional Mongolian gers (yurts).
A cook will prepare most of your meals. We’ll generally eat breakfast and dinner together, and you’ll make your own lunch to carry into the field and eat later. In addition to Western food options, you’ll have a chance to try traditional Mongolian baked goods and evening meals, airag (fermented mare’s milk), and Mongolian barbeque.
This expedition will take you to a corner of the world that most visitors to Mongolia never see. Because of the remote location, it's nearly impossible to accommodate restrictive special diets. Please contact an Earthwatch representative if you have questions or concerns.